Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that the City's annual Uncle Sam Jam Independence Day celebration will be held Tuesday, July 3 at Oak Lake Park, 1st and Charleston streets. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Thursday, July 5.
The Mayor noted the City's celebration has not fallen on July 4th for the past three years. In 2009, it was moved to July 3 to accommodate the Larry the Cable Guy show. In 2010, rain caused a postponement to July 5. Last year, the event was moved to July 2 for budgetary reasons.
"In addition to cutting the City's costs, we've receive positive feedback on scheduling our celebration for a day other than July 4," said Mayor Beutler. "Many residents do not work that day and enjoy family gatherings. Others like having a day off work after the nighttime fireworks show."
More information on the annual celebration will follow in June.