Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that the City's annual Uncle Sam Jam Independence Day celebration and fireworks show will be held Thursday, July 3 at Oak Lake Park, 1st and Charleston streets. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Saturday, July 5.
The City has been able to reduce personnel costs the past three years by holding the celebration on a non-City holiday. Mayor Beutler said the City also has received positive comments from residents who enjoy having the nighttime fireworks show precede a day off work and those who enjoy family gatherings on July 4th.
The 2012 and 2013 events were held July 3, and the 2011 event was held July 2. In 2010, rain caused the event to be moved to July 5. In 2009, the event was moved to July 3 to accommodate the Larry the Cable Guy show.
More information on the annual celebration will be available in June.