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Posted on: June 15, 2017

21st Annual Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration - Friday, June 30th!


REPUBLIC, MO – The City of Republic will host the 21st Annual Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration, presented by American Family Insurance – Brandon Self Agency and Bair’s Sports Grill, on Friday, June 30, 2017!  This year’s event features an encore performance by the popular local 80’s tribute band Members Only!  Have-A-Blast begins at 6:00 p.m. and includes an inflatable zone, pony rides, face painting and balloon art, a petting zoo, skydiving exhibition at 7:30 p.m., and more!  New activities for 2017 include Kiwanis BINGO from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Amp and two kids’ magic shows by local magician Josh Farley at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. near the inflatable zone!  Members Only will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. and play for three hours leading up to the fireworks.  Several private vendors will be onsite selling a wide variety of food options, fresh-squeezed lemonade, slushies/smoothies, and many other items along with non-profit vendors selling food, glow items, and offering additional activities.  The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:50 p.m.  Admission is FREE; food vendors and activities will require a fee.  Have-A-Blast is held at J.R. Martin Park, located at 300 E. Hines in Republic.  You will not want to miss this annual event!    Thank you to our media sponsor, Alice 95.5, and these local businesses/organizations for their generous support of the 2017 Have-A-Blast event:  BioLife Plasma Services, Cardin’s Flooring Outlet, Casey’s General Store, Edward Jones, Family First Pawn, Family Pharmacy, Fanning Family Pet Care, Farr Better Plumbing, Heaven’s Scent Flowers & Gifts, Island Green Golf Club, McDonald’s, Mid-Missouri Bank, Missouri Arts Council, Pinegar Chevrolet, Preston Family Dental, Snider Lawn Care, U.S. Bank, and Visionhealth Eye Center.  

For more information, visit or contact the Republic Parks & Recreation Department at (417) 732-3500.