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! The 2017 event will feature an encore performance by the popular local 80’s tribute band Members Only, food and activities provided by various private and non-profit vendors, an Inflatable Zone, petting zoo, fireworks, and more! 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. Be sure to save the date for this annual event! Thank you to our many other event sponsors: BioLife Plasma Services, Cardin’s Flooring Outlet, Casey’s General Store, Edward Jones, Family 1st Pawn, Family Pharmacy, Fanning Family Pet Care, Farr Better Plumbing, Heaven’s Scent Flowers and Gifts, McDonald’s, Mid-Missouri Bank, Pinegar Chevrolet, Preston Family Dental, US Bank, and Visionhealth Eye Center. Financial assistance for this event has also been provided by the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, with Challenging America funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, who believes that a great nation deserves great art. For more information on the 2017 Have-A-Blast event, please contact Republic Parks & Recreation at (417) 732-3500 or visit republicmo.com.