Patriots in the Park blasts into Broken Arrow

Below is a press release from the City of Broken Arrow on the Patriots in the Park event coming up on 4th of July.


The new Independence Day celebration replaces Rockets Over Rhema

Event organizers and City officials will be available to talk about the event at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, at Broken Arrow City Hall, 220 S. 1st St.


Broken Arrow, Okla. (6/24/2019) – The City of Broken Arrow is proud to support Patriots in the Park, Broken Arrow’s new Independence Day celebration happening from 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Thursday, July 4, at the Events Park near NSU-Broken Arrow.



This FREE community event will offer events all day beginning at 10 a.m. and capping off with a grand fireworks display after dusk.


Events include free concerts, BBQ competition, car show, scavenger hunt and kids activities. Musicians include Dirtboxwailers, Eric Himan, Alaska and Madi, Blake Turner and more!



Parking for the event will be in multiple locations (click here for the map):

  • For $5, visitors can park off 209th East Avenue.
  • Two free park and ride lots with regular shuttle service will operate throughout the day:
    • Arrowhead Park – Washington (91st) Street and 1st Place, and
    • Freshman Academy – New Orleans (101st) Street and 1st
  • Pre-purchased VIP parking will be at NSU-Broken Arrow.



While the event itself is free, a range of VIP tickets are available for exclusive parking, food and a viewing area. VIP tickets can be purchased at

“Patriots in the Park promises to be a wonderful, signature event for Broken Arrow that is sure to be exciting for the entire family,” said Mayor Craig Thurmond. “This will be a tremendous extravaganza in Broken Arrow, for Broken Arrow and by Broken Arrow.”


The Mayor also acknowledged the almost 20 year Broken Arrow tradition that was Rockets Over Rhema. “I, as well as the rest of the City Council and administration, wholeheartedly appreciate Rhema for hosting the beloved ‘Rockets Over Rhema’ for so long,” Thurmond said. “I respect the difficult business decision Rhema was faced with after last year’s event but am excited to see everything the new celebration will have to offer.”


Patriots in the Park was born after City leaders learned the fate of Rockets Over Rhema and knew residents wanted a suitable replacement Independence Day celebration. The City made that happen with the help of Adroit Event Solutions.


The City chose to partner with Adroit due to the company’s success with large events. Adroit also organizes the annual ScotFest, which moved to Broken Arrow’s Events Park in September 2018 and attracted between 25,000-30,000 people.


“This is a wonderful partnership between the City and Adroit,” Thurmond said. “With all the City has invested in a great event site at the Events Park, it’s exciting to be able to promote signature community events at this location.”


Full event details and VIP ticket packages are available at


What:      Patriots in the Park, Independence Day celebration

When:     10 a.m.-11 p.m., Thursday, July 4

Where:    Broken Arrow Events Park, 21101 E. 101st St. (Across the Creek Turnpike from NSU-Broken Arrow.)