Sapulpa to trade in fireworks for drones in “Let Freedom Fly” event for Independence Day Weekend

On July 2nd, the Sapulpa sky is going to light up in a whole new way, and though it might seem familiar, it won’t be the same Fourth-of-July show you’re used to.

Paragon Industries, along with the City of Sapulpa and several other partners, will unveil “Let Freedom Fly,” an animated light show that will feature 300 drones buzzing a patriotic display of freedom and community-minded lights and imagery that promises to be just as amazing as the traditional fireworks shows of years past.

Tiffany Barnett with D-Luxe Properties said the show will begin from Kelly Lane Park, and will face west, so anyone in that area should be able to see the show.

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Barnett said that the show should kick off around 9:00 or 9:15 pm, and that it will be set to music to watchers can tune into on their radios. Details on where to tune in will come at a later date. “We will have a few food trucks at the Food Truck Park, and we’re looking at possibly shuttling people in, so people don’t have to walk so far,” she said.

For 25 years, American Heritage Bank was the premier sponsor and organizer of the annual fireworks show. “That started when the City of Tulsa wasn’t offering a fireworks show,” officials at the bank told Sapulpa Times on Wednesday. “Today, there are so many fireworks shows to attend, that we don’t feel like we’re taking anything away from the community,” they said.

Instead, the bank is choosing to take that investment and redirect it to the Route 66 Christmas Chute, set to hit the streets of downtown in late October. “Now it’s two months long instead of one evening,” they said. “We can get to try to bring people back over and over, for an extended period of time.”

Plans for a possible “kid zone” are still underway. Stay tuned to Sapulpa Times for updates.

Sapulpa City Hall has fireworks permits available for $25.00, or they can be purchased at any of the fireworks stands in Sapulpa City Limits.

This story was updated to clarify details regarding the location of the drone show.