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Mon July 1, 2013

Even With Stormy Forecast, Tallahassee Officials Confident July Fourth Celebration Will Go On

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The Tallahassee forecast is calling for rain every day until Sunday.  

But organizers of Tallahassee's annual Fourth of July Celebration at Tom Brown park aren’t letting that dampen their spirits.  City spokeswoman Michelle Bono says the show will go on.

“The Fourth of July event at Tom Brown park is one of our signature events.  The plan for this year is that the show will go on; it is only the fourth of July once each year, and we’re going to celebrate on the fourth," Bono said.

Bono says a little rain hasn’t stopped the party in past years, but they're monitoring the weather closely.

“If the weather is such that it was going to be dangerous conditions we would make an announcement that morning, but typically in Tallahassee, we may get a big rainstorm but then it clears right up,” Bono said.

The event will feature music, arts and crafts, and of course fireworks.  In addition there will be a naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens taking their oath of allegiance.  Parking at Tom Brown is tight, so organizers have arranged shuttles to and from the Koger Center on Capital Circle Southeast.