Entertainment & Activities

Entry into the event and activities are FREE.

Event Map – coming in June

IMPORTANT: Lighting throughout the event will dim and/or be turned off at approximately 9:05 p.m. to prepare for fireworks.  PLEASE WATCH YOUR CHILDREN so they do not get separated from you. Each event entrance and all information booths will have wristbands available for your children. Please take one so that you can write your name and phone number on it just in case you do become separated.

Stage America & Tailgate Zone

Relax on the grass at Stage America and enjoy the live music throughout the night, as well as the Salute to America program before the fireworks, while playing tailgate-style games.

SCHEDULE:
Final Times TBD

6:00 pm

kav
Hailing from West London, kav is the brainchild of accomplished songwriter Pierce Kavanagh. Having spent the last few years writing and performing with other artists, he sits on an enviable collection of songs, which will form his first solo releases. The honesty of his songwriting and captivating vocal is reminiscent of an early Damien Rice, with nods to the likes of The National, David Gray and Frightened Rabbit. In October kav finished recording his debut EP at Harbor Studios in Brooklyn with Eric Sanderson ( We Are Augustines) and Peter Katis ( The National, Frightened Rabbit, Interpol). 

Hosted by:

7:00 pm

Mogollon
Established in 1979 out of the Mogollon Rim country of Heber-Overgaard Arizona, Mogollon Band has performed for audiences worldwide including everything from private parties, corporate events, to large concert venues. Mogollon Band delivers a fun, high energy, interactive performance that audiences of all ages love. Mogollon is one of the only Country/Country Rock bands that still include a fiddle in their performances. Get ready to be Entertained!  Not only do they perform country music but also classic rock, tropical rock and their own original music too!

Mogollon has been featured on Billboard top 100 songs.  They have 5 recorded albums and are currently working on producing new ones.

9:15 – 9:30 pm

9:30 pm

Salute to America Program

Fireworks

Patriotic Superhero Stunt Show

SCHEDULE: 6:30, 7:20 and 8:10

Featuring professional BMX stunt riders performing amazing stunts & jumps on customized ramps located near the All American Food Court.  The riders are the top talent from right here in Arizona and you don’t want to miss the awesome finales!

The Great All-American Car Show

The Great All-American  Car Show is one of the event’s most popular attractions, a showcase for classic American cars. Cars from decades past will fill the event area conjuring up memories and becoming conversation pieces for thousands of individuals, families and especially car enthusiasts. This is sure to be the “hottest” car show of any Independence celebration again this year.

We Make History Amphitheater

Revolutionary War Reenacting Team of We Make History provides education and entertainment with period costumes and historical tributes.(Please note: Black powder firearms will be in use.  They are not dangerous to spectators but do cause loud gunshot noises.

Tentative Schedule: 6:45, 7:45, & 8:45 p.m.

Additional Activities

Yankee Doodle Kids’ Zone
FREE carnival-style and picnic-style games for all ages!  Sign-up for one of the picnic games in the Yankee Doodle Kids’ Zone at the registration tent (play is at your own risk).

Independence Hall
Visit the Hall of US Flag, sign the Declaration of Independence, and enjoy the cool indoors while enjoying the new laser light show.

Fallen Soldiers Memorial
A breathtaking memorial honoring the Arizona fallen heroes from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Located in Building B, Palo Verde Rooms.

America’s Arts & Culture Showcase
Crafts and displays from the i.d.e.a. Museum, Arizona Museum of Natural History, and Mesa Arts Center. Located in Building B.

Celebration Splash Zone
FREE inflatable water slides and the fire truck soak zone.  PLEASE NOTE: Water slides along Center St. will end the lines at 8:45 pm to prepare for slides to come down at 9:00 pm before the fireworks display.

Patriotic Military Showcase
Get up close and personal with a variety of military vehicles and learn more about how you can support our Troops.

KOOL Zones
Besides several activities indoors, there are misting trailers and tents throughout the event to help you cool down!

All American Food Court
An array of food and drinks to enjoy!

Beer Gardens
Beer, soda and water can be purchased in the Stage American/Tailgate Zone, Stars & Stripes Stage and All American Food Court. CARD ONLY PAYMENT