2017

Event Map (coming in June)

Entry into the event and activities are FREE.

*Please note that there will not be a car show at the event this year.

STAGE AMERICA – Main Stage
Times TBD Young Country
Young Country

 

STARS & STRIPES STAGE
Times TBD Sugar Thieves

 

WE MAKE HISTORY AMPHITHEATER
Times TBD 108th Army Band
Revolutionary War Reenacting Team of We Make History

(Please note: Black powder firearms will be in use.  They are not dangerous to spectators but do cause loud gunshot noises.)

 

INDEPENDENCE HALL
Times TBD Historical Flag Presentation
Civics Test
Let Freedom Ring Stage
Times TBD Mesa City Band
Naturalization Ceremony
Mesa City Band

 

ACTIVITY ZONES
Yankee Doodle Kids’ Zone – FREE carnival style and inflatable games for all ages.

**Celebration Splash Zone – FREE water features including inflatables, soak zones and a Fire truck spraying water.  PLEASE NOTE: Water slides along Center St. will end the lines at 8:45 pm to prepare for slides to come down at 9:15 pm before the fireworks display.

Tailgate Zone – Relax on the grass and enjoy the music while playing tailgate style games.

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

Fallen Soldier 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 Heritage Lane – Walk through national monuments and figures of America freedom and history. This is a place where individuals and families can be reminded of our great heritage and enjoy some fun photo ops.

Independence Hall – Hear a presentation about the Historical Flags, take a civics quiz, learn more about the Revolutionary War with George Washington and sign the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

Naturalization Ceremony – Watch the ceremony as 100 people become new citizens!

Uncle Sam’s Safety Zone – Stop by and say thanks to the men and women who save lives every day. Check out their cool equipment and displays as well as learn important safety tips for your family.

America’s Arts & Culture Showcase – Crafts and displays from the i.d.e.a. Museum, Arizona Museum of Natural History and Mesa Arts Center. Watch local chalk artists create a patriotic mural and help create a mural on your own!