Entry into the event and activities are FREE.

2019 Event Map

IMPORTANT: Lighting throughout the event will dim and/or be turned off approximately 9:20 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, presented by TALIS Corporation, and enjoy the live music throughout the night, as well as the Salute to America program before the fireworks, while playing tailgate style games.
6:00 – 7:30 pm The Hamptons
8:00 – 9:20 pm Shallow Water
9:20 – 9:30 pm Salute to America Program
9:30 pm Fireworks

Stars & Stripes Stage

The Mesa Music Festival Stars & Stripes Stage, presented by Republic Services, offers a beer garden and live music throughout the night.

6:00 pm Will from Brazil

6:40 pm Sophie Dorsten
7:30 pm Troubleman
8:20 pm Autopilot

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! 

We Make History Amphitheater

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. Between re-enactments, enjoy the patriotic sounds of the

The Arizona Band Flotilla is the second U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary band. Chartered in January 2015, the band supports the U.S. Coast Guard and Auxiliary in boosting public awareness of the safe boating practices and augments the U.S. Coast Guard Band. In addition, The Arizona Band honors veterans from all military branches; provides dignity at memorial services for veterans; instills pride and patriotism in the community; and assists in recruiting, fellowship and retention efforts.

6:45 – 7:05 pm Battle
7:05 – 7:45 pm U.S. Coast Guard
7:45 – 8:05 pm Battle

8:05 – 8:45 pm U.S. Coast Guard
8:45 – 9:05 pm Battle

9:05 – 9:30 pm U.S. Coast Guard

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).

6:00 pm Musical Chairs
6:30 pm Water Balloon Toss
6:45 pm Sack Race
7:00 pm Three-Legged Race
7:30 pm Pass the Water
8:00 pm Pie Eating Contest (Thank you to Village Inn for the pies!)
8:30 pm Great American Watermelon Toss

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.

NEW – Let Freedom Ring Laser Light Show!
Cool off indoors while you enjoy an exciting laser light show set to patriotic music and slideshow.
7:00 – 7:20 pm
8:00 – 8:20 pm
9:00 – 9:20 pm

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 9:15 pm before the fireworks display.

Freedom Express Trackless Train

FREE rides near the Celebration Splash Zone.

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.