Not sure of your plans for the 2018 4th of July celebrations? Then you may want to check out your local MWR/FSS/MCCS to find out what events are planned at a military base near you! Most include a wide variety of family-friendly activities to include live music, golf tournaments and, of course, fireworks!
To get you started, check out some of the featured MWR/FSS planned events from points north, south, east and west! (But be sure to check your local area as this is just a sample list of events!)
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: PatriotFest featuring local bands, bounce houses, face painting, laser show, rock wall climbing, carnival rides, concessions and more! Free.
Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, California: 4th of July Beach Bash featuring a DJ, giveaways (including a car raffle), food trucks, Margaritaville, family-friendly kid zone and fireworks! Free.
Fort Carson, Colorado: Freedom Fest featuring live music, food and drink vendors, rides, games, Red, White and Blue Run, kids activities and fireworks! Free.
Fort Gordon, Georgia: Independence Celebration featuring a children’s carnival, food and drink vendors, live entertainment featuring Justin Moore, Colbie Caillat and Wordsmith, and fireworks. Free.
Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Illinois: 4th of July Celebration featuring carnival rides and games, food and drink vendors, KidZone, bingo, live music featuring national, regional and local bands with “Theory of a Deadman” headlining, fireworks and more! Free.
Annapolis Naval Support Activity, Maryland: Freedom Fest featuring a BBQ Showdown, food vendors, carnival games, inflatables, climbing wall, dunk tank, live music and fireworks! Free.
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri: Independence Day Celebration featuring games, music, a car show, food and drink vendors, inflatables, pony rides, a 50 gun salute to the Union and the largest fireworks presentation in Central Missouri! Free.
Camp LeJeune Marine Corps Base, North Carolina: Base Fest featuring live entertainment, food and drink sales, a kid zone, video games, sports & fitness challenge, and fireworks! Free.
Fort Worth Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base, Texas: USAA Freedom Fest featuring live music, food trucks, games, free paddle board and kayak use, water slides, inflatables and fireworks! Free.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington: JBLM Freedom Fest featuring live entertainment, classy chassis car show, food and beverage sales, games, rides, KidsWorld stage and fireworks! Free.
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