Enjoy the 15th Annual Independence Day at Anthem Community Park
Fourth of July celebrations are just around the corner and Anthem knows how to do it right. Their 15th Annual Independence Day event is this Thursday, July 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway.
Not only will the day end in a spectacular fireworks show, but there will be plenty of other family activities to participate in beforehand. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy food and the company of other residents in the beautiful park. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous, allowing people to bring lawn chairs and blankets to lounge on during the day.
Fireworks are set to go off once the sun goes down on the corner of Freedom Way and Anthem Way, so arrive early to beat the crowd. Watch the bursts of color fill the night sky as we remember why our country became what it is today, a land of freedom and history. Activities, according to the Anthem News, is as follows:
4 p.m. Anthem Community Center closes. All cars must leave the parking lot by 5 p.m. (Parking lot is staging area for fireworks.)
6 p.m. Festivities begin with rides, DJ, dancers, stilt walkers, food vendors and beer garden. Arrive early for better parking
9:25 p.m. National Anthem
9:30 p.m.[Weather pending] Fireworks begin
10 p.m. Event ends
Midnight Traffic restrictions removed
Some “insider” tips from Anthem News:
- Buy all-you-can-ride bracelets in advance at the Anthem Community Center for $12. On sale until 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 2.
- Arrive early to find parking. Walk or carpool if possible.
- Bring water, not beer and wine. The Rotary Club will sell adult beverages in the beer garden. Alcohol is forbidden elsewhere.
- No personal fireworks or open flames allowed. The park’s built-in grills are OK to use.
- If you just want to see the fireworks, there are lots of great places for viewing. Check a road map against the road restrictions.
- The Outlets provides an alternative viewing experience that begins with a sidewalk sale. Grab dinner at the food court and let the kids enjoy the playground until the light show begins. The view from the Outlets is great.