Naval Station's 4th of July Celebration 2017

The MWR Department would like to extend an invitation to all families, friends and the general public to the Naval Station Great Lakes to be a part of the 2017 4th of July Celebration on historic Ross Field from 3 to 10 p.m. on both Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. All are invited to come out and celebrate our Nation's independence in a spectacular way with two full days of "fire-cracking" festival fun at one of the biggest fourth of July celebrations in the area.

On both days, there is a main stage with national, regional and local bands performing and thrilling carnival rides and games; as well as an abundance of delicious festival food and refreshing beverages (from local area vendors). Children of all ages will have plenty to do in the award-winning Kids Zone, featuring tons of "hands on" activities, an indoor rock wall, as well as a full line-up of live entertainment acts. Festival-goers will also enjoy bingo for prizes, the Marketplace, a paintball arena, military static displays; plus roving performers and costumed characters that will be on site working the crowds!

Both nights conclude with spectacular fireworks that will be choreographed to music. On July 3rd, the "Rock, White and Blue" fireworks display will begin at 9:45 p.m., and on July 4th, visitors are promised a “must see”  fireworks extravaganza that will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Stay tuned for more information on specific performers and daily schedules. Checkout the festival’s Facebook page and YouTube highlight video from 2016.