Naval Station's 4th of July Celebration 2018

COMING on the 20th of March - the ULTIMATE Rock, White & Blue VIP Package - for July 3rd!

Only 30 spots for the exclusive package and sold only in pairs. It includes front stage access,  access to our hospitality area with food and beverage from 5-7p.m., meet & greet with our headline band  "Theory of a Deadman" exclusive parking on the north side of the base (pending background  check) along with recognition by name as "official VIPs" via Video Screen & PA announcements at the concert.  Plus concert shirt, VIP badge & lanyard and other awesome swag!  The price is $125/person and when they are gone, they are gone....ONLY 30 available!  Starting at 8a.m. on March 20th these will be on sale by calling 847-688-2020 ext. 116.

*Sold only in pairs, two passes per person.
*Nonaffiliated DoD customers agree to and must be cleared with background check for access to the base from the north side.
*Not eligible for transfer or resale.
*No Refunds

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 2018 4th of July Celebration on historic Ross Field from 3 to 10 p.m. on both Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, 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 2017.