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Jun
30
2016
Activities abound at Fourth of July festival
Featuring American-style family barbecue, refreshments, patriotic entertainment and activities for all ages, the 4th of July All-American BBQ and Fireworks Spectacular starts at 4 p.m. Monday, July 4 at Desert Sun Stadium and the Ray Kroc Sports Complex, 3

Featuring American-style family barbecue, refreshments, patriotic entertainment and activities for all ages, the 4th of July All-American BBQ and Fireworks Spectacular starts at 4 p.m. Monday, July 4 at Desert Sun Stadium and the Ray Kroc Sports Complex, 36th Street and Avenue A.

Admission is $1 per person; children 3 and under are admitted free of charge. Parking in the adjacent stadium/Civic Center parking lot is free.

Yuma residents are invited to join in the number of games and activities that will be set up, such as beanbag toss (cornhole) or washoes. Or bring one of your own: Footballs, soccer balls, flying discs (such as a Frisbee), kites, jump ropes and bubble-blowing kits are all welcome inside the grounds. Attendees may also bring blankets, chairs and pop-up tents. One sealed bottle of water per person will be permitted.

Parents should plan on bringing towels and perhaps a change of clothes for any children who plan on attending the splash zone, which features water slides and occasional sprays of mist provided by the Yuma Fire Department. Don’t want to get wet? That’s OK; there will be dry slides and jumpy castles set up as well.

No outside food, beverages, alcohol or coolers will be allowed inside the festival gate (food and beverage will be available for purchase inside). Attendees should bring their own sunscreen.

Entertainment includes family-friendly challenges, pie-eating and hotdog-eating contests, games and other surprises. Tribute to our nation’s heritage will come through recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, local talent performing the national anthem, and an honor guard presentation.

Attendees are asked to please bring a nonperishable food item for donation to restock shelves at the Yuma Community Food Bank.

The City thanks sponsors for this community event, including Fisher Automotive Group, Cabelleros de Yuma, Solar City, Yuma International Airport, Quick Refrigeration Co., Harvest Prep, Cenpatico, AEA Federal Credit Union, Squeezed, Yuma Valley Contractors Inc., TRAX International, AmeriFirst Financial, MAD Tacos, LG Paint Store, Yuma State Farm Agents, Duron's El Zarape Grill, BLT Companies, Funny Faces, A&R Jumpers, B&E Services, Sysco, Shamrock Foods, Romer, El Dorado Broadcasters, Blackhawk Media, Sun Graphics, Del Outdoor, Sign Pro, DJ Goist and Yumamom.com.