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Yuma gearing up for Fourth of July All-American BBQ & Fireworks Spectacular

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. Tuesday, 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.

Entertainment includes pie-eating and hotdog-eating contests, water balloon challenges, 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.

A 20-minute fireworks display will take place after dusk. (Attendees should not, however, bring their own fireworks.)

Parents may bring 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.

As with last year’s event, attendees are asked to please bring a nonperishable food item for donation to restock shelves at the Yuma Community Food Bank.

Attendees may also bring blankets, sunscreen, chairs and pop-up tents. One sealed bottle of water per person will be permitted. No outside food, beverages, alcohol or coolers will be allowed inside the festival gate (food and beverage will be available for purchase inside).

The City thanks sponsors for this community event, including Fisher Chevrolet Buick GMC, Cabelleros de Yuma, Yuma International Airport, Quick Refrigeration Co., AEA Federal Credit Union, Sun Graphics, AmeriFirst Financial, Native Grill and Wings, BLT Companies, Ahern, Yuma Territorial Promotions, A&R Jumpers, B&E Services, Sysco, Shamrock Foods, Pepsi Co., Romer, El Dorado Broadcasters, Power 98,, Blackhawk Media, Del Outdoor, Sign Pro, DJ Goist and