The 2016 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom is Monday, July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For the third consecutive year, this free event and the “coolest” independence festival in Arizona, will be held at the Mesa Convention Center and Mesa Amphitheatre campus, 263 N. Center St., and along Center Street between First Street and University Drive.
Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.
The Arizona Celebration of Freedom includes live music, patriotic displays, a naturalization ceremony, family fun, fireworks and much more! The festival will include Revolutionary War reenactments from We Make History, the only reenactment group of its type in the southwestern United States. There will also be a Fallen Heroes Memorial honoring the Arizona fallen heroes from the war on terrorism and much more.
There is a new way to get there now that light rail travels through downtown Mesa! Passengers can exit at the Center and Main Street stop and travel north just two blocks on Center Street to reach the event.
The 2016 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom is presented by KOOL-FM, Downtown Mesa Association, Visit Mesa and the City of Mesa. Other sponsors are Sertoma Club, Entertainment Solutions Inc., American Traffic Solutions, Wal-Mart, Boeing, FCI Constructors, Haydon Building Company, Hilton Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona Republic, Crescent Crown Distributing, CORE Construction, Valley Metro Rail, Century Graphics, Mesa Recycles, Mesa Water, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Phoenix-Mesa Marriott, Mesa Energy Resources and Special Devices Inc.