Celebrate July 4th at NBPL Harbor Drive Annex alongside the San Diego Bay with the best fireworks view! The annual Freedom Festival is a celebration of family, community and national pride. This FREE ADMISSION event is open to military families, retirees, reservists and DoD employees. Popular features include a Tailgate Party (registration required), live music and entertainment, Family Activity Zone and festival food highlighted by all-American favorites and international flavors.

Proudly presented by USAA & MWR and sponsored by Armed Forces Dispatch, EDCO, Lincoln Military Housing, SeaWorld San Diego, and Univeral Studios Hollywood.

Tailgate

Let's honor America on the 4th of July! Celebrate freedom in the time-honored tradition of grilling, gathering and having fun. A special tailgate area is available for individuals and groups to particiate in the festivities. Tailgaters are assigned a space number and have access to seating areas with canopy tents, tables and chairs, bleachers, restroom and hand washing facilities.

Space is limited! Reservations are required. Spaces are assigned on a first come first serve basis. For more information call the Point Loma Marina at 619-524-6497.

Tailgate Registration

Family Activity Zone

Child Rides & Inflatables

  • Blues Clues Dog Ride
  • Cameron the Caterpillar Crawl
  • Face Painting
  • Jurassic Jeeps
  • Trackless Trains
  • Turtle Ride

Teen & Adult Rides & Activities

  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Dodge Ball Arena
  • Face Painting
  • Jump Slide Combo
  • Sizzler
  • Super Mega Beach Obstacle Course
  • Tornado
  • Triple Twist
  • Wrecking Ball

Food

  • American Flavors
  • German Classics 
  • Hawaiian Favorites 
  • Italian Classics
  • New Orleans Favorites 
  • Pizza
  • Pretzels
  • Street Tacos
  • Thai Flavors 
  • Plus, other favorite fair foods!

Just Added!

INDEPENDENCE DAY BBQ DINNER

Enjoy a steak BBQ in the Skyline Room with special balcony views of the “Big Bay Boom” fireworks.

6 pm at ADM Kidd Catering Center

Adults $40, includes two drink tickets for beer, wine, sodas or a single mixed drink; Children $20

Reservations required by Friday, June 29 at 3 pm. Call 619-524-6287

 

Entertainment

Main Stage

  • 12-2:30 pm: MC/DJ Jessica  
  • 2:30-3:30 pm: Jessica Lerner Band 
  • 4:30-6 pm: Siren’s Crush
  • 6-7 pm: CO's Remarks
  • 7-8:30 pm: Siren's Crush

Family Activity Stage - Noon-8:30 pm

  • Pirate Stories 
  • Games 
  • Crafts
  • Face Painting 
  • Inflatables
  • and more!

Volunteer

Volunteer your time to our Naval Base Point Loma community! Enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers are needed to assist with this year's Freedom Festival. A letter of appreciation and thank you gift will be given to those who fulfill a complete volunteer shift. Limit one per volunteer.

Plus, if you volunteer on Wednesday, July 4th, you’re perfectly positioned to watching the spectacular fireworks! For more information contact Liberty Hall at 619-524-0961

Volunteer Registration

Parking

Parking at Harbor Drive Annex will be by Parking Pass or Access List ONLY.

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