Freedom Festival 2019
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.
Features a Tailgate Party (registration required), live entertainment, Family Fun Zone and festival food highlighted by All-American favorites and international flavors. The event is open to military families, retirees, reservists and DoD employees.
Proudly presented by USAA & MWR and sponsored by Armed Forces Dispatch, EDCO, Lincoln Military Housing, Navy Federal Credit Union and the National City Mile of Cars.
The Department of the Navy does not endorse any company, sponsor or its products and services.
SOLD OUT - All spots reserved!
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 Admiral Kidd Catering and Conference Center at 619-524-6498
SPORTS ZONE ACTIVITIES:
PARENT VERSUS CHILD OBSTACLE COURSE, 2-7 pm, On the Triangle
Parents, come out and compete against your kid(s) on the obstacle course. Race side-by-side and find out who’s the fittest family!
THREE-POINT SHOOTING CONTEST, 3-4 pm, Basketball Court, 5-12 years, 13+
Who’s the next Steph Curry or Candace Parker? Step on the court and see how many three pointers you can make in a minute!
DODGEBALL ZONE, 2-7 pm, Tennis Court, open to all ages
Organize a team, join a team, or simply come over and toss the ball at your target!
SOCCER SHOOTOUT AREA, 2-7 pm, On the Triangle, open to all ages
Kick a soccer ball, toss a football or frisbee. Be a kid again in this open play area!
FROZEN T-SHIRT CONTEST, 5-6 pm, On the Triangle, open to all ages
Come on over, cool off and try to put on a frozen t-shirt!
FIRECRACKER KIDS RUN, 4-5 pm, Registration (3-4 pm), Ages 5-13 years, Around the Perimeter of the Triangle.
Sign up your child for the Firecracker Kids Run. Collect as many popsicle sticks as you can during this 20-minute run around the triangle.
Event t-shirts will be given out at the end of the run to the competitors who complete the run and turn in their popsicle sticks.
2 pm: Human Ring Toss
2:30 pm: Pirate Stories
3 pm: Cup Water Race
3:30 pm: Circus Mafia Stage Show
4 pm: Watermelon Eating Contest
4:30 pm: Pirate Stories
5 pm: Corn Husking Contest
5:30 pm: Circus Mafia Stage Show
6 pm: Sack Races
6:30 pm: Pirate Stories
7 pm: Hat Contest
Baseball Fast Pitch
Football Quarterback Pass
Soccer Goal Kick
Dolphin Wave Slide
FREEDOM FESTIVAL FEATURES SAN DIEGO’S FAVORITE FOOD VENDORS!
Enjoy all-American goodness, global flavors, summertime treats and fabulous fair cuisine.
- American Flavors
- Archer Fries
- Beachin’ Boba
- Belinda's Familia
- Big Joy Family Bakery
- Chameleon Cuisine
- Curbside Bites
- Dang Brother
- Donut Hello
- Franklin’s Cuts
- Ice Cream Land
- Kettle Tyme
- Kona Ice
- L & L BBQ/Dole Whip
- Lil’ Miss Short Cakes
- New Orleans Cuisine
- Philly Pretzel/Italian Ice
- Rockin’ Baja Lobster
- Salt + Lime
- Taco Picasso
- Thai Burger
- Zs Buddies Sushi
STACK’S (Americana, Bluegrass, Jazz)
Stack's not only brings standards in all varieties of American music, but also the versatility of seasoned multi-instrumental professionals. Stack's integrates: acoustic guitar, banjo, stand up bass, mandolin, pedal steel, ukulele, variety of percussion instruments and even some homespun vocals to help enhance every Performance! Stack's plays an enormous variety of standards from the Great American Songbook. Plus, the group has a few creative tricks up their sleeves when it comes to putting an Americana touch on current hits!
JUKEBOX: A LIVE BAND/DJ EXPERIENCE
Over the past 12 years, Jukebox have invented, defined and refined the live band/DJ combo. Imagine the energy, talent and power that a live band brings. Then add to that the versatility and non-stop, club-style vibe of a talented, professional DJ. What you get is an inspiring, continuous night of fun and entertainment! If you can imagine it, they can do it!
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 Thursday, July 4th, you’re perfectly positioned to watch the spectacular fireworks!
CLICK ON A DATE, BELOW, TO REGISTER FOR SPECIFIC SHIFTS.
-11:30 am-3:30 pm
Under 18 must be accompanied by parent.
For more information contact the Community Recreation Center at 619-553-9138.
Parking at Harbor Drive Annex will be by Parking Pass or Access List ONLY.
Authorized patrons can use the Navy Medical Center lot and the Annex overflow lot.
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