Fourth of July: Army Hawaii celebrates nation’s independence

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments
Soldiers work together to fold the garrison flag during the retreat ceremony at Schofield Barracks at the 2010 Fourth of July Spectacular. 2011’s retreat ceremony will take place at 5:25 p.m., July 4.(Lacey Justinger | U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs)

Soldiers work together to fold the garrison flag during the retreat ceremony at Schofield Barracks at the 2010 Fourth of July Spectacular. 2011’s retreat ceremony will take place at 5:25 p.m., July 4. (Lacey Justinger | U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii
Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The public is invited to celebrate Independence Day at the 40th annual Fourth of July Spectacular, here.

There’s something for everyone, from pony rides for keiki to top entertainment from the local music scene, as well as midway rides and games for the keiki in all of us.

Here’s what you need to know to enjoy the daylong festivities:

  • 8 a.m., Late registration for 5K Run/packet pick-up.
  • 9 a.m., 5K Run starts. Entry fee is $20. The top three male and female finishers will receive awards in the following age groups; 17 and under, 18-29, 30-39 and participants older than 40 years old.
  • 10 a.m., Children’s one-mile fun run starts. Entry is free, and all finishers will receive a ribbon. T-shirts may be purchased for $10.
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Teen Lounge. Youth who’ve completed grades 6-11 can stop by and play games on the Xbox and Wii.
  • 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Booths, games, midway and sales are open, including an Information Booth, food booths, ATM, and lost and found. Tickets are required for all games, rides and food sales.
  • 11:30 a.m., Military Police working dog demonstration.
  • 2:15 p.m., Parachute jump by Sky Dive Hawaii.
  • 3-7 p.m., Mechanical bull riding is open.
  • 5:25 p.m., Flag retreat.
  • 8:30 p.m., Professional fireworks display from the commissary parking lot.

MWR Stage

  • Noon, Mad Science
  • 1 p.m., 25th Infantry Division Configurations Jazz Combo

Main Stage

  • 2:30 p.m., Nesian N.I.N.E.
  • 3:30 p.m., Rebel Souljahz
  • 4:30 p.m., Flux Capacitor
  • 5:30 p.m., Natural Vibrations
  • 7 p.m., Prize drawing for a car giveaway.
  • 7:10 p.m., “1812 Overture”
  • 7:30 p.m., 50 state patriotic salute.
  • 8 p.m., 25th ID Home Front Brass Band and Harrison High School concert.
  • Afterparty with deejay.

Important Information

  • All personal fireworks and firecrackers are prohibited on post, including sparklers.
  • Attendees may want to bring blankets and low-back chairs, preferred for seating.
  • No pets are allowed on Weyand Field, Sills Field or Desiderio Field.
  • Open flame or charcoal cooking is not permitted, except in picnic areas.
  • Canopies are allowed on the field until 5 p.m., and all umbrellas must be lowered for the concerts at 5:30 p.m.
  • Lost children may be found at the Military Police Control Tent on Desiderio Field. Lost and found will be located at the Information Booth on Weyand Field.

Noise Warnings

  • Residents and visitors on post will hear the cannon rehearsal and performance, July 3, 6-10 p.m., and July 4, 7:15-8:30 p.m.

Traffic

  • The loop from Cadet Sheridan Road to Trimble Road, Humphreys Road and Kolekole Avenue on Schofield Barracks will be closed.
  • Due to security requirements, 100-percent ID and vehicle checks will be in progress. Vehicle drivers and all passengers 16 years of age and older are required to show a valid state or federal government ID at the gates. Visitor passes will not be issued for the Fourth of July Spectacular.
  • Residents are encouraged to walk to the event if they live on post.
  • The Commissary and Flagview Mall stores are closed July 4. The parking lot will close at 9 p.m., July 3, and reopen at 6 a.m., July 5.

For the latest information, visit www.mwrarmyhawaii.com or call 655-0111.

 

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