If you’re staying in the East Valley this year for the Fourth of July, head to downtown Mesa for the Arizona Celebration of Freedom takes place at the Mesa Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown Mesa. The event will feature three stages of entertainment, the Patriot Car Show and a Revolutionary War reenactment presented by We Make History, a nonprofit performance group that’s devoted to bringing history to life
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While you’re there, check out the Convention Center’s exhibits that include:
America’s Heritage Lane – This exhibit features national monuments and prominent figures in American history.
Independence Hall – Want to learn more about your family’s military genealogy? Independence Hall is the place to go. While you’re there, you can also hear a presentation about historical flags, learn more about the Revolutionary War with George Washington and sign the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
Uncle Sam’s Safety Zone – Stop by and say thanks to the men and women who save lives every day. Check out their cool equipment and displays as well as learn important safety tips for your family.
America’s Arts & Culture Showcase – Crafts and displays from the i.d.e.a. Museum, Arizona Museum of Natural History and Mesa Arts Center. Watch local chalk artists create a patriotic mural and help create a mural on your own!
Yankee Doodle Kids’ Zone – FREE carnival style and inflatable games for all ages.
Celebration Splash Zone – The splash zone includes inflatables and soak zones to give you a chance to cool down while you’re having fun.
The finale fireworks show is scheduled to start at approximately 9:45 PM, immediately following the Salute to America held on the Main Stage. You can view them by watching the sky over the Mesa Amphitheater. Food and drinks will be available throughout the event, including beer stands set up near the music stages. The Convention Center is located at 263 N Center Street in the heart of downtown Mesa and you can find more information about the Arizona Celebration of Freedom at mesaaz.gov.