Holiday activities at European bases
Here is a list of some of the Fourth of July activities happening around Europe. Please note that most of the events are open only to authorized identification card holders.
Starts Tuesday at noon at the SHAPE GB shopping area, Belgium. Rides, barbecue, Stars of Tomorrow vocalist competition, prizes, magicians, children’s parade, disc jockeys and SHAPE Task Force 8 Band. Fireworks at 11 p.m.
U.S. Army Garrison Brussels
Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at Brussels American School in Belgium.
Saturday, July 8, beginning at noon at Headquarters, Joint Forces Command, Brunssum, Netherlands.
Behind the chapel Tuesday, starting at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, starting at 3 p.m., at Friendship Park. Games, dunking booth, bull-riding, face-painting, bungee trampolines, DJs, karaoke, live bands and fireworks.
Tuesday in Lincoln Village. Food, drink, games, kids’ activities, and entertainment, including the Civilian Idol final at 8 p.m. at the middle school. Fireworks at dusk.
Summer Bash on Tuesday in the park area behind Patrick Henry Village library. Starting at 4 p.m.; DJ music, food and beverages, bouncy castles, crafts market, sumo wrestling suits, martial arts demonstrations, salutes to the 50 states, and the U.S. Army Europe Chorus and fireworks.
The German-American Summer Fest continues through July 9 and offers rides, live entertainment, food and beverages. Fireworks Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. Free live entertainment including California Girls on Monday and Thom Shepherd and the Nashville Songwriters on July 9. Both acts start at 8:30 p.m.
Ramstein Air Base’s Freedom Fest begins at noon Sunday and wraps up around 1 a.m. Wednesday, with fireworks show scheduled for 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Live acts in the fest tent to include the Orlando Magic Dancers, Thom Shepherd and the Nashville Songwriters, and the Uptown Shufflers. “Don’t drink and drive” courtesy cars available from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Patch Barracks, Husky Field, beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Orlando Magic Dancers, horseshoe tournament, craft fair, food and beverages, bands and kids’ activities. Official keg-tapping at 5 p.m. and fireworks as darkness falls. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The Independence Day Extraordinaire at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield includes live music by the 1st A.D. rock band, DJs, food stalls, games and face-painting. Fireworks 10:30 p.m. Free shuttle bus available from housing areas.
Würzburg Dickman Field, Leighton Barracks, starting at noon Tuesday. Games, rides, mechanical bull, bungee trampolines, eating competitions, barbecue, beverages and more. Fireworks 10:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, Freedom Park offers a softball game, five- and 10-kilometer fun runs, golf tournament, rides, food booths, batting cage, car show, games and contests, live music, wine-tasting and more. Fireworks at 10:10 p.m.
OMI Park on Tuesday, from 3-7 p.m. DJs, a dunking booth, games, food, beer garden and prizes to include flight tickets. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Tuesday, starting at 2 p.m. at North 40. Kids activities, music, contests, a dunking booth, races, food stalls, “Salute to the Nation” and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Tuesday’s happenings include parade, games, face-painting, food, beer tent, pony rides, “Survivor” challenges, live music, and fireworks at midnight.
RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath
Monday, starting at 10 a.m., at RAF Feltwell. Rides, food booths, bungee run, pony rides, bouncy castles and remote-control cars, “Birds of Prey” demonstration, classic-car show, Kuk Sool Won demonstrations, softball games, DJs and a live band. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Tuesday, beginning at 5 p.m., barbecue, bumper cars, thrill rides, magicians, karaoke, game shows and an illusionist. Fireworks at 10:30 p.m.