Each year brings new attractions to the Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom, the state’s “coolest independence festival.” One of the new attractions this year is the Freedom Express, a trackless train presented by SRP, Valley Metro, Stacy and Witbeck and Sundt. The train will offer free rides to children and adults during the Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom on July 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.
There are several unique features to the Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom. One is a Revolutionary War reenactment that will be held three times that evening from the reenactment group We Make History. Originally formed in Arizona, We Make History is now “bi-coastal” offering a variety of events not only in Arizona and the Southwest but also on the East Coast. Another unique feature returning this year is the Fallen Heroes Memorial honoring Arizona’s fallen heroes from the war on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. There will also be a naturalization ceremony with approximately 150 people being welcomed as new U.S. citizens.
The Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom will be full of entertainment, live music, patriotic displays, family fun, fireworks and more. It will be at the Mesa Amphitheatre and Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., and along Center Street between Second Street and University Drive. For more, visit: www.azcelebrationoffreedom.org.