This year’s Fourth of July celebration is billed as “Fiesta Freedom Fest”, not only signifying our country’s birthday, but adding a southwest flavor to its celebration. This year’s event, presented by the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department, includes a mud volleyball tournament, wine garden, giveaways and contests at the community pool, food booths, salsa contest, watermelon eating contest, bingo, skateboarding competitions as well as a bigger than ever fireworks show.
Highlighting this year’s show at Heritage Park in Florence, is the “World’s Tallest Inflatable Water Slide”. This apparatus measures 40 feet high, 75 feet wide and 200 feet long. Anyone who is brave enough to scale the slide and then shoot down the slippery slope, can boast that they conquered the “World’s Tallest Inflatable Water Slide”.
All visitors to this year’s celebration are likely to hear music which appeals to them. Heading this year’s entertainment is the band, “Marty and the Party”. Known for performing in a variety of venues in the metropolitan Phoenix area for over thirty years, the group features Marty Ramirez and his band, which plays Latin, Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, and Country. The band plays from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.
New to the 4th of July activities this year is a Wine Garden hosted by the Windmill Winery. Choose from a great selection of fine wines and enjoy a glass of wine in the Wine Garden at the event. You may also purchase a bottle of wine to take home with you.
The day’s events begin at 10:00am at the Community Pool. Games, music and drawings for prizes continue until 1:00pm. The action shifts to Heritage Park when the popular Mud Volleyball Tournament leads off an afternoon of fun beginning at 3:00pm. Horseshoes and Cornhole Tournaments begin at 4:00pm while the skateboard competition begins at 6:00pm. After a day of activity, music and food, visitors and residents will be treated to a bigger than ever, fantastic fireworks show beginning around 8:30pm.
Citizens are urged to stay hydrated and take other precautions against the hot sun while enjoying all the festivities. Sunscreen and other protection against harmful rays are encouraged.
Please call (520) 868-7699 for further information.