NAVSTA Great Lakes - 4th of July Celebration

Naval Station's 4th of July Celebration 2018

The MWR Department would like to extend an invitation to all families, friends and the general public to the Naval Station Great Lakes to be a part of the 2018 4th of July Celebration on historic Ross Field from 3 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, 3 to 10p.m. on July 4th.  All are invited to come out and celebrate our Nation's independence in a spectacular way with two full days of "fire-cracking" festival fun at one of the biggest  and best fourth of July celebrations in the area.

On both days, there is a main stage with national, regional and local bands performing with "Theory of a Deadman" headlining on July 3rd - Rock, White & Blue!  In addition, there is thrilling carnival rides and games; as well as an abundance of delicious festival food and refreshing beverages (from local area vendors). Children of all ages will have plenty to do in the award-winning Kids Zone, featuring tons of "hands on" activities, an indoor rock wall, as well as a full line-up of live entertainment acts along with performers and costumed characters that will be on site working the crowds!. Festival-goers will also enjoy bingo for prizes, a paintball arena, an abundance of military static displays and history throughout the festival grounds.

Both nights conclude with spectacular fireworks that will be choreographed to music. On July 3rd, the "Rock, White and Blue" fireworks display will begin at 10:45 p.m., and on July 4th, visitors are promised a "must see"  fireworks extravaganza that will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Schedule for July 3rd

Schedule for July 4th

Festival Brochure

Map of the Field

Rock, White & Blue VIP Package

Celebrating Service - Veterans Past & Present

Military Night

2018 Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions


Festival’s Facebook Page (for quick updates)

YouTube highlight video from 2017