Freedom Rocks Festival on Naval Base Guam July 4

Freedom Rocks Festival on Naval Base Guam July 4

by Theresa Merto Cepeda
U.S. Naval Base Guam Public Affairs Office

NAVAL BASE GUAM (June 26, 2023) - The public is invited to the U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Freedom Rocks festival scheduled for Tuesday, July 4 at NBG - Polaris Point.

The gate will be open for public access at 4 p.m. A military ID or visitor pass is not required for access.

"We are excited to once again welcome the community to join in the festivities for 4th of July on Naval Base Guam," said Capt. Michael Luckett, NBG commanding officer. "Following Typhoon Mawar, it has been a difficult several weeks for all of us who call Guam home. But this will be an opportunity to come together to reflect on our nation's history, honor the heroes who fought tirelessly for freedom, and celebrate with friends and family."

During the Freedom Rocks event, there will be live entertainment by The Pamela Hopkins Band presented by Armed Forces Entertainment. Local entertainers include Pop Rocks & Soda, Pacific Cool, and Hafa Adai fire dance show. The event will also feature bounce houses, games, activities, food trucks, and vendors.

The fireworks display will be launched at 7:30 p.m. from Reserve Craft beach and last approximately 10 minutes. The inbound lane to Polaris Point will be closed at 7 p.m., prior to the start of the fireworks display due to traffic control. Guests who would like to view the fireworks from Polaris Point are advised to arrive before the closure.

The following are examples of prohibited items: drones, weapons, personal fireworks, back-packs, grills, glass containers, coolers, large bags, tents, recording devices (audio or video), outside alcohol, pets, rollerblades, skateboards, and roller-skates. Marijuana and other drugs are also prohibited on military installations.

The following are examples of allowed items: small bags or purses, umbrellas, towels, strollers/wagons, and folding chairs. Security personnel will inspect all bags and hand-carried items at the entrance to the event.

Carpooling is encouraged and parking along the roadway leading to Polaris Point is prohibited. There will be ample parking inside the Polaris Point compound.

"This would not be possible without the hard work and resiliency of the Naval Base Guam team," Luckett said. "I would like to acknowledge and thank them on planning this event for the entire community under challenging circumstances. This is just one step towards getting back to normal and there is no better way than celebrating together."

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