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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Join Us on the Fourth of July

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Join the city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation for our annual Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4.

We will be kicking off events with the Fourth of July Volleyball tournament at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave. Registration for the free tournament begins at 7:15 a.m. Space is limited to the first eight teams (up to 10 players per team) to register. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. Spectators must pay pool admission to swim (no fee to watch). Admission is waived for tournament participants.

The Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center will be open for swimming from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on July 4 (daily admission rates apply). We will also be doing wacky swim activities including water games, races and an obstacle course (free with paid admission to the pool). Races will be split into age categories for ages 5 and older. Prizes for those who participate. Signup sheets and times of the races will be posted pool side by the manager’s office.

Evening events are located at the Apache Junction High School football field, 2525 S. Ironwood Dr. Gates open at 6 p.m. Free watermelon, provided by Apache Junction Little League, will be available, while it lasts, beginning at 6 p.m. Game booths, hosted by local non-profit organizations and activities for kids will take place at the field starting at 6 p.m. Some of the activities include bounce houses, water games, bean bag toss, and a bicycle, wagon and tricycle float contest (judging at 6:30 p.m.) and live entertainment by Cactus Wine. The band will perform from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will kick off the firework show, which is sponsored by Republic Services, at 8:30 p.m. This is a free event, open to the public (a small fee for food and game booths will apply). Parking is limited and there will be traffic restrictions.

The Fourth of July festivities are all located on school property and no consumer fireworks, alcohol, smoking glass containers, pets or weapons will be allowed at the event or adjacent parking/viewing areas (bags and coolers brought in to the facility will be checked). If you choose to bring a pop-up tent into the event grounds you will be required to bring sandbags to anchor the tent to the ground. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site. Due to the loud noises and lights, horses will not be permitted at the event or the adjacent areas. If you have a request for accommodation please contact the Parks and Recreation Department prior to the event.

We would like to thank our fireworks presenting sponsor, Republic Services, as well as our event supporters: Apache Junction Unified School District, Apache Junction Little League, and Superstition Mountains Community Facilities District No. 1; without their assistance, this event would not be possible.

For more information on this event please visit our website at www.ajcity.net/events. For other programs and services, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (480) 983-2181 or visit our website at www.ajcity.net/parks.

 

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