Independence Day celebrations across Europe

by Kristi Adams
Stripes Europe

Whether you want to check out the parades, carnival rides and games, feast on burgers and schnitzel, or just sit back and enjoy the music and fireworks, we have your guide to celebrating Independence Day!

Germany

Baumholder
Independence Day Celebration, Two Neighbors Celebration – a festival of one heart.
July 2.  10 a.m. to 10:50 p.m. Fireworks at 10:15 p.m.

Brühlhalle. Closing fireworks at Stadtweiher.

Both the German and American communities have come together to plan a fantastic celebration, packed with food, music, dancing and more. Don’t miss the United States Army and Chorus Dixieland bands play classic patriotic favorites and Dixie music.

 

Grafenwoehr
Fourth of July Hometown Celebration  
July 4.   4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tower Barracks Parade Field

Come and enjoy food, drinks and fun! Fireworks will begin at approximately 10:30 p.m.

 

Hohenfels  
Independence Day Celebrations
July 4.  6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Hohenfels Fest Platz

Celebrate with Family and MWR, with beers, games and fireworks!

 

Garmisch
4th of July Hometown Celebration
June 30 to July 3.  7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Edelweiss Lodge & Resort
Enjoy family-friendly events, tours, bouncy castles, horseshoes, BMW test drives and more during this four day Independence Day celebration!

Ramstein  
Freedom Fest
July 4.   Noon to midnight
Enlisted Club parking lot

Festivities begin at noon, with games, food, and carnival rides. There will be shuttle buses available from the North Chapel parking lot and fireworks will begin at dusk.

 

Spangdahlem  
Super Saber Day 2017
July 4.   3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Bowling Center parking lot

Kick off the Super Saber Day 2017 with games for the kids, rides, food and more! Fireworks begin at 10:30 p.m.

 

Stuttgart  
Independence Day Celebration
July 4.  5 p.m.
Husky Field, Patch Barracks

Join the USAG Stuttgart community for the biggest party of the year. Celebrations kick off with a Patriotic Parade, and the fun continues all night. Fun children’s activities, amusement rides, live entertainment and some amazing prize giveaways – including a Weber grill and a Razor scooter! Fireworks begin at dusk, or approximately 11 p.m.

 

Wiesbaden
German American Friendship Fest 
June 29-July 4.  Noon to midnight
Hainerberg Housing

Join in the fun at one of the largest cross cultural festivals in Europe! The German American Friendship Fest is a six-day celebration of friendship with our host nation. Enjoy food, drinks, games, rides and live music. Fireworks will begin at 10:30 p.m. on July 4. There is no parking at the actual site; please follow signs to off-site parking. The use of public transportation is highly encouraged.

 

Italy

Aviano AB  
Independence Day Celebration
July 4.  10 a.m. to 10:35 p.m. Fireworks at 10:10 p.m.
Freedom Park

Celebrate the fourth with a Red, White and Blue golf tournament, or enjoy live entertainment, a petting zoo, go-karts, a vintage car showcase, cornhole and more!

Sigonella  
Red, White & Boom Celebration
June 30-July 4.  Starting at 5 p.m. Fireworks June 30 at 10 p.m.
NAS1 at Midtown

It’s not a fourth of July celebration without a pie and hotdog eating contest – the competition will be fierce with both a children (Ages 7-15) and Adult (Ages 16+) category. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must have a parent/legal guardian signature to compete.

 

Vicenza  
Independence Day
July 4.  4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fireworks begin approximately 10 p.m.
Erdele Track & Field area

The fun begins at 4:30 p.m. with live music, face painting and rides for children to enjoy, and the celebrations continue throughout the evening.

England

RAF Alconbury  
Independence Day Celebration
June 30 – July 1.  5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fireworks show begins at 10:30 p.m.
Bowling Center Field

Celebrate Independence Day in true American style with games, rides, food, music and a fantastic fireworks finale.

 

RAF Lakenheath  
Liberty Fest
July 4.  Noon to 10 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Liberty Plaza

Fun, fireworks, food and drinks, a beer tent, live bands and more will make this 4th of July celebration an event not to be missed.

 

Belgium

NATO SHAPE 
USA Independence Day & Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Canada
July 1.  Noon to midnight.

What’s better than one celebration? Two! Come out and enjoy the fun to celebrate the 241st birthday of the United States and the 150th anniversary of Canada.

 

Portugal

Lajes Field
Freedom Fest 
June 30.  12:30 p.m. to dusk. 
Oceanview Park

Kick off your Independence Day celebrations with food, games and more!
 

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