Fourth of July festivities across Europe

Fourth of July festivities across Europe

by Stacy Roman
Stripes Europe

Whether you want to check out aircraft, classic cars, feast on burgers and schnitzel, or just sit back and enjoy the music and fireworks, we have your guide to celebrating Independence Day.


Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Hall of Champions Fitness Center, Smith Barracks

Fourth of July Hometown Celebration
July 4, 6 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.

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

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.

Super Saber Day 2016
July 4, 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Bowling Center parking lot

Kick off the Super Saber Day 2016 with a Fourth of July Color Run! The celebration will include games for the kids, rides and fireworks that begin at 10:30 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 5:00 p.m.
Husky Field, Patch Barracks

Enjoy food from around the world and live music courtesy of the U.S. Army Europe Band, Booze Bombs, and LIVIN Music Family. There will be rides for the kids, giveaways and prizes for both children and adults! Shuttle busses are available and fireworks begin at dusk, or approximately 11 p.m.

German American Friendship Fest
June 30-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 five-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. Parking is extremely limited, so the use of public transportation is highly encouraged. Thursday, June 30 is also Family Day. Rides and dexterity/agility games will be 50% off, and you will receive a free soda when you purchase a meal from Family & MWR food booths.


Aviano AB
Fourth of July
July 2-4, Fireworks 10 p.m. on July 4
Freedom Park

This three-day celebration kicks off with a free concert by Tori Kelly on July 2, and culminates with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. on July 4. There will carnival rides, food and games for everyone.

Red, White & Boom Celebration
July 2, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Independence Day
June 30, 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Erdele Track & Field area


RAF Alconbury
Independence Day Celebration
June 30 – July 1, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

RAF Lakenheath
Wings & Wheels
July 2, noon to 11 p.m.
Victor Ramp

There is definitely something for everyone at this celebration! Check out vintage cars and static aircraft displays. There will be plenty of rides for the kids, as well as food and drinks. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.


Independence Day
July 1, noon to 11 p.,m.

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