City of Goodyear, Arizona
For Immediate Release: June 24, 2010
Fireworks and fun in Goodyear
GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (June 24, 2010) Join us for Goodyear's Star Spangled 4th Celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. Admission and parking are free. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m.
Arrive early and settle in for the F-16 Flyover at 7 p.m. Enjoy great live music throughout the evening from Groove Merchants, one of the Valley's most popular bands, performing rock and Motown music complete with horn section. The Kids' Zone features 17 inflatables, including bouncers and water activities. Unlimited-ride wristbands are available for $10, or three rides for $5.
Don't miss the Village Inn pie-eating contest at 8 p.m. Contestants must sign up at Guest Services by 7:30 p.m. The number of participants is limited, so sign up early. Beat the heat and take a stroll through the Cool Zone on the Concourse at third base, where misting fans provide a cool spray on all sides and a reprieve from summer temperatures.
There will be plenty of food and beverages for sale throughout the ballpark, including hot dogs, burgers, kids meals, nachos, popcorn, ice cream, sno-cones, lemonade, funnel cakes, churros, lemonade, soda, water, beer and margaritas.
This event and fireworks display is presented by Fry's. Additional sponsors include Hilgers Orthodontics, Hilgers Pediatric Dentistry, and APS.
Luxury suites are air conditioned and feature balconies with great views, reserved special parking, and ride wristbands. Food and non-alcoholic beverages for up to 15 people are included in the $750 rate. Bar service is available at an additional cost. Call 623-882-3120 for reservations.
Goodyear Ballpark is located at 1933 S. Ballpark Way, at Estrella Parkway just south of Yuma Road. Take Interstate 10 to Bullard Exit and go south 2 miles. Parking around the ballpark and at Desert Edge High School is free. Free shuttle service is offered between Desert Edge High School and the ballpark.
Tips for your trip
Guests are welcome to bring:
- One factory-sealed plastic bottled water per person
- Single-serving snack items, pre-packaged and factory-sealed only
- Juice boxes
- Baby food and formula
- Small umbrellas
- Seat cushions/blankets/towels
- Small soft-sided coolers and bags (16"x16"x8" maximum)
The following are prohibited:
- Lawn chairs, large umbrellas, canopies
- Hard-sided or large coolers
- Glass, cans, sports bottles or thermos bottles
- Alcoholic beverages
- Skateboards, bicycles, scooters, inline skates, shoe-skates and other action sports equipment
- Pets, except for certified service dogs for guests with disabilities
For a complete listing of Goodyear Ballpark rules and regulations, visit www.goodyearaz.gov/ballpark. For more information call 623-882-3120.