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Arizona Celebration of Freedom

This year for the first time downtown Mesa will be hosting a big, two-day event on Fourth of July weekend.  And it's FREE. 
Doesn't FREE usually need to be written in capitals?  Anyway, here's the info: 

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The event begins Friday night with the popular “Motorcycles on Main” event in downtown Mesa and a ceremonial flag raising event at Stage America, the event’s main stage. All along Main Street, bands and other performers will be playing various genres of music, while downtown businesses including restaurants and other retail outlets will stay open to provide opportunities for unique shopping and dining.

Saturday night includes an American classic car show and the official Salute to America program featuring musical performances and a spectacular fireworks display.

Each night, the event includes “fun zones” up and down Main Street and the Wet Zone, a “you-will-get-soaked” area at the event, with more than a dozen water activities.

The Family Fun Zone, your traditional county fair area includes games, pie-eating and watermelon-eating contests, carnival games for the kids and more.

Heritage Lane includes larger-than-life inflatable replicas of some of America’s greatest monuments to freedom in front of Mesa’s Heritage Academy with famous historical characters giving tours and available for photos. Individuals can hear stories told of our founding fathers and sign their names to replicas of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

The Mesa Arts Center campus becomes Freedom Plaza and will feature performances by the Symphony of the Southwest and the Salt River Brass playing patriotic songs and readings in the fabulous Ikeda Theater.

Also, if you really want to get the full experience, you can get discounted downtown hotel stays at the Hyatt for $67/night or the Marriott for $69/night.  Now, wouldn't that be a fun weekend?  For details about hotels and other information about this event, go here.

I am really excited about this event.  Great job, Mesa! Hope to see you all there!

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