Independence Day Events: National Anthem, Features of the Event, Closures & Traffic Control Plan!

Americans celebrate July 4 as the official birthday of the United States of America. They do this to remember when the Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2, 1776. Two days later, the news was spread to a wider audience. During the week of July 4th, families and friends get together for food, fireworks, and fun, and they also think about how lucky they are to live in a free country. Let’s discover more about the American Independence Day Events.

Many of the most famous monuments, historic sites, holy grounds, and landscapes in the country are found in national parks. Find a park, go to an event, think about history, or just enjoy the great outdoors to celebrate Independence Day.

Anthem’s 22nd Independence Day celebration will include a fireworks show, fun rides and water slides, activities, and festival food. Families bring blankets and lawn chairs and then sit back to enjoy the fun-filled event.

Please keep in mind that fireworks can only go off after getting the final OK from the fire department. Professional pyrotechnicians can only set off fireworks in a controlled way, and the fire marshal is in charge of making sure that happens. If there are any changes to the launch, we will post them here and on our social media pages.

Independence Day Events

National Anthem

Congratulations Carisa! She has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at the Independence Day party on July 3. Carisa will sing right before the fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Features of the Independence Day Events

  • Food vendors and food trucks will be announced. There will be a Rotary Beer Garden.
  • Slides, rides, and activities for all ages (fees, prices to be announced); buy ride wristbands in advance at the Civic Building or Community Center.
  • DJ playing music and dancing
  • Roving entertainers (Stilt Walker/Juggler)
  • Crossroads Church has a place to get glitter tattoos.
  • End with fireworks (9 p.m.; weather & fire conditions permitting)
  • Free to get in and park.

Closures are a great part of The Independence Day Events

  • Community Park’s Skate Park closes at 2:00 p.m. At 6 p.m., the Skate Park will only be open for people with special needs to watch.
  • The footbridge connecting the Community Center and the Community Park will close at 2 p.m. For your own safety, please find another way to get to Community Park.
  • All cars must be out of the parking lot by 3 p.m., or they will be towed at the owner’s cost. The Community Center closes at 2 p.m. (the lot is the fallout zone for fireworks).
  • The Big Splash Water Park, Diving Well, and Lap Pool at the Community Center all close at 2 p.m.
  • The courts for pickleball will close at 2 p.m. (fallout zone for fireworks)
  • For the fireworks fallout zone, the areas around the Community Center, like Soccer Fields #3 and #4 and the footbridge, are locked down. After 3 p.m., no one will be able to get in.
  • Freedom Way between Anthem Way and Whitman Drive will be closed to cars and people as early as 3 p.m. (fallout zone for fireworks).
  • At 8 p.m., the Anthem Dog Park will close.

Independence Day Events

Independence Day Events: Know Before You Go

  • On the grass of Softball Field #4 (the food court), you can’t bring your own chairs, blankets, pop-up tents, coolers, or other seating. There is covered seating in this area. But you CAN bring these things into other parts of the park.
  • No matter what, you can never bring your own fireworks into the park.
  • Due to heavy traffic, it’s best to park off-site and walk to the event. After 5 p.m., you can park in the Boulder Creek High School parking lot, which is a short walk from the park.
  • Pets are easily scared by the crowds and fireworks, so it’s best not to bring them.

Independence Day Events

Traffic Control Plan

  • The middle and lower parking lots at Community Park will be closed all day on July 2 and 3. Only vendors and authorized personnel will be able to use them. For the event on July 3, they will reopen to the public at 5 p.m.
  • The Traffic Control Plan affects many of the community’s main roads and side streets, causing road restrictions, lane reductions, and closures. The plan starts as soon as 2 p.m.
  • Freedom Way will be closed between Anthem Way and Whitman Drive as early as 2 p.m.
  • On Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway, there are road closures, fewer lanes, and no left or right turn lanes. Bike lanes are closed, but parking is allowed on the street where it says to.
  • There are rules on Memorial Drive, Independence Way, Venture Court, and a number of other nearby streets.
  • When the fireworks are over, the first gated exit from the Country Club neighborhood will be closed for a short time.