The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club and Los Alamos County have announced the tentative schedule for the annual Fourth of July festivities at Overlook Park. Expect fireworks, food, kid’s activities, skydivers and a much more.
Everything kicks off at 2 p.m., Wednesday July 4 at the park. New this year is your chance to win the Best Seat in the House! Tickets will go on sale mid-June at local businesses around Los Alamos and will also be available the night of the fireworks. For $10, a person’s name will be entered into a drawing in which the winner gets to push the button that starts the fireworks and enjoy the colorful extravaganza from the firing line. The winner will be given two seats and must be 18 or older to win.
Kiwanis members and volunteers prepare the fireworks display. Courtesy photo
Fireworks Firing Line. Courtesy photo
Beginning at 2 p.m., kids can dive into a huge selection of bouncy toys. There will be live music starting at 3 p.m., courtesy of Russ Gordon. Atomic City Transit engines will start 3 p.m. as well. The buses will pick-up and drop off riders around White Rock as well as the Los Alamos townsite. The Los Alamos Community Winds will perform at the annual event and a variety of vendors will serve food and beverages.
The Habanero Skydiving Team will fall from the sky at about of 5 p.m. Wednesday. In the first jump, they will free fall for approximately 10 seconds and deploy their parachutes over Dara Jones Field. Later, as the festivities go into high gear, three of the skydivers will ignite smoke while the forth skydiver deploys a 600-square-foot banner of the American flag.
The raising of the American Flag by Los Alamos High School NROTC and the National Anthem will kick off the fireworks. An awe-inspiring spectacle of color, light and sound will rumble over Overlook Park beginning at 9:15 p.m. as the evening ends with a bang.
A $5 per person donation is suggested. For more information on the event or to schedule an interview with Kiwanian Steve Boerigter, call 505-672-4124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information also is available at visit.losalamos.com, under event.