FORT LEE, Va. — Local rock, country and R&B band Trademark will be the featured entertainment at this year’s Fourth at the Fort celebration in Williams Stadium. The performance lineup also includes Fort Lee’s 392nd Army Band. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display.
The Independence Day event includes food and beverage vendors, music and the KidZone (inflatable and games for the kids).
Trademark kicks off the entertainment with the first of two sets at 5:15 p.m., followed by a second performance at approximately 6:15 p.m. Musicians from the 392nd Army Band will follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Admission to the July 4 event is free and open to the public. All installation access gates are scheduled to be open to the public beginning at 1:30 p.m. Individuals 18 years of age or older will need to present a valid state- or government-issued identification card, with photo, to access the installation. All state licenses will be scanned by security personnel.
Early afternoon activities include the Kidzone Play Area with a bounce house, rock climbing walls, sports activities, a large inflatable “aircraft carrier” slide and more. Tickets will be required for each attraction (amount varies depending on the size/popularity of the ride). They can be purchased for $1 each or a $20 unlimited-access pass is available.
It’s a good idea to show up early for the best seating at Fourth at the Fort. Patrons can bring blankets and lawn chairs to make themselves comfortable on the stadium field or use the bleacher seats that surround the facility.
Those planning to participate are reminded that personal pyrotechnics, tailgating, coolers, smoking or pets are not permitted in or around the event area. Only clear or mesh bags can be carried into the stadium and they are subject to search by security personnel.
Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:35 p.m. Postponements or cancellations due to severe weather will be announced through social media.
Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 86,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.