By Visalia Rawhide | May 20, 2019 11:20 PM
Approval from Visalia City Council at last night’s Council meeting made it official – Rawhide Ballpark & Recreation Park will be the new home of the City of Visalia fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day!
This event is in partnership between the City of Visalia, KJUG 106.7, Hitz 104.9, My 97.5, Spirit 88.9, and the Visalia Rawhide Ballclub.
This will be a community celebration event on Wednesday, July 3rd in lieu of the Independence Day holiday the following day and will incorporate the entire block of land which is home to Rawhide Ballpark, Recreation Park, Providence Skate Park, and the Anthony Community Center.
The event will kick off at Noon with a free swim session at the Redwood High School swimming pool, presented by Spirit 88.9. Food vendors will be available as well.
As the pool area shuts down at 4pm, the gates to Recreation Park will open. Available activities will include live music, DJ, inflatable games, playground, basketball courts, a skateboarding competition, and food & drink vendors.
At 6pm, Rawhide Ballpark will open its gates to those who have a ticket to attend their game that night versus the San Jose Giants.
After the conclusion of the Rawhide game, a celebratory fireworks show will be displayed for all to see.
Tickets will be available soon.
There will be two tiers of tickets. 5000 free general admission tickets will be given out beforehand and VIP tickets available for $20 each.
Complimentary general admission tickets will soon be available at partner location for pick-up.
VIP tickets will have access to their own private seating area, their own restrooms, inflatable games, cooling mister station & food & drink vendors. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.RawhideBaseball.com, or anyone can listen to KJUG 106.7, Hitz 104.9, My 97.5, or Spirit 88.9 for the chance to win free VIP tickets.
Many fundraising opportunities are available at this event & the Visalia Freedom Celebration is looking for interested partners. If you would like more information about the opportunities available, there will be an informational session on Wednesday, May 22nd from 12pm to 1pm at Rawhide Ballpark. After that, information will be available online.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available & can be received through any of the Visalia Freedom Celebration committee members.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Momentum Broadcasting Kids to College Project. The goal of the Kids to College Project is to send 1,000 Visalia Unified School District students plus a parent on a day trip to one of California’s nationally and internationally recognized post-secondary academic institutions. The Project will provide transportation, chaperones, food and beverage, and coordination with each of the institutional partners in the program at no cost to the participating students.