The 2013 Tri-Border Independence Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the Brunssum Sports Fields.
The celebrations begin at noon with live music, food, rides, crafts, a petting zoo, a birds of prey show, a 5K run, classic cars, softball games, and ultimately, fireworks. Open to all US/NATO ID card holders and their guests, it’s always a great time, so come on out and celebrate.
Saturday 06 July 2013 at noon
Brunssum Sports Fields
For obvious reasons, the 4th of July is not a holiday here, but between our three local bases, we usually have a pretty good party anyway!
Unless it falls on a weekend, it will not be a day off. The celebration rotates between GK and the Brunssum bases and usually falls on the Saturday after the 4th.
There will be rides and food and music and games. It’s a fabulous family event that my kids enjoyed every year.
The fireworks are fun – smaller than something you’ve seen before, but still a lot of fun to see. Do be prepared though that these are done by European companies that while well-intentioned, do not “get” American culture and pride. This is a fancy way of saying that you won’t hear a March, anthem, or sort of music that you would ever associate with 4th of July fireworks except, may be, Star Wars. (No, I don’t think that’s Patriotic, but at least it’s American.)
When you go:
1. Bring your own chairs/blankets to sit on
2. Bring cash. Everything is priced in Euro’s.
3. Don’t forget the extras like sunblock and extra bottles of water when it’s hot (water is available for sale, but it’s nice to have extra). You can bring in your own food, so a cooler is a great thing to bring packed full and make an entire day of it.
:) Have Fun!
My GK 4ths: My 1st 4th, My 2nd 4th, My 3rd 4th