River of Fire presented by Gesa Credit Union is back for another fun-filled event on the 4th of July in Columbia Park. This year’s event continues the collaborative effort between the City of Kennewick and VenuWorks who runs the Three Rivers Campus.
Enjoy free admission and parking sponsored by McCurley Mazda. A corn hole tournament hosted by 3 City Slingers starts at 9 a.m. The Kids Zone with many fun activities and multiple food truck hubs open at 2 p.m. Beer Garden opens at 3 p.m. Live entertainment featuring Rancho Unido and Shanks Pony from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks are on the Columbia River and will be shot from a barge, producing one of the most spectacular fireworks shows in the State. The fireworks show will start at 10:00 p.m. and last approximately 18 minutes.
New this year, the Ben Franklin Transit is offering a park-and-ride option to attend the event. All children ride for free and adult passes for the day are $3 each. Ride passes can be purchased at Yoke’s or the Three Rivers Transit Center. More information is available on the BFT website.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with the City of Kennewick again to coordinate this community event. We had an amazing turnout in 2022 and are looking forward to another full day of fun in the park while celebrating America’s independence. This year will be an awesome celebration and we hope to see you there!” Sybil Young, Director of Sales & Marketing.
Street Closures and Parking: In preparation for the event, a portion of Columbia Park Trail between the Veteran’s Memorial roundabout and the East Boat Launch will close from 6 a.m. on July 4 to 12 a.m. on July 5. There will be no through access for vehicles during this time. There will be no east end access from Edison starting at 12 p.m. on July 4 to 12 a.m. on July 5.
To access the Columbia Park Golf Tri-Plex and Foodies at the Landing, guests are encouraged to use the Edison Street or Columbia Center Boulevard entrances before 12 p.m., or use the Highway 240 entrance after 12 p.m.
ADA parking is available in the 20 acres parking lot. Guests requiring ADA parking should enter the park via the Highway 240 entrance.
Event parking will be located in the 20 acres and grass area just west of the 20 acres. Parking staff will be onsite directing traffic and parking throughout the day.
For more information, please contact Sybil Young at 509-737-3757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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