Pine District Update for July 2, 2015
Pine District Event Reminders
Peoria's Annual Fourth of July All-American Festival
The City of Peoria invites the
community to the 32nd Annual 4th of July All-American Festival, presented by
Sears Vacations, on Saturday, July 4 at the newly renovated Peoria Sports
Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave.
The most colorful fireworks in the
skies will be the finale to the event, but the evening also includes
entertainment, food eating contests, a cornhole tournament and family-friendly
activities such as face painting, water slides and inflatables and a flyover.
Food concessions and cold beer will be available to enjoy.
All of our activity zones feature a
different activity or program. Kianna Martinez will perform on the
Country Zone Stage. The Old School Zone, sponsored by Budweiser, features the
band Outside the Line. The Rock N’ Roll Zone will feature the band Lane Change
along with the annual Cornhole Tournament. The Kids Zone, sponsored by
Arrowhead Town Center, BT Bouncers and Paradise Bouncers, will include
performances by the youth bands Thought Motion and Cosmicosby. The two
Water Zones, sponsored by Future Stars International Enterprises, will be the
place to cool down.
The Peoria Food Challenge,
sponsored by Sonic, include drinking a Route 44 size Slush or eating three
pounds of tator tots as fast as possible. In the hot dog eating contest
contestants try to eat as many footlong hot dogs as possible in just 10
minutes. Teams of two can compete against each other during the Cornhole
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Admission at the door is $10 for ages 13 and older, ages 12 and under are
free. Presale tickets, available May 4 through July 3, are only $7.
Parking is free. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m., weather
permitting. Seating is on the plush lawn and is on a first-come, first-served
basis. Attendees are allowed to bring blankets or lawn chairs, and even your
own food, but must leave all glass containers, pets, canopies/umbrellas and
bicycles at home. Outside alcohol, outside fireworks and grills are also
prohibited. All bags and coolers are subject to search.
The Peoria Sports Complex is
located at 16101 N. 83rd Ave., just south of Bell Road. Purchase presale
tickets in the following ways:
- Online: www.peoriasportscomplex.com
- By Phone: 623-773-8700, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
- In person:
- Peoria Sports Complex Operations Office, Monday
– Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Community Services office, 9875 N. 85th
Ave., Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866-A W.
Thunderbird Rd., Monday-Friday from
5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
- Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St.,
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Road Restrictions and Closures for All-American Festival
The city is initiating road closures as late as possible to minimize the inconvenience to residents and drivers, yet still enable the city to execute the traffic plan and create the safest and timeliest traffic egress possible. There will be Peoria Police officers at every impacted intersection monitoring traffic and controlling the traffic signals. Residents needing access to their homes from Thunderbird Road should use either 75th or 79th avenues. 83rd Avenue north and southbound traffic, between Thunderbird and Bell Road will be restricted from approximately 9 to 10:30 p.m. Parking at the Peoria Sports Complex is expected to be at full capacity between 7 and 8 p.m. Visitors may encounter closure signage if the parking lots are full. For more information about Peoria’s annual 4th of July All-American Festival, go to www.peoriaaz.gov/specialevents
.Peoria Firefighters Warn of Firework Dangers
Every 4th of July holiday the Peoria Fire Department responds to fire and injury calls involving fireworks, and wants to make sure our community is aware of the new rules and still exiting dangers involving fireworks. Consumer fireworks for the upcoming holiday can now be purchased through July 6; however, there are several limitations on where permitted fireworks can be used within the City of Peoria. Fireworks cannot be used on city property, including parks, city streets, and city sidewalks. They also cannot be used on state land or on school property, unless a permit has been issued. The penalty for violating city code pertaining to fireworks in a Class 2 misdemeanor and is punishable with the fine up to $750 or up to four months in jail. Rather than using fireworks at home, residents are encouraged to enjoy the firework show at the All-American Festival at the Peoria Sports Complex on July 4th from 5:00-10:00 p.m.
No change to Trash Service for Independence Day Holiday
There will be no change in solid waste service due to the Independence Day Holiday. Please treat this week like a normal week, placing your cans at the curb for pick-up.