Family Fireworks Celebration – It’s a Wild, Wild West



USS Midway Museum, Flight Deck
6PM: Doors Open / 9PM Fireworks

Adult (18-Over): $15
Youth (0-17): $10
Members: $10

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Wild Wild West 4th of July Fandango

Kailey Mixer, Winner of our Singing Sensation Contest.
Click here to view the winning clip.

Alpine Outlaws

Alpine Outlaws will bring the Old West to life with a Live Wild Wild West Gun-Fighting show!

WILD WILD WEST 4th of July Fandango Schedule of Events:

6pm: Doors open
6pm-6:30pm: Live music by NRG- San Diego’s exciting high energy band will “rock the boat” with your favorite country and rock hits!
6pm-9pm: Live broadcast from the flight deck by KOGO AM 600 & FM 95.7
6:30pm: Official welcome by KOGO radio talk show host Ladona Harvey
6:30pm-7pm: Country Dance Lessons by Sylvia Castelluzzo - Get your boots “scooten” on the dance floor!
7pm-7:30pm: Mechanical Bull Riding Contest
7:30pm-8pm: Alpine Outlaws Gun Fighting Show - With a zest for the West and the hankerin’ to live the life of an ‘Outlaw,’ this performance includes the most revered group of bad guys the USS Midway has ever seen!
7:55pm: National Anthem performance by USS Midway’s Singing Sensation winner Kailey Mixer!
8pm-8:50pm: The “Countdown” Concert Live by NRG!
9pm (approx): Big Bay Fire Works Spectacular

In addition to our lineup of scheduled events be sure to enjoy various other activities and concessions from 6pm-9pm including: face painting, balloon twisters, bounce houses, optional simulator rides, games, and bar and food services!


Where do I get tickets?
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for members and youth (all ages). They are available at the Midway Ticket Booth (open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and at Tickets are limited and go on sale on June 11 at 9 a.m.

You’re sold out and I missed it! How can I buy tickets?
Unfortunately once we are sold out, fire marshal restrictions prohibit selling more tickets. You might check ebay or Craig’s List where tickets have been sold in past years.

When do the gates open on July 4?
6 p.m. For safety and liability reasons, personal belongings cannot be brought aboard in advance.

What about food and beverage for sale?
We will have picnic-style food and snacks available for purchase, as well as a beer/wine/soft drink bar for purchase.

What can I bring aboard?
Lightweight lawn chairs, blankets, small coolers (no larger than 28-quart), snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. No alcohol, no glass. Parcels are subject to inspection. Please note the ship’s elevators are exclusively reserved for the elderly, wheelchairs and others requiring physical assistance. They will not be available for coolers, equipment, etc.

Can I stay aboard from a daytime July 4 visit?
For safety and clean-up reasons, no. All daytime guests must exit and only those with July 4 tickets will be re-admitted at 6 p.m.

What about parking?
The ACE parking lot on Navy Pier will be open all day and evening. Paid parking rates apply, but please note on July 4 it will be congested. We encourage public transportation. We’re a 5-minute walk from the Broadway/Amtrak trolley station.

How do I get the best seats?
First come, first served starting at 6 p.m….although the fireworks are so close that every location on the flight deck is great!

What activities will take place?

We’ll have a variety of activities for the kids, optional flight simulators, an open gift shop, KOGO will broadcast live from the flight deck. This year we are featuring a Wild Wild West theme including mechanical bull rides for children and adults, Alpine Outlaws Western show, and live musical entertainment by a great local band, NRG…lots of entertainment until the fireworks at about 9 p.m.

Fast Fact

The USS Midway Museum is the most-visited floating ship museum in the world.


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