Red, White and BOOM!
MWR Sigonella is excited to announce that we will be hosting Red, White & BOOM this year in Marinai! This year's "Let Freedom Ring" fireworks display is proudly sponsored by USAA.
Due to COVID-19, this year's event will only be open to individuals with regular access to Marinai, to include US and NATO ID cardholders. Unfortunately, sponsoring outside guests will not be permitted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is allowed to attend this event?
A: Due to COVID-19, this year's event will only be open to individuals with regular access to Marinai, to include US and NATO ID cardholders. Unfortunately, sponsoring outside guests will not be permitted.
Q: How do I gain access to the base?
A: DOD and NATO ID cardholders may access Marinai through the main entry gate. Anyone who does not provide a US Government issued ID card normally accepted to enter Marinai will not be allowed access to the event.
Q: Are there any COVID restrictions I need to be made aware of?
A: All participants in MWR activities on July 4th will be required to maintain 6 feet physical distance at all times, wear a mask when not active, and sanitize their hands before handling equipment.
Parking and Transportation
Q: Will shuttles be operating between the bases during the
A: Yes. Shuttles will continue to operate and will be running frequently between NAS I, NAS II, and Marinai. For schedules please visit your local bus stop.
Q: Will parking be provided inside the base?
A: Only DoD ID card holders will be permitted to park on Marinai. Please park in the designated reserved parking areas.
Q: Anything else I should know about getting to the event?
A: Yes. Please use caution while transiting to and from Marinai as there will be increased traffic outside the installation.
Security: What Can I Bring?
Q: What items are considered contraband?
A: Knives of any size (including box cutters and sharp objects), BB Guns (Air Soft), sling shots, fireworks of any kind, illegal drugs, and any other items the CO deems as contraband. Guests must use common sense. If the item presents a potential threat to the base, do not attempt to bring it to the event.
Alcohol and Smoking
Q: Will alcohol be served?
A: Yes, alcohol will be served. Also, Breathalyzers will be administered to those driving a vehicle. Anyone who plans to drive should abstain from consuming alcohol. Legal action will be taken against those who drive and have exceeded the legal limit of alcohol.
Q: Is smoking allowed at the event?
A: Yes, but limited to designated smoking area.
Q: Will restrooms be available at the celebration?
A: Yes. Restrooms will be at the event site and inside the Marinai Community center.
Q: What time will the fireworks display happen?
A: The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:00pm. The exact time may fluctuate. Announcements will be made during the event if the time is adjusted.
For more event information, please call 624-4941 (+39-095-56-4941).