Red, White and BOOM!

Red White and BOOM 2024 Event Details:

MWR Sigonella is excited to announce that we will host Red, White and BOOM on Thursday, July 4 from 4 - 10 p.m. on NAS I this year! This year's festival is sponsored in part by our Gold Level Sponsors USAACentro Sicilia!

Our festival will bring all the patriotic fun including:

  • Color Run (Marinai)
  • 1-Pitch Softball Tournament (NAS II Turf Field)
  • Kid's Zone Inflatables
  • Carnival Games
  • Cozy Corner Sensory Calming Area
  • Watermelon Eating Contest hosted by USO Sigonella
  • Splasher's Pool Party (NAS I)
  • Cornhole Tournament (Midtown Plaza)
  • DJ and Live Music
  • Karaoke in Connections
  • Food Booths
  • Beer Tent
  • Wine Tasting hosted by the Navy Exchange
  • Our Grand Finale Fireworks!

Prior to our main festival kicking off on NAS I, our MWR Fitness staff will host our Annual Color Run at 8 a.m. in Marinai, starting at the Community Center. This event is proudly sponsored by Centro Sicilia

No Navy endorsement is implied. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

5:30PM

RWB Firecracker 1-Pitch Softball Tournament

Adult Sports

Thursday, July 4, 2024

8:00AM

RWB Color Run

Marinai Housing Complex

8:30AM

RWB Firecracker 1-Pitch Softball Tournament

Adult Sports

4:00PM

Red, White and BOOM!

Midtown Plaza

5:00PM

RWB Cornhole Tournament

Midtown Plaza

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

FESTIVAL:

  • Registration: Registration is not required for those attending the festival
  • Price: Free admission (Cash only event including wristband sales, food booths/beer tent, Sigonella t-shirts etc.)
  • Time: 4 - 10 p.m.
  • Location: NAS I Midtown Courtyard
  • Open to: All DoD, NATO, and US host nation ID cardholders of all ages. ITAF active duty also welcome.
  • Sponsorship: This year, all ID card holders with regular access to NAS I are authorized to sponsor up to 5 guests per ID card holder. This includes U.S. Military, Dependents, DoD Civilians, Contractors, NATO, Local National employees of NASSIG, as well as ITAF NAS II personnel. Children count towards the 5-guest limit. Per NASSIG instruction, guests must remain with their sponsor at all times and sponsors cannot leave without their guests. All groups with guests, not regularly affiliated with NAS I, must enter/exit via foot through the Annex Gate with their ID card holding sponsors. Sponsors with guests will not be permitted to park on installation or enter via the NAS I Main Gate. Please call 624-6387 for more information about base sponsorship protocols.
  • Event Activities: The festival will feature live music, eating contest, activities, competitions, Kid’s Zone inflatables and carnival games, 1-pitch softball tournament, cornhole tournament, pool party, matinee movies, bowling specials, beer tent, food booths, wine tasting hosted by the Navy Exchange and of course, fireworks!
  • Kid's Zone Inflatables and Carnival Games Wristbands: Wristbands are required for inflatables and carnival games. They will be available for pre-sale at Community Recreation during regular business hours Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting Monday, June 24 via card. Wristbands are $5 (advanced sale until July 3) or $7 (day of July 4, cash only). Kids 2 years old and under are free.
  • POC: For general questions and registration, patrons are directed to call Community Recreation at 624-4777. For additional info or patron issues, call Jacob Miller (Community Recreation Director) at 624-0503.
  • Shuttles: MWR will supplement the regular base shuttle with additional shuttles to and from Marinai and NAS II. The shuttle schedule will be published during the week of the event.   
  • Parking: Parking will be available throughout NAS I (except in the Midtown, ITT and CDC parking lots) for those with regular base access. (Anyone with guests must enter on foot through the annex gate and may not drive onto the base with their sponsored guests).
  • Parking Lot Closures: The Midtown parking lot will close on Saturday, June 29 at 11:59 p.m. until Saturday, July 6 at 5 p.m. | The ITT (Community Recreation) parking lot will close Monday, July 1 at 11:59 p.m. until Friday, July 5 at 5 p.m. | The CDC parking lot will close Wednesday, July 3 at 11:59 p.m. until Thursday, July 5 at 12 a.m.
  • Pets: Pets are not permitted for this event. Please leave your furry family and friends at home.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol will be available for purchase at the beer tent and inside Connections Bar during the event. No outside alcohol permitted. 
  • Smoking: Smoking is not permitted at this event.
  • Contraband: Knives of any size (including box cutters and sharp objects), BB Guns (Air Soft), slingshots, fireworks of any kind, illegal drugs, and any other items the CO deems as contraband are not allowed. If the item presents a potential threat to the base, please do not attempt to bring it to the event.
  • *Bag Check: All patrons and guests will be subject to a bag check upon entry. Large bags will not be permitted.
  • Dress Code: There is no dress code for this event; however, festive patriotic attire is strongly encouraged.
  • Restrooms: Restrooms will be available in Midtown and Connections for patron use.

 

COLOR RUN:

  • Registration: Registration is required and can be done at https://runsignup.com/Race/AE/Fpo/TheColorRun2024. Day of registration will be allowed on a space-available basis.
  • Price: FREE: includes event participation and a t-shirt for the first 300 patrons to pre-register online. (Preferred sizing is on a first-come-first-served basis and is not guaranteed). Please note, that t-shirts are adult sizes with limited youth sizes available.
  • Time: Registration/Check-In and T-Shirt pick-up begin at 7:00 a.m; the Race will begin at 8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Marinai Housing Complex Community Center starting line (back of Marinai).
  • Open to: All DOD & NATO ID Cardholders of all ages.
  • Event Activities: Get doused in a rainbow of colorful powder while you run (or walk) our 1.5-mile course through the streets of Marinai with your friends, family, and pets!
  • POC: For general questions and registration, patrons are directed to call NAS I and NAS II Fitness Centers; for additional info or patron issues, contact Heather Holcombe (Fitness Specialist) at heather.p.holcombe.naf@us.navy.mil.
  • T-Shirts: T-shirts are available for the first 300 participants to register. They will be available for pick-up for free on the morning of the event at the check-in table in front of the Marinai Community Center starting at 7:00 a.m. T-shirt sizes are on a first-come, first-served basis and requested size is not guaranteed. One shirt per registered participant.
  • Day-of-Race Registration: Will be available at the Registration Table in front of the Marinai Community Center from 7-8 a.m.
  • Shuttles: Base shuttles will operate on their regular Saturday schedule. No additional shuttles will be provided for this activity.
  • Parking: Parking will be available throughout Marinai in regular parking lots and spaces.
  • Pets: Pets are allowed for this event and must remain on a leash at all times.
  • Smoking: Smoking is not permitted at this event.
  • Dress Code: There is no dress code for this event; however, athletic attire and sunglasses or bandannas to protect your eyes and mouth are strongly encouraged. For the best display of colors during the run, white clothing is recommended.
  • Restrooms: Restrooms will be available at the Community Center for patron use.