Red, White BOOM

Red White and BOOM 2022 Event Details:

MWR Sigonella is excited to announce that we will host Red, White and BOOM on July 2 from 4 - 10 p.m. on NAS I this year! This year's Presenting Sponsor for our Red, White and BOOM Festival is USAA, and our Silver Level Sponsor is Centro Sicilia.

Our festival will bring all the patriotic fun including:

  • Kid's Zone inflatables
  • Carnival games
  • Watermelon eating contest
  • Cardboard Boat Regatta
  • Cornhole tournament
  • DJ and live music
  • Food booths
  • Beer tent
  • Wine tasting hosted by the NEX
  • Our grand finale fireworks!

This year's event will be open to individuals with regular access to NAS I including US and NATO ID cardholders as well as up to 5 sponsored guests per US ID cardholder. 

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. 

Saturday, July 2, 2022


Red, White and BOOM Color Run

Marinai Housing Complex


Red, White and BOOM Cardboard Boat Regatta

Splashers Pool NAS I


Red, White and BOOM Cornhole Tournament

Midtown Plaza



Midtown Plaza

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):


  • Registration: Registration is not required for those attending the festival
  • Price: Free
  • 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. 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 contests, Kid’s Zone inflatables and carnival games, corn hole tournament, cardboard boat regatta and pool party, free movies and bowling specials, beer tent, food booths, wine tasting hosted by the NEX and of course, fireworks!
  • Kid's Zone Inflatables and carnival games Wristbands: Wristbands are required for the inflatables and carnival games. They are now available for pre-sale at Community Recreation during regular business hours Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. via cash or card. Wristbands are $5 (advanced sale until July 1) or $7 (day of July 2, cash only). Kids under 3 years old 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 Marissa Johnson (Community Recreation Director) at 624-0502.
  • COVID-19 Restrictions: Masks are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.
  • Shuttles: MWR will supplement the regular base shuttle with additional shuttles to and from Marinai and NAS II. Shuttle schedule to be published the week prior to the event.   
  • Parking: Parking will be available across NAS I except in the Midtown, ITT and CDC parking lots.
  • Pets: Pets are not allowed for this event.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol will be available for purchase at beer tents during the event.  
  • 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.
  • 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.



  • Registration: Registration is required and can be done at Day of registration will be allowed on a space-available basis.
  • Price: FREE: includes event participation and a t-shirt for the first 150 paid registrants (preferred sizing is on a first-come-first-served basis). Please note, that t-shirts are adult sizes only.
  • Time: Registration/Check-In and T-Shirt pick-up begin at 7:30 am; the Race will begin at 8:00 am.
  • Location: Marinai Housing Complex. Community Center starting line.
  • 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 1 and NAS 2 Fitness Centers; for additional info or patron issues, contact Charitie Gaut (Fitness Specialist) at
  • COVID Restrictions: N/A.
  • T-Shirt Pick Up: T-shirts will be available for pick-up on the morning of the event at the registration table in front of the Marinai Community Center. T-shirt sizes are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Day-of-Race Registration: Will be available at the Registration Table in front of the Marinai Community Center from 7:30-8 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 across Marinai in regular parking lots and spaces.
  • Pets: Pets are allowed for this event.
  • Smoking: Smoking is not permitted at this event.
  • Prohibited Items: N/A
  • 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.