Naval Support Activity South Potomac, in partnership with King George County, will host a 4th of July Celebration at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren beginning at 4 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
The highlight of this year's event on the base's parade field will be a performance of "Ricky Nelson Remembered" by his sons Matthew and Gunnar from the band Nelson. The program will include songs from the late Nelson's catalog of number one hits as well as songs made popular by the Nelson brothers. Members of Ricky Nelson's Stone Canyon Band will perform as well.
The event will also include a performance by local favorites the Glass Onion Band. Inflatables, arts and crafts and games will be available for children in attendance. A car show will be held and food vendors will have a variety of fair-style foods for sale.
Operation Rising Star, a singing competition for active-duty military members, reservists, National Guard members and their families, will be held at approximately 6 p.m. The winner will advance to the next round of the national competition.
Attendees will be required to show a photo ID to enter the base, and will park in a designated, secured parking area. Attendees may bring their own chairs. Attendees will not be permitted to bring alcohol, personal firearms, fireworks, coolers, awnings, pop-up shade shelters or pets to the event.
For more information on this event, contact the Public Affairs Office for Naval Support Activity South Potomac toll free at (866) 359-5540 or (540) 653-8153.