Celebrate July 4th Onboard the Aircraft Carrier, USS Hornet

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Retired naval vessel, USS Hornet Museum will host a fourth of July to remember, filled with plenty of activities for the family.

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This 4th of July enjoy a family-friendly celebration onboard the historic aircraft carrier USS Hornet. This annual Independence Day celebration, which has become a tradition for many across the Bay Area, will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4.

The public is invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of entertainment, food and interactive games for all ages. Visitors are invited to stay and view the San Francisco fireworks live aboard the ship’s flight deck. The USS Hornet Museum is located at 707 W. Hornet Avenue, Pier 3 in Alameda. There is ample free parking across from the pier.

From 2-8 p.m. guests can take part in a variety of games for all ages inside the hangar deck. On the flight deck, children will get to jump to their heart’s delight in the bounce house and enjoy other inflatable games.

Live entertainment on the flight deck begins at 3 p.m. Sit back and relax to the sounds of Bay Area Heat as they belt out a mix of songs from disco to R&B. Then enjoy the unique sounds of the high-energy Celtic rock band, Tempest. End the evening with The Stacy Adams Band whose classic R&B, Funk and Blues will have the flight deck dancing.

Throughout the day, guests can explore numerous decks of the legendary aircraft carrier. Areas of the ship open to the public include: the flight deck, hangar bays, captain’s bridge, ship’s hospital and the torpedo shop.

Among the many exhibits guests can view are the West Coast’s largest Apollo Moon Mission display and more than a dozen aircraft ranging from WWII vintage to modern era. Visitors can get a close-up look at a TBM Avenger, an F-14 Tomcat, and a helicopter from the “Apollo 13” movie. One of the highlights is a chance to ride the flight simulator through a jet fighter mission.

Tickets are $20 for adults ($25 at the door) and $10 for children ages 5-17. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 510-521-8448 x282 or visit http://www.hornetevents.com. A great selection of food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase during the event.

Proceeds benefit the Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and support the preservation of the historic aircraft carrier and the educational programs of the USS Hornet Museum.

About the USS Hornet Museum:<br>
The USS Hornet Museum, a popular tourist destination for families located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring people of all ages. Through field trips and live-aboard experiences, the USS Hornet offers educational programs focusing on naval history, science and space technology. A registered state and national historic landmark, the ship is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda, CA. Ample free parking is available across from the pier. The USS Hornet is also a unique, unforgettable venue available for corporate events; trade shows and expos; private parties and big band dances; and TV and film productions. For more information, ticket prices and event planning, visit: http://www.uss-hornet.org.

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