Independence Day Celebration 2020

Independence Day Celebration 2020

Stuttgart Family & MWR

For many years, Stuttgart Family & Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (Family and MWR) has organized the Independence Day Celebration on Husky Field for the entire USAG Stuttgart community.  Due to COVID-19, this has altered our plans to prepare one of the biggest festivities of the year, but our Family and MWR team is determined not to give up so easily.

Several activities are scheduled to make the most of Independence Day:

  • Virtual 5K Freedom Run 
  • Bike Decorating Contest
  • Chalk Your Walk 
  • Custom Fest Set Sweepstakes
  • Live Band (Room4Two) on Facebook
  • Grand Finale Fireworks display on all four installations.

Additionally, videos brought to you by Family and MWR are scheduled throughout the day and will be posted on our Facebook page :

  • 9 a.m. -   Virtual 5K Freedom Run
  • 10 a.m.   Story Time 
  • 12 p.m.   Craft Time(5 x one minute crafts)
  • 1 p.m.     Bike Contest Winner Annoucement
  • 2 p.m.     Hot Dog Cuisine 
  • 4 p.m.     Speciality Drink Tutorial
  • 5 p.m.     Custom Fest Set Sweepstakes
  • 7 p.m.     Fireworks Photography Tutorial
  • 8 p.m.     Virtual Concert: Room4Two


Virtual 5K Freedom Run 

The virtual run will take place between 9-11 a.m., track your own 5K and submit photos of your time/you running to the Stuttgart MWR Facebook page by posting your picture in the comments of the pinned "Race Bib"image.  Download a printable race bib before the day!  


Bike Decorating contest

Pick up a “Bike Decorating” bag from select Family and MWR facilities between Jun. 29 – Jul. 3.  See registration form for details. Age groups are: 2-6 years, 7-10 years and 11-17 years of age.  Prizes include $50 AAFES gift card.  Decorate your bike to the best of your ability, then head over to the following locations at 11 a.m. to show off your bike on July 4: 

  • Patch Fitness Center Parking Lot
  • Panzer Fitness Center Parking Lot
  • Kelley Fitness Center Parking Lot
  • Robinson Fitness Center Parking Lot

Judging will begin at 11:30 a.m.


Chalk Your Walk 

Prefer to decorate your street? Chalk your walk or decorate the area in front of your home. Pick up a “Decorating” bag from the same select Stuttgart MWR facilities at the same times as the Bike Decorating Contest, between Jun. 29 – Jul. 3.  

Live off base? No worries - snap a pic and send it to and we will upload your pictures to our Independence Day Celebration album on Facebook.  In case you upload your own photos on your preferred social media platform, feel free to use #stuttgartid4.   

If you live on base and would like us to feature your area, please contact Otherwise we will be around all the installations the day of to check out everyone’s work. 


Custom Fest Set Sweepstakes

Win a custom fest set (includes table and two benches). Any purchase at select Stuttgart Family & MWR facilities (see rules and participating facilities) will enter you into the Custom Fest Set Sweepstakes. Purchases must be made in the month of June only. Talk to the cashier at time of purchase for entry slips. Drawing will be held on July 4 between 5 - 6 p.m. via


Live Band on Facebook

A live band will play some of your favorite hits via between 8-10 p.m.  So tune in and let Stuttgart MWR take care of the music on July 4th.  


Grand Finale Firework Display 

The highlight of the Independence Day Celebration will be a firework show held on all four installations; Patch Barracks, Panzer Kaserne, Kelley Barracks, and Robinson Barracks.  Fireworks will take place at 10:30 p.m. and will last approximately 10 minutes.  There will be strict procedures in place: 


  1.  If social distancing cannot be maintained, spectators must wear masks.
  2. After 9 p.m., base access limited to ID cardholders and installation pass holder only (no visitor sign-in privilieges allowed until approx. 10:45 p.m.).
  3. Parking will be first come, first serve. 
  4. Please follow MP directions for ingress and egress. 
  5. Spectators will exit vehicles when the first fireworks begin. 
  6. Limited public restrooms available for the event ( 8 - 11 p.m.).
    • Patch Community Club
    • Patch Shoppette (until 8 p.m.)
    • Panzer, Bldg. 2915 until 10:25 p.m.
    • Galaxy Bowling & Entertainment Center (bathrooms only)
    • RB Zentrum
    • Kelley Club
  7. No entry to installation during fireworks (approx. 10:30 - 10:45 p.m.). Temporary stopping of traffic on-base possible due to falling debris. 

Tune into AFN Stuttgart! Around 10:30 p.m. listen and sing the National Anthem before the fireworks. AFN will play music synchronized to the fireworks over AFN the Eagle 102.3. 


Family and MWR Facilities Closed on 4th of July:

  1. RB Fitness Center


We hope you enjoy this year’s Independence Day Celebration, even if we must celebrate from a distance.  


This event is proudly sponsored by:

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