It's hard to believe that we're almost to the Fourth of July. Where oh where has the year gone?
On June 27thAllen will be one the first local city to celebrate our Nation's Birthday with it's all day spectacular Allen USA event. The festivities begin at noon on Saturday the 27th at Celebration Park, Allen's 106 acre community park. Since 1995 when Allen first started their largest event it's only grown larger and larger with an estimated 65,000 people attending the lively, fun event.
The best part of Allen USa, besides all the attractions, entertainment and the grand fireworks show, is that admission and parking are FREE! In our current economy, what's better than being able to enjoy an event like this for FREE?
With the expected crowds the City highly recommends using the free shuttle service from Allen High School to the event. If you want to park your car and walk to the event, you can park at Anderson Elementary or Story Elementary and walk to the event, although walking from Story will be a bit of a hike.
Gates Open at noon and the Kid Zone, Activity Zone and Food Court Vendors will open for business. Right now you can buy all inclusive wristbands for the Kid Zone inflatables and Kid Kraft Tent for just $20 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center or the Rodenbaugh Natatorium. If you purchase these wristbands on the day of the event it will cost you a little more, $25. or you could just pay for individual tickets at 50 cents apiece but most activities will cost you between 2-4 tickets.
Allen USA will provide two different stages for musical and entertainment acts throughout the day. On the Main stage you'll be able to listen to performances by Katrin, Cody Jinks, Shaylen and the Black Box Station, Moving Colors and the featured performers this year are Smashmouth on the main stage at 8:30.
At approxiametly 10pm the event will come to it's grand conclusion with a fantastic 30 minute fireworks show!
So if you're looking for free entertainment and a safe family friendly enviroment we highly suggest this great party. Our hats off to the City of Allen, the Parks and Rec department and all the sponsors who make this happen.