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BluesFEST: Blues and BBQ Labor Day Weekend Festival 2011 - September 3 - 4

Saturday
Main Stage
Blind Dog Cooley
Andrea Dawson
Josh Weathers
Buckwheat Zydeco
Jonny Lang
 
Second Stage
The Day of the Dead Blues Band
Eight Ball Blues Bands
 
Sunday
Main Stage
Texas Blues Runners
Lightning Malcolm
Jim Schuler & the Monkey Beat
Buddy Whittington
Buddy Guy
 
Second Stage
Eight Ball Blues Bands
The Smee Tones
The Rick Kelley Band

Schedule of Events

Time Event
12:00PM - 7:00PM Splash Aquatics Center - $
(Admission is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids under 18, and free to children two years old and younger)
   
4:00PM - 11:00PM

Food Court - $

4:00PM - 9:30PM

InflataFUN Area - $
Inflatable activity area with something for everyone. Activities include bounce houses, an obstacle course, slides, and inflatable games such as air botts and joust. ($15 wristband for all day pass or pay per activity)

4:00PM - 9:00PM FREE Children's Activity Area
5:30PM-7:15PM Children's Comedy Show
5:00PM - 9:50PM Live musical entertainment by New Ground
To Be Determined FREE Children's Comedy Show
6:00PM - 8:00PM

D&D Rockin Rods Classic Car Show
For more information ddrockinrods.com

6:30PM Salute to our Soldiers
10:00PM FIREWORKS Extravaganza

4thFEST Directions

Bedford, Texas is strategically located in the metroplex between Dallas and Fort Worth. The 4thFEST Independence Day Celebration is located in the Bedford Boys Ranch Park (2801 Forest Ridge drive).

NTE Traffic Updates that will affect traffic during the 4thFEST festivities. Please keep these in mind while planning your visit.
Arriving:
The off-ramp from westbound SH 121/183 to Bedford Rd. will be closed. – Please use Central Drive or Brown Trail exits.
Leaving:

The on-ramp to westbound SH 121/183 from Central Dr. will be closed. – Please use Bedford Rd or to avoid congestion use Harwood Rd to Precinct Line
Shuttle Map

Parking
On-site parking is available for $20 (entrance via Eastbound Harwood) and $15 parking at the Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. and the Old Bedford School, 2400 School Ln. (proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library).

Shuttle Service
Shuttle service will be provided from 12:00PM until 9:30PM at 15 minute intervals from Pennington Field (1501 Central Drive) to the Bedford Boys Ranch Park at a cost of $5.00 per person for a round trip (3 years old and under ride FREE). The last shuttle TO the Boys Ranch Park will leave Pennington field at 9:30PM. The last bus returns to Pennington Field after the FIREWORKS at 11:00 p.m.

Stadium parking lot is located on the southwest corner of Central Drive and Airport Freeway.

Portions of parking proceeds benefit the H-E-B Teen Court.

Road Closure : Access to Boys Ranch Park will be RESTRICTED the evening of July 3 and all day July 4. Forest Ridge Drive will be CLOSED from Harwood Road to Shady Lane from 4:00PM until midnight.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the address to Pennington Field?

Pennington field is at 1501 Central Drive, Bedford TX 76021 (the southwest corner of Central Drive & airport freeway). The last shuttle TO the Boys Ranch Park will leave Pennington field at 9:30PM.

What time does the shuttle run?

The shuttle begins at 12:00PM, they will run in 15 minute intervals. The last shuttle TO the Boys Ranch Park will leave Pennington field at 9:30PM. The Last shuttle Back to Pennington field from the Boys Ranch Park will be at 11:00PM.

Where is handicapped parking?

Handicapped parking is available at the Boys Ranch Park on a limited basis and is first come first serve. A handicap license plate or placard is required.
To see a map of our ramps please download this file.

When does the park close to the public?

We close the park to public access at 6:00am on July 4.

What can we bring?

Lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, & nonalcoholic beverages are permitted.

How much does 4thFEST cost?

Admission to 4thFEST is free; however some activities, shuttle and the Bedford Splash water park have a fee.

Is there an ATM on site?

Yes, there is an ATM machine.

Where can I find more information about 4thFEST?

You can call the Boys Ranch at 817-952-2323 or email

What time are the fireworks?

The fireworks go off at 10:00PM

What are the Splash water park hours on July 4?

The water park opens at 12:00PM and has a entrance fee. The water park closes at 7:00PM.

How much does it cost to get in Splash on July 4th?

The cost for Splash on July 4 is $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for children 17 and under. Infants 2 years and under are free.

What type of road closure occur because of July 4?

Access to Bedford Boys Ranch will be restricted all day July 4. Forest Ridge will be closed from Harwood to Shady Lane between the hours of 4:00PM and midnight.
NTE Traffic Updates that will affect traffic during the 4thFEST festivities. Please keep these in mind while planning your visit.
Arriving: The off-ramp from westbound SH 121/183 to Bedford Rd. will be closed. – Please use Central Drive or Brown Trail exits.
Leaving: The on-ramp to westbound SH 121/183 from Central Dr. will be closed. – Please use Bedford Rd or to avoid congestion use Harwood Rd to Precinct Line

When does the live music begin?

The live music begins at 5:00PM and continues until the fireworks at 10PM.

Who is the band this year?

This year the band is New Ground.

How much is InflataFUN?

InflataFun cost $15 for an all day wristband or you can buy tickets and pay per activity.

What is InflataFUN?

InflataFUN is an inflatable activity area with bounce houses, slides and obstacle course for all ages.

What type of food is available?

Food is available to purchase. There is a wide variety of carnival type foods.

When does the car show begin?

The D&D Rockin’ Rod's Car Show begins at 6:00PM and ends at 9:00PM. The awards ceremony is held at 8PM.

Where do I find out more info about the car show?

More information can be found at ddrockinrods.com

Where can I get a registration form for the car show?

More information can be found at ddrockinrods.com

Who do I contact to get information for sponsorship for Bedford events?

The contact for 4thFEST is Wendy Hartnett email or 817-952-2128

Where do I get volunteer info or an application for 4thFEST?

The contact for 4thFEST is Wendy Hartnett email or 817-952-2128

Where do I get vendor info or application for 4thFEST?

The contact for 4thFEST is Wendy Hartnett email or 817-952-2128

Are there baby changing stations at 4thFEST?

Yes, there are baby changing stations available at Splash water park. Please ask staff for details.

Sponsors

Sponsorship Information

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for 4thFEST Independence Day Celebration, please call 817-952-2128, for details!

Registration (for volunteers, food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, and business exhibitors)

Register Online

Thank you for your interest in our event.
This registration site can be used for multiple things. It can be used to sign up as a volunteer, to register to be a food vendor, an arts & craft vendor and even a business exhibitor.
 
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