KMC’s Rockin’ Fourth of July

by Petra Lessoing
Ramstein Public Affairs

This year’s KMC Rockin’ Fourth of July celebration takes place from 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Kapaun Air Station. The event includes musical entertainment, children’s activities, games, food specialties, prizes and a fireworks display.

The following bands will perform:
•    From 2 to 3 p.m.: Bad Fish
•    From 3 to 5 p.m.: Friktion Addiktion
•    From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Fishermans Friends set No. 1
•    From 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Fishermans Friends set No. 2
•    From 9 to 10:15 p.m.: Blue October
•    From 11 p.m. to midnight: Jom Tones

During the celebration, children can enjoy pony rides, bumper cars, a mini Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and the inflation station. Games include darts, a dunking booth, a fishing game and ping pong. Private organizations will set up food booths offering barbecue chicken, bratwurst, cheeseburgers, hamburgers, chicken wings, hot dogs, lumpia, pulled pork, schwenksteak, funnel cakes, cotton candy and root beer floats.

“We are asking visitors not to bring coolers with their own food and drinks,” Mr. Jerome said. “Also, pets are not allowed.”

A give-away with prizes by private sponsors starts at 8:30 p.m. on stage. Visitors who signed up from 2 to 8 p.m. at the sponsorship tent can win gift cards, cash, a weekend getaway and a portable GPS system. The firework show is scheduled from 10:30 to 11 p.m.

Vogelweh Housing residents are encouraged to walk to the festivities on Kapaun; other residents should carpool, if possible. Security forces recommends visitors arrive on county street L395 (former B40) and utilize the Pulaski Gate entry control point.

“A shuttle will run on Vogelweh, Kapaun, Pulaski to take visitors from parking areas located away from the main event area; however, we recommend to be prepared to have to walk moderate distances,” said Capt. Justin Secrest, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron.

Polizei will be enforcing a ticket and towing policy for unauthorized parking on federal street B40/L395 and B270.

The event is open to ID cardholders. For more information, visit