If celebrating America's independence with a live orchestra playing patriotic music and a massive fireworks display is how you like to do the 4th, then Pop Goes the Fort on Ft. Bliss is the Fourth of July event you want to attend.

Fort Bliss MWR will mark Independence Day at Biggs Park with a live performance from the El Paso Symphony Orchestra followed by the annual Fireworks Spectacular.

And you don’t have to live on-base or be a DOD ID cardholder to attend. The El Paso community at large will be allowed on base, too.

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Community Access Pass Needed

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After two years of operating under severe COVID restrictions and limited access, the base has returned to normal operating procedures.

Non-military folks no longer need to be sponsored by a service member. Instead, guests can stop by the Visitors Control Center to request a visitor's pass.

It’s best to get a Community Access Pass a day or two before event as lines tend to get long on the day of. To find out more, CLICK HERE.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra

Fort Bliss MWR
Fort Bliss MWR

Conductor James Welsch will lead the El Paso Symphony Orchestra in a varied program mixing traditional patriotic music, contemporary music, and a pops concert with special guests the USO Show Troupe.

The 1st Armored Division Band Fort Bliss will perform before the orchestra.

Pop Goes the Fort

Fort Bliss MWR
Fort Bliss MWR

Gates open at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Various food trucks and vendors will be on site, as will numerous inflatables to keep the kids entertained.

2023 Schedule of Events

• 4 p.m. Gates Open
• 5:30 Cannon Salute to The Union
• 7:30 Concert & Fireworks

What to Know If You Plan to Go

• Allowed: lawn chairs/blankets/coolers
• Not Allowed: Outside alcoholic beverages, glass containers, and pets

Biggs Park is located on Fort Bliss at 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd.

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