Six Flags Great America Hosts July 4th Fest Weekend Presented by Coca-Cola


One stop destination for fireworks and live entertainment the whole family can enjoy!

What: July 4th Fest - presented by Coca-Cola, a patrotic Independence Day weekend festival. Ride early when you bring an unopened can of any Coca-Cola product. Stay late for fireworks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

When: July 3-5, 2015 Fireworks each night at 10pm

Where: Six Flags Great America / 1 Six Flags Parkway / Gurnee, IL 60031

GURNEE, Ill. - June 25, 2015 - Six Flags Great America presents its annual July 4th Fest - presented by Coca-Cola featuring exclusive ride time on some of the park's biggest and best coasters along with a variety of park festivities and, of course, fireworks all weekend long.

Early Ride Time
Bring any can or bottle of unopend Coca-Cola product to receive early ride time. All donations will be given to Operation Homefront. Early ride time is from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Park admission is required.

* Friday, July 3 - Goliath, Vertical Velocity, BATMAN The Ride, Revolution
* Saturday, July 4 - Goliath, Whizzer, Viper, Giant Drop
* Sunday, July 5 - Goliath, Demon, Raging Bull, American Eagle

- Featured July 3, 4 and 5
- Six Flags Grand Finale Parade kicks off at 9:15 p.m. with fireworks at 10 p.m.

Operation Homefront
Kicking off July 4th Fest on July 3, Six Flags Great America will host a, "Salute to Heroes Day" in partnership with Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families. In addition, Six Flags Great America will donate $5,000 to Operation Homefront and provide five heroes and their families with VIP Tours, meals and Gold Season Passes.

July 4-6 Activites
- The Coca-Cola July 4th Fest Zone, set up near Hometown Square, will include games, dance contests and entertaining activies, sucha as two-liter relay race, bottle cap challenge, frozen t-shirt contest and Goliath ring toss for a chance to win great prizes.

- The Coca-Cola "Share a Coke" area will also be set up by X Flight, this will allow guest to print out personalized labels to put on a mini can of Coke and share another with a friend.

- Coca-Cola will offer ice cold samples of Coca-Cola beverages in the park.

"We are offering the best 4th of July Fest yet with bands, entertainment and the best fireworks show in Lake County on Friday, Saturday and Sunday," said Hank Salemi, park president. "Our July 4th Fest is an experience families can't get anywhere else."

Six Flags Great America is celebrating 40 Seasons of Thrills this season. Initially built with a $50 million dollar investment, thousands of workers and enumerable details, Great America embodied the country's bicentennial with classic Americana-themed territories when it opened in 1976. The park's evolution over the past 40 seasons has lead the way with innovative, one-of-a-kind roller coasters, state-of-the-art shows and the development of a 20-acre water park.
About Operation Homefront
A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more then 2,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has provided asssistance to thousands of military families since its inception in 2002. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity watchdog groups, nationally, 93 percent of total donations to Operation Homefront go directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to

About Six Flags Great America and Hurrican Harbor
Two great parks, one destination! Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, four children's themed areas with over 30 rides and a nighttime parade.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertianment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.2 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 54 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions.

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