Celebrate America's 248th Birthday at W.P.T. Hill Field aboard MCB Camp Lejeune.

Celebrate America's 248th Birthday at W.P.T. Hill Field aboard MCB Camp Lejeune at the Camp Lejeune*Marine Raiders July 4th Celebration presented by Guild Mortgage! Enjoy an evening of music, food, and the most spectacular fireworks display in the area. Headlining this year’s event is national recording artist,Sugar Ray with special guests Vertical Horizon. This event is free and open to DoD Cardholders and their guests only. In case of inclement weather, this event will not be rescheduled.

All attendees 18 and up must have a valid photo ID on their persons at all times.


Schedule of Events
2:30PM Trams start
3PM Event Site Open | Food & Beverage Vendors
4PM Stage Entertainment
  • 2D Marine Division Band
  • Vertical Horizon
  • Sugar Ray
5-7PM Join USAA to meet NFL Quarterback Bryce Young. All you need to bring is a smile! Due to the heavy traffic expected, Bryce Young will take photos but will not be signing any additional items.
8:45PM Fireworks | Food and Beverage Sales Cease


Who Can Attend: Open to DoD Identification Cardholders and their guests only. No event passes will be issued for this event.

Inclement Weather: In case of inclement weather on July 4, the event will be canceled and will not be rescheduled.

Pets: Pets will NOT be allowed in the venue area, with the exception of verified, registered service animals as defined in MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ Order 10570.2B.



Main parking will be located at the Camp Lejeune MCX and Commissary parking lots. Parking in the grassy areas along the side of the road is not permitted. Violators will be ticketed by PMO. To maximize our parking and minimize our footprint, we encourage people to carpool to the event. Pay attention to the traffic guards as they will direct you to the open parking locations. Free Tram service running from the designated parking locations to and from the event site starting at 2:30PM.

Handicap Accessible parking will be available at the Hadnot Point Plaza (Bldg. 84).


Prohibited Items

  • Personal fireworks or sparklers
  • Glass Containers
  • Personal Firearms
  • Tents (to include shade tents/umbrellas)
  • Controlled illegal substances and their associated paraphernalia
  • Tasers
  • Stun Guns
  • Drones (UAS)
  • Grills
  • Pets (with the exception of registered service animals)
  • Weapons, including knives
  • Mace or oleoresin capsicum (i.e. pepper) spray


Sugar Ray

Sugar Ray

Beyond sales of 10 million records, four top 10 songs, hundreds of millions of streams, and millions of tickets sold, Sugar Ray—co-founded by Mark McGrath [vocals] and Rodney Sheppard [lead guitar]—embody the endless summer of popular music and culture. How many artists still pack sheds a whole generation removed from their genesis? How many acts can claim sharing the stage with The Rolling Stones, KISS, and Sex Pistols, collaborating with Run-DMC, and being interpolated by Post Malone? Just Sugar Ray…

1994’s Lemonade & Brownies took the guys around the world and earned cult classic status for its frenetic and unpredictable hybrid. It set the stage for FLOORED in 1997. The latter’s immortal lead single “Fly” [feat. Super Cat] made them a household name. 21 years down the road, Post Malone incorporated “Fly” in “Sugar Wraith” on the triple-platinum beerbongs & Bentleys. Helmed by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer David Kahne [Sublime, Paul McCartney, The Strokes], FLOORED earned the band’s first gold plaque and eventually went double-platinum.  Two years later, 14:59 bowed in the Top 20 of the Billboard Top 200, went triple-platinum, and gave us “Someday,” “Falls Apart,” and their second #1 “Every Morning.” In 2001, Sugar Ray crashed the Top 200 at #6 as “When It’s Over” staked out a spot on the charts. It added another platinum plaque to their walls. Enjoying a renaissance, Sugar Ray headlined the Under the Sun Tour 2013-2015. They inked a deal with BMG in 2019 and dropped their seventh full-length, Lil Yachty. In addition to features from Rolling Stone and Billboard, NPR claimed, “The Newport Beach natives returned to their signature uplifting and airy rock sound.It only set the stage for more touring and music. No matter how much everything changes, we’ve got Sugar Ray forever.


Vertical Horizon

Vertical Horizon

1999 debut on RCA Records “Everything You Want” sold over 2 million copies

“Everything You Want” hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the Adult 40 chart

“You’re’ a God” reached #3 on Billboard’s Adult Chart

“Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)” hit #4 on the Billboard charts and then in 2005, became a Top 20 country hit for Gary Allan

Shared the stage with Dave Matthews Band, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Train, Metallica, Barenaked Ladies, Third Eye Blind, Lifehouse, Goo Goo Dolls, Smashmouth, Sugar Ray and Stone Temple Pilots


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the event open to the public?

No. This event is open to DoD cardholders and their guests. No event passes will be issued.

Is the event free?

Yes. This is a free event for DoD cardholders and their guests only.

What if I am staying at Inns of the Corps?

Guests with booked lodging on this day will receive an Inns of the Corps Access Pass to be displayed on your vehicle dashboard.

Will there be food & beverage available for purchase?

Yes. A variety of food vendors will be on hand. Beer and Seltzers will be available for purchase. Food and beverage sales will cease at 8:45PM.

Is there seating?

This is an open lawn seating event. Guests will bring their own seating (i.e. folding chairs, blankets, etc.) First-come, first served.

What do you recommend we bring?

  • Chairs, blankets
  • Non-aerosol sunscreen and bug repellant
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Coolers are permitted and subject to inspection (no glass containers)
  • Cash, Debit, or Credit Cards
  • Camera, GoPro, Selfie Stick
  • Cell phones
  • Strollers

Will there be ATMs?

Yes, there will be an ATM available on-site. There are also ATMs located at the Camp Lejeune MCX and Hadnot Point Plaza.

May I bring a cooler?

Yes. Coolers are allowed. No glass containers are permitted.

Will there be a child lost and found area?

Yes. There will be a child lost and found tent on-site.

Will there be restroom facilities?

There will be port-o-letts available.


Sponsored by Marine Raiders

Sponsored by Guild Mortgage


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Sponsored by GEICO Military


MCCS Sponsor. No DoD or federal endorsement implied.

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