GRAND PARK SPORTS CAMPUS
Don’t miss the 4th annual Frank’s Franks Hot Dog Competition at this year’s Westfield Rocks the 4th celebration! Six contestants will take on the challenge to eat 5 hot dogs in record time! The competition will take place around 6pm in front of the Main Stage area.
Tethered hot air balloon rides will be available from around 7:30pm until 10pm at this year’s Westfield Rocks the 4th event at Grand Park Sports Campus.
Tickets are $15 per person, children 5 years old and younger are free.
Each participant (or parent/guardian for those under 18 years of age) must sign a waiver before being allowed to take a ride.
What is a tethered balloon ride? A tethered balloon ride is when the balloon is tied to the ground to keep the balloon from flying away. This allows the balloon to lift off and “fly” a small group of people without taking an actual hot air balloon ride! Tethered balloon rides usually last approximately 5 minutes and will fly between 60 to 80 feet.
How many people can ride at a time? Between 4 – 7 people can ride at a time depending on the combined weight. Depending on your group, you may not all be able to ride together. If you are a smaller party, you will be paired with other people as well.
What if there is bad weather? Tethered rides can only happen when the winds are around 8 mph or less. If the winds are any faster or there are storms in the area, the balloon becomes difficult to control and can be unsafe. If tether rides should be cancelled due to the weather, all money will be refunded.
Other Important Information
– Young children and those in wheelchairs can ride!
– Weight balance is important. When you approach the balloon basket to ride, one person will come out and then one person will go in
– No smoking on campus, or near the balloon
– Make sure to stay clear of ropes as they will be going up and down
If you’re looking for a great parking spot, close to all of the event attractions, then don’t delay on purchasing a VIP parking ticket!
VIP Parking is available in Lot G off of 186th Street. Tickets are $10 per vehicle and PRE-SALE ONLY (parking tickets will not available to purchase at the event).
Westfield Rocks the 4th would not be successful without the help of our awesome volunteers each year. We are looking for individuals and groups to assist with many different positions throughout the event.
To sign-up to be a volunteer, please follow the steps below:
To sign up to sponsor Westfield Rocks the 4th, please fill out the form below. We will contact you regarding sponsorship opportunities. Thank you!
Rules and Regulations:
Can I bring a cooler into the event? No; coolers are not allowed at Grand Park. Event staff will ask patrons to take coolers back to their vehicles if they are brought into the event area.
Is this event free to attend? YES! All of the attractions at Westfield Rocks the 4th are completely FREE!
What time do the fireworks start? The fireworks will begin right at 10pm!
Can I bring my own fireworks? NO. Other than the event fireworks display, fireworks cannot be brought in (including sparklers).
Where is the best place to see the fireworks? Because of the size of Grand Park, you will be able to see fireworks everywhere! However this year, we will be synchronizing music to the fireworks and this can only be heard in the Concert Venue. Please refer to the map on the event homepage.
What special accommodations are provided for guests with disabilities? Parking Lot D is designated for Handicap Parking- please display your handicap parking placard. All of the fields are accessible with paved paths throughout the park.
Where can I park? All of the parking lots at Grand Park (including Pacers Athletic Center) will be open for event parking. Parking Lot C will be the closest parking lot to the event area.
Will there be shade at Grand Park? Yes! You can cool off at our shade stations on Field 8. We will also have tents in the Kid Zone.
Is there a lost and found? Yes! Please bring/pick up items at our neon green Information Tent. After the event, please fill out the form on Grand Park’s website and someone will follow up with you directly. You can access this by going to http://grandpark.org/lost-and-found-2/