By M.A. Velazquez
The 4th of July has been a federal US holiday since 1941 but the tradition of Independence Day dates back to 1776 when members of the 13 colonies declared their independence from Great Brittan. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th 1776 and has been considered the birth of America ever since. Typical celebrations include fireworks, parades, family gatherings and barbeques. In recent decades many have chosen to utilize the holiday to take a trip with the family.
Rocky Point has long been a popular 4th of July vacation destination for its warm summertime weather, beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets and fun filled atmosphere. It’s proximity to Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, El Centro and Imperial Valley, also add to its popularity among residents from these areas.
Visitors can certainly get their fireworks fix by purchasing them here and lighting them at the public beaches (with caution of course). The holiday weekend will also include Pool Tournaments, Dart Tournaments and Horseshoe Tournaments at the local watering holes and a Las Vegas themed Charity Night on Sandy Beach.
Many of the bigger hotels/resorts and RV parks have barbeque grills available to guests for those who want to have a traditional 4th of July cook-out. Everything you need can be found at our local grocers here in Rocky Point. For those who prefer to go out, local bars and clubs will have live music and DJs all weekend. And don’t forget to visit The Old Port and The Cholla Mall (Mexican Rodeo Drive) to pick up gifts for your loved ones back home. So pack your swim suits and beach chairs and we will see you on the 4th of July!