Summer Sizzle

Giselle Cardenas (left), of Longview, and boyfriend, Danny Calvillo (right), of Longview, look toward the stage during Celebrate Freedom, an annual outdoor Christian music concert, at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas Saturday June 28, 2014.

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Kick off your summer with a day filled with families enjoying live music, food trucks, children’s activities, a mud volleyball tournament, washers tournament and more. Live music has an '80s flavor with
• Ripper and the Bitter Pills at 1 p.m.
• Chaz Marie at 3 p.m.
• Railhead Band at 5 p.m.
• headliners The Molly Ringwalds at 7 p.m.

Fun contests include a Pet 80's Costume Contest, Air Guitar Contest, Texas Roadhouse Rib Eating Contest, and an 80's Costume Contest (for humans!). Be part of a world Record Setter attempt for the most people wearing a glow stick while dancing to "Can't Stop the Feeling." Check out the free Texas-Sized Yard games, including Jenga, Pong, Cornhole and more! Kids activities include a Splash Zone, inflatables and rides, with unlimited access wristbands for $15. Save $5 on wristbands with a donation of peanut butter and/or jelly to the "Spread the Love" campaign. Single tickets are $1 with most activities costing 2-5 tickets. Free activities include a make and take craft area, temporary Summer Sizzle tattoos, and face painting.

New this year is a Bark Zone, with a cooling pool for dogs, agility course and a leash free area. Summer Sizzle will end with a fabulous fireworks show set to music.

Entrance into the park is free, but some activities will have a fee. Parking is free at Travis Williams Softball Complex and there is a free shuttle beginning at 3 pm from Mesquite Memorial Stadium, 2411 Scyene Road.
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