Keep Your 4th of July Going at The Glen

Friday Night Block Party on July 6th is FREE to the General Public Fans looking to continue their Independence Day celebration past July 4th can continue the patriotic party at The Glen next weekend during the Friday Night Block Party presented by News Channel 36. The night is filled with fun for the entire family and admission is completely FREE and will kick off the Camping World Watkins Glen Grand Prix, July 6-8th. Gates for the FREE Friday Night Block Party will be open from 5:00 - 9:30 PM on Friday, July 6th. The evening is loaded with fun activities that everyone will enjoy. The fun starts at 5:00PM with kids' inflatable rides by Air Co., airbrush tattooing and numerous vendors selling a wide variety of delicious food including snow cones, cotton candy, Philly cheese steaks, curly fries, fried dough and much, much more. Fans will have a chance to get up close and personal with the WGI official pace cars, several spectacular race cars and maybe even a few motorsports personalities. MAGIC 92.7/97.7FM and WLVY 94.3 FM will help rev the night up with a series of LIVE broadcasts during the evening. Looking for some live music? Well, at 6:00PM bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs to hear local Country & Classic Rock band NightRyder LIVE on The Red Cat Summer Stage. The live music will get the night rocking and will lead into the highlight of the evening, an amazing fireworks show at 9:30 PM. This is truly a night that cannot be missed. Free parking for the event is available off Kuhl-Winner Way which is located behind the FrontStretch Grandstands. The Camping World Watkins Glen Grand Prix features the premier open-wheel cars and stars of the Indy 500 taking on the twists and turns of the historic road-course July 6-8. The racing action will include the Corning Twin 100's Indy Pro Series races on both Saturday and Sunday and the Penn Grade 1 Historic Grand Prix and Supercuts 200 KONI Challenge races on Saturday. The excitement will be both on and off the track all weekend long. On Saturday, two separate autograph sessions featuring the drivers from the IndyCar and Indy Pro Series will be held following the on-track action beginning at 4:00 PM. A third autograph session featuring IndyCar Legends will start at 4:30 PM. The track will also host a viewing party for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway from the FrontStretch Grandstand. The party will get started with a wine and cheese party in the FinishLine Hospitality hosted by GCP Discount Liquors and Wine, highlighting over 20 New York Finger Lakes wineries, live music by "Carbon Leaf" on the Red Cat Summer Stage and fireworks. All of these special activities are included with the cost of admission except for the FREE Friday Night Block Party that will be open to the general public. Tickets for the race weekend celebration during the Camping World Watkins Glen Grand Prix, or the NASCAR Nextel Cup at The Glen and Zippo 200 weekend August 9-12 are still available. For tickets and additional race weekend information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE, log onto , buy online at or stop by The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen.

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