PINETOP-LAKESIDE — There will likely be a lot of families, both local and from out-of-town, here in the White Mountains the weekend after the Fourth of July, and kids will be looking for something to do.

The Red, White Mountain & Blue Bash offered by the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce will be a great option for families, with a Bounce Carnival with water slides, a 70-foot obstacle course, and much more.

“We’ll have a walk-around magician, live music, root beer floats and ice cream station, food trucks, photo booth, soda and water fountain, and so much more. Every adult will receive a swag bag of goodies and for those of you too old for all that bouncing around, come hang out at the Sangria Saloon or Beergarten. Bring your lawn chairs and towels and spend the day with family and friends—but leave the dogs at home so they can rest up after their tiring day over at the Mutt Strutt on July 4,” the website www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com states.

The event will be held at the Mountain Meadows Recreation Complex at 958 N. Woodland Rd. in Lakeside on Saturday, July 6 with the carnival running from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and live music going until 8 p.m.

Wristbands to get in are adults for $5, children’s for $20 and a family of four package is $40. Any wristband entitles the wearer access to all rides and entertainment.

Also part of the excitement will be an Arizona Coyotes free hockey clinic for kids held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., also at Mountain Meadows, all hockey equipment provided.

For more information go to www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com or call them at 928-367-4290. Tickets are also available at www.redwhitemountainblue.com.

Reach the reporter at mleiby@wmicentral.com

Mike Leiby covers police, courts, and the towns of Snowflake and Taylor.

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