City of Mesa

Arizona Celebration of Freedom: Known for his role as Bo Duke in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” actor, singer and producer John Schneider headlines Mesa’s Independence Day celebration with a benefit concert for veterans Friday at the Mesa Arts Center and emcees and performs at the Salute to America program Saturday. The two-day celebration includes family fun zones, live country and rock music, patriotic and history displays, a classic car show, Motorcylce Mania and a fireworks extravaganza.

DETAILS >> 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; veterans benefit concert 7:30 p.m. Friday. Downtown Mesa, Main Street between Morris and Centennial Way; Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Free admission to the Celebration of Freedom; $15-$75 for benefit concert. (480) 644-2069 or

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