In addition to a scenic setting, this annual party offers four distinct eras of Americana for guests, each with themed entertainment like live music, games, and more. You’ll also score a great vantage point for the amazing fireworks show at 9 p.m. along with a ticket to the Rock the Queen event on August 10, where the ship will be transformed into a huge concert with four stages of live tribute bands.
Where: Queen Mary,
When: July 4, 2013, Thursday
Cost: regular price $55, discount ticket $27 though Living Social, click here
• One adult GA ticket
• One adult GA ticket to Rock the Queen on August 10
Noon to 4 p.m.: 1920s to 1940s, featuring magicians, face painters, balloon artists, music from Lil’ Big Band and barbershop quartets, bingo, and the California Foot Stompers.
4 to 6 p.m.: 1940’s to 1960s, featuring vintage games and entertainment, carnival acts, and Abbey Road, a Beatles tribute band.
6 to 9 p.m.: 1960s to 1990s, offering everything from groovy disco tunes to classic ’80s hits and ’90 staples, all played byDJ Nimrod, DJ Dennis, and the Mike Vitale Band — plus, compete in shuffle board, giant pong, and bean bag toss
9:30 to 11 p.m.: 1990s to 2010, featuring the option of catching a star-studded patriotic movie or busting a move on the dance floor to DJ Nimrod and DJ Dennis spinning chart-topping hit songs.