Every year for 46 years now, Americans gather at the Cerveceria in Alajuela for the annual 4th of July picnic. Free food, beer and patriotism will draw 1000’s of U.S. citizens and their families to this location.
Hot dogs, bagels, coffee and beer will fill guests’ stomachs as they enjoy activities such as sack races, square dancing, volleyball and a water-balloon toss. There are all kinds of games for the children as well offering bags of candy as a prize. They actually get a prize whether they win or not so at the end of the day, you can count on your child being full of sweets.
The party starts at 8:00 am and at 10:00 am everything stops for the national anthem and the raising of the flags.
The picnic is supported primarily by donations from U.S. companies with Costa Rica branches, but each year there are volunteers collecting donations as guess leave the picnic.
The children have lots of fun and you get to see all of your American friends that you may only see once a year at the picnic. It’s fun for the entire family.