Our annual Fourth of July celebration begins with the Rotary Club Firecracker 5K and then continues with local artisans and crafters, a full day of local entertainment, festival foods, and fun events including a Watermelon Eating Contest, and a Hula Hoop-off. Explore Kids’ Street where you’ll find a bouncy house & more. New in 2017: Ultimate 5-station Bungee Trampoline
Freedom Fest Schedule of Events, July 4, 2017
10:00 am: “Strut Your Mutt” Pet Show / Contest
1 pm – 6 pm: Kidz Zone bounce house & slide for small children, obstacle course & slide for older kids. $5 wrist band for all-day play.
2:00 pm: Hula Hoop-Off
4:00 pm: Watermelon Eating Contest
5:00 pm: Sack Race
1 – 6 pm: Ultimate 5-station Bungee Trampoline. Get launched up to 25 feet in the air, try a front flip or the back flip – just have fun bustin’ some moves! $5 per session.
Bridge Stage on Everett Street
10:00 am: Opening Ceremony with VFW Post 9281
10:30 am: Ian Ridenhour, indie rock
12:30 pm: BEAU + LUCI, folk rock
2:30 pm: Andalyn Lewis, country /Americana / rock
4:30 pm: Colby Deitz Band, folk rock / Americana
6:00 pm: Elvis (Chris Monteith), rock and roll
7:00 pm: Kick the Robot, rock
9:55 pm: Kathryn Brown sings the National Anthem
10:00 pm: Best Fireworks Show in the Smokies!
More information: https://www.greatsmokies.com/FreedomFest.html