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4th in the Falls Freedom Fest

Date(s):Jul 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

SCHEDULE:                   

              5:00pm – Event begins 

              6:30pm – National Anthem and SAFB Flyover

              6:45pm – Blue Water Highway  

              8:00pm – Car Show winners announced

              8:30pm – Jason Boland & The Stragglers 

              10:05pm – Fireworks display

FOOD & DRINKS

Craving something yummy to eat while you are at the 4th in the Falls Freedom Fest? Don’t worry, we have you covered! There will be plenty of Food Trucks and Vendors offering delicious bites for you and your family to enjoy throughout the event!

FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES

You’ll find plenty of family activities and entertainment throughout the event that are FREE. There will also be some events that will require a fee to participate outdoors.

Family Fun Activities Include:

  • Face Painting
  • Cake Walk (Sponsored by Nothing But Bundt)
  • Bounce Houses

Children’s Wristbands

Kids are encouraged to wear a wristband with their guardian’s contact information. You can pick up a wrist band from the United Regional Hospital table at the entrance of the kid’s area in the Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall.

LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

In addition to the bands, the 80th Flying Training Wing from Sheppard Air Force Base will conduct a flyover during the national anthem. Sheppard will also have a tent located in the center of the event with an EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) demonstration, photo opportunities, kids’ activities and more, as well as personnel from the local Recruiting Office standing by to answer any questions about joining the world’s greatest Air Force.

Get ready to have a blast as we jam our way through the evening! We are proud to announce this year’s headliner is Jason Boland & the Stragglers.

For the past 20 years, Jason Boland & the Stragglers have dazzled audiences all over as one of the leading ambassadors of the Oklahoma and Texas music movement. Millions of fans cheering him on, over 500,000 records sold independently and 10 albums later, Boland is a career musician whose legacy continues to grow. From his early days touring in cramped vans and playing in front of tiny bar crowds to the packed venues he performs in today, Boland’s uncompromising approach has grown his profile dramatically, especially in the past handful of years. Add to that the legions of musicians who are influenced by Boland, and his impact on the scene is undeniable.

Opening this year’s event as special guest is Blue Water Highway.

Blue Water Highway comes from the working class, coastal town background that has informed the work of so many classic American musicians. They take their name from the roadway that links their hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas to Galveston, where the cops, the teachers, and the chemical plant workers travel to work hard and to play hard, blowing off steam, dancing to their favorite bands. Blue Water Highway’s music is the soundtrack for their lives. Their latest album, Paper Airplanes, was released in March 2021. Beautiful melodies and arrangements support lyrical themes of childhood wonder and re-enchantment on recent singles “All Will Be Well,” and “Dog Days.”

WHAT TO BRING AND PROHIBITED ITEMS:

BRING:

  • Blankets to sit on
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Sunscreen

Prohibited items:

  • Tarps
  • Coolers
  • Outside Food & Drinks
  • Tents or Canopies
  • Personal Fireworks & Sparklers

FAQ

How much is admission?

Admission to this event is FREE!

Can I bring a small tent for shade?

Tents are NOT allowed.

How much are the kid’s activities?

There will be plenty of kid’s activities that are FREE. There will also be some events that will require a fee to participate outdoors. Kids are encouraged to wear a wristband with their guardian’s contact information. You can pick up a wrist band from the United Regional Hospital table at the entrance of the kids area in the Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall.

Are dogs allowed at the event?

No Pets Allowed with the exception of service dogs.

Are coolers allowed?

Coolers are not allowed at this event.

Are personal fireworks allowed?

The use of personal fireworks are PROHIBITED within City limits.