Schedule of Events

To keep up with the latest announcements, follow the Freedom Festival Facebook Page!

The Austin-area 4th of July celebration is truly a collaboration of many great groups, sponsors, and volunteers, without whom our beloved community tradition wouldn't be possible. Thank you to everyone who makes these events happen!

Thank you, Sponsors!!
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

  • Disabled American Veterans

  • The American Legion

  • Mower County Veterans Council

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July 1st

  • 8:00pm - Midnight    Street Dance,  Torge's Live Parking Lot.  (Organizers: Torges)

    • Band: Time Machine  (70's & 80's Tribute Acts)

    • $10 entry, includes your first drink


 

July 2nd

  • Kids Fishing Contest, East Side Lake

    • 8:30am-10:00 on-site Registration

    • 9:00am-11:50am  Fishing time

    • Noon - Fishing Contest Awards

 



July 3rd

  • Morning Lions Fly-In Breakfast, 7:00am - 1:00pm,  Austin Airport  [More Info Here]


Bandshell Stage Entertainment: 

  • 1:00-1:30 Jane Taylor Academy of Dance

  • 1:45-2:15  Acclaim Academy of Dance

  • 2:30-3:00  Bridget's Dance Conservatory

  • 3:15-4:15  RAD Zoo Presentation (Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo!) Touch the animals!

  • 4:30-6:00   Little Miss Sparkler / Little Mr. Firecracker Pageant

  • 6:30 - 8:00pm Sena Ehrhardt & Cole Allen Duo


Other Park Activities on the 3rd:

  • Food Trucks - throughout the day

  • Craft Vendors - throughout the day - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Kaptain Kirby Children's Train Rides - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Kids Inflatables - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Veteran's Bingo in the Pavilion 2:00 - 8:00pm

  • Gravity Storm Craft Beer Garden and VFW Beer Garden

 

July 4th

  • 10:45 am   Mini Piggy Fun Run (organizers: YMCA)

  • 11:00 am   Parade (organizers: Austin Area Chamber of Commerce)

Bandshell Stage Entertainment: 

  • 1:30-2:00 Veteran's Opening Ceremony   

  • 2:00-3:30  Uptown Jazz Band

  • 4:00-5:15  Jeff Reinartz   

  • 6:00-7:30  3 Lane Band   

  • 8:00-8:30  Pillars of the Community Presentation / Patriotic Porch Contest Winners Announced

  • 8:30-10:00  Community Band

  • 10:00pm  Flashing Thunder Fireworks!  (organizers: City of Austin)

Other Park Activities on the 4th:    

  • Food Trucks - throughout the day    

  • Craft Vendors - throughout the day   

  • Car Show - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

  • Westminster Church Ice Cream Social 2:00-4:00pm  (located near the top of Skinner's Hill)

  • Kids Pedal Pull Competition (ages 4-11)! Sign up starting at 3:30pm (West Parking Lot)

    • Pedal Pull is at 4:00pm.  Trophies for each age group!

  • Hwy 218 Cornhole Tourney - 2:00 Signup, 2:30 start (pavilion North of the playground)    

  • Petting Zoo - 2:00pm - 8:00pm    

  • Kids Inflatables - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

  • APAC games for kids! 3:00-6:00pm near the pond

  • Veteran's Bingo in the Pavilion 2:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Gravity Storm Craft Beer Garden and VFW Beer Garden

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