Greenwood’s annual Freedom Fest will bring music, rides and foods and a huge fireworks display Saturday night at Joel Dean Hitt Park.
Admission is free for the event, which is organized by the Greenwood Parks and Recreation Board at Hitt Park, located at 907 Allendale Lake Road.
A car show begins at 3 p.m. and continues until 6 p.m.. Vendors and rides begin at 4 p.m.; $10 wristbands will be sold for rides/inflatables and for a video game truck.
Entertainment will include the Shadow Riders band. Later in the night, music will be provided by a DJ with fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m.
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“We have all kinds of vendors that sell products and food such as Twisted Asian, Smokey’s BBQ and Applebee’s trucks,” said Heather Lynn Armstrong, a park board member. “A big deal will be that Mayor Levi Weaver will be honoring Vietnam War veterans by giving them commemorative pins.”
Also appearing at the Freedom Fest will be skydivers and KC Flight team, along with military, fire and police displays.
A few handicapped parking are available at the park, but most visitors will need to park and walk to the park or at the Fellowship of Greenwood Church where a free shuttle will carry them to and back from the festival.
Other activites at Freedom Fest include:
• Park-board member Brian Maday singing the national anthem with the One Voice quartet
• A pie-baking contest
• A bike parade for the kids if they bring decorated bikes, wagons or scooters
• A photo-booth
• A new beer garden
The rainout date is June 25. No coolers are allowed at Freedom Fest.