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Greenwood’s popular Freedom Fest is on July 4

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Greenwood’s Freedom Fest on July 4th each year is one of the most talked-about and attended events around with one of the best fireworks displays. The best vantage point of the Post Office, City Hall, Farmer’s Bank or the Church of Christ, all around Gary and Center Streets. Bring your chairs or blankets and get your spot early, fireworks start at 9pm. Vendors will be located around the square. Any non-food vendors have until July 1, 2019 to provide their application.

Prior to the Freedom Fest starting, the 5K Freedom Run will have already kicked off in full steam with about 400 runners of all ages. Be sure to run in the Freedom Run and then stay for the festivities. See related story to sign up early.

However, earlier, starting at 9:45am, the Color Guard will kick off the Freedom Fest, then the music from local, regional artists and well-known musicians will start performing. Bands such as RC and the Blues Bandits, Sweet River Band, Inspyral, Soul’d Out, Boom Kinetic and the Klocks will perform.

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There will be free games, bounce-arounds, 14 food vendors, 80 regular vendors, face-painting, bounce-around inflatables (some with water), helicopter rides, free hot dogs and at 9pm one of the largest fireworks displays in the area. Everything is free except if you purchase from one of the vendors.

Tammy Briley, Greenwood Parks Director says, “The kids can play and the adults can be entertained all day without spending any money. There will be 750 free hot dogs with drink and chips. In addition, the police officers and fire department will be available for pictures with the kids. We have a great event planned for the entire family starting with the 5K Run.”

Miss Arkansas 2019 Darynne Dahlem, from Greenwood and daughter of Ron and Traci Lewellen, will also be in attendance.

One of the local sponsors has provided custom medals to the winners. And, you may find Mayor Kinslow showing up incognito.

The Freedom Fest on July 4th is for the entire family and will be enjoyed by all. Appreciation for the Chamber of Commerce, sponsoring businesses, the City staff and the volunteers who spend their time bringing this for the community’s enjoyment.

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