Thanks for joining us at the first ever Freedom First Festival!
Information below is for 2022, check back for 2023 details next summer.
Celebrate Independence Day with PLAY Roanoke events throughout the day on Sunday, July 3.
Freedom First Festival
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bring the whole family to celebrate during Independence weekend at our Freedom First Festival from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in Elmwood Park. This FREE Festival will have inflatables, a rock wall, cornhole, lawn games and more! Hang out in the beer garden or at the Elmwood Amphitheater and enjoy FREE Music until 3:30 p.m. with beer for sale and a variety of food truck options all day. Sign up to volunteer and get free Sugar Ray tickets!
Sugar Ray Concert
5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a concert with gates opening at 5 p.m featuring DJ Flex. The headliner, 90’s rock band Sugar Ray will go on at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $25, kids 12 & under are FREE! Tickets available through the Berglund Center.
Free Fireworks Display
River’s Edge Park
Starting at 9:30 p.m.
Look to the sky above River’s Edge North for a 15-minute firework show starting at 9:30 p.m.
Spectators may gather at River’s Edge South for easy viewing but be sure you read the FAQs below for information on road and park closures that day to help you navigate to the show.