Roanoke, VA- On Sunday, July 2, Roanoke Parks and Recreation will host a “Freedom Festival,” in celebration of Independence Day. This event will provide free, family-friendly activities and live music in River’s Edge Park South starting at 5 PM, followed by the classic City fireworks display.
From 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM there will be a Music and Fun Zone in River’s Edge Park South with inflatables, trampolines, and more for the whole family to enjoy free of cost. Food vendors and a beer garden will be open as well. Admission and participation will be completely free, with food and beverage available for purchase.
In partnership with Five Points Music Sanctuary, there will be free live music for all to enjoy. The Jared Stout Band will perform from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and The Dead Reckoning will perform two sets starting at 7:15 PM and concluding just before for the fireworks display.
The Freedom Festival will end with the classic city fireworks display at River’s Edge Park, beginning at 9:30 PM. Festival goers and spectators may gather at River’s Edge Park South for easy viewing, and are encouraged to plan their travel ahead of time as there will be road closures and limited parking.
The festival and concert will be rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, a determination regarding the fireworks display will be announced by 5 PM on July 2 via social media. For details about activities, parking, road closures, and volunteer opportunities, visit PLAYRoanoke.com/FreedomFestival.
For all media inquiries, contact Molly Hagan, Marketing Coordinator for Roanoke Parks and Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org.