Freedom Festival

Next date: Thursday, July 04, 2024 | 05:00 PM to 09:30 PM

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Ready for some fireworks?

Join the City of North Port for our annual Freedom Festival, presented by American Irrigation. This family-friendly signature event includes fun activities, great vendors, plenty of food options, and of course fireworks.

On the front Event Lawn of the stadium will be a Kids Fun Zone, which will feature free activities including bounce houses, lawn games, music, and more. Inside the stadium, a variety of vendors and community organizations stationed alongside the concourse will offer goods and informational booths.  Live music will be performed throughout the night.

Seating will be available both inside the stadium and outside on the Event Lawn. If watching the fireworks show from the Event Lawn, the public is welcome to bring blankets or chairs to enjoy the show. No personal fireworks, sparklers, animals, or stickers will be permitted.

Entertainment provided by: Tobacco_RD_Band

Tobacco Rd Band was formed by Eric Durrance, CMT artist and co-writer of Jake Owens top 10 single “Eight Second Ride”.  The band has opened shows for Josh Turner, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Brantley Gilbert and many many more. The band also teamed up with Colt Ford in the studio to record their smash hit “That's Country”. Check out the band's website for complete bio and more information.

 

Traffic Plan

ENTRANCE TRAFFIC PLAN

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From North Port: 

Vehicles traveling from City of North Port and from the East must enter through West Villages Parkway.

From I-75:
Vehicles traveling from I-75 south, will travel on River Rd. and turn left on US 41 and will enter through West Villages Parkway.

From Venice:
Vehicles traveling from Venice and from the West must enter through Preto Blvd. and turn left on Playmore Blvd. 

EXIT TRAFFIC PLAN 

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To North Port: 
Travel north on West Villages Parkway and make a right at US 41.

To I-75:
Travel north on West Villages Parkway and make a right at US 41, then make a left on River Road.

To Venice:
Travel north on West Villages Parkway, make a left on Playmore Blvd., then make a right on Preto Blvd. and finally make a left on US 41. 

 

Activities Schedule

Subject to change:

5 p.m.

  • Gates open
  • Tobacco Rd Band kicks off Freedom Festival
  • Patriotic Play Zone open until 8:45 p.m.
  • Firecracker Lane Vendors open until 8:45 p.m.


6:30 p.m.

  • Opening Ceremonies


7 p.m.

  • Tobacco Rd Band's Second Set


9 p.m.

  • Fireworks Show Begins


9:20 p.m.

  • Fireworks Show & Event Ends

Freedom Festival Map

Freedom Festival Event Map

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our sponsorship program is structured into tiers to accommodate budgets of all sizes, ensuring everyone has a chance to participate in the City's events. Sponsors not only gain great visibility throughout the community but also receive exceptional marketing benefits.

For more information on how you can sponsor the Freedom Festival, please contact Kimberly Lencki, Community Partnership & Engagement Manager, at 941-429-7143 or email KLencki@NorthPortFL.gov.

If you are ready to become a sponsor Freedom Festival, please complete the online sponsorship application. We appreciate your support!

 

Festival Vendors - CLOSED

Merchandise and Government/Non-Profit applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis based on event needs. Completion of this application does not guarantee acceptance into the event. Please complete the online form completely and read all information carefully. Should you have any questions or need assistance, call 941-429-PARK (7275), option 6. 

Merchandise, Government or Non-Profit Application is now CLOSED.  Thank you for your interest in participating as a vendor at Freedom Festival.  We have currently reached our maximum capacity of vendors.

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Food Vendors - CLOSED

Food vendor applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis based on event needs. Completion of this application does not guarantee acceptance into the event. Please complete the online form completely and read all information carefully. Should you have any questions or need assistance, call 941-429-PARK (7275), option 6.

Food Vendor Application - CLOSED.  Thank you for your interest in participating as a food vendor at Freedom Festival.  We have currently reached our maximum capacity of food vendors

Food truck safety information(PDF, 535KB)

 

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When

  • Thursday, July 04, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Location

CoolToday Park, 18800 W. Villages Pkwy., North Port, FL, 34293, View Map

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