Fernandina Freedom Festival

Join your neighbors at the Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival in Central Park in Fernandina Beach on July 3.

Fernandina Freedom Festival

Fernandina Freedom Festival

Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival Celebrates Independence Weekend in Fernandina Beach.

Join your neighbors and friends at the Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival, to be held in Central Park in Fernandina Beach on Saturday, July 3, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured will be a Touch-A-Truck Public Safety display to include Law Enforcement Vehicles, Fire Apparatus, Muscle cars, various trucks, boats, motorcycles, dump trucks, excavators, front-end loaders, school buses, tow trucks and other vehicles and machinery. Visitors can meet some of the personnel who protect, serve and work in our community and learn about the functions and features of these vehicles.

Musical entertainment, featuring THE INSTANT GROOVE, will be provided throughout the festival on the Main Stage. Other activities include a Parent-Child Look-A-Like Contest (sign up starting at 10 a.m., contest at 1:00 p.m.), an All American Apple Pie Contest, teamwork games, Fun for the Kids playground, food, arts and crafts vendors. Make a thank you card to send to a member of the active military and veterans at the Craft Center. The office of the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections will offer on-site voter registration. Admission is free to the Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival.

On Sunday, July 4th, everyone is invited to wear their patriotic red, white and blue to either participate in the Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival Parade, which starts at 7 p.m. or find a spot on Centre Street to watch. After the parade, gather in front of the Depot at 8 p.m., at the foot of Centre Street, to enjoy the Concert of patriotic music in the spirit of Independence Day presented by the New Horizons Concert Band of the Amelia Arts Academy. The Annual City of Fernandina Beach’s 4th of July Fireworks Display can be viewed to the south of the Fernandina Harbor Marina at approximately 9:30 p.m. Be sure to bring your own folding chair!

More information, concert agenda and applications for the contests can be found on the Shiny Badges Ball website under the Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival tab or they can be emailed or faxed. For more information, to participate, volunteer, or to be a sponsor, contact Marty Scott at 904-753-4467, Arlene Scott at 904-753-8774, by fax 904-321-5643, or send them an email.

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