A local summer tradition since 2004, North Port's Freedom Festival, presented by American Irrigation, provides families and friends the chance to celebrate Independence Day together with good food, lively entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks display. This year the event will be held at CoolToday Park on July 4, 2019. Gates will be open to the Public at 4:00 p.m.
Seating will be available both inside the stadium or 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. Also due to licensing requirements, vendors will not be permitted to sell any Pepsi products. Space is first come, first serve.
Available on the front event lawn of the stadium will be a children’s activity section which will include a variety of free activities and much more. Local food vendors are welcome to join in the fun and serve outside the stadium. Vendor applications are available to download from the Vendor Tab.
In addition to the stadium concessions inside the ballpark, there will also be a variety of vendors and community organizations providing informational booths stationed along the concourse. Live music will be performed throughout the night. There will also be free activities to commemorate North Port’s 60th Anniversary; including a chance for kids to run the bases for a special Diamond Run and one lucky Freedom Fest attendee will go home with a real diamond!
Schedule of Events (subject to change)
4:00 p.m. – Event Opens; Live Band Performs on the Field inside the Stadium
4:45 p.m. – Diamond Run –children are invited to run the bases on the field to celebrate North Port’s 60th Anniversary.
6:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
6:30 p.m. – Live Band Performs on the Field inside the Stadium
7:30 p.m. – Diamond Dig in Celebration of North Port’s 60th Anniversary
8:15 p.m. – Live Band Performs on the Field inside the Stadium
9:00 p.m. – Fireworks Show Begins
9:30 p.m. – Fireworks Show & Event Ends, Patrons Begin to Leave
Free parking will be available outside the stadium and the public is encouraged to carpool. Be prepared for congestion and slow-moving traffic as you enter and exit the park, slow and safe is the motto of the day!
Check back here or on the City social media as the event draws closer for all the latest event information regarding parking, traffic, and other information.
Special thanks to American Irrigation for their support as the presenting sponsor of Freedom Festival.
Interested in partnering with the City in support of this event? For more information, contact Communications & Outreach Coordinator Laura Ansel by calling 941-429-7143 or by email at LAnsel@CityofNorthPort.com.
Vendor applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis for this year's Freedom Festival. Applications will be considered based on event needs and space availability. The City does not provide exclusivity for vendors on particular items and reserves the right to turn away vendors deemed inappropriate for this family event. Return original form with payment to City of North Port, c/o Parks & Recreation -Freedom Festival 6207 W. Price Blvd, North Port, FL 34291--make checks payable to the City of North Port. Payment is also accepted in-person at the Morgan Family Community Center or George Mullen Activity Center.
Download and print a Freedom Festival Vendor Application.
For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at (941) 429-7275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.