The Freedom Fest in Greenwood is by far the largest event that happens all year. Each year the committee that organizes the festival starts planning for the next year as soon as the current one ends. This year is no different and looks to be another record breaking year.
“We expect that this year’s Freedomfest to be even bigger and better than it has been in years past,” said Greenwood Mayor Doug Kinslow. “We want everyone to come out. It is going to be as amazing as it always is.”
This year’s Freedom Fest will have over 100 food and craft vendors, BMX demonstrations, police/fire/ems displays and lots of free entertainment.
The Greenwood Masonic Lodge’s annual pancake breakfast which will be from 6 am to 10 am and will be $5 for adults and $3 for kids. The lodge is located behind the courthouse.
Freedom Fest 5K
This year marks the 40th anniversary of this patriotic fun run making it oldest 5K in the state of Arkansas. Many participants dress in their most patriotic attire for the run. The sign in for 5K Freedomfest Run will be at the First Baptist Church Edge building (NW corner of Center and Main) at 6:30 am. The race will start at 7:30 am. The finish line will be on Main Street. No Entries Will Be Accepted After 7:20 am.
Early Entry Fee for the race is June 30 by noon for $20. Day of the race will be $30. T-Shirts guaranteed to the first 400 paid pre-registered runners. You must register by June 22 to guarantee size.
For more information contact the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce 996-6357
On the entertainment stage:
9:45 - 10 am: the color guard will present the colors and the National Anthem.
10 - 11:45 am: the Jabe Burgess Band.
11:45 - 12:00 pm: Break, setup and lunch.
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Sweet River Band
1:00 - 1:15 pm: Giveaways
1:15 - 2:00 pm: Jabe Burgess
2:15 - 2:30 pm: Inspyral
2:45 - 3:30 pm: Soul’d Out
3:30 - 4:15 pm: Inspyral
4:15 - 5:30 pm: Soul’d Out
5:45 - 7:15 pm: Boom Kinetic
7:15 - 7:30 pm: Giveaways
7:30 - 9:15 pm: Ricochet
After the sun goes down the city of Greenwood will put on one of the largest fireworks displays in area.