Greenwood’s Fourth of July celebration, FreedomFest, is here again. The event kicks off with a pancake breakfast at the Masonic Lodge, behind the courthouse, from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. The breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
The 33rd Annual FreedomFest 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. Runners will meet at Farmers Bank in the Means Wilkinson Community Room. The race itself will start on Old Hackett Road by Dollar General and end on Main Street by Town Square.
The rest of the entertainment will start at 9 a.m. There will be air bouncies, water slide bouncies and various games to play in the parking lot of The Edge. There will also be a mechanical bull over by the square. Bull rides are expected to be set at $5 each.
There will be Hayrides available in front of Brownfield Pharmacy. Trolley rides are back as well and include a little history of Greenwood. The trolley is air-conditioned and will pick passengers up in front of the Greenwood Democrat. The Old Jail Museum and the Old Schoolhouse are open and air-conditioned.
There will be about 40 booths and tents around the square providing everything from farmers market items to food to arts, crafts and information. The Air Evac Lifeteam also plans to land their helicopter across from the square around 10 a.m. to allow people to look at their equipment.
Greenwood’s Police and Fire Departments will also be out in force providing public safety as well as their equipment for the kids to look at.
At noon, a free lunch will be served consisting of a hot dog, chips, water and a snack. In the late afternoon, there will also be free ice cream.
Live music is scheduled throughout the day during the FreedomFest. There will be performances by Angela White, Paige Starr and her father, Boom Kinetic, Common Thread, Bajer, Mr. Cabbage Head and the Screaming Radishes, Nashville Horse Thieves, Jason Wagoner and Honky Tonk Special and 10 Spur. There are expected to be several surprise performers on stage throughout the day as well.
Calvary Temple is hosting a citywide family BBQ event at the top of Bell Park. There will be free food, fun and fellowship for all ages from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. The Fourth of July fireworks celebration will begin at dark with a 20-minute display by the City of Greenwood.
The City of Greenwood would like to ask anyone with a bell or a horn to sound off at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July.