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Family-friendly celebration set for July
Posted 06 - 16 - 2011

Family-friendly celebration set for July 4

Brookshire Brothers Freedom Fest presented by metro PCS will once again be offering all the sights, sounds and tastes of an old-fashioned, community-wide Independence Day celebration on July 4 in Festival Plaza.

            Families are invited to enjoy delicious festival food, children’s activities, the Brookshire Brothers “Star Spangled Banner Burger Cook Off,” the “Star Spangled Pitch Off” washer tourney, and live music by Nickel Draft and Sound Stone. The evening will culminate in a dazzling fireworks display sponsored by the Nacogdoches Jaycees beginning 30 minutes after dark. Admission is free. 

            “Freedom Fest has something for the whole family to enjoy from excellent food to show-stopping fireworks,” said Lindsey Mathews, meeting and event coordinator of the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.  “What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than to share it with family and friends at a safe and fun patriotic festival.”

            Freedom Fest will take place from 5 to 9:30 p.m. in Festival Plaza, located just south of the downtown square in Nacogdoches. Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to Festival Plaza. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. 

A fun children’s area will keep the kids entertained with a petting zoo, dunking booth, slides, moonwalks, and trike races. 

Sponsors for the Fourth of July celebration include Brookshire Brothers, metro PCS, the Nacogdoches Jaycees, Wal-Mart, Commercial Bank, Bancorp South, Citizens 1st Bank, First Bank and Trust East Texas, GAP Broadcasting, the City of Nacogdoches, and Pepsi, the official drink sponsor of Freedom Fest.

            Other popular locations for viewing the fireworks are the University Mall, Williamsburg Plaza, Downtown Square, Nacogdoches County Courthouse, Coy Simms Softball Park, Brookshire Brothers on South Street and the Hotel Fredonia.

            For more information about Freedom Fest, call the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau at 936-564-7351 or 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN.

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