10Are you ready to celebrate Independence Day in style this year? The Fourth of July is a time for friends, family, fireworks, and fun! If you're looking for the best local events to attend this holiday, look no further. We've put together a guide to help you navigate the festivities and make the most of this patriotic day.

4th at the Fort
• Saturday, June 29 at 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
• Main Post Parade Field on Ft. Liberty
This year's celebration at Fort Liberty promises to be their biggest event yet. This event is free and open to the public. There will be three different musical performers, the 82nd Airborne Division Rock Band, parachute demonstrations, a flag ceremony, food, fireworks and more.
Event Pass & Parking
If you are not a military ID holder you will need a pass to attend the event. You can obtain event access online through pre-registration using a valid driver's license or state ID at this web address http://liberty.armymwr.com/ or in person at the All-American Visitor Center on the All-American Expressway. You are encouraged to obtain your gate access pass before the event. Waiting until the 29 will most likely leave you in long lines and expected delays in obtaining your pass.
Access the Main Parade Field through All American Main Gate, R. Miller ACP, Long Street ACP or Chicken Road ACP. The main parking for the festival will be at the Womack Army Medical Center. There will also be parking at the Chapel Annex parking lot located across the street from the Main Post Parade Field. See layout of parking areas here: http://liberty.armymwr.com/.
Music Acts
This 4th of July celebration will have not one, not two, but three artists plus the 82nd Rock Band to celebrate with you and all three artists are from three different genres - there will be music for everyone to enjoy! You will be able to enjoy music from Flo Rida, Plain White T's and Maddie & Tae.
Additional Activities
The fun doesn’t stop with the musical acts. Hold your breath as parachutists soar through the sky in heart-pounding free-fall demonstrations by the Golden Knights. Little ones will have a blast in Kiddieland, packed with fun just for them including a number of bouncy houses.
Feel your heart swell with pride during the beloved flag ceremony. The traditional Flag Ceremony will be with a cannon salute representing all 50 states and U.S. territories, Colors of the Major Commands, Major Subordinate Commands, Tenant Units of Fort Liberty, the colors of the United States Army and the flag of the United States of America.
Savor delicious eats and treats from food and beverage vendors. And the grand finale? A dazzling fireworks display that will light up the night sky!
Time Line of Events
• 3 p.m.- Doors Open (Food vendors and Kiddieland)
• 4:30 p.m.- 82nd Airborne Division Rock Band in concert
• 5 p.m.- Golden Knights parachute demonstration
• 5:30 p.m.- Flag Ceremony
• 6 p.m.- Maddie & Tae in concert
• 7:10 p.m.- Plain White T’s in concert
• 8:30 p.m.- Flo Rida in concert
• 9:45 p.m.- Fireworks
Food Vendors in Attendance
Food vendor menus will be available to view at liberty.armymwr.com later this week.
• Big Erv BBQ and 910 Sweets
• Caroll's Corn Crib
• CocoCrissi Tropical Icees
• D&J Concessions
• D&J Smashers
• D'Seal House Coffee Co
• Donut NV Raleigh
• Food Frenzy
• Fire Grill
• Gnam Gnam Gelato
• Hot Dog Central
• IceQueen's Ice out of Durham
• J&R Concessions
• Kona Ice of the Sandhills
• Party in a Pita
• Poppin Joe's Gourmet Kettle Korn
• Smokey's Grill
• Smoothie Island
• Tiki Grill
• Tropical Island
• Pink Label Bakery
•Beer will be sold by MWR
Planning Ahead
Be aware that pets, alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, and weapons of any kind are not allowed at the event. You can view the complete prohibited items list at liberty.armymwr.com. You are encouraged to plan ahead and check out the prohibited items list and parking layout. Arrive early due to heavy traffic flow. ATMs will be available on-site.
Tents are only permitted if you purchased a space in Tent City (which is now sold out).
Patrons who purchased a tent space will need to show their receipts when entering the field.

Independence Day Kickoff Celebration
• Saturday, June 29 at 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
• Hope Mills Municipal Park, Hope Mills
Enjoy live music from the eclectic electronic due from Wilmington: Krispee Biscuits. There will also be 15 food trucks, breweries, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, a mobile rock wall and more. The night will end with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Independence Day Parade
• Thursday, July 4 at 10 a.m.
• Hope Mills
The parade will start at Rockfish Elementary and end at Hope Mills Middle School.
For more information on either of the Hope Mills’ events visit: https://tinyurl.com/mpschrd6

Independence Day Concert11
• Thursday, July 4 at 7:15 p.m.
• Festival Park, Downtown Fayetteville
The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, the City of Fayetteville, and Fayetteville PWC present a free Independence Concert on July 4, at Festival Park in Fayetteville. Immerse yourself in a night of unforgettable performances from the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Fayetteville Symphonic Band, Cumberland Choral Arts, the soulful vocals of Ayana Washington, and the patriotic pride of the 82nd Airborne Division Band.
Gates open at 5 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.. Admission is free, so gather your friends and family for an evening to remember. Savor the flavors of the region from our various food vendors and quench your thirst at the beer tent. The night will end with a dazzling fireworks display that will light up the night sky!
Please be aware that personal tents, pets, outside food or beverages, or bicycles/scooters are not allowed at the event. For more information visit: https://tinyurl.com/25xk6y3a

Fun Family 4th of July
• Thursday, July 4 at 5 p.m.
• Aberdeen Town Lake, 342 Lake Park Xing, Aberdeen
Get ready for an unforgettable Independence Day and an evening filled with thrilling live performances, a mouth-watering array of food vendors, and the company of your favorite people. Feel the excitement as you settle in with your blankets and lawn chairs, eagerly anticipating one of the region's most dazzling fireworks displays.
Events Timeline:
• Kid Zone: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Free - thanks to Fidelity Bank)
• Band: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• Fireworks: Approximately 9:15 p.m.
Important Note: Please leave your pets, alcoholic beverages, personal fireworks, and coolers at home. For everyone's safety, backpacks will only be permitted after being searched by law enforcement. For more information visit: https://tinyurl.com/475ybnxk
The Fourth of July is a time to come together with friends, family, and neighbors to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Whether you're attending a parade, watching fireworks, or enjoying a picnic in the park, there are plenty of ways to join the festivities and make lasting memories.
Take advantage of the local events happening in your area and have a safe and happy Independence Day!

(Photos: Top Photo-Fireworks explode at Fort Liberty during the 2022 4th of July celebration. U.S. Army photo by Jacqueline Hill Fort Bragg Garrison Public Affairs. Bottom Photo-The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra plays during a concert at Festival Park. Photo courtesy of FSO's Facebook page)

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