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Freedom Fest 2017 :: Festival Fields :: Friday, June 30 4 - 10 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with Fort Rucker! Join us at Fort Rucker’s Festival Fields on Friday, June 29 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a day of food, activities and fun! Enjoy a kids’ zone with inflatables, rides and a variety of local and regional vendors and displays.

With over 20,000 people attending this annual event, this is the party of all parties and no party is complete without fireworks. Enjoy one of the largest displays in the area which is an annual tradition for Families throughout the Wiregrass. So, be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets and kick back and enjoy the show.

Admission to the event is FREE and open to the public. For more information please call (334) 255-1749.

Schedule of Events

Vendor Field

  • 4 - 6 p.m. - Southeast Experience w/ Jay Hughes
  • 4 - 10 p.m. - Food and craft vendors open
  • 4 - 10 p.m. - Rides operations (Fees vary, some activities may close early)

Kids Fun Zone

  • 4 - 9 p.m. - Kids Confidence Course (Free)
  • 4 - 9 p.m. - Inflatable Fun World (Fees apply)

Main Stage Field

  • 7 p.m. - Opening remarks, Historic and National colors posted, National Anthem
  • 7:10 p.m. - Commanding General's welcome
  • 7:15 - 8 p.m. - MCoE Rock Band first set
  • 8 - 8:10 p.m. - Intermission
  • 8:10 - 9 p.m. - MCoE Rock Band second set
  • 9 - 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks

Prohibited Items

  • Cell phone use is prohibited when operating a vehicle on post without the use of a hands-free device. Drivers must safely exit the roadway to a hard stand area to use the cell phone if driving without a hands-free device.
  • No coolers, tote bags, backpacks or containers are allowed on the grounds except for medical and baby care items.
  • Fireworks of any kind are prohibited on post.
  • Glass containers are prohibited at the event.
  • Pets are not allowed due to safety concerns. All service dogs must be clearly marked on their harness or collar. If animals are not properly marked, owners will be asked to take their dog home.
  • Weapons of any kind, including guns, knives, mace and "pepper spray" are prohibited.
  • No roller blades, bicycles, skateboards or scooters are allowed at the event.

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Visitor Access Policy »

Fort Rucker eagerly looks forward to our community's attendance at Freedom Fest.  The security and safety of the personnel and infrastructure at Fort Rucker continues to remain the priority for the Fort Rucker leadership.  Unescorted visitors planning to attend Freedom Fest must obtain a Visitor's Badge from one of our two Visitor Control Centers (VCC) or be escorted on-post by an authorized escort. Please plan accordingly.

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