2022 Shoals Spirit of Freedom Celebration @ McFarland Park
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Singing River Media Group and the City of Florence are excited to announce that the “39th Spirit of Freedom Celebration” will kick off Independence Weekend in McFarland Park with fireworks and live music on Friday, July 1, 2022. The patriotic celebration will start with a live music lineup at 3:00 pm featuring a special guest headliner at 8:00 pm. The fireworks show will follow at 9:00 pm.
Singing River Media Group, comprised of WLAY, WVNA, WMSR, and WMXV, will have a live remote at McFarland Park and several food and beverage vendors. To register to be a vendor during the celebration, contact Singing River Media Group at (256) 383-2525.
Independence celebrations will include Downtown Florence Alliance’s First Friday Event on Friday, July 1 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, where market vendors will sell handmade merchandise and more on Court Street. On Thursday, June 30, the Florence Parks and Recreation Department will host a patriotic-themed Kids Fest at Lewis Field from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm which includes activities, inflatables, and snow cones.
Mayor Betterton expresses his gratitude to all who assisted with coordinating this weekend kickoff, “I want to thank Singing River Media Group, Florence Council Members, and all of the sponsors for their efforts in making this event possible.”
WHAT: 39th Spirit of Freedom Celebration
WHEN: Friday, July 1, 2022, starting at 3:00 pm
WHERE: McFarland Park, 200 James M Spain Dr, Florence, AL 35630