(Apple Valley)–Memories will be made and traditions will be honored on the 4th of July as the Town of Apple Valley celebrates our great country at its annual Freedom Festival.
This year, the celebration begins at 2 p.m. at the Lenny Brewster Sports Center. Festivities will include the Apple Valley Fire District Jr. Combat Challenge, multiple bounce houses and inflatable games, afternoon water spectacular, and a wide array of merchandise for sale. The Victor Valley Sunrise Rotary beer garden will complement a variety of food booths featuring funnel cakes, kettle corn, fresh lemonade and barbecue.
This year’s headlining performer is Southbound, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and the evening will culminate with the largest fireworks show in the High Desert beginning at 9 p.m.
Lenny Brewster Sports Center is located at 21024 Otoe Road. Take Dale Evans Parkway 1.5 miles north from Highway 18. The park features 40 acres of grass, a playground and horseshoe pits. Bring your canopies and chairs, but please, no alcohol, pets or barbecues will be allowed in the park. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help ensure the future of special events that help make Apple Valley a “better way of life.”
The 2012 Freedom Festival is sponsored by Burrtec Waste Industries and Desert Community Bank. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.AppleValleyEvents.org or call (760) 240-7000 x 7071.