By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– Make plans to spend the day celebrating America’s birthday with the Town of Apple Valley. Memories will be made and traditions will be honored on the 4th of July when the Town of Apple Valley presents its 16th annual Freedom Festival.
The celebration begins at 2 p.m. at the Lenny Brewster Sports Center. This day-long celebration will feature live music, retail vendors, a children’s play area and much more. The popular beer garden will complement a variety of food booths featuring funnel cakes, kettle corn, fresh lemonade and barbecue.
Frolic in streams of red, white and blue water when the Apple Valley Fire District Explorers turn their hoses on to beat the heat at 4:15 p.m. At 5 p.m. watch the newly crowned Apple Valley Idol winners perform and stop by the Town’s recreation booth to participate in children’s games, crafts and face painting.
This year’s headlining performer is Wanted, a Los Angeles based Bon Jovi tribute band, that will take the stage from 6:30 to 9 p.m., preceded by variety band Lady & the Tramps entertaining the daytime crowd. The evening culminates 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.”