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Freedom Festival

CELEBRATING AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY. HONORING AMERICA’S HEROES.

July 3 – 6, 2014

 

Family Fun, Food, Attractions and Fireworks on the Camden Waterfront!

 

DAILY FREEDOM FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

*FREE Live Music in Wiggins Park

*FREE Military Displays & Demonstration

*FREE Attractions & Amusements

*FREE Fun Giveaways

*TEACH FLEET LEGO Display aboard the Battleship New JerseyThe Adventure *Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks Celebration

*All American Fare & Freedom      

*Festival Beer Garden featuring Flying Fish Brewery

*Hippo Haven at Adventure Aquarium

*Special Events on the Battleship New Jersey          

 

 

Celebrate America’s 238th birthday on the Camden Waterfront at the Second Annual Camden Waterfront Freedom Festival. With the Battleship New Jersey – America’s most decorated naval vessel, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and the Philadelphia skyline as a backdrop, the Camden Waterfront will host a variety of FREE special events, July 3 – 6, perfect for families from around the region to enjoy!

Pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their contributions to protecting our freedom, while enjoying free family-friendly fun on the Camden Waterfront, with  live music and entertainment, military displays and demonstrations, attractions and amusements, contests, food trucks and concessions, and the largest fireworks show in the region – The Adventure Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks Celebration on July 5!

 

Don’t forget to stop by the Battleship New Jersey during the Freedom Festival to check out the TEACH FLEET LEGO Display- the world’s coolest collection of giant naval-themed Lego models. Each ship is up to 8 feet long!

Then head to the Adventure Aquarium’s newest exhibit - Hippo Haven to come nose-to-nose with hippos Button and Genny, at the only Aquarium in the world with hippos on exhibit, along with over 8,500 amazing creatures!

 

FREEDOM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JULY 3 LET FREEDOM ROCK FESTIVAL PRE-CONCERT PARTY

Kick off your 4th of July Weekend in style at the Let Freedom Rock Pre-Concert Party in Wiggins Park! Enjoy free live music, giveaways, and the Freedom Festival attractions as WMGK broadcasts live from Wiggins Park! Then head on over to the Susquehanna Bank Center for a rocking good time at WMGK’s Let Freedom Rock Concert.

11 am – 6 pm Freedom Festival Activities

FREE Live Music in Wiggins Park

FREE Military Displays & Demonstrations

FREE Attractions & Amusements

FREE Fun Giveaways

All American Fare

Freedom Festival Beer Garden Featuring Flying Fish Brewery

Hippo Haven at Adventure Aquarium

Special Events on the Battleship New Jersey

 

Let Freedom Rock Fest Pre-Concert Party

The WMGK Let Freedom Rock Fest will be extended to an all day event with the pre-party at Wiggins Park. WMGK listeners will be encouraged to join them at the park during the Freedom Festival, and continue on at the concert. The pre-party will feature Live music provided by MGK, Andre Gardner broadcasting Live from Wiggins Park, and MGK’s family friendly games.

2 – 5 pm WMGK broadcasts LIVE from Wiggins Park

3 – 6 pm FREE live music at Wiggins Park from former MGK House Band, The Sofa Kings!

6 - 11 pm WMGK’s Let Freedom Rock Fest featuring Styx, Don Felter, and Foreigner at the Susquehanna Bank Center.

All Day TEACH FLEET LEGO Display aboard the Battleship New Jersey

The world’s coolest collection of giant naval-themed Lego models. Each ship is up to 8 feet long!

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 4th FAMILY FREEDOM DAY

Salute our nation’s armed forces on America’s birthday with a fun-filled day of patriotic events and performances. “Salute to America” with the Main stage Harmony Choir and enjoy the sounds of Zydeco A-Go-Go, patriotic songs from the 40s through today and old school classics!

Freedom Festival Activities

11 am – 6:30 pm

FREE Live Music in Wiggins Park

FREE Military Displays & Demonstrations

FREE Attractions & Amusements

FREE Fun Giveaways

All American Fare

Freedom Festival Beer Garden Featuring Flying Fish Brewery

Hippo Haven at Adventure Aquarium

Special Events on the Battleship New Jersey

 

11 am – 4:30 pm Battleship New Jersey Fantail BBQ

All Day TEACH FLEET LEGO Display aboard the Battleship New Jersey

The world’s coolest collection of giant naval-themed Lego models. Each ship is up to 8 feet long!

 

WIGGINS PARK STAGE SCHEDULE

1 – 1:45 pm “The Marino’s Wave Runner Show”

Providing the sounds of summer & beach entertainment

2 – 2:45 pm “Mainstage Harmony Show Choir “

Presenting a “Salute to America”

3 – 3:45 pm “The Girls Next Door”

Present the sights-sounds-and music of the Military and Patriotic songs from the 40’s through today

4 – 4:45 pm “Zydeco A-Go-Go”

Relive Mardi Gras with the music and fun of New Orleans on a New Jersey Stage

5 – 6:15 pm “Wall street”

 “Old School” music of the Temptation, Four Tops, Spinners & all the hot dance music of the 70’s & 80’s

SATURDAY, JULY 5

CAMDEN COUNTY FREEDOM CONCERT AND

ADVENTURE AQUARIUM WATERFRONT FIREWORKS CELEBRATION

Celebrate 4th of July weekend with a day of patriotic family fun and LIVE entertainment from the “beat-Tells,” and the hot music of Chicago from the “Sounds of Society” right up to the start of the largest fireworks show in the region- The Adventure Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks Celebration!

Noon – 10 pm Freedom Festival Activities

FREE Live Music in Wiggins Park

FREE Military Displays & Demonstrations

FREE Attractions & Amusements

FREE Fun Giveaways

All American Fare

Freedom Festival Beer Garden Featuring Flying Fish Brewery

Hippo Haven at Adventure Aquarium

Special Events on the Battleship New Jersey

All Day TEACH FLEET LEGO Display aboard the Battleship New Jersey

The world’s coolest collection of giant naval-themed Lego models. Each ship is up to 8 feet long!

Approximately 9 pm The Largest Fireworks Show in the Region.

 

                                    WIGGINS PARK STAGE SCHEDULE

3 – 3:45 pm “Billy D’ Lite”

A seasoned performer with all of the fun of an old fashioned sing-a-long party.

4 – 5 pm  “Steve Pullara & His Cool Bean”

Enjoy the best in children’s entertainment presented by this Grammy Award winning performer.

5:15 – 6:15 pm “Sara Spicer Country Show”

A young Nashville recording artist will bring all the popular country music to the Camden Waterfront.

6:30 – 7:45 pm The “Beat-Tells”

Relive the 60’s once again and enjoy the music and experience the magic of the Beatles.

8 – 9:15 pm “Sounds of Society”

Yes, the “hot” music of Chicago will get you Rocking & Dancing right up to the start of the fireworks!

 

SUNDAY, JULY 6TH MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY

The Freedom Festival Salutes our troops with discounted admission at Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey. All active members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces will enjoy $10 admission to Adventure Aquarium. The Battleship New Jersey offers all Active Military, WWII Veterans, and former USS NJ Crewmembers FREE tours, and $15 admission for all other veterans throughout the festival!