celebrate america

July 3rd - Freeland Park - 3:00pm

Celebrate America! is an annual event (2018 will be our 24th year) enjoyed by thousands on the south end of Whidbey Island every July 3rd at Freeland Park.  It's an evening of fun for the whole family.
  • free admission
  • festival-like atmosphere in a family-friendly setting
  • outdoor stage with live music and entertainment
  • food vendors
  • patriotic program includes a time of honoring the men & women who have served in the United States armed forces
  • the evening ends with a spectacular fireworks show over Holmes Harbor, complete with patriotic music

The 2018 Schedule:

3:00 to 7:00pm  Inflatable Bouncy House toys for the kids and face painting

4:00pm      Food available from local vendors
This year's menu:  Eggrolls,  Veggie Stir Fry Noodles, Chicken Curry, Rice, Noodle Soup, Lamb Curry, Samosa Greens, Chicken Curry Soup, Sourghum, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Curly Fries, Pie, Soft Serve Ice Cream Cones, Kettle Corn, Carmel Corn, Coffee, Cotton Candy, Sno Cones, Strawberry Lemonade, Cookies, Cupcakes, Cinnamon Rolls
4:30pm      Free shuttle service from Freeland's Park 'n Ride lot located at Trinity Lutheran Church, and at the Island Transit bus stop on Main St. in front of Chase Bank.

Live Entertainment on the outdoor stage:

6:00 pm -  Swingy - a Rockabilly swing band doing the most danceable songs around.  Included in the show are some beginner dance lessons.

7:05 pm - Dazzling Deceptions Magic Show - features interactive comedy and high level circus tricks

8 pm - Muscle Flats 

9 pm - Neil Diamond tribute band, Cherry Cherry

10:00pm   Patriotic program

National Anthem by Janine Elf
10:20ish   Spectacular fireworks show over Holmes Harbor complete with patriotic music

Celebrate America! is an opportunity for our South Whidbey community to celebrate our country's freedom. There is no admission charge.  Handicap Parking is available, with a state issued permit, across the street from Freeland Park.  Celebrate America! is made possible by the financial contributions of hundreds of individuals and businesses in our local community. The event is organized by the staff and volunteers from South Whidbey Assembly.
Celebrate America! is a nonprofit event and the $35,000 budget is completely funded by donations from individuals and businesses in the community. You can donate online to Celebrate America! by clicking the "link" below. You will be taken to South Whidbey Assembly's online giving page.  Look for the heading "Celebrate America!" towards the bottom of the page.