July 3rd - Freeland Park - 3:00pm
Celebrate America! is an annual event (2016 will be our 22nd 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 2016 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 - Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band - Come hear some toe-tappin’ fun and the plaintive sound of bluegrass, Americana music and a few surprises that will knock your socks off in three-part harmonies, duets & solos.
7:00 pm - Fireboat Demonstration - South Whidbey FIRE/EMS
7:05 pm - The Reptile Man - Zoologist and Educator Scott Petersen presents 12 live reptiles in a 45-minute show that teaches the importance of all animals in nature.
8 pm - Straighter Road - an award winning gospel/jazz a capella group
9 pm - Hair Nation – an 80’s classic hair rock tribute band
10:00pm Patriotic program
National Anthem by Sean King
God Bless America by Sean King10:20ish 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.
- Gallery of pictures from past years
- Photos of July 3rd 2013, South Whidbey Record
- Location of Freeland Park