Event Parking Information
Parking will be available at Willard Middle School, Willard North/Intermediate, and the Willard Recreation Center.
Shuttle Bus service will be continuously running between these 4 locations from 11:45am until 4:45pm and from 6pm until event close.
Parking at Jackson Street Park will be limited to vehicles displaying a disabled parking permit.
Event parking will also be available at the Rec Center. Jackson Street Park is just a short walking distance down the trail.
Check out the map below for more information.
Thank you to our 2016 Freedom Fest Sponsors
The Tradition Continues
For 50+ years the City of Willard has hosted one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the area. Continuing the tradition, the 55th annual celebration will be held in Jackson Street Park. Freedom Fest is packed full of food, fun, and fireworks!
2017 Welcomes Back the Mark Chapman Band
The Mark Chapman Band is a five piece regional band, hailing from Southwest Missouri, featuring Mark Chapman, Jeff Chapman, Randall Wildman, Vince Herbert and Jake Stringer. Infusing modern country music with a subtle rock and roll swagger, the Mark Chapman Band's unique sound is both honest and edgy, combining elements of traditional country, blues and southern rock, and even some pop infused melodies to convey songs that relate to the life of the "common man." In the spirit of the traditional country rebels like Waylon, Willie, and Hank, The MCB continues to make new fans with their rockin' country sound, talented musicianship, and honest songwriting. The MCB has been fan voted "Best Original Band" for 417 magazine Best of 2014, 2015, and most recently, 2016 awards.
Leaving After the Fireworks
Check out the map below for how the traffic will flow as the evening comes to an end.