2022 Freedom First Festival

  • Dates: July 3, 2022
  • Times: Festival 11am - 6pm; Concert 6pm - 8:30pm; Fireworks begin at 9:30pm
  • Admission: Festival is Free; Concert tickets start at $25
  • Location: Various Locations
    Elmwood Park, Rivers Edge Park
    Roanoke, VA 24011
  • Phone: (540) 853-2236
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Freedom First Festival
Elmwood Park
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bring the whole family to celebrate during Independence weekend at our Freedom First Festival from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in Elmwood Park. This FREE Festival will have inflatables, a rock wall, cornhole tournament, lawn games and more! Hang out in the beer garden or at the Elmwood Amphitheater and enjoy FREE Music until 4 p.m. with beer for sale and a variety of food truck options all day.

Sugar Ray Concert
Elmwood Park
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a concert opening at 6 p.m. The headliner, 90’s rock band Sugar Ray will go on at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets start at $25, kids 12 & under are FREE! Tickets available through the Berglund Center.

Free Fireworks Display
Rivers Edge Park
Starting at 9:30 p.m.
Look to the sky above River’s Edge North for a 15-minute firework show starting at 9:30 p.m.

Spectators may gather at River’s Edge South for easy viewing but be sure you read the FAQs on the event website for information on road and park closures that day to help you navigate to the show.

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2022 Freedom First Festival
  • Elmwood Park, Rivers Edge Park
  • Roanoke, VA 24011
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  • Various Locations
  • Festival is Free; Concert tickets start at $25