Sebastian Fourth of July Freedom Festival held on July 3rd

Fourth of July fireworks in Sebastian, Florida.
Fourth of July fireworks in Sebastian, Florida.

The Fourth of July Freedom Festival will be Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Sebastian. The fun-filled day will include an opening ceremony, parade, festival, and fireworks. 

Freedom Festival Run-Down

Opening Ceremony – The Opening Ceremony will be at 8:00 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Flagpole at Riverview Park.

Parade – The Parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Indian River Drive and Davis Street. The route will continue South along IR Drive, ending at Riverview Park. 

  • FYI for attendees: IR Drive will be closed down from Jackson Street to the Sportsmans Lodge starting at 6:00 a.m. on 7/3 until the parade’s conclusion. Once the parade ends, IR Drive will remain closed for the remainder of the day from Sportsman’s Lodge to Coolidge Street.
  • How to register as a parade participant: Please visit the Sebastian Lion’s Club website for the appropriate forms and contact information. 

Festival – The festival in Riverview Park will begin at the conclusion of the parade and last until 9:00 p.m. The festival will include arts/crafts vendors, food vendors, bands, and more. 

  • 9:45 a.m. – AirSports Flag Sky Dive Landing Just East of the Park
  • 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Beer Sales at the Beer Concession
  • 10:00 a.m. – Hula-Hoop Contest
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Music by Kenny Williams & Company
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Watermelon Eating Contest at the Bandstand (no hands allowed)
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Dana Ryder with Wheels Up (and special guests)
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Water Balloon Throwing Contest during a band break
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 – Karaoke Contest held by VFW Commander John Haskins ($50.00 Grand Prize, $20.00 2nd Prize)
  • 6:00 pm – “Fireworks”: Bobby Owen Band Country, Blues, Oldies

Fireworks – The fireworks will begin at sunset.

For more information, visit the Sebastian Lion’s Club website. 


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