Smash Mouth and free family fun headline Independence Fest

“Hey now, you’re an All Star get your game on, go play!” On Wednesday, July 4, the Town of Flower Mound will host Independence Fest 2012 headlined by the multi-platinum band, Smash Mouth.

Presented by FairLease and jam-packed with a full day of free, family fun, Independence Fest 2012 promises to be the Town’s biggest celebration to date.

Beginning at 11 a.m. with the Children’s Parade and ending with a fantastic fireworks finale, Independence Fest 2012 will also host performances by Good Question and Mound of Sound, a vintage car show presented by Time Machine Car Shows, a showcase of local businesses, and a free Kid’s Zone complete with bounce houses, games for all ages, and more.

“We are more than ready to kick-off Independence Fest 2012,” said Chuck Jennings, Recreation Superintendent for the Town of Flower Mound.  “This year we have brought in a tremendous musical headliner, Smash Mouth, while ensuring the entire event remains free for the whole family.”  

The Independence Fest 2012 Children’s Parade will be full of decorated bikes, trikes, strollers and wagons and will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LISD School Administration Building, 1800 Timber Creek Road in Flower Mound. Attendees can enjoy free hot dogs, drinks, children’s activities, and live entertainment at the conclusion of the event. Parade line-up begins at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Eaton and Timber Creek Road and participation is free and open to the general public.  

The remaining Independence Fest 2012 activities – including the free concerts, fireworks display, classic car show, art exhibition, and the showcase of local businesses – will take place at Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane in Flower Mound. While there, children will enjoy the free Kid’s Zone comprised of bounce houses, games, a rock-climbing wall, face-painting, and more.  Gates for the festival activities at Bakersfield Park open at 5 p.m. and close at 10:30 p.m.

Free on-site, shuttle, and park and walk parking locations are available.  All parking locations can be found on the FAQ page located at

Independence Fest 2012 is made possible through a Presenting Sponsorship from FairLease.

Premier Sponsorships were provided by American Ice, Bud Light, Halff Associates, Legacy Learning Center, Lewisville ISD, Mix 102.9 FM, Star Community Newspapers, Taylor’s Rental Equipment, and Waste Management.

Partners of the Event include Brown & Hofmeister L.L.P., Coca-Cola, CoServ, Dunaway Associates, Durham School Services, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Kleinfelder, Sawko & Burroughs P.C., Summit Club, and VMC Landscape Services.

Friends of the Event are Alan Plummer Associates, Inc., Baha’i Faith of Flower Mound, Chiro One Wellness Centers, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Freese & Nichols, Fugro Consultants Inc., Game Time Playgrounds, KBR Engineering & Construction, Liberty Mutual, Live Oak Church, Medical Center of Lewisville, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Scentsy by Debbie True, Schrickel, Rollins and Associates Inc., Seniors In Motion, Teague, Nall & Perkins, The Children’s Courtyard, and Women of Flower Mound.

For more information on Independence Fest 2012, a full list of events, and parking locations, visit or call 972-874-6300.


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