On Thursday, July 4, the Town of Flower Mound will host Independence Fest 2013, celebrating freedom and bringing back the sounds of the 1980’s.
Headlined by 80’s pop phenom and multi-platinum artist Rick Springfield and filled with many activities for the whole family, Independence Fest 2013 is destined to become the biggest celebration to date.
Beginning at 10 a.m. with the Children’s Parade and ending with an unforgettable fireworks finale, Independence Fest 2013 will also host performances by Breaking Southwest and The Walton Stout Band, a vintage car show presented by Time Machine Car Shows, a showcase of our local businesses, and a free Kid’s Zone, presented by Raising Cane’s, complete with bounce houses, games for all ages, and more.
“I’m very excited to continue building on the success of the previous Independence Fests and I’m looking forward to everyone coming out to see Rick Springfield perform followed by the awesome fireworks show we have planned for this year,” said Chuck Jennings, Recreation Superintendent for the Town of Flower Mound. “Independence Fest is a great opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate our country’s independence and freedom! I invite everyone out for a day filled with plenty of activities, food, and, most importantly, fun!”
That morning, everyone is welcome to attend the Children’s Parade, filled with decorated bikes, trikes, strollers, and wagons from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LISD School Administration Building, 1800 Timber Creek Rd. in Flower Mound. Attendees can enjoy free hot dogs, drinks, children’s activities, face painting, and live entertainment at the conclusion of the parade. Parade line-up begins at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Eaton and Timber Creek Road and participation is free and open to the general public.
The Independence Fest 2013 evening program (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, 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 and shuttle locations may be found on the FAQ page located at www.flower-mound.com/festival.