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Kansas, free family fun to headline Independence Fest 2014

Filled with activities for the whole family and live music, Flower Mound’s annual July 4th event promises to be bigger and better than ever this year.

This year, Independence Fest presented by Market Street will be headlined by legendary classic rock band, Kansas.

Beginning with the popular Children’s Parade and ending with a spectacular fireworks finale, Independence Fest will also feature a vintage car show presented by Time Machine Car Shows, a showcase of local businesses, and a variety of delicious food vendors.

In addition to Kansas, AC/DC cover band Back in Black and country act Breaking Southwest will also perform on the main stage, thanks to sponsors Cornerstone Staffing, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, and Northstar Bank of Texas.

“Independence Fest keeps getting bigger and better every year and this year is no different,” said Parks and Recreation Director Chuck Jennings. “You and your family will not want to miss this year’s event with the opportunity to see Kansas for free and our best fireworks display yet. Independence Fest is a great reason for the community to come together and celebrate our country’s freedom and independence.”

Flower Mound’s July Fourth activities will begin with the Children’s Parade from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., where everyone is invited to participate with their festive bikes, trikes, strollers, wagons, and more. Lineup starts at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Eaton and Timber Creek Road; participation is free.

The parade will conclude at the Lewisville ISD Administration Building, 1800 Timber Creek Road, where attendees can enjoy free hot dogs, drinks, face painting, live entertainment at the free Kid’s Zone. The Kid’s Zone will also include inflatables and bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall, and games for all ages.

The Independence Fest 2014 evening program, which includes the free concerts, fireworks display, vintage car show, and local business showcase, will take place at Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane in Flower Mound.

Gates for the festival activities will open at 5 p.m. and this year, due to the crowds, there will be no on-site parking available. However, all free parking and shuttle information listed on the Independence Fest informational website at

Independence Fest 2014 is made possible thanks to the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor: Market Street

Main Stage Sponsors: Cornerstone Staffing, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, and Northstar Bank of Texas

Premier Sponsors were provided by CoServ, SRA Design, Taylor’s Rental Equipment, Inc., Oxley Williams Tharp Architects, G Texas Food and Beverage, Star Local Media, Real Ale Brewing Company, Bud Light, Durham Charter Services, Reddy Ice, Mutual of Omaha, and Lewisville ISD.

Partners of the event include: Kimley-Horn and Associates, VMC Landscape Services, Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla, & Elam, LLP, Coca-Cola, Summit Club, Vitamin Shoppe, Kleinfelder, and the Oakmont Industrial Group.

Lastly, the Friends of the Event sponsorships were provided by Friends of the Event Alan Plummer Associates, Inc., Freese and Nichols, Fugro Consultants, Inc., Hashem Orthodontics, Wise Advantage, Sawko & Burroughs, P.C., Nothing Bundt Cakes, Verizon FiOS, Game Time By Total Recreation Products, Waste Management, Community Chiropractic


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