It is a beloved Catoosa event known to draw crowds of two or three thousand.
Liberty Fest 2017 is just around the corner.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5 at Rogers Point Park, and kicking off at 5 p.m.
“This is a truly humongous celebration,” City Clerk Wendy Knight.
Typically, she said, Liberty Fest falls the weekend before Independence Day. This year, however, it was rained out and rescheduled for Aug. 5.
“We have food trucks, vendors, obstacle course bounce houses, live music, a fire truck-sprayed slip ‘n slide,” she said, “and after dark, we have a huge firework show. It’s a lot of fun.”
Additional, free parking is available at Catoosa High School, with free shuttle buses to the park.
“This year, in lieu of a parking fee, we are encouraging school supply donations,” Knight said.
Knight said the event is a longstanding favorite for the town.
“Years ago, they had done it for 10 or 15 years but it stopped in 2008 for one reason or another,” she said. “We started it back up when our current city manager came on board. He heard about it and wanted to kick it back up. This will be the third year back.”
When Knight says the crowd-pleasing event is humongous, she means it.
“Last year we had between 3,000 and 4,000 people attend,” she said.