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  • NC Freedom Fest: A Community Celebration of Military & First Responders

    Goldsboro, NC – [June 14, 2024] – NC Freedom Fest, a free, family-friendly festival, powered by Georgia Pacific, will take place on Saturday, September 7, from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM in Downtown Goldsboro. This event is dedicated to showing appreciation for our military personnel and first responders, and it offers the entire community an opportunity to come together and express their gratitude.

    NC Freedom Fest also aims to honor those who have been impacted by deployment and to showcase the strong support of the community. All attendees are encouraged to wear RED to Remember Everyone Deployed, symbolizing our collective appreciation for their sacrifices.

    The street festival will kick off at 2:00 PM and run until 5:00 PM, featuring a variety of vendors, static displays, a car and bike show, and activities designed for children. Music on the North Stage, organized by Hope Extended, will provide entertainment throughout the afternoon.

    Starting at 5:00 PM, Freedom Field will host the main event, beginning with military awards and an art contest. An exciting F-15 flyover will be a highlight, honoring the bravery and dedication of our service members.

    Musical performances will add to the festivities, beginning with Brooke McBride, who is making a much-anticipated return to the event. The evening will culminate with a performance by headliner Parmalee, who will be coming home to Eastern North Carolina. Parmalee has achieved three number one hits in 2023 and is currently touring nationally, promising a memorable end to the festival.

    “NC Freedom Fest is our chance to say ‘thank you’ to the men and women who serve and protect our country and community,” said Doug McGrath, NC Freedom Fest President. “We invite everyone to join us for a day of celebration, appreciation, and family-friendly fun.”

    For more information about NC Freedom Fest, please visit or email Follow NC Freedom Fest on Facebook and Instagram for updates. NC Freedom Fest powered by Georgia Pacific.

    About NC Freedom Fest: NC Freedom Fest is an annual festival in Goldsboro, NC, dedicated to honoring military personnel and first responders. The event features a variety of family-friendly activities, live music, and community engagement opportunities to show support and appreciation for those who serve.

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  • Entertainment Schedule

    Here’s the schedule for the Live Music at the North Stage for the 2024 NC Freedom Fest…

  • NC Freedom Fest 2024 Date

    The date for the 2024 NC Freedom Fest has been set to Saturday, September 7th, so set your calendar for a fun day as we celebrate our Armed Forces and First Responders.