GOREVILLE FREEDOM FEST
The Fest began with a simple idea in the late 1970’s to bring the community together to celebrate the birth of our great nation. Goreville native, local business owner and then Ruritan Club President Mike Walker help set the foundation for what today has become a favorite celebration for Gorevillians and attracts more than 3,000 visitors each year from throughout the United States.
Goreville hosts a full day of activities ending with several ka-booms!
The 4th of July in Goreville kicks off with our popular Freedom Run, a 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run that continues to attract top, local talent with its challenging short course. While racers recover and parade attendees prepare for our growing 4th of July Parade that marches down Broadway, a Gospel Show and local talents perform near the judges stage and as the Senior Citizen Hall is open with Goreville Heritage Pictures on display. Goreville’s City Park hosts our evening venues, which includes a free concert, food vendors, local organizations’ fund-raising games and family gatherings as we end the Fest with one of the largest Fireworks display in Southern Illinois. Check out the full list of Event’s here >>
Goreville Freedom Fest is Family Friendly and Fun for all ages. We’ll see you here!