About Freedom Fest,
What started in the late 1970’s as simply a vision of local businessman and Ruritan Club President Mike Walker, who saw a need for a 4th of July Celebration in our small community. Has become one of the most coveted ceremonies in all of Southern Illinois. Now know as “Freedom Fest” the celebration sees an average attendance of over 2,500 people! Events includes: Freedom Run a 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run; a Gospel Show; a Parade; Free Concert at the City Park and much more. Capping off the Freedom Fest is one of the largest fireworks display in Southern Illinois.