The 2019 "Light The Night" Freedom Fest in Freeport, Illinois was a huge success. Unfortunately, due to the economic impact the year 2020 has faced, the annual event has been cancelled for this year.
Plans are in the works for Freedom Fest 2021

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2019 Event Information

Tri Star Metals

Tri Star Metals is a unique hybrid, a multi-location service organization supported by their own domestic mill, and a Stars & Stripes sponsor of the 2019 Freedom Fest Fireworks Celebration

Big Radio

Serving Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois for over 60 years and a Stars & Stripes sponsor of the 2019 Freedom Fest Fireworks Celebration

2019 Freeport Fireworks. July 6, 2019 Starting at 11:00 a.m.

2019 Demolition Derby (New for 2019)

1:00 pm — Event planners teamed up with the Stephenson County Fair and Robbo’s Extreme Derby Promotions LLC this year to present the 2019 Demolition Derby as part of the 2019 Fireworks Celebration.

The Demolition Derby will take place on Saturday, starting at 1:00 p.m. with the following classes:

Power Wheel Class (kids 10 & younger), Open Wire Class, Beginner Wire, Minivan / SUV Open Wire, ​Compact Wire​. See all events.

2019 Vendors & Food

11am-Dusk — Inflatables, Bouncy houses, Slides and activities for kids, Meet Captain Marvel, Lady Deadpool and the Spider Girls, Take a picture in the fun photo and instant photo booths, Elephant Ears, Corn Dogs, Popcorn, Baileyville Reformed Church Lemonade Shakeups, Pork Chops, Kiwanis Golden K Kettle Corn, Pizza, Tacos, and more. Some activities only until 8pm.

2019 Entertainment

5-9pm — Entertainment lined up is 12 year old Mack Massingill along with Mr. Ed and Cross Cut Band. More spots are still available. If you’re interested in playing this year contact Debra Green at Black Diamond Music Studio and Sales at (815) 233-0118.

Fireworks At Dusk

Roughly 8:30-9:00pm — The Freeport Fireworks display begins at dusk. Fireworks are lit off in the southwest corner of the fairgrounds. See the FAQ for parking and other information. This year's fireworks show will be one you won't want to miss.
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Light The Night Freedom Fest Freeport Illinois Fireworks Attractions and Fun

2019 Firecracker Sponsors

Firecracker Sponsors

Moring Disposal $1,000.00
— Boss Carpet One $500.00
— The Morse Group (Morse Electric) $500.00
— Cedarville Lions Club $500.00

Firecracker Sponsors

— World Finance $500.00
— Walker Mortuary $500.00
— Randy’s Electric $500.00
— Casey’s General Stores $500.00

Donate, Get Involved, Be There

Community Invested Inc. was formed in June 2018 to pick up the fundraising efforts of what was formerly “Freeport Sky Concert”. We hope you will consider supporting our efforts. If you would like more information about this event, our mini events, fundraising events, sponsorship opportunities and more please contact us on our contact page here.

2019 Sparkler Sponsors

Sparkler Sponsors

— Dan's Route 66 Service $200.00
— Scandroli Construction Co. $100.00
— Culligan Water $100.00
— Kirk West at Scandroli Construction Co. $100.00
— Mr. D's Landscaping $100.00
— Auto Repair Specialists $100.00
— Deininger Floral Shop $100.00
— Riteway Furniture $100.00
— Elite Design Stuido $100.00
— Stephenson Service Company $100.00
— Gempeler Trucking $100.00
— Black Diamond Music Studio $100.00
— Dental Connections $100.00
— Walnut Acres (Stephenson Nursing) $100.00
— A-1 Agency $100.00

Sparkler Sponsors

— Security First $250.00
— Elite Auto & Tire $200.00

— Action R&C $100.00
— Doty Electric $100.00
— Freeport Laundry $100.00
— Speed Raycen' Motorsports $100.00
— Kristia Hord Photography $100.00

— Tim & Liz Eslinger $100.00
— Alber Towing $100.00
— Freeport Cycle & Machine $100.00
— Contemporary Hair Salon $100.00
— HAUSER LAW LLC $100.00
— Ross Auto Glass $100.00

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As a 24/7 operation; Northwest Rescue is available to transport any patient, anywhere, at anytime

Other Donors

Tom & Patricia Burke $50

Winter Construction

Dale & Shelly Diddens $175

Lowell Crow and wife Gwen $200

Lowell Crow and wife Gwen $200

We are open again today
11-1 and 4-8
Due to covid everything is made to order so please be patient.
Also we arent taking call in orders at this time. Thanks for your business
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This is only possible because of your tireless efforts to provide for our citizens. Many parts of the world, people are on their own. YOU'VE chosen to show your community that you care. We are forever grateful for your time and talents that you've been giving to our cause. Please know that we are making a difference. We're supporting places like Veterans Assistance Commission of Stephenson County, VOICES of Stephenson County, CONTACT of Northern Illinois and many more!

The community that works together, thrives together!


As always, thank you to everyone involved!
FHN Memorial Hospital
Servpro Of Rockford
Logan's Bar & Grill
The Rafters Restaurant, Catering & Events
312 Beef & Sausage
Douglas Walker - Country Financial
Stephenson County Health Department
Hooker Harness
Sanitary Cleaners
American Garage Hand Crafted
Freeport Clergy Group
Boys & Girls Club of Freeport & Stephenson County Stephenson County, Illinois
Hillside Studio

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Light the Night Freedom Fest

Due to the current situation with COVID19. We feel it is best to cancel the 2020 Fireworks event. With funds being tight for many companies and donations being very scare, soon to be worse we are afraid. We have made an executive decision to cancel the celebration.

We pray for everyone, especially those fighting this virus. Stay safe everyone #COVID19 #community #invested

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Due to the Shelter in Place this event will be rescheduled to a later date. Details to follow ...

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Easter bunny photos on April 2nd have been canceled. We will keep you up to date on other details. ...

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