Saturday’s annual Greenwood Freedom Festival, which will attract an estimated 50,000 people, gets underway at noon with a parade that’s sure to please spectators of all ages.
The parade will start in the 400 block of South Meridian Street and head north to Broadway Street, west to Madison Avenue and south to the finish line at Greenwood Middle School. Children can decorate their bikes, trikes and wagons and enter the event by registering at www.greenwood.in.gov.
Also on the agenda is a street fair, family entertainment, a children’s zone, more than 200 vendors, microbreweries, wine distributors and a fireworks show.
While some vendors will be selling pizza, sandwiches, roasted corn and other tasty treats, others will supply information about a their services and products, including health and wellness items, kitchenware, health aids, veterinary care, self-defense, jewelry and home improvements. The booths will be open from 1-10 p.m.
Tastes Like Chicken will take the amphitheater stage at 3 p.m., followed by the Carl Storie Band at 3:45 p.m. The headliner is Cornfield Mafia, which will perform at 8 p.m.
The Freedom Jam begins at 2 p.m. with RocKandy being the first of seven bands to perform. The KORN Country stage will feature Savannah Lynne at 6:10 p.m. and Alan Kaye and the Toons at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks show starts at 10:15 p.m.
Amphitheater main stage
3 p.m. Tastes Like Chicken
3:45 p.m. Carl Storie Band
5:15 p.m. Savannah Lynne
6 p.m. First Time Callers
8 p.m. Cornfield Mafia
Freedom Jam and KORN Country FM stage
(The groups playing from 2-5:30 p.m. will be competing for an evening gig at next year’s festival.)
2 p.m. RocKandy
2:30 p.m. The Tourists
3 p.m. 45 RPM
3:30 p.m. Haley Jonay
4 p.m. Lowdown
4:30 p.m. Jeff Byrd
5 p.m. The Knollwood Boys
6:10 p.m. Savannah Lynne
7 p.m. Honor Our Heroes
8:30 p.m. Alan Kaye and the Toons
Kid zone and family stage
1-9 p.m. bounce houses and face painters
2-3 and 6-7 p.m. Travis Easterling Magic Show
3:15-5:45 and 7:30-9 p.m. dance party with disc jockey Mama Mia
Fireworks at 10:15 p.m.