JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- This year's Joint Base Lewis-McChord "Freedom Fest" celebration is 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., July 4 at Cowan and Memorial stadiums on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The fireworks display will start at 10 p.m. The event is free and open to the general public.Freedom Fest offers fair food, the Classy Chassis Car Show, carnival rides, games, stage entertainment, Kids' World magic, games and kids' stage acts, sponsor booth giveaways, roving entertainers and more.Eddie Montgomery, of the award-winning Montgomery Gentry band, is the Freedom Fest headliner. He's touring in honor of his duo partner, Troy Gentry, who died last September.MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., The Beach Balls -- Beach Boys tribute band; 1 - 2:30 p.m., Blues Power Revue -- 50's, 60's and Blues Brothers tribute band; 3 - 4 p.m., Infinity Project -- Journey tribute band; 5 - 6 p.m., Megs McLean -- young country artist; 6:30 - 8 p.m., Montgomery Gentry -- American country superstars.Salute to the Union begins at 8:30 p.m. in Cowan Stadium followed by an America's I Corps Band concert at 9 p.m. The fireworks display will begin around 10 p.m., or as soon as it's completely dark.To see a complete list of scheduled events and additional information visit, JBLMFreedomFest.com.ACCESS AND PARKING INFORMATIONVisitors may not bring weapons, alcohol, glass bottles, illegal drugs, fireworks, or pets onto the base or onto festival grounds. All visitors to JBLM are subject to search, as are vehicles, purses, backpacks and other hand-carried items entering the base. Medical alert and medical assistance animals are permitted. Marijuana is illegal on JBLM.Non-Department of Defense visitors: Access JBLM via Interstate 5 Exit 119, and enter at the DuPont Gate. Drivers should have a valid driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. Passengers age 16 and older must bring a state or federal government issued photo ID to be admitted to the base. You will be directed to a satellite parking area, where shuttle buses will provide transportation to the stadium.
Military ID card holders with base access may enter at other gates. Parking is first-come, first-served and carpooling is encouraged when possible.