They call it Memorial Day for a reason. It’s a time we set aside to remember those who have sacrificed so much through the years for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans today. The history traces back over 150 years to small towns and villages in both the north and south where those sacrifices were very personal to those communities. And so it continues today.
For the six consecutive year the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce is doing its part by hosting Freedom Fest right on State Street in Oldsmar. The three day event, May 23, 24 and 25 will feature live music from start to finish, plenty of food and arts and craft vendors and fun activities for the kids. Hours will be 5 to 10 pm on Friday May 23, 12 to 10 pm on Saturday May 24 and concluding Sunday May 25 between the hours of 12 and 8pm The big tent will be back to supplement the shade of the beautiful oaks and provide more seating to enjoy the great music.
We will have State Street configured to allow the flow of the great American bikes to pass through. On Saturday we will be recognizing our true American heroes – our police, firemen, first responders, active duty and retired military bikers and the grand category military tribute bikes. This is always a very moving show and awards ceremony. We will also conduct a special Military Memorial salute to start the event on Sunday morning. This will feature a version of the Pledge of Allegiance like you have never heard and will really bring to home what this great country is all about.
This is THE Bay area’s signature Memorial Day event so make sure you get in on the fun. The best deal of all –its only $2.00 per person- 12 and under are free. You simply can’t afford not come out and show your colors…Red, White and Blue of course!
Check out our 2012 event thanks to Newhouse Media Group
Hours will be 5 to 10 pm on Friday May 23, 12 to 10 pm on Saturday May 24 and concluding Sunday May 25 between the hours of 12 and 8 pm.In the plans are live music, lots of vendors, a play area for the kids and bike shows Saturday and Sunday.