2015 Freedom Fair- Experience the 4th of July on the Water

The Tacoma Events Commission will be continuing its tradition of over 30 years of providing entertainment on the Fourth of July this year on the waterfront. Taking place along Ruston Way , the 2015 Freedom Fair will be providing many events that will engage the entire family throughout the weekend. Donation suggestions range from $2-$15.

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Avoid the hassle of trying to find parking by taking one of the Freedom Fair express buses. Tacoma Community college at South 12th and Mildred as well as the Tacoma Dome parking garage at Puyallup Avenue and East G street will be the two locations patrons of the festival will be able to be picked up and dropped off throughout the day. Buses will start at 10:00 am and will continue to run every 15 minutes until 10:30 pm. More information and $5 tickets can be found on the website.

All Day Experience

This year’s Freedom Fair will provide a full day of events that visitors of all ages will enjoy. The Ram, Duke’s Chowder House, The Swiss Restaurant, Katie Downs Restaurant, and the America Strong Project will all be holding concerts along the waterfront. Locations vary from parks to stages provided by the restaurants. Check here for complete band listings and locations.

A Tuskegee model plane, naval attack aircraft, and a massive cargo plane are a few of the aircraft that will be seen flying in the annual airshow. The event will take place over Commencement Bay between 1:30 and 3:30. Make sure you grab a good seat and watch these planes perform aerial stunts over the Puget Sound.

The Firework show will begin at 10:10 and will feature some of the most exciting displays on the water. The show will take place in front of Katie Downs Restaurant, but will be visible along the waterfront.

Finishing off the Weekend

Freedom Fair’s festivities will continue into Sunday, July 5th, as the 5th annual Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels event will be taking place at the Tacoma Narrows Airport. Cars, Planes, and dragsters will all be on display to wrap up the weekend. Find more information as well as tickets here.

The 2015 Freedom Fair will continue The Tacoma Events Commission’s 30-plus year tradition of providing a great experience for everyone on the waterfront for the 4th of July.


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