Sheppard AFB Freedom Fest: What you need to know

Sheppard AFB Freedom Fest: What you need to know

SHEPPARD Air Force Base, Texas_ Sheppard AFB's Freedom Fest 2015 promises to provide a host of family entertainment on Saturday, July 4.

They'll have a kids play area; $5 wristband per child at the event, $4 presale at Youth Center or CDC beginning June 19. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. They'll have live music from Estilo Tejano, Infinite Journey and Mike Ryan. Freedom Fest will end with a fireworks show at 10:02 p.m.

Gates open to the public at 3:30 p.m. All general public will need to utilize the Hospital Gate Entrance to Sheppard AFB. Active duty and DoD personnel will be authorized to use the main gate with proper ID. You will need your ID to gain access to/from the Freedom Fest site.

Estilo Tejano takes the stage at 4:00 p.m. They're an eclectic band whose repertoire includes Tejano, country, classic rock, funk, jazz and other influences.

Infinite Journey, a Journey tribute band, is up next at 5:30 p.m.

The Sheppard Leadership Welcome is at 7:45 p.m. and is quickly followed by the Armed Forces Pass & Review at 8:00 p.m.

Mike Ryan is the third and final musician of the night, he starts at 8:25 p.m.

The Freedom Fest 2015 fireworks show is slated to kick off at 10:02 p.m.

Sheppard Air Force Base would like to remind everyone that increased security measures are in place and it's for everyone's safety. All personnel are subject to search before entering event grounds.

Prohibited items:

  • Large bags (Large purses, large diaper bags and large camera bags are prohibited)
  • Coolers
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Knives
  • Guns
  • Weapons of any kind, including personal protection (Taser, Pepper Spray, etc.)

Allowed items:

  • Small purses
  • Cameras
  • Strollers
  • Folding chairs in carrying cases
  • Food and drinks (Must be hand-carried)

More information about Sheppard AFB Freedom Fest 2015 can be found here.