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Inaugural Freedom Fest Set To Light Up The Night At Darlington Raceway On Friday

Inaugural Freedom Fest Set To Light Up The Night At Darlington Raceway On Friday

by July 1, 2014 0 comments

DARLINGTON, SC – Darlington Raceway and the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host the inaugural Freedom Fest this Friday night.

While most hit the coast to celebrate July 4, now citizens of Darlington and the surrounding counties in the Pee Dee area can avoid the traffic and have their own fun and unique experience at the track, “Too Tough To Tame”. The greatest aspect of the event is that it’s free to park and to enter the gates! East Coast Pyrotechnics will light up the sky with a 20 minute fireworks show that’s sure to be one of the most spectacular displays in the area.

“This event truly is about giving back to our community, and we are so grateful to so many contributors including the City of Darlington, Nucor and Darlington Raceway for their above and beyond support of Freedom Fest,” Hannah Stanley, Executive Director of the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce said.

Several bands will highlight the night’s festivities. John Curtis Lewis Band will hit the stage, followed by Outshyne who’s known for their country hits, “Dirt Road Romance” and “Moonlight Crush”. You’ve probably heard at least one of those hits on WEGX-FM Eagle 92.9 and Sirius XM The Highway on channel 59.

Along with live music and a massive fireworks display, there will be a Cruise-In that’ll allow participants to take their vehicles around the historic “Lady In Black”. You can visit www.DarlingtonChamber.com to download and fill out the form so you can drive around the Raceway. While you’re driving or riding around the track, the kids will have an absolute blast climbing the rock wall, sliding down a 22-foot slide, zigzagging through an obstacle course and flying high on the moon bounce.

“There is something for every age group to enjoy here,” Stanley said. “It really is about celebrating America’s birthday together as a community.”

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office will showcase their MRAP armored vehicle, 21-foot boat and other various vehicles they use out in the field. Their K9 unit will be attending, and kids can have their fingerprints taken, as well. Pace car rides, along with food, beverage and merchandise vendors will be setup throughout the event, and of course, the entire night is to honor our military, so you’ll be able to enjoy several military appreciation events.

So, if you’re looking for a fun, family night out to celebrate Independence Day, then check out Freedom Fest at Darlington Raceway this Friday night. Festivities kick off at 4 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.

Please visit www.DarlingtonChamber.com for more information or to become a vendor.

Freedom Fest Schedule:
Kids Zone: 4-7 p.m.
Live Radio Broadcasts: 4-6 p.m.
Cruise-In Display: 4-7:30 p.m.
Military Appreciation: 6:10 p.m.
Message from Hosts and Presenting Sponsor and Chance Winners Announced: 7:30 p.m.
Cruise-In Lap: 7:30 p.m.
Beverage Trailer Closes: 9 p.m.
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.

Live Musical Performances
Justin Anderson: 5:50-6:10 p.m.
John Curtis Lewis Band: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Outshyne: 7:55-9:25 p.m

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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