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East Moline’s Freedom Fest August 19

Summer is getting closer and closer to its end and school is about to start, but that does not mean that the fun should stop. East Moline Main Street Association invites everyone in the community to the Freedom Fest that will take place August 19 from 1:00 PM to Midnight at downtown East Moline on 15th Avenue.

This is one of the biggest events for East Moline and there is a lot to do and a lot of fun and games to enjoy. Freedom Fest, a family friendly event, will start with a variety of demonstrations.  There will be dynamic demonstration from Nyquist’s Roundhouse Martial Arts and an energetic fun demo from She Z Studio (Zumba Fitness). Jessie White Tumblers will wow the crowd with their best gymnastic moves and the Police K9 unit will make a presentation as well. The Mayor will join with the Military for the Project Toy Drop.

 

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The “Project Toy Drop – Kids Wish Network” will be bringing in truckloads of toys to distribute to over 1500 area military children and children in need.  We will be celebrating children as our Hero’s and our Future.  We have reached out to local Military and other organizations to gather and get children signed up for this special event,” Patricia Hansen from East Moline Main Street Association explained.

Later that evening jam to the music played by Funktastic 5, Fran and The Country Gentlemen and more dancing and music performances.

All these demonstrations and presentations will be at the new stage area that was built this year in downtown East Moline.

Everyone who loves to shop for unique and one of a kinds items will be delighted to know that Freedom Fest will have more than 70 different vendors selling a wide range of items including crafts. In addition to items for sale there will be food for sale and Bent River Brewing Company will offer domestic/craft beers and food as well.

Car lovers rejoice, because Freedom Fest will also feature the 10th Annual Main Drag Car Show, which this year will include motorcycles as well.

Since Freedom Fest is a family event, children will have a lot of fun activates waiting for them. Besides, the usual Balloon Artist, Face Painter, Inflatables and other activities, children will also have a chance to explore the Military Vehicles, Fire and Police.

Families at Freedom Fest will also have a chance to see the local firefighters, law enforcement officers, and military members competing at the Obstacle Course Challenge.

“This will pit local fire fighters, law enforcement, military and CrossFit gyms in a battle for bragging rights.  Proceeds going back to Local Military Charities,” Hansen stated.

Freedom Fest is not like any other event out there. It is unique and filled with fun for all families from the communities. Shopping, demonstrations, food and music are just some of the great things happening on August 19 in downtown East Moline. Take time off your routine and make it a fun night at Freedom Fest in East Moline on August 19, 2017 from 1:00 PM to Midnight at 15th Avenue in downtown East Moline.

 

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