Freedom Fest marks holiday weekend

Published: May 23, 2009

Hal Mullis of Tampa and his grandson Burke Bassler, 18 months, enjoy a snow cone while listening to music during Freedom Fest on Saturday.


TAMPA – Families looking for live music, food, magic tricks and other ways to enjoy the holiday can head to Cotanchobee Park on the Riverwalk on Sunday for the second day of Freedom Fest, a patriotic celebration that kicked off the Memorial Day weekend.

The free festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the park, located at 601 St. Pete Times Forum Drive. A related Memorial Day service will be held 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.

Festival visitors will see plenty of red, white and blue, including dozens of flags planted at the Riverwalk in honor of law enforcement officers, firefighters and military personnel killed in the line of duty. Flags also have been planted in honor of active-duty military personnel.

Hal Mullis of Tampa brought his 18-month-old grandson Burke Bassler to the festivities Saturday.

“We rode our bikes out here. He has enjoyed seeing the music and dancing,” Mullis said while the two shared a snow cone.


Tribune file photo by MICHAEL SPOONEYBARGER – Tampa Bay Online

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