Freedom Fest
People participate July 4, 2015, during Saturday’s Freedom Fest at Fort Hood.

FORT HOOD — This year’s Freedom Festival will be from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 24 at Hood Stadium, located behind the Clear Creek Post Exchange on post.

Activities include children’s inflatables, food trucks and even a “Zoo Imagination” station. The event will start with performances by season three winner of the “The Voice” Cassadee Pope, and the rock band X Ambassadors will headline the event.

A 30-minute fireworks show paid by profits from the Fort Hood recycling program show is expected to begin at 9:30 p.m.

Freedom Fest is a free event and open to the public. Members of the general public in privately owned vehicles must obtain a pass from the Marvin Leath Visitor’s Welcome Center. Drivers and passengers 18 and older must have a valid photo ID.

On-post shuttles will be running approximately every 15 minutes from 3 to 11 p.m. All individuals utilizing the bus service under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Shuttle stops will be located at:

Building 49010 — Phantom Warrior Lanes Bowling Center

Building 50001 — Clear Creek Commissary

Building 50012 — Community Events and Bingo Center

A tentative timeline of activities include:

4 p.m. Gates open and food and beverage sales open

4-5 p.m. DJ music

5-6 p.m. 1st Cavalry Division Band

6-6:05 p.m. Commanding general’s welcoming remarks

6:05-6:30 p.m. 1 CD Band

6:30-7 p.m. DJ music

7-7:45 p.m. Cassadee Pope

7:45-8:15 p.m. DJ music, gift presentation

8:15-9:30 p.m. X-Ambassadors perform

9:30-10 p.m. Fireworks display, presented by Fort Hood Recycle

Permitted Items include:


Coolers (will be searched)

Backpacks no larger than 12 x 20 (will be searched)

Camelbacks (will be searched)



Lawn chairs

Small wagons


Video recorder/camcorders

Service animals (guide dogs, etc..)

Prohibited Items include:

Explosive weapons


Edged weapons (knives, swords, daggers, etc)


Brass knuckles

Glass containers (except baby bottles)




Pop-up/canopy tents


Recreation Vehicles (RVs)

Camper Trailers

Grills (cooking)

For more information, visit Fort Hood’s Family and MWR Web site at

The City of Killeen will also host a fireworks show July 2 in downtown Killeen.


Larry Mitchell, ABR, CRS, GRI

Broker Associate, Texas Realtor®

Chris Mitchell, Texas Realtor®

ERA Colonial Real Estate

Harker Heights, Texas

254 681 5115 Larry

254 291 2832 Chris