35th Annual Freedom Festival

July 4, 2-9 p.m. @ Onslow Pines Park 

Onslow County Parks and Recreation will celebrate its 35th Annual Freedom Festival on July 4th, 2019. Come out for a day of fun activities for children, listen to music on two stages, browse and shop vendor booths, and enjoy tasty treats from a variety of food vendors. Jim Quick and the Coastline will kick off the main stage at 5 p.m. The event will culminate with the much-anticipated fireworks at 9 p.m.


Tips for a Great Fourth of July:

  • Arrive early

  • Coolers welcome, no glass containers

  • Grill are allowed  in the tree area between the festival area and the little league ballfield/concession area

  • A misting tent will be located beside the information stand (bathrooms)

  • First aid station located at the entrance to the festival area (at Onslow Pines Rd entrance)

  • Lost children and lost and found located at the information booth

  • Restrooms-located at the information booth, concession stand by the ballfields, and portable toilets throughout the festival area

  • Our parks are pet friendly, but for this event dogs are not allowed

  • Alcohol is not allowed

  • Have FUN and be SAFE!


  • Pony Rides  
  • Amusement Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Arts and Crafts Vendors
  • Inflatables
  • A variety of food and vendors
  • Games


Jim Quick has been touring the Southeast US for more than 20 years, playing nearly 250+ shows per year, and has released more than 11 albums including his newest, DOWN SOUTH. Originally introducing their music as the Coastline Band—a band of friends who played the Carolina beach bars day in and day out—the group pushed Quick to the forefront and naturally transformed into Jim Quick & Coastline. Known for his all-out performances and deliberate, off-the-cuff wisecracks, Jim has been a gracious recipient of the Carolina Music Awards “Entertainer Of The Year Award” – sixteen times.


Justin Castellano has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years. A constant performer, he often uses his virtuosity on the guitar to win over the crowd while playing great tunes. Covers include songs by Bill Withers, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Ben Harper, John Mayer, Ray Charles and great Motown tunes, just to name a few. All the songs are played in his unique and inventive style, Justin Castellano is someone you do not want to miss performing.



Little Caesars Pizza

Onslow County Parks and Recreation 

Onslow County Emergency Services

Onslow County Staff

Onslow County Sheriff's Department

Freedom Festival Volunteers

Participating Vendors

Onslow County Transit System

This event is made possible through community partnerships, county staff, volunteers, and Onslow County Parks & Recreation Department.