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2009 Freedom Days
City of Beaumont
News Release
Monday, June 22, 2009

Come and join the annual Fourth of July festivities sponsored by the City of Beaumont at Riverfront Park on Saturday, July 4, 2009. The park will open at 5:00 p.m. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the fun, food and music. Foods such as barbecue, boudain, hot dogs, pork kabobs, funnel cakes, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, and ice cream will be available along with cool beverages. Food and drink will be available in all areas of Riverfront Park.

Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the sounds of country, jazz and blues groups, so come out, pick a nice spot to relax and enjoy an evening with friends and family in Riverfront Park. Nine-year-old guitarist, Bryce Shaver and his band, will take the Riverfront Park stage at 5:00 p.m., followed by country artist Regina Richards at 6:00 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. Texas Renegade will take the stage until 9:00 p.m.

Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be the Honorable Mayor of Beaumont, Becky Ames. The Ground Rush Skydiving group out of Nome, Texas, will provide a skydiving demonstration with up to four jumpers. The demonstration will include pyrotechnics and other fanfare. Watch the skies around 7:00 p.m. for these jumpers.

Come a little early and get that special seat in air-conditioned comfort as the Symphony of Southeast Texas proudly joins the celebration again this year while performing at the Julie Rogers Theatre beginning at 8:00 p.m. Dr. Jimmy Simmons, President of Lamar University, will lead the group in old American standards, light classical works, and patriotic favorites. Selections will include

Due to road construction on Calder Street in Downtown Beaumont, we are recommending you come a little early and park at any of the following parking lots where there will be no parking fees charged: Beaumont City Hall, Beaumont Civic Center, Main Library, and the Remote Encoding Center. We are also recommending that you come into downtown either by way of College Street or the Liberty/Laurel exchange.

See you on the 4th in Downtown Beaumont.






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