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Freedom Fest 2023


Fort Novosel Family & MWR is thrilled to announce Freedom Fest 2023 hosted by Major General Michael C. McCurry.

Friday, June 30 from 4-9 p.m. at the Festival Fields on Fort Novosel

Last year's event was a huge success with over 12,000 patrons enjoying food, fun, and fireworks on post. Fort Novosel is excited to celebrate our nation's independence in a big way for 2023. This year, we are pleased to announce that our Headlining act for Freedom Fest will be Tag Team, an American hip hop/pop rap duo best known for their smash hit "Whoomp! (There It Is)! The rest of the lineup is amazing as well featuring our opening act Sleepy Head, followed by The Rock Mob playing the best of the 70’s, 80’s and all the big rock hits. Rounding out the entertainment will be a local favorite that needs no introduction, Hunter Clark will hit the stage with his smooth southern rock sound! And of course, our Headlining act Tag Team will close the night and lead us into the most amazing fireworks display in the Wiregrass!

Freedom Fest kicks off at 4:00 p.m. at the Festival Fields. There will be family fun activities for kids such as bounce houses, and obstacle courses, free ice cream, military static displays, and tons of craft vendors. Food vendors and food trucks will be on-site to provide various festival and traditional food items as well as refreshment options that are sure to please. Live entertainment will continue throughout the day and the celebration will conclude with one of the best fireworks displays in the Wiregrass, beginning promptly at 9:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars, make plans, tell a friend, tweet it, share it, and join us for Freedom Fest 2023 Friday, June 30 at the Festival Fields on Fort Novosel.



Tag Team Website

Tag Team on Facebook

Hunter Clark on Facebook

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The Rock Mob on Facebook

The Rock Mob Website

The Rock Mob on YouTube



Sleepy Head on Facebook


Gate Access Information

This Year Freedom Fest will be open to the public. All you have to do is show a Valid Drivers License or ID at the Gate, Passes are not required between 4pm and 9pm on Friday June 30th

All visitors requesting entry outside of 4-9 p.m. will be required to have a Visitor Pass.

For Patrons who would like to attend the event and who will be showing up before 4pm on Friday June 30th,  you will need a visitors pass BEFORE June 30th for access. Please Click Here for information on gate access, hours of operations, procedures and frequently asked questions.

*Must have the REAL ID Compliant ID / "Gold Star" on current Driver's License to obtain or qualify for a pass. Additional forms of Identification might me required if you do not have the "Gold Star" Driver's License. 

The New Online Gate Pass Process is also now available. Please see info at the link above or the graphic below. 

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Traffic Map & Parking

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Site Map

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Event Schedule / Timeline

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Prohibited Items

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  • No coolers, tote bags or backpacks are permitted, except for medical and baby care items
  • No pets (minus credentialed service animals)
  • No fireworks
  • No glass containers
  • No weapons to include guns, knives, pepper spray and electric stun devices
  • No bicycles, scooters, hoverboards, rollerblades, skateboards or unicycles


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