A Kids' Zone will include "Princess Tent," a Face Painting section and balloon animals. In addition, there'll be a Petting Zoo, an "amazing puppet show," inflatables and carnival rides.
Organizers describe the Car Show as having a variety of cars from "old antiques to new hot rods to Big Wheels" and promise that visitors will not be disappointed.
A craft show is on the agenda, as always, but something new has been added--Hot Air Balloon Rides, a chance to "see the City of Semmes in a whole new way."
Each year, the Semmes Freedom Celebration brings in a musical guest to perform for the thousands that pack the stands at the MGM stadium. This year, that performer is Chris August, a CCM artist.
The final feature is the big fireworks display, which lights up the night sky with color and excitement for a full 10 minutes.
Event organizers offer several suggestions to ensure that visitors have a terrific day. First, note where you park your car. Remember to drink plenty of water and to apply sunscreen throughout the day and don't forget to bring along a can of bug spray, such as OFF. And be sure to take children to enjoy the free games and carnival rides.
There are also a few caveats: Not allowed at the Semmes Freedom Celebration are alcohol, fireworks, firearms, ice chests, pets and soliciting or distributing personal products or materials.
The cost of admission is $2 at the gate. Parking is available on the MGM campus or at the Semmes Ballpark, if necessary. There will be a variety of food for purchase; events begin at 5 p.m. and end with the fireworks.
For information, visit http://www.orchardassembly.com/semmes-freedom-celebration/