Monday, July 4th

This year's event will be held at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, 13291 Dickson Road.  Admission and parking are FREE!


There will be a Classic Car Cruise-In. If you're participating and bringing your car, you can enter the gate at 4Pm to get a spot. 


KIDS ZONE starts at 4PM and ends at 8PM.  Activities include bouncy houses, face painting, pony rides, games, etc. 

Food vendors:  Sweet Shivers, Hassinger's Kettle Corn/Lemonade/Hot Sausage,  Smokey Martin's BBQ,  CCA drinks, Shabby's Ice-Cream & Apple Dumplings,  Loft Ministries Hot Dogs, etc.

Main Stage live entertainment beginning at 5:15PM: (TBA)

     5:15-6 PM - 
     6:15-7PM - 

     7:15-8:15PM - 

     8:30 - 9:30PM - 

     9:30PM - Pastor Cliff Forbes
     10PM - Fireworks! 

Please bring your camp chairs or a blanket to relax on the grass. See you on Independence Day!


The Ultimate Freedom Event started in 2015 when Cliff Forbes, Lead Pastor of New Beginnings Church of God, saw a need in the Meadville Community for a family friendly, low cost event that was held on the 4th of July. He realized that the New Beginnings Meadville Campus had the room and manpower to hold such an event. Cliff began brainstorming with the staff to see how to make this happen. As a staff, we decided to make this a FREE event for the community. We booked musical acts for entertainment, rented bounce houses and games for the kids, and offered food vendor spaces free of charge, so the food vendors could pass that savings on to the people who would attend. We asked for small sponsorships from our Church Family and area businesses to help run the event, but covered the bulk of the cost out of the church budget.

The 2015 event was a HUGE success! We saw over 2000 people on July 4, 2015. Since then, this event has grown! In 2016 we added a Classic Car Cruise-In, more games and activities to the kid's area, and more food vendors to accommodate the crowd we anticipated. Guess what? We were amazed to have doubled the attendance! Again, we expanded for our 2017 event by moving our Kid's Fun Zone to a larger area on the property, adding a Kid's Stage with music and entertainment, and adding additional food vendors. In 2017, we had over 5000 people! The 2018 and 2019 events saw similar growth! We are now hosting the entire event at the Crawford County Fairgrounds to allow for extra room for the amazing response from our community.  

We're very excited to be offering a 5K Run/ 3K Walk, classic car cruise-in, live music, a KIDS ZONE, food trucks/vendors, and of course, FIREWORKS!