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Freedom Fest '24

A spectacular event celebrating Fourth of July and support Soldiers and their families. 

Note: This event has already passed.

Summertime is synonymous with fun, music, and community celebrations, and Fort Knox Freedom Fest ’24 promises to deliver all of that and more. On Thursday, July 4, Brooks Field on Fort Knox, Kentucky, will come alive with festivities, as we invite the public to join us for an unforgettable evening of entertainment and patriotic spirit. This event will commemorate 248 years of freedom while paying tribute to the brave men and women of the Armed Forces.

Building on the success of past large-scale outdoor events, Fort Knox Family and MWR is proud to present a line-up of activities that will captivate attendees of all ages. One highlight of the evening will be electrifying live concert performances by the band Grafenburg, known for playing hit music and all your favorite tunes. As the music fills the air, families can revel in the Kids Zone, featuring an array of exhilarating inflatable slides, obstacle courses, and much more, providing endless entertainment for children. And to satisfy everyone's appetite, a diverse selection of festival-style food and beverages will be available for purchase.

A military Salute to the Nation will occur at 9 p.m. with the grand finale of the night, a jaw-dropping professional fireworks extravaganza, igniting the sky with a dazzling display of lights and colors at 10:05 p.m. It promises to be a moment of collective awe and wonder, celebrating the spirit of freedom and unity.

*Patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

Schedule of Events

  • Inflatables
    • 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Kids Activities and Tattoos
    • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Competitions
    • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Grafenburg Band
    • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Salute to the Nation Ceremony
    • 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Grafenburg Band
    • 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fireworks
    • 10:00 pm

Thank you to our sponsors for being a part of this great celebration:

  • Abound Credit Union
  • USAA 
  • First Command 
  • The Joint Chiropractic 


Installation Access and Parking
Visitors who do not possess a military ID should visit the Fort Knox Visitor Center located directly outside Chaffee Gate to the left to obtain an Automated Installation Entry pass. Visitors may also visit to obtain a 5-day Fast Pass. For more information about Gate Access Control, please visit

Directional signs will guide visitors to the event venue once on post. Coolers, backpacks, and bags are subject to inspection. No pets or personal fireworks are permitted at this event.

Media Inquires
Media interested in attending should contact the Fort Knox Public Affairs office at (502) 624-3051 NLT
4 p.m. on July 2, 2024 to make arrangements.

About Fort Knox Family and MWR:
Fort Knox Family and MWR is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Soldiers and their families stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Through a diverse range of programs, events, and services, Fort Knox Family and MWR creates a vibrant and supportive community that promotes well-being, leisure, and personal growth for all.


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