Celebrate our nation at the National Infantry Museum on Saturday, July 4, 2022 during our annual community-wide Independence Day celebration sponsored by St. Francis Emory Healthcare.

Freedom Fest will be held from 10a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be filled with music, kids’ activities, historical reenactments, food, and fun.


Admission to Freedom Fest is free. There will be nominal costs for the simulators, food and drink.


• 10am Maneuver Center of Excellence Band
• 10:30am Free Movie! Dumbo
• 12pm Pint-Sized Patriots Parade
• 12:30pm Silver Wings Parachute Jump
• 1pm Free Movie! Sonic the Hedge Hog
• 1pm-4pm Maneuver Center of Excellence Band


The museum’s activities will end at 4 p.m. Festival-goers will be encouraged to head to uptown Columbus or Phenix City for a concert in the riverside amphitheater and fireworks at dark.

Security Check: Bags larger than 11” x 6” x 15” are not permitted inside the museum or on the museum campus. Bag checks and wand scans will be conducted to ensure guest safety. Smart bags are prohibited from the museum and the museum campus. Guns, knives and pepper spray are prohibited.

Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed in the museum or on the museum campus, including the stadium. Pets can not be left inside of vehicles on the premises. Please make arrangements for your pets prior to your visit. Certified Service Animals are allowed.

Acceptable Attire: The museum is a family venue and acceptable attire is required for entry. Visitors will not be allowed entry into the museum wearing clothing with profanity or words that disparage individuals or groups based on sex, race or national origin.

Youngsters are invited to dress up their bicycles, tricycles, strollers and wagons – and themselves! – for the Pint-Sized Patriots Parade down Heritage Walk at noon. Register onsite the day of the event at 10:30am at the courtyard entrance. Ages 12 and under.