Camp Patriot at Tacoma Freedom Fair

Camp Patriot at Tacoma Freedom Fair

Camp Patriot at Tacoma Freedom Fair

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Take a moment at Camp Patriot to reflect on the contributions and sacrifices made by the many heroes who serve our community: military personnel, first responders, and volunteers who make this such a great place to live and work. This is the 34th year the Tacoma Events Commission, a completely volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization, has presented Tacoma’s annual 4th of July celebration. They are proud to honor community heroes at Camp Patriot, and you can join event organizers in honoring those who serve and protect our community. Located in Marine Park, near the Lobster Shop Restaurant, Camp Patriot is a place where you can relax a little, enjoy musical performances by international, regional and military artists coming together on the "AMERICA BE STRONG" stage, produced by La Stella Foundation, and consider the many people who make this community such a wonderful place to live and work.

Kids will enjoy the inflatable toys, located near the Lobster Shop in Marine Park.

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There’s something for everyone at Freedom Fair, and a lot of it is at Camp Patriot. Come meet the fine men and women who serve our country and make our community a better place to live and work. Camp Patriot is open to the public from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Camp Patriot Events and Attractions

11:00 AM John Leonard Band

John Leonard Band Delivers a homebrewed, heartfelt mix of alternative folk rock, country and blues. Over the past 3 years, the group has performed together in various instrumental configurations, often including a variable 4th wheel guest musician to spice up the pot. John Leonard is a prolific songwriter with a dark country styling and positive outlook. The clever beats of Kirt “The triK” Ottosen and lively bass of “Bass Man” Bill Karle, provides the perfect compliment for this original music. The passion this band has for music is intensified when working their non profit project, MusicWorks4Veterans (MW4V), where they spend much of their free time playing music for Veterans, encouraging them to get involved with the creative process of music making. Creative musical expression can benefit wellbeing.

12:00 PM & 3:00 PM Hot Dog Eating Contest

Join us for a Classic 4th of July OLD FASHIONED HOT DOG EATING CONTEST to celebrate the US Armed Forces at Camp Patriot on the “America Be Strong” at the Tacoma Freedom Fair. A fund time promised for all participants and fantastic entertainment for the audience. GREAT PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS !!

12:30 PM Rural Route 3

Rural Route 3 is an all original, bluesy, funky…A Straight-Up Rock-n-Roll band from Tacoma, WA. The band features a slide guitar, a groovy bass, and a tommy-gun drummer…all of whom combine to form an edgy, energetic style of music. The release of our 3rd cd, The Bad Monkey Blues Band, demonstrates the power of original songwriting, a diversity of musical influences, and the energy of live rock n’ roll. While Rural Route 3 focuses on original material, we have been known to delight our fans from time to time with a unique twist on a cover-song.

3:30 PM Star Spangled Karaoke

Get ready for a unique and entertaining show with DJ Leanna Mason in a SINGING CONTEST where YOU ARE THE STAR. Over 200,000 songs to choose from…this will be one fantastic time for all. SPECIAL PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS. Come down to Camp Patriot and join in the fun on the AMERICA BE STRONG Stage where You can be a Star and have a chance to Win a Great Prize!

5:30 PM WingsNThings

WingsNThings is a Seattle band playing the Music of Paul McCartney. From Sir Paul's Beatles classics, to Wings, and Solo hits, the group covers all phases of McCartney's incredible career. Excellent musicianship, spot-on harmonies, an excellent rapport with the audience, and an incredible catalog of hits to choose from ensures that you will have a great time at any WingsNThings show.

Note that WingsNThings is NOT a "Tribute Band" in the look alike sense. The emphasis is put on what matters: The Music.

However, they recreate note-perfect renditions of McCartney's biggest hits that he had with The Beatles, Wings and also his great solo career. From "Hey Jude", "All My Loving", and "Penny Lane" to "Band on the Run", "Live and Let Die", "Silly Love Songs" all the way to "Dance Tonight", "Sing the Changes" and Paul's latest hit "My Valentine". If you love McCartney, WingsNThings: The Music of Paul McCartney should be on you bucket list!

8:00 PM Armed Forces Icon

In the absence of AMERICAN IDOL, a pilot for an exciting new Television Music Show, “ARMED FORCES ICON,” is slated to be shot this July 4th at the Tacoma Freedom Fair on the “America Be Strong Stage” at the Camp Patriot location. “THE NEXT BIG THING….the next great TV music show for our generation.” In recent years we have seen a slew of TV music shows captivate viewers across the nation…shows like American Idol, The Voice, X Factor, America’s Got Talent…and others. In a similar vein…get ready for “ARMED FORCES ICON”…a TV musical Show which highlights the talents of our veterans and men and women actively serving in our Nation’s Military. The show has a pretty straight forward concept…present 10 singers from the Armed Forces and our Veteran Community competing to be the ARMED FORES ICON. A twist from the other musical talent shows is contestants will be judged on BOTH their singing ability AND their military service record. Produced by Internationally Acclaimed Singer & Recording Artist…Tony La Stella and Award Winning TV Director, Travis Fox from Hollywood.