Calendar Date:Sunday, July 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Join us in our annual Independence Day celebration at Liberty Fest! This is fantastic FREE event perfect for the whole family taking place on Sunday, July 3rd, 2016. There will be live music, vendors, children's activities, and Fireworks.
If interested in vending at the Bluegrass Festival or other Leander Events, please click here to be added to our Vendor Email List. Emails will be sent as soon as vending information is available for each event. Vendor fees range from $25-$100 depending on the event.
Reflection is the catalyst to coming full circle.
Texas country singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler took a couple of years to take
stock of his artistic career, launch his own record label, then write and record How Country Are Ya? the old-fashioned way. How Country Are Ya? – Fowler’s seventh studio album and his first for Kevin Fowler Records in a joint venture with Nashville’s Thirty Tigers - is the goodtiming, tradition-steeped and honky-tonk-stomping Amarillo native’s return to basics effort.
A year in the making, the album features 15 fresh tunes (he wrote all of them except for the raucous instrumental “Mousturdonus“) and was produced by Ken Tondre, Fowler’s drummer, at Tondre’s The Compound Recording Studio in Austin.
One of the most potent songs on How Country Are Ya? is “Panhandle Poorboy,” a completely autobiographical piece that’s clearly the centerpiece of Fowler’s mindset during the creation of the disc. Simply put, he wanted to come back home.
It took six years and 30,000 miles for The Warhorses to officially form. Their patience and persistence finally paid off when they came together in Austin, TX through a series of fortunate circumstances. The band independently released their debut EP "Ragardless," on March 1, 2014. "Leave Me Alone" the bands first single from that EP, was a TOP 50 single on both the Texas Music Chart and Texas Regional Radio Report.
The Warhorses blend their Country, Rock, and Blues influences to produce an authentic sound that is a true reflection of their musical upbringings.
Getting to Liberty Fest and Parking
There are 2 Entrances to the festival. Entrance A is located on US 183A South (between San Gabriel Parkway and Hero Way) and Entrance B is located on Hero Way (between Mel Mathis and US 183A). Entrance B can only be accessed by turning left onto Hero Way from 183A. The Eastbound lane of Hero Way between (old) 183 and 183A will be closed beginning at 4pm.
Mel Mathis will be closed at 4pm on July 4th for the event.
Parking is available at the Festival Site. Car pooling is encouraged to Liberty Fest 2015. ADA Parking is available on the event site, must have handicapped tag. HEB Plus in Leander is OPEN for Fireworks Viewing ONLY.
There is absolutely NO PARKING ON US 183 or 183A!
General Information and FAQ
We will have live music, food vendors, craft vendors, bounce houses, children's activities, giveaways, and Fireworks.
Can I bring my own food and drinks?
Absolutely! No glass containers are allowed. If you have glass containers in your coolers or personal belonging you will be directed to return them to your vehicle.
Can I bring my pet?
Yes, friendly pets are allowed on a leash.
Can I bring a grill or fireworks?
NO! Both are strictly prohibited this includes all grills and even sparklers. The City of Leander has put together an amazing Firework Show for the event (by Pyrotecnico).
Will there be any shade?
NO, you can bring a canopy or large umbrella for setup in the Canopy Area in the back of the event site. Tents with walls are not allowed.
Is there still room to be a vendor?
We will be accepting Vendor Applications until June 24th at 5pm.
Will there be food available for purchase at the event?
Yes! We will have a variety of vendors selling food and drinks such as BBQ, Funnel Cakes, Ice Cream, Snow Cones, Kettle Corn, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and so much more! Some vendors may take a credit card but be prepared to pay with cash.
Will there be activities?
Yes! We have activities for kids and adults alike including bounce houses, an obstacle course, lazer tag, sports games, and a kids train! These will be a mix of free and paid activities.
Who Puts on Liberty Fest?
Liberty Fest is put on by the City of Leander with the help of these Sponsors: