What was a street fair in 2020 has now become a full on festival to celebrate freedom along the Quincy riverfront on Fourth of July 2021.

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If you go back a year ago here in the Tri-States (and really across the United States) there was frustrations about missing out on the traditional 4th of July festivities due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. Here in Quincy the traditional fireworks display was postponed, and eventually cancelled all together, but a group of Quincy residents pulled together a riverfront street fair and fireworks display that has now officially grown into what is being called the Quincy Freedom Festival.

According to a post from Roni Quinn in the private Facebook group "Re-Open Adams County Illinois" the 2nd Annual Quincy Freedom Festival will be held on the third and fourth of July this year, there will be live musical entertainment, food, activities for children, as well as booth opportunities for businesses. They are currently looking for sponsors and vendors for the event, sponsors money will go towards the fireworks display, while they say there will be no charge for vendors, with the goal of just helping out local businesses. There is a website that has been set up for more information on this new Quincy tradition called quincyfreedomfestival.com.

To be able to see new traditions start out of a pandemic is inspiring, I personally love the idea of using Quincy's riverfront as much as possible during the summer for not just fireworks but also fairs, concerts, and festivals, it is great to help out the local businesses in the downtown of the Gem City! Are you excited to check out the Quincy Freedom Festival?

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