Freedom Fest going on tonight at Clovis High’s Lamonica Stadium.


It’s the fourth of July and Freedom Fest is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday in sparkling fashion. 

Bruce Wilson is the Co-Chair of Freedom Fest. He said it’s going to be a great show.

Wilson said there will be live music, food trucks, and a lot of fireworks. Overall he said the cost to put this event on is between 55 to 60 thousand dollars. So, he wants to thank all of the generous sponsors.

“Firework shows costs about one thousand dollars a minute to shoot,” said Wilson. “So, as you can see it’s about a 25 to 30 minute show, 25 to 30 thousand dollars just for fireworks.”

There will be about one thousand fireworks at the show tonight. Crews with Fireworks America have been working non stop setting up for the big show. 

Daniel Lantis with Fireworks America said they do so much work for a 20 minute show but it is worth it.

“It is really hearing the crowd at the end,” said Lantis. “You light that last shot off and it breaks in the sky, everything goes dark, and you hear the crowd.”

Some people like Mai Vang choose to enjoy the fireworks from outside the stadium. 

“Every year we come out here,” said Vang. “You know, it is an exciting event for us so we are always out here enjoying it.”

Vang said after a fun day with family this is the perfect way to end the day. 

“We sit out here and we see it,” said Vang. “You know, it’s beautiful.”

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