Each year the Town of Apple Valley puts on the Freedom Festival for residents to enjoy fun activities and a fireworks show.
This year there were lots of food truck choices, a huge play area for the kids with bounce houses galore, a minature golf course, face painting, and the VANtastic mobile play van where kids could make patriotic bug magnets or do sand art.
Live entertainment included several local bands, the Apple Valley Idol winners, and a flag retirement ceremony.
Everyone had a great time, with many spending the entire afternoon at Brewster Park under EZ-ups and shade umbrellas. See you next year!