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Posted on: March 26, 2018

FREEDOM FEST

The City of Mathis Events and Festivals Committee is excitedly preparing for this year’s annual event in our downtown district and it’s important to us that we communicate clearly the details of the event.

As a business located within E. San Patricio Ave., you are a key factor in the city’s plan of revitalizing downtown Mathis. Special weekend events are a benefit to the community and one of the best ways to putting “feet on the street” for our downtown merchants. While not everyone attending the event will be shopping, special events allow visitors to see what Mathis has to offer and think about opportunities for spending their discretionary dollars. If they have an enjoyable time at the event, they are more likely to return rather than pass through on their way somewhere else.

Thursday, June 28th
• 12:00p.m. Noon-street closure will begin on E. San Patricio Ave. between Duval St. and       City Hall for stage set-up. City Hall will be open normal hours.
   Friday, June 29th
• 9:00a.m.-Full footprint street shutdown on E. San Patricio Ave. between Nueces St. and       Encinal St.
• 10:00a.m.-Check-in time for IBCA Sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off at 8 Acre Park along Hwy       359 & Loop 459
• 3:00 p.m. – Festival Opens
• 12 Midnight-Festival closes
   Saturday, June 30th
• 7:00 a.m.-5K Run @ I.H. 37 Southbound Access Road
• 10:00 a.m. - Freedom Fest Parade will begin, with line-up at the High School football             stadium parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Temporary Street closures will be on FM 666 & Lamar         St.; HWY 359 and E. San Patricio Ave. Intersection. Parade will End at N. Hidalgo St.         between H.E.B & Good-n-Crisp.
• 12 Noon-BBQ Cook-Off Judging at 8 Acre Park along Hwy 359 & Loop 459
• 12 Noon – Street Closure on San Patricio Ave. between South St. & Front St for                   Fireworks set-up.
• 3:00 p.m. –Festival Opens
• 5:00 p.m. – Extend Street Closure on San Patricio Ave. from South St. to Bee St. for            Fireworks zone.
• 11:00 p.m. -Fireworks display, ending the celebration.
• Complete break-down and clean-up effort will be done by 3:00a.m.
• Extra litter collection bins will be on-site

Our goal is to create an enjoyable and positive experience and we are working hard to minimize the impact of the event. We will be following up with businesses and residents during the event to answer questions and identify opportunities to mitigate specific concerns.
If you or any of the surrounding residents and businesses have questions or comments about potential impacts of this event, please email us at:

                                                                   Mary A. Gonzales
Events & Festivals Committee                   City Secretary
eventsandfestivals@cityofmathis.com       magonzales@cityofmathis.com

For more information about the event, please visit www.cityofmathis.com or contact City Hall at 361-547-3343.


For more information click on the following links:
Cook Off
Vendor Application & Vendor Rules
Festival Sponsorship

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