One of Laramie’s favorite annual celebrations, Freedom Has A Birthday, is just around the corner.

The 27th annual Freedom Has a Birthday event will kick off Wednesday, July 4th at 9:15 a.m. with the children’s parade, which will begin at the corner of 20th  Street and Rainbow Avenue. The parade will be followed by the opening ceremonies Washington Park at 9:45 a.m.

The celebration, which according to the Freedom Has A Birthday web page drew over 13,000 last year, promises free entertainment and activities such as a gymnastic exhibition, giant slides, inflatables, a pie eating contest and over 100 booths for visitors to enjoy.

Here is the schedule for Freedom Has a Birthday event:

Band Shell:

10 a.m. – Laramie municipal band

11:30 a.m. – Davis and Mavrich

1 p.m. Leah Rachelle

2:30 p.m. The Woodpile

Center Stage:

11 a.m. Tim Baldwin

11:50 a.m. Flag Ceremony

12:25 p.m. Danno and Have Fun, Will Travel

2:45 p.m. The Boogie Woogers

Third Stage:

11 a.m. Laramie Dance Center

11: 30 p.m. Zumba

12:15 p.m. WYO Elite Cheer

12:30 p.m. Alex Coffey

1:20 p.m. Overland 45

Visitors can also enter in the horseshoe tournament, registration for which begins at 9 a.m. Registration for a pie eating contest begins at 10 a.m. in the Otto Dahl Shelter.