Laramie is, once again, hosting its annual Freedom Has A Birthday celebration on July 4th at Washington Park.  2013 will represent the 23rd year the celebration has taken place.

According to the official Freedom Has a Birthday website, 13,000 people turned out last year for the 2012 celebration, which boasted live music, a children's parade, exhibitions, and the ever-present free lemonade, cookies, snow cones and watermelon.

Opening ceremonies are currently slated to begin at 9:30 on the morning of July 4th with the Children's Parade and the Opening ceremonies to follow that.  Then the action kicks off on the celebration's three stages.  This schedule is courtesy of

Band Shell

10:00 Municipal Band
11:00 Four Shillings Short
12:00 Basmati
2:00 Tuffy Tanner
4:00 Stage Closes

Center Stage

11:00 Painter Brothers
12:30 Danno
2:00 High Voltage Band
3:30 Kate Pierce
4:00 Stage Closes

East Stage

11:00 Fire Departement Demo (Rainbow Street)
11:15 Katherine Jones
12:00 Mannon Ward
1:00 So Your Friends Are Actors
2:00 The Ranchers


10:30 Wyoming School of Gymnastics exhibition near the sand volleyball pit
11:00 Pie Eating contest at Otto Dahl shelter (participants urged to get there early for registration)