FREEDOM WEEK EVENTS

Did we say ‘week’? It’s actually much more than that! We figured “why limit the fun of NC Freedom Fest to just one day when you can enjoy the NCFF Fest-tivities for an entire week” (2 weeks if you count the Golf Tournament!)?!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2021

Inaugural NCFF Golf Tournament

Goldsboro Golf Course | 1501 S. Slocumb St. | Goldsboro, NC 27530

September 3rd, 2021 | 8:00 AM

Enter a team, sponsor a service member, or play on a team alongside service members that you sponsor – this tournament is all about the “One Community” between Goldsboro & Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Format: 4-Person Scramble  |  $250 Per Team

Fee Includes: Cart & Greens Fee, Range Balls, Catered Lunch by Skullies Street Q, and a Great Time!

NCFF Golf Tournament

$250 | Team of 4

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2021

POW/MIA Ruck March

Bryan Multi-Sports Complex | 501 S. Oak Forest Road | Goldsboro, NC 27534

September 13th, 2021 | 8:00 AM

Sponsored by the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Chapter 371, and hosted by SJAFB’s Group 5/6.

What is a Ruck March? “Rucking” is known as walking with a weighted rucksack (backpack). For the purpose of this Ruck March, participants will be carrying 15% of their body weight in non-perishable canned foods on a 12-mile course through Goldsboro, in honor and recognition of those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA). This years event will honor both Captain Peter Cleary, an F-4 pilot who spent some time training at SJAFB, and was shot down over Vietnam in 1972 and declared MIA until his remains were found and positively identified many years later, and Goldsboro-native Marine PFC Dan Bullock who was the youngest of all the armed services to be killed in the Vietnam War at age 15.

Course: The 12-mile course will begin and end at Bryan Multi-Sports Complex. The route will take Ash Street down to the Veterans Memorial downtown, and the Freedom Tree, which is dedicated to Captain Cleary and all POW/MIA,  followed by a visit to Elmwood Cemetery to pay respects at the grave of PFC Dan Bullock. Participants will then head back on the same route to complete the course.

POW/MIA Ruck March

$20 | Per Person

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2021

Movie Night

Paramount Theatre | 139 S. Center St. | Goldsboro, NC 27530

September 15th, 2021 | 7:00 PM

Bring a friend to enjoy a free movie showing at the historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Goldsboro. Concessions will be available, including beer and wine.

Red Tails (PG-13): During World War II, the Civil Aeronautics Authority selects 13 black cadets to become part of an experimental program at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The program aims at training “colored personnel” to become fighter pilots for the Army. The Tuskegee Airmen, as they become known, more than prove their worth. Watch Trailer

Tickets: Tickets are free to the public, first-come, first-served, on the day of showing only. Thank you to the Paramount Theatre for sponsoring this free event!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2021

POW/MIA 24-Hour Vigil

Freedom Tree | 300 S. Center St. | Goldsboro, NC 27530

September 16th, 2021 | 3:00 PM   through   September 17th, 2021 | 3:00 PM

This 24-hour event is sponsored by the SJAFB Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Chapter 371 and is focused on bringing everyone from the base and community together, in paying tribute to the countless individuals who didn’t make it home and ensuring that their memory is kept alive. During the entire 24-hour event, volunteer flag bearers will continuously carry the POW/MIA Flag and volunteer readers will commemorate the names of the thousands of POW/MIA who along with their loved ones, have paid the cost of war.

Format: For each hour of the 24-hour event, volunteers are needed to read names and carry the flag along the designated route surrounding the Freedom Tree, on Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro.

Registration: This event is free, but registration is preferred to assure that all 24-hours of the event are covered.

POW/MIA 24-Hour Vigil

FREE

A NIGHT ON THE 'TOWN

DOWNTOWN GOLDSBORO

September 16th, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Head Downtown for live entertainment in various establishments for a special “Night On The ‘Town”! Follow Downtown Goldsboro on Facebook to stay informed on the fun happenings downtown!

Thank you to the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation & Downtown Merchants Association for supporting NC Freedom Fest!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2021

GRUB AT THE HUB

DOWNTOWN GOLDSBORO

September 17th, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Come on out to the Hub, Downtown Goldsboro’s newest entertainment venue, for free, live music from the band Soul Psychedelique and all the food choices you could wish for! Let’s kick off our weekend the right way at Grub at the Hub! Follow Downtown Goldsboro on Facebook to stay informed on the fun happenings downtown!

Thank you to the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation for supporting NC Freedom Fest!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2021

NCFF 5K & FUN RUN

Downtown Goldsboro | S. Center Street | Goldsboro, NC 27530

September 18th, 2021 | 7:30 AM

Strap on your running shoes and gear up in your best red, white and blue for the inaugural NC Freedom Fest 5K & Fun Run!

5k

$35 | 7:30 AM EDT

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Fun Run

$15 | 8:00 AM EDT

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Registration is live here: NC Freedom Fest 5K

Thank you to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for hosting this event!

CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT

Downtown Goldsboro | S. Center Street | Goldsboro, NC 27530

September 18th, 2021 | 4:00 PM

Dust off your throwing arm, and come prove you’re the boss of the toss at NC Freedom Fest Corn Hole Tournament!

Corn Hole Tournament

$40 | Team of 2

Registration Opens May 1st

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Registration will open on May 1st, 2021

Thank you to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for hosting this event!

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