“The NCFF understands that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing life for everyone, including essential workers such as first responders and healthcare workers who are on the front lines in the effort to care for coronavirus patients. During this first year of our festival, in addition to our armed forces, we will also be honoring all COVID-19 essential workers.”


Our mission is to celebrate Armed Forces Day with an inclusive, family-friendly festival honoring all who serve in the United States Armed Forces.

A sailor embraces family members after graduating from Recruit Training Command


NC Freedom Fest, 501(c)(3) status pending, brings together members of the following community organizations with the goal of celebrating military appreciation:

  • Goldsboro Elks Lodge
  • City of Goldsboro
  • Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation
  • Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee

“Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.”
President John F. Kennedy, 1962

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Juan Vasquezninco
Coast Guard personnel fill a container with sandbags in preparation for Hurricane Dorian
Navy Seaman Apprentice Carol Jimenez cleans the canopy of an F/A-18E Super Hornet

Photos from the United States Department of Defense. For more, visit https://www.defense.gov/Experience/DOD-in-Photos-2019/