Since 1959. Celebrate Independence Day at Freedom Festival in Bethany. This free, family-friendly event begins in the morning with a day full of pony rides, carnival rides, inflatables and games for the children. The smell of classic fair food like corn dogs and Indian tacos fills the air, while adults browse awe-worthy rides at the car show. Several vendor booths will be scattered through the park offering goodies, and a live band will be playing throughout the day. The night ends with an impressive fireworks display.