Rantoul Freedom Celebration offers variety

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Freedom Celebration will celebrate the Fourth of July with elements old and new.

“We’ve worked hard to bring this week-long event to the Rantoul area. It represents a marriage of nostalgia and present-day family fun,” said Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kellie Wahl. “RACC is proud of its members and it is thanks to them that we are able to facilitate this wonderful celebration with pride and respect to our great nation.”

One new element is the Battle of the Skid Cars added to the monster truck event at the Rantoul National Aviation Center on Sunday, July 2. Skid cars are compact cars with skis installed in place of the rear wheels. Drivers try to maintain control as they race around a tight course, inevitably running into each other.

“It’s one of the funniest forms of racing there is,” race organizer Tim Hall said.

The full schedule follows:

Thursday, June 29 – Friday, June 30

3 p.m.-10 p.m. – Carnival, Wabash Park

Saturday, July 1 at Wabash Park

10 a.m.-10 p.m. – Carnival

10 a.m. – Softball tournament begins

10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Anything on Wheels Car Show

Noon to 9 p.m. – VFW beer garden

6 p.m.-9 p.m. – Music by the Flatville Road Band

10 a.m.-9 p.m. – Vendors

Sunday, July 2 Rumble on the Runway, Rantoul National Aviation Center

1 p.m. – Pit party at which spectators meet drivers and get a close-up look at the monster trucks.

3 p.m. – Monster truck and skid car racing

Tickets may be purchased from the Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce or at the gate.

Monday, July 3 Rockin’ the Runway, Rantoul National Aviation Center

5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. – Monster truck rides, inflatables, paintball, vendors, T&T beer garden

7 p.m. – 5K race

7 p.m.-11p.m. – Music by The Feudin’ Hillbillys

Dusk – Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4

7 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Rotary Club pancake breakfast at the RTHS cafetorium

9:30 a.m. – Parade begins at Maplewood and Grove Streets and ends at Wabash Park.



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hesabate wrote on July 01, 2017 at 11:07 am

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