Originating during the height of the Vietnam War, this festival continues its mission of supporting patriotism and traditional American values. The 2013 festival theme of Freedom Isn’t Free celebrates the unlimited possibilities of what can be accomplished when we work together to build a brighter future for this land. The Spirit of America Festival combines meaning, memory and mirth into a two-day event that offers something for the entire family!
This year’s event will be filled with all of the food, fun and fireworks that guests have always enjoyed, and the activities and pageantry associated with this Decatur tradition have garnered the event a significant reputation throughout the Southeast, with the festival being named as one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” for July by the Southeast Tourism Society. Make the Spirit of America Festival the focus of your 4th and join us beginning at 4:00 for fun-filled activities that will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display. Take part in the Children’s Bike Parade, enjoy live stage entertainment, and be sure to check out the action-filled Children’s Area. In keeping with the festival theme, this year our Spirit of America Awards Ceremony where annual awards are presented to recognize outstanding service and sacrifice for country and fellow man, and the Miss Point Mallard Pageant will come together as one in an exciting event that will bring back memories of a USO show that celebrates patriotism, talent, leadership, dedication and the true beauty of the America Spirit. The crowning of the 42nd winner of the Miss Point Mallard Pageant will be a display of poise, intelligence, talent and character in a new generation of American leaders.
At 10:00, this festive day will close with the Spirit of America Fireworks Display. This spectacular show will delight and dazzle as the night sky is illuminated and the embers are reflected over the beautiful Tennessee River. Join us in Decatur, Alabama as we celebrate the true “Spirit of America” that defines this special day!