Fourth shines in Springfield with Light of Liberty

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Now in its 10th year, Light of Liberty is a fundraiser featuring music, food, family fun and fireworks over the scenic Willamette River.

All proceeds benefit Project Share, a fund that helps low- and fixed-income Springfield citizens with wintertime heating emergencies.

This year's headline act is country rock legend Marty Stuart with opening performances by local favorites, including Deb Cleveland and Mystery Train.

Gates open at 4 p.m.

Music starts at 5 p.m. with Mystery Train.

Deb Cleveland takes the stage at 6:30 p.m.

Marty Stuart starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets to Light of Liberty at Island Park in Springfield, Ore., are $5 in advance, $7 at the gate, FREE for children 5 & younger.

In the Kids Zone, activities include face painting, arts and crafts, games, obstacle courses, street magic, balloon twisting, hula hooping and reptile and amphibian viewings courtesy of the Lane County Herpetological Society.

New this year is a kids stage with dance, music, and martial arts demonstrations, a photo booth, and activities by the Science Factory.

Several of the area's entre and sweet-treat vendors will be there. An on-site ATM will be available.

Beverages available in the beer and wine garden for adults age 21 and older.

Limited handicapped parking will be available near the B street entrance on a first-come basis.

A FREE parking shuttle to the event will be available from the Booth-Kelly parking lot in the 200 block of South 5th Street. The shuttle will start at 3:30 p.m. and continue until 11 p.m., at 15-minute intervals.