We are so glad all of you joined us for our Independence Day Celebration. If you want to re-watch your favorite moments you can watch on either Facebook or YouTube

Here are the links

We can not wait to join you next year for our 146th celebration!

The City of Morgan Hill has, for 145 consecutive years, been celebrating the 4th of July through a variety of events to bring the community together to celebrate the United State’s Independence Day.

This celebration of events has been organized and run by the Independence Day Celebration Inc, an all volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization with the support of the City of Morgan Hill and through the generous financial support of its local businesses and residents.


Since the beginning of 2020, the organization, in concert with the City of Morgan Hill, the Police Department and the Fire Department have worked to create contingency plans given the events of the past several months to continue the celebration in our community.


Unfortunately, holding the Independence Day celebration in its traditional manner with limited mass gatherings and the economic hardships facing our traditional donors, it is just not possible. However, we know that the spirit of this holiday is more than just a traditional celebration. We know that the spirit of community and celebrating our country will shine through.


Thus, we are quite excited to share that in the spirit of resilience, we are changing the format of almost all of our events to be a broadcast virtual event. Working closely with the appropriate agencies we are excited to bring forth a virtual car cruise, virtual patriot sing with the children of our community, a virtual parade complete with bands, horse units and special guests, and finally ending with a special replaying of the Morgan Hill Independence Day fireworks.


This show will have a few special surprise guests, live recognition of some of the heroes who have worked tirelessly on the front line for many months, and will highlight the rich tradition of this holiday and the diversity of our community and our country. This show will be broadcast live on July 4th through multiple digital channels.


This was not an easy decision to make, however we feel that the health and safety of our community is our top priority. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to, as a unified community, celebrating our nation’s Independence Day with you. 

Please go to our Facebook page for further updates. Should you have any questions, feedback or comments you can also email us at info@mhfreedomfest.com

Thank you

Jeff Dixon,
President Freedom Fest
Freedom Fest goes virtual!
Read the article from Morgan Hill Life here


Independence Day Celebrations (IDC) is a non-profit organization committed to uniting the community of Morgan Hill, CA around the vision of our founding fathers who boldly proclaimed that “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” We are committed to reinforcing and sustaining the principles of American freedom in our community through Independence Day events of the Morgan Hill Freedom Fest.

“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward “

-President John Adams


Freedom Fest is truly a hometown celebration dedicated to preserving our national and local heritage and most important, celebrating our freedom as citizens of the United States of America. We are the largest annual event in Morgan Hill, put on entirely by volunteers. The award-winning parade alone is the largest privately organized parade in Northern California and the official 4th of July Parade of Santa Clara County.

Jeff Dixon

President / Logistics Chair

Matthew Stein


Kim Moyano



Charles Weston

Freedom Run Chair

Matthew Stein

Freedom Parade Chair

Karen Crane

Patriotic Sing Chair

Dennis Dal Poggetto

Family Music Fest Chair

Stan Seagren

Car Cruise Chair


Our Broadcast July 4th Celebration will be streaming from a number of digital channels live on July 4th. Please check back here on June 20th for details on this live celebration!


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