Florence, Ala. – Monday, July 2 – Bank Independent—along with the City of Florence, the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism and the Shoals Radio Group—is sponsoring the annual Spirit of Freedom Festival on Wednesday, July 4, from 10 a.m. – 10p.m. at McFarland Park in Florence. The free festival celebrates the 4th of July in the Shoals, with live music throughout the day from nationally-known musicians, as well as food vendors and activities for the entire family. To culminate the all-day celebration, the festival will put on one of the largest fireworks show in the Southeast. “It is important for us to help support the Spirit of Freedom Festival because many of our customers and team members live in the Shoals area,” shared Bank Independent President Macke Mauldin. “We want to support an event that provides the local community a time to come together and celebrate our nation’s independence, enjoy great entertainment and spend time with family and friends. That’s what the 4th of July is all about.” For more information about the event, contact the Florence Tourism Department at 256-740-4141.