DON will once again be organizing the Freedom Fair and Fireworks Festival in 2023. The event will take place on Saturday, July 29 with  festivities beginning at 12 noon and concluding with a fireworks display by Starfire Corporation at 10 p.m.

DON views this event as a way to showcase all the good that is happening in New Castle while also raising awareness of barriers people with disabilities often face. Part of the event is a commitment by Disability Options Network, the Center for Independent Living (CIL), to provide information and resources as a disability rights advocacy organization.

The event will take place in downtown New Castle, along East Washington Street, for one day only. Since it’s beginning many years ago the festival has been family-oriented and DON strives to provide something everyone can enjoy. Each year, the event is attended by several thousand people from Pennsylvania, Ohio and more.

An event of this magnitude would not be possible without sponsorships and in-kind contributions. We need local businesses to be a part of this years festival. We need sponsorships to help defray the cost of the Fireworks display, entertainment, children’s activities, restroom facilities nd logistics.  We also need volunteers willing to help with set-up, tear down, and logistics throughout the event. This event is one of the top attractions in Lawrence County each summer. Without community support, DON could not take on this event.