Freedom Fest Returns to Scribner; Ticket Sales Support Veterans Retreat

SCRIBNER – Memorial Day weekend is a big one for family get-togethers, road trips, cookouts and a lot more. It’s also a time to remember those in our military who died in active service. If you’re looking for a way to have a lot of fun while honoring our military at the same time, Scribner’s Freedom Fest is where you want to be.

Miles for Heroes is a non profit organization created in 2013 to help veterans in Nebraska, and they focus on helping veterans beat PTSD by promoting wellness and helping them to discover peace and passion in the great outdoors.  “We were founded with the simple belief of giving back to those who have given so much to our country,” said founder Joel Mareel. Proceeds from this year’s concert and festival will fund a retreat this fall for veterans affected by PTSD and other injuries.

Trips cost $200 to $350 per veteran, so ticket sales are crucial to fund these trips. More tickets sold means more veterans on the retreat.

This year’s Freedom Fest is on Saturday May 25th, and the event includes a 5k run / walk, poker run, and a huge outdoor concert on Scribner’s Main Street featuring the Dylan Bloom Band and headliner Shenandoah. Concert tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25 at the gate.

The Miles for Heroes 5K gives everyone in the community the chance to participate alongside fellow runners, veterans and active duty service members. Each participant gets a race tee, a Miles4Heroes wristband, post-race food and drink,  and eligibility for awards! While race day registration will be accepted, early sign up is encouraged to guarantee swag.

Concert tickets and 5K registrations are available at