The Patriot Festival gives a special shout-out to American military heroes. It all kicks off with an early morning 5K run/walk and is followed by the national anthem and color guard, parachute jumps, military exhibitions and maneuvers, a rib burn-off competition with 15 local restaurants showing off their best recipes, live music and more. For detailed information, visit www.patriotcharities.org. $5-$10; free for children 5 years old and under. 5K at 7:30 a.m.; festival gates open at 9 a.m. Symphony Park at South Park Mall, 4400 Sharon Road.