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Old 06-25-2007, 10:47 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I thought I would share some various 4th of july celebrations in this state in case you are nearby one of these locations. Something I have learn is often the small towns have the better celebrations.

SOUTHPORT
It's billed as the state's official Fourth of July festival, a matter of its incorporation in 1972. The festival's antecedents go back to 1795.
Details: Includes a regatta, a parade, a road race, arts and craft vendors, a naturalization ceremony, beach events, entertainment and children's activities.

WILMINGTON
Food vendors and music from the Minute Men of the 440th N.C. Army National Guard Band and the UNC-Wilmington Wind Symphony, followed by fireworks exploding over the Battleship North Carolina

BEAUFORT
Parade -- with kids, pets, wagons, flags and music -- on the waterfront, then a community potluck at Carteret County Courthouse. As for the history, James R. Heintze of American University notes that in 1786, an errant artillery shell during a celebration set fire to the courthouse.

DUCK
A mile-long parade -- with a canine section -- then music and other festivities at Duck Town Park

PINEHURST
After the 9 a.m. pet parade comes the Village Community Parade with the Kazoo Band, Fine Blue Line Bluegrass Band, Marine Corps Color Guard and Irish Dancers

WINSTON-SALEM
OLD SALEM MUSEUM AND GARDENS
It was here, in 1783, that the Moravians responded to Gov. Alexander Martin's order to celebrate the country's independence on July 4. Martin was the first governor to do so, and the peace-loving Moravians were first to respond, with a musical program called "Psalm of Joy."

Beware of references that call the event "America's first celebration of July 4th." It's not that simple, as Philadelphians and Bostonians will tell you. The modern observance includes the reading of the Declaration of Independence, Salem Militia forms on Salem Square and fire drills with a bucket brigade.

CHARLOTTE
MEMORIAL STADIUM,
Live music, children's activities and, of course, fireworks
CAROWINDS
Carowinds Theme Park celebrate Independence Day with an all-you-can-eat picnic buffet and a dramatic fireworks show and music extravaganza

ASHEVILLE
Downtown, with music, food, family activities and fireworks, the subject of the historic moment. In 1904, George W. Vanderbilt forbade the sale of fireworks and "any kind of demonstration" at Biltmore, his Asheville estate.

High Point
Uncle Sam Jam 2007
Gates open at 4p.m. Fee:$10.00 per carload
Enjoy the fireworks over scenic Oak Hollow Lake at Festival Park. Entertainment, vendors and food for all ages. No cans or bottles allowed. Featuring Karen Y LA Rebelion, Knights of Soul, Contagious Blues Band and Dallas Reese Band. Sponsored by the High Point Parks and Recreation Department, WMAG 99.5 FM, WTQR 104.1 FM, 100.3 FM The Buzzard, 94.5 FM La Preciosa and 105.7 KISS FM.

Greensboro
Fun Fourth Street Festival -- Wednesday, July 4, 2007 10am-6pmNews & Record Pops Concert & Fireworks Spectacular
Each year the Festival features a patriotic mix of floats, drill teams, antique cars, clowns and sometimes even kazoo bands! The Fun Fourth parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for Most Patriotic Unit, Best Interpretation of Theme and Best in Parade. Floats, musical marching units, patriotic characters and anyone interested are encouraged to march in the parade

Amusement Rides Craftscene Music Stages Cool Mist Rain tunnels Village Of Global Greensboro --- An enchanting exhibit area highlighting Greensboro's large international community. The Village will feature many colorful displays, hands-on demonstrations and an exciting array of performances on the International Stage. No passport needed -- Forget about long plane rides and come to downtown Greensboro where you will feel worlds away.

Tanglewood
Tanglewood presents its Annual Fireworks Display on Wednesday, July 4th at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks display will take place at Tanglewood's steeplechase track, located adjacent to the Amphitheater. Concessions are available on site, however, picnics are welcome. We invite you to come to the park early in the day and enjoy your picnic in the park, swimming, horseback riding, paddleboats or the many other recreational activities available during the summer months!

Durham,
great Festival in the works featuring 85 of our region's finest artisans, a sustainable home & garden expo, a youth craft show, loads of demonstrations and activities and exciting performances on 5 stages by artists
The Eno River Association's Festival for the Eno is our region's largest & preeminant environmental education event. All earnings go to sustain the clean water of the Eno River Basin by funding land protection . We are working on exciting conservation projects along the length of the Eno

Raliegh
NC FAIRGROUNDS
Fun-filled family event includes FREE interactive games, inflatables, live entertainment, music, fireworks and more!!. Food vendors will also be available. Gates open at 2:30 pm and activities begin at 3:00 pm. FIREWORKS are at 9:15 p.m

OLD CAPITAL FOURTH
Enjoy a family-oriented Independence Day celebration with a patriotic concert and picnic. See how people in North Carolina celebrated the 4th long ago at the Capitol’s Old Fashioned 4th area. Musical performances, food and historic demonstrators will be featured during this patriotic celebration on the Capitol grounds from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free.

Cary
The celebration continues in spectacular style at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre for Cary’s Independence Day concert and fireworks. Featuring patriotic music by the Cary Town Band and the North Carolina Symphony, this event is always a huge hit with the entire family.

Indian Trail
annual parade which is one of the biggest parades in the Charlotte Metropolitan area.

Waxhaw
A great parade and
Activities for the whole family all day.

Blowing Rock
Tweetsie Railroad
Enjoy one of the highland's most popular fireworks shows, after the park closes at 9 p.m., at this delightful mountain theme park with great appeal for young children.

Fort Bragg
This patriotic celebration features rides and vendors, entertainment including the 1812 Overture, a flag ceremony, a spectacular fireworks display and more
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Hendersonville - Wednesday, July 4
(Pop. 10,420)

Independence Day Parade, Main Street, 1:00PM
Jackson Park (games, music & fireworks) fireworks at dusk.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/96/NCMap-doton-Hendersonville.PNG (broken link)
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:57 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Lexington
Fun Fourth
Finch Park
Uncle same games music during the day and Fireworks at night

Huntersville
The Town of Huntersville will host their Fun for July event, which includes the fireman's face-off water challenge, an Independence Day parade, children's activities, bike decoration station, pet contests and live music, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Birkdale Village
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:09 PM
 
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You can't beat Wilmington for entertainment. It has everything!
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile SOBX Fireworks & Events

[quote=SunnyKayak;947203]I thought I would share some various 4th of july celebrations in this state in case you are nearby one of these locations.

In addition to the events already listed, there will be fireworks at Emerald Isle (broken link). They will be shot off from the end of Bogue Inlet Pier so beach viewing should be great.

Swansboro also has a fourth of July celebration. I believe they close the downtown to cars sometime after 5 pm. There is a band and various booths including food vendors.

This is a radio station list of SOBX and area fireworks events.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:09 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Mooresville Lake Norman

Kiss 95.1 would like to invite you to the coolest 4th of July fireworks show around…Lake Norman style. Join Kiss 95.1 at Queens Landing in Mooresville for the largest fireworks show on Lake Norman. Festivities begin at 7 with fireworks at 9. Live music, Jokers Dueling Piano Bar, miniature golf, bumper boats. Bring a date or the whole family, there’s something for everyone.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Charlotte/Fort Mill, SC - WBT's Skyshow

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Join News Talk 1110 WBT and The Charlotte Knights at the Knights Stadium for the area's GREATEST fireworks spectacular. Nothing goes together better than baseball, hotdogs and fireworks on the Fourth of July, and you can be part of the action! Purchase your tickets online or call
704-36-HOMER. It's fun for the entire family at WBT's Skyshow at Knights Stadium.
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:28 PM
 
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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Castalia North Carolina has a wonderful fourth of July celebration,they have a parade, carshow,craft and food vendors live entertainment and a grand firework display @ dusk call town hall for info 252-459-3668 for information and or entry to an event or application for vendor
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Efland
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I LOVE Festival for the Eno and have been several times since I was a kid.
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