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Friday, July 1

Patriotic Parade at Greensboro Children’s Museum
From 10 am to 11 am
Bring your bikes and wagons and celebrate American's Independence Day with a parade. Children will decorate their rides with red, white, and blue strings & streamers. Everyone parades around "Main Street" and then enjoys popsicles in the Edible Schoolyard!

Freedom Celebration
From 6:30- 8:30 pm
Enjoy music, activities for children and a puppet show at Advance First Baptist Church in Advance, NC. And come with a donation for active military – the church is collecting donations for its “Christmas in July” celebration.

Saturday, July 2

Burlington Independence Day Celebration
From 6 to 10 pm. Games from 6- 8 pm (free on field #1 at Thataways Youth Center; Fireworks at 9:30
An event for all ages. Burlington will turn back the hands of time and have the original Independence Day Celebration at the Burlington City Park as they did many years ago. Remember the sack races, the water balloon toss, and watermelon eating contests? It’s all back by popular demand. The Attractions Band will perform at 6pm and The Company Shops Concert Band will take the stage at 9:15pm and perform during the launching of the aerial fireworks display. This event is for the young and the young at heart, so make plans now for an evening of fun, music, and fireworks. Food and drink concessions will also be available throughout the park.

Fun Fourth Festival
Kick-Off Block Party from 7 – 11 pm
All events take place in the Cultural District of Downtown Greensboro and at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Consult the web site for details. More than 90,000 people are expected to attend these festivities. Fun Fourth Festival has been recognized as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society and as an Outstanding Event by Celebration NC Foundation.

Sunday, July 3

Fireworks On High Rock Lake
Pre-show begins at dusk followed by fireworks at dark. Come see a fantastic $20,000 firework event at High Rock Lake in Lexington at the Top of the Rock (formerly the Boat Dock) near Hwy 8 bridge, Abbott’s Creek. A musical program with special guests will be held one hour prior to the fireworks. Donations and sponsors are needed. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Julia “Julie” Euliss at 336-210-6571.

Monday, July 4

Red, White & Blue Party
Beginning at 9 am at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
Celebrate the 4th of July by making a festive paper flag and a sound shaker in the Art Studio beginning at 9 a.m. Then join in the festive parade at 11 a.m. Everyone will march to “Under The Stars” and then continue the celebration with fun songs & games. Stay and enjoy a delicious treat - tasty popsicles to cool everyone off- at 11:30!Free with paid admission or Museum membership.

Fun Fourth Festival
Parade & Street Festival from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm (Parade route begins at Greene and Bellemeade in downtown Greensboro). Pops Concert & Fireworks from 7:30 pm to 10 pm. (Greensboro Coliseum). Consult the web site for details. More than 90,000 people are expected to attend these festivities. Fun Fourth Festival has been recognized as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society and as an Outstanding Event by Celebration NC Foundation.

Jamestown July 4th Parade
Beginning at 10 am on Main Street.
Hosted by the Jamestown Lions Club. After the parade, festivities continue at the Jamestown Library, including the Main Street Decorations prize presentation.

Kernersville Splash B4 The Blast
Beginning at 11 am.
Spend the day at the Kernersville YMCA Community Pool. Enjoy the splash and zero-entry pool, prizes, giveaways and free hot dogs (while supplies last). Contact the YMCA for pricing at 996-2231.

Elkin Children's Parade and Downtown Celebration
Children’s Parade begins at Noon on Main Street; the Downtown Celebration will run from 1 pm to 6 pm. (also on Main Street). Fireworks start at dusk at Elkin Municipal Park.

Freedom Ride and Celebration
The motorcycle and hot rods ride kicks off at 1:45 from the Firehouse Ministries in Mt. Airy. After the ride, supporters can celebrate with the riders at the firehouse with food, live bands and other fun events. Donations to help send Mt. Airy/Surry County veterans on the Flight of Honor will be collected.

High Point Uncle Sam Jam
Gates open at 4:30 pm at the Oak Hollow Festival Park in High Point. Fireworks start at 9:45 pm. Enjoy music, food, inflatables for the kids (optional fee required) and exhibits. $10 per car load.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens’ Celebrates July 4
Beginning at 5:00pm, a procession around Salem Square will commemorate the same walk the Moravians took during their first celebration of July 4, 1783. Throughout the day hands-on activities and demonstrations of 18th and 19th century life will entertain the whole family. These include: Fire Engine Drill on Salem Square,Rifle & Musket Firing Demonstrations, Broom Making, Puppet Shows, Visit the Apothecary, Historic Surveying & much more.

Tanglewood Park Independence Day Fireworks Celebration
Gates open for picnicking at 5:30; fireworks start approximately at 9:30 pm.
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Tanglewood and enjoy a variety of family activities including horseback riding, swimming, fishing, golfing, paddleboats, tennis, and more. Rain date July 5. Cost is $5 per car.

Mount Airy Community Fireworks Show
Music and festivities begin at 6 pm; fireworks begin at dusk.
A fireworks show at Veterans Memorial Park on West Lebanon Street will take place at dusk. Sponsored by Surry Sunrise and Mount Airy Rotary clubs. Admission is free. Donations for local food banks and a veterans’ relief fund is requested. Bring your beach chairs and blankets!

Lewisville's July 4 Celebration
Festivities begin at 6 pm at Shallowford Square. Entertainment includes music and fireworks at dark.

Kernersville July 4th Concert and Fireworks
Fun and festivities start at 7 pm; fireworks at 9:15 pm
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a night of music and food. The event will be held on the football field behind Kernersville Elementary School.

Fireworks at the Ball Park
The Winston-Salem Dash (vs. Salem Red Sox) and the Greensboro Grasshoppers (vs. Kannapolis Intimidators) will host fireworks after their home games. Check respective sites for details.


You can live your life in two ways, one as though nothing is a miracle and the other way, as though everything is a miracle! Einstein

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