Fourth of July Events in the Triad ~ 2017

By Katie Moosbrugger

Looking for a fun, safe environment to watch fireworks this Fourth of July? Or are you interested in a more historical celebration of our nation’s independence? Lucky for all of us, the Triad has a whole host of fun things going on to celebrate!

We’ve broken it down by location and date for you here. Click on the event name in blue to visit the corresponding website. Remember to always check the TMoM Calendar of Events to find out what’s going on in your area year round!

Greensboro, Burlington and Surrounding Areas:

Saturday, July 1

Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe Fireworks Show And Season Pass Appreciation
Two night of fireworks (July 1 and July 4)
10 am to 9 pm
3910 South Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27406
Sky Fly Fireworks Show & Block Party, with a special VIP viewing area for season pass holders. Priority & Any Day Pass Holders enjoy FREE DRINKS all day on all 3 days!

Living History at Colonial Heritage Center
10:00AM – 4:00PM
 2200 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
– Guilford Militia Encampment
– Blacksmithing
– Colonial Cooking Demonstration (Hoskins Kitchen)
– Black Powder Musket Demonstration: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00PM

Sunday, July 2

Living History at Colonial Heritage Center
10:00AM – 4:00PM
 2200 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
– Guilford Militia Encampment
– Blacksmithing
– Black Powder Musket Demonstration: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00PM

Guided Battlefield Tours
1:30 PM and 3:00PM
Battlefield Visitor Center: 2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410

Monday, July 3

Freedom Run 10k and Firecraker Road Race
10k Run/Walk starts at 7:15 pm; 5k Run/Walk starts at 7:30 pm; 1 mile Fun Run starts at 7:35 pm
Races begin at 304 S. Greene Street in Greensboro
Run or walk in honor of our dedicated Military Personnel & Veterans. Deck yourself out in a patriotic costume and show off your American spirit!

Living History at Colonial Heritage Center
10:00AM – 4:00PM
 2200 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
– Guilford Militia Encampment
– Blacksmithing
– Black Powder Musket Demonstration: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00PM

July 3rd in the Park
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
City Park, Burlington, NC
Free event. Amusement park rides open as usual at 1 pm. A blood drive will be held at 3:30 pm. The festival kicks off at 5 pm and lasts until 9 pm. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm.

The American Block Party
7 – 11 pm
Downtown Greensboro: Elm Street & McGee Street Lot
Admission is FREE and open to the public. Enjoy good food and great music!

Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball – Stars & Stripes Spectacular
First pitch is at 7:00 p.m.
First National Bank Field, 408 Bellemeade St., Greensboro, NC
Celebrate with our Stars and Stripes Spectacular, presented by Tanger Outlets!

Northeast Park Fireworks
Fireworks begin at dark
4010 High Rock Rd., Gibsonville, NC 27249
The 11th annual fireworks extravaganza will include fireworks, rides, entertainment, music, food, and fun! Admission is $5 per car or $1 per walk-up. For more information call 336-641-2079.

Tuesday, July 4

Mebane’s Fourth of July Parade
8 am to 12 pm
Corner of Second and W. Jackson

July 4th Commemoration
Begins at 9:45 am at Guilford Courthouse along with activities at Battlefield Visitor Center
2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
Events include Signing of the Declaration of Independence, Colonial Dance Demonstration, as well as programs and prizes for kids. Details in link above.

Living History at Colonial Heritage Center
10:00AM – 4:00PM
 2200 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
– Guilford Militia Encampment
– Blacksmithing
– Black Powder Musket Demonstration: 1:00 PM & 3:00PM
– Colonial Music 10:30 – 2:30 in the Hoskins House

2017 Snow Camp Fourth of July Celebration and Parade!
10 am
Sylvan Elementary Ball Field next to Sylvan School in Snow Camp, NC
After the parade, enjoy live bluegrass music, food, ice cream, and fun. For the kids and the kids at heart, we will have a large inflatable water slide, a water balloon catapult, and old- fashioned games including sack races, wheelbarrow races, egg races and a watermelon eating contest. Immediately following the parade, the celebration will continue at the ball field, with concessions including hot dogs, french fries, candy, drinks, ice cream and baked goods. Local churches, meetings, vendors and residents are invited to bring baked goods and arts & crafts and will need to register by July 3,2017. There will be plenty of space for attenders to bring blankets and lawn chairs to use while listening to the live bluegrass music.

Guided Battlefield Tours
11 am to 2 pm
Battlefield Visitor Center: 2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410

Toddler Storytime: 4th of July Celebration
11 am
Barnes & Noble at Friendly Center
It is a Storytime planned for young children with short attention spans. This morning we’re celebrating the 4th of July and summer by reading Fun in the Sun. We will be doing a fun fireworks craft.

Independence Day at Greenhill Center
12 to 5 pm
Greenhill Center for NC Art, 200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro
Stop by to cool off with fun 4th of July crafts and stroll the gallery. Free and open to the public.

Fourth of July Community Celebration
1 – 6 pm
Grove Winery, 7360 Brooks Bridge Rd, Gibsonville, NC 27249
Come celebrate U.S.with a free concert from local musician, GT Summerlin. Free ice cream. Community Pot Luck table, award-winning wine, and more!

Fun Fourth Street Festival
1- 8 pm
Downtown Greensboro
Five areas filled with live performances, vendors, interactive games and connection with the community!

Burlington Royals Baseball – Independence Day Fireworks
Game starts at 6:30 pm
Burlington Athletic Stadium, 1450 Graham St, Burlington
Following the game, come enjoy the biggest fireworks show in Alamance County on the 4th of July courtesy of Food Lion.

Patriotic Fireworks Concert
Gates open at 6:30 pm; Fireworks start at 9 pm
First National Bank Stadium
Music by Dixieland Band and Greensboro Concert Band. Free admission. Brews & Food for purchase.

Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe Fireworks Show And Season Pass Appreciation
Two night of fireworks (July 1 and July 4)
10 am to 9 pm
3910 South Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27406
Sky Fly Fireworks Show & Block Party, with a special VIP viewing area for season pass holders. Priority & Any Day Pass Holders enjoy FREE DRINKS all day on all 3 days!

Local Library Events
Also check your local library for patriotic events this week!
Alamance – http://www.alamancelibraries.org/
Guilford – http://library.public-libraries.org/county/NC/GuilfordCounty.html

Winston-Salem, High Point, Kernersville and Surrounding Areas:

Saturday, July 1

Miss Mary’s Children’s Parade
10 am
Downtown Kernersville, 134 E Mountain St, Kernersville, North Carolina 27284
For many years children (age 6 & younger) enjoy a patriotic experience and parade of their own. Parents may participate with children in strollers or wagons. FREE to participants. Dress in patriotic red, white, and blue, if you can. This is a great photo opportunity for parents. Activities starts 10 AM. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club. Parade registration takes place at 9:30 am.

Reds, Whites & Blues
11 am to 5 pm
Raylen Vineyards, 3577 US-158, Mocksville, NC 27028
Come celebrate the U.S. of A. with an Independence Day bash! Sip on your red or white wine and listen to the blues-y music of James Vincent Carroll.  They will also have food for purchase by WS Wings-N_Fins. Admission is FREE.

Davie County Independence Day Celebration
6 – 10pm
Rich Park, 299 Cemetery St, Mocksville, NC 27028
Activities, food vendors, music, pony rides, and FIREWORKS!!!! Fireworks seating is available at the YMCA & Mando Field, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

Sunday, July 2

River Church July 4th Celebration
7 to 10 pm
The River Church, 11141 Old US Hwy 52, Ste 2B, Winston-Salem
Invite your friends and family to join us as we celebrate the Fourth of July! We will enjoy a great time of food, fun, fellowship, and fireworks! Kids (of all ages) will also enjoy water games.

Patriotic Pops Concert
Gates open at 4 pm; activities begin at 5 pm; concert starts at 6 pm
Triad Park, 9652 W Market St, Kernersville
Please join The Arts Council for their free, family-friendly Summer Park Series featuring special guest Ken Kennedy as well as your favorite patriotic and film music under the direction of Maestro Matthew Troy. Bring your blanket and your lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy a beautiful evening of incredible music. This event begins at 6pm and food and beverages are available on-site for purchase.

Tuesday, July 4

Ardmore July 4 Potluck Picnic
11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Bolton Park
Bring a dish and come celebrate Independence Day with your neighbors! Activities for adults and kids. Children can participate in the decorated bicycle/tricycle parade. Enjoy music while celebrating our freedom as a community!

Bike Parade at Kaleideum Downtown
9 am – 12:30 pm
Kaleideum Downtown, 390 S Liberty St, Winston-Salem
Celebrate the Fourth by turning your bike, trike, or wagon into a parade float in The Prop Shop at Kaleideum Downtown! Bring your ‘cycle to the Museum and use your imagination to decorate it. Don’t forget helmets (your need one to ride!) — we can decorate those, too!

Independence Day Celebration at Old Salem Museums & Gardens
9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Old Salem Museums and Gardens, 600 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem
Did you know Salem was the site of the first public July 4th celebration? Join them to celebrate while enjoying hands-on activities, patriotic music, demonstrations, and fun for the whole family. More details on the web site (click link above). Activities are included with the purchase of All-In-One tickets, which are $27 for adults and $13 for students ages 4-18. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Visitor Center at 900 Old Salem Road.

Naturalization Ceremony
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Salem Square in Old Salem, 600 South Main St., Winston-Salem
On the 4th of July, come to Salem Square and celebrate with dozens of people from a number of different countries who will become new American citizens during a Naturalization Ceremony.  The FREE Ceremony, conducted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services staff, will take place in the James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium in the Old Salem Visitor Center. The Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with special music, the Pledge of Allegiance, and greetings by dignitaries, including keynote speaker Luis G. Lobo, Executive Vice President and Manager of Multicultural Banking for BB&T and naturalized citizen. Perhaps the most moving and inspiring part of the event will be the administration of the Oath of Allegiance and the presentation of certificates to the new citizens.

Splash B4 the Blast
Tue, July 4, 12 pm – 2 pm
Kernersville YMCA: 1113 W Mountain St Kernersville, NC 27284
Start your holiday off right at the pool! Join us for plentiful sunshine, swimming, giveaways, and best of all…FREE hot dogs (while supplies last!) *YMCA admission rates apply… unless you’re already a member!

Red, White and Brews
12 to 6 pm
West Bend Winery & Brewery, 5394 Williams Rd, Lewisville, NC 27023
Celebrate Independence Day at Westbend with live music from The Exit 180 Band along with BBQ from Hal’s Holy Smokin’ BBQ and hot dogs Boone Doggies.

4th of July at Creekside Park 
3 pm to 9:30 pm.
214 Park Drive, Archdale, NC
Live music, shopping, carnival rides, food trucks, pony rides, fireworks and so much more! Admission is FREE. Food and attractions are priced individually. Parking is limited so arrive early. ATM on site.

Uncle Sam Jam
Gates open at 4:30 pm
Fireworks at 9:45 pm

Oak Hollow Festival Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive, High Point
Celebrate July 4th at Oak Hollow Festival Park! $10 per vehicle. Live music from Matt Stratford and Norlina, performances by Circus Stella, plus Pink Heals Fire Truck, kids arts and crafts, food and beverage vendors, and much more. Coolers, chairs and blankets are allowed. Tents, glass containers, pets, fishing equipment, fireworks, grills, or drones are prohibited. The Uncle Sam Jam is a family event so please, no alcohol. Be prepared for a bag/cooler check at the gate.

Town of Lewisville Independence Day Celebration
6 to 10 pm
Shallowford Square, Lewisville
Each year the Town of Lewisville hosts one of the largest July 4th celebrations in Forsyth County. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m at Shallowford Square and include musical entertainment by the “The Extraordinaires” and fireworks at dark.  Concessions are available for purchase. A rain date of Wednesday, July 5 will apply.

Kernersville 4th of July Fireworks
6 pm to 10 pm
Behind Kernersville Elementary School,
Hosted by the Town of Kernersville & the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, family and friends to the Kernersville Raiders football field for a FREE fireworks celebration; complete with live music starting at 6:30 pm! The sky will light up around 9 pm in a spectacular display of our nation’s independence!

Fourth of July Extravaganza
4 pm – 6:15 pm
First Street, Winston-Salem (between Peters Creek Parkway and Green Street)
The City of Winston-Salem and the Winston-Salem Dash are proud to present the annual Independence Day extravaganza at BB&T Ballpark on Tuesday, July 4. The fun begins at 4 p.m. on First Street, leading up to the Dash’s 6:30 p.m. game against the Down East Wood Ducks. Winston-Salem’s official Fourth of July fireworks show follows the game.First Street will be open to the public between Peters Creek Parkway and Green Street, with Dash inflatables and food trucks on hand and local band Carolina Crossing performing from 4-6:15 p.m. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be on sale throughout this pregame event.

Winston-Salem Dash Baseball & Fireworks
Gates open at 5:15 pm; Game starts at 6:30 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark, 951 Ballpark Way, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Enjoy a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks show following the Dash’s game on July 4!

Stars & Stripes Presented by Salem Band
7:30 pm (rain date July 5)
Salem Square in Old Salem
Big Bands, Battle Hymn, Armed Forces, Stars & Stripes Forever, Salem Band piccolo soloist Trisha Tuttle performing “Through the Air”

Local Library Events
Also check your local library for patriotic events this week!
Forsyth – http://www.forsyth.cc/library/
High Point – http://www.highpointpubliclibrary.com/
Stokes, Surry & Yadkin Counties- http://www.nwrl.org/

Other Nearby Areas

Sunday, July 2

Freedom Sunday at Calvary Baptist in King
10: 30 am  – 6 pm
536 South Main Street, King, North Carolina 27021
At 10:30am, they will have a patriotic service with special music, a USMC Color Guard from Camp Lejeune, and a stirring Bible message. Then at 5:00pm, they will have a regular service followed by an outdoor fellowship including food, games, inflatables, a cornhole tournament, and much more! Make plans to join them!

Monday, July 3

Military Days at Carowinds
July 3 – 5

Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28273
Carowinds is paying tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.

Statesville Fireworks Show
9:30 pm to 10 pm
1875 Simonton Rd, Statesville,  28625
Be prepared for the BIGGEST show yet! Launch time is at 9:30pm. They will be launching from the Signal Hill Mountain Bike Trail area (same launch location as last year).

US National Whitewater Center 4th of July Celebration
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Charlotte, NC 28214
11:00 am to 10 pm
USNWC‘s 4th of July Festival is a two-day celebration (July 3 and 4) featuring outdoor adventure, yoga, live music, and spectacular firework displays. Musical performances on the Belmont Abbey Island stage will take place in the afternoon and evening of each day, followed by a stunning firework display over the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Bring out your blanket or chairs, pick out a great viewing spot, and enjoy the show.

Tuesday, July 4

Military Days at Carowinds
July 3 – 5

Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28273
Carowinds is paying tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.

Thomasville HiToms Game and Fireworks Show
Game starts at 7 pm
7003 Ballpark Rd, Thomasville, NC 27360

Fireworks show after the game!

4th of July Fireworks Show
9 pm
The town of King, NC
Fireworks are launched from King Recreation Acres and may be viewed from many locations in town. Limited parking is available at the upper parking lot of King Recreation Acres (White Road entrance), King Public Library, Central Park Amphitheater, and the Carl Calloway American Legion Post #290.

Fireworks Extravaganza at Tweetsie Railroad
9:00 p.m.
Tweetsie Railroad Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Tweetsie Railroad will host the most spectacular Fourth of July celebration in the High Country in honor of the nation¹s birthday and the park¹s 60th anniversary during this year¹s July 4th Extravaganza. The park will stay open late for the family-friendly festivities until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4; the park¹s biggest ever fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m. $10 per car. Adults $20 and Children $15 (ages 3-12), and kids 2 and under are Free. Buy your wrist band tickets at the Ticket Office.

Celebrate America Fireworks Show
10 p.m.- 11 pm

Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28273
Carowinds’ biggest fireworks show of the season. Free with park admission.

US National Whitewater Center 4th of July Celebration
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Charlotte, NC 28214
11:00 am to 10 pm
USNWC‘s 4th of July Festival is a two-day celebration (July 3 and 4) featuring outdoor adventure, yoga, live music, and spectacular firework displays. Musical performances on the Belmont Abbey Island stage will take place in the afternoon and evening of each day, followed by a stunning firework display over the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Bring out your blanket or chairs, pick out a great viewing spot, and enjoy the show.

Fantastic Fourth of July Festival
6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Davidson County Fairgrounds, 400 Greensboro Street Extension, Lexington, 27295
Join in an Independence Day celebration at the Davidson County Fairgrounds!  Admission is FREE! Enjoy live music with Lauren Light and an amazing fireworks display! Great food from Sunset Slush, Light of the World Church and DG Concessions are available for purchase, as well as tickets for inflatables and rides for the kids. Alcohol, pets and smoking are prohibited.  Outside food and drinks are permissible. Bring lounge chairs or blankets for your seating comfort. 

Downtown Mount Airy Independence Day Parade & Celebration
10 am start; parade starts at 11 am
Downtown Mount Airy, NC
A reading of the Declaration of Independence will begin in the Mount Airy Museum courtyard at 10:00 a.m. The parade will begin from Veteran’s Park at 11:00 a.m. and will be immediately followed by Miss Angel’s Pie Eating Contest & Games Sponsored by The Shepherd’s House of Mount Airy.

21st Annual City of Eden July 4th Fun Parade
Parade begins at 9:30 am
Downtown Eden

Begins at Fair Funeral Home parking lot – meet at 9 am.
Parade route is through the surrounding neighborhood.

Eden Kiwanis Ole Fashioned Fourth of July Festival
Gates open at 2:00pm; Music starts at 2:00pm; Fireworks start at 10:00pm
Panthers Stadium, Morehead High School in Eden
Celebrate the Fourth with food, fun and fireworks!

Other blogs and directories you may use this summer!

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Splash Pads & Water Slides
Day Trip Ideas
99 Ways to Reply to I’m Bored
Summer Camps in the Triad
VBS in the Triad
Swim Clubs & Pools
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