Fourth of July events around Lake Norman
Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year,and a number of events have been planned around Lake Norman.
Hometown parade, concert celebrate the Fourth
DAVIDSON – Residents are invited to participate in a patriotic parade and a Concert on the Green to celebrate the nation’s independence.
Lineup for the parade starts at 5:15 p.m. on July 4 at McEver Field, 626 South St. A color guard consisting of members of the police and fire departments will lead the parade.
Participants are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue and may also decorate bikes, wagons and pets.
The concert will start at 6 p.m. on the town green and features Da Throwback Band, a ’70s show band.
Water fight returns to Birkdale
HUNTERSVILLE – Area residents are invited to a Fourth of July celebration 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 4 at Birkdale Village.
The event offers a wide range of family-friendly entertainment, including face painters and balloon artists, as well as the annual bike parade and Huntersville Fire Department water fight.
The opening ceremony is at 10 a.m. with bike decorating taking place until 11:15 a.m., when the bike parade begins. The Fettucini Brothers will perform at 10:30 a.m. and Circus Daze entertains at 11:30 a.m. The fire department water fight begins at 12:15 p.m.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase from select restaurants and snack vendors. Cash is recommended.
Details: Visit the Birkdale Village Facebook event page.
Summer celebration helps YMCA
MOORESVILLE – Presented by Randy Marion Automotive in partnership with the Town of Mooresville, the Lowe’s YMCA Summer Celebration will take place from 4-10 p.m. on Monday, July 3 at the Lowe’s YMCA, 170 Joe V. Knox Ave.
The event is free and open to the public and will include games, inflatables, live entertainment and fireworks. Bring picnic blankets and chairs, and arrive early.
Event proceeds benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign.
Peninsula Club to have fireworks
CORNELIUS – The Peninsula Club will have a pool party, buffet and fireworks display on July 4.
Reserve seats online.
Fireworks start at dusk at 19101 Peninsula Club Drive.
Collin Raye to perform in Denver
DENVER – The Denver Area Business Association is putting on its annual fireworks and music spectacular at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 1 at East Lincoln High School.
Country music star Collin Raye and Lincoln County native Kelby Costner will be performing. The event will include a dunking booth, bounce houses, snow cones, food, raffles and a huge fireworks display.
Westport community parade set
DENVER – The annual Westport Fourth of July parade begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4.
Wear red, white and blue to parade down the street. North Lincoln and East Lincoln High School bands will be marching along with fire trucks, EMS, local dignitaries and honored veterans. Bring a flag to wave, a chair and a friend.
Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. at Fairfield United Methodist Church. Trucks, cars, floats and golf carts can participate.
The parade ends at the Episcopal Church of St. Peter By-the-lake with an awards ceremony.
There are prizes for: Best Decorated Tricycle (up to age 6); Best Decorated Bicycle (age 7–13); Best Golf Cart, Atv or Wagon and Best Costume (boy and girl up to age 13).
Free treats at the awards ceremony include hotdogs, drinks and dessert for all. There will be a bounce house and giant slide for the kids.
Call Connie Andrews at 704-651-6047 for more information.
All-American breakfast returns
DENVER – Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church holds its annual All-American breakfast at 4640 Webbs Chapel Church Road.
The event takes place 8-11 a.m. July 4. The all-you-can-eat plate for dine-in only is $10. Kids 12 years old and younger can dine in for $5. All take-out plates are $10.
The meal includes eggs, grits, homemade biscuits, hash browns, ham, sausage, bacon, homemade sausage gravy, fruit, pancakes, juice, coffee and more.
Last year more than 800 people were served so coming early is encouraged.
Lincolnton celebrates the Fourth
LINCOLNTON – Sponsored by the City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County, the Fourth of July festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. on July 4.
The celebration will include games and activities, a parade and a memorial ceremony.
It will be capped off with a fireworks display starting at 9:45 p.m. at Lincolnton High School stadium.
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Article From Denver Weekly by: Rachel Bringewatt