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Tarboro: Tarboro Market

What: Shop for fresh, local produce and baked goods, plus vintage and antique trinkets at this summer market held at Tarboro Brewing Company downtown.

When: July 6

Where: 526 North Main Street, Tarboro, North Carolina 27886

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Wilmington: Brunch & Brews

What: The ultimate brunch: delicious dishes paired with craft beer at three different breweries on the Port City Brew Bus tour, starting at Wrightsville Beach Brewery in Wilmington.

When: July 6

Where: 6201 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

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Lake Junaluska: Independence Day Celebrations

What: Spend your Fourth on the lake! Enjoy a weeklong celebration at Lake Junaluska starting on July 3. Attend concerts by groups like bluegrass band Balsam Range and The Lake Junaluska Singers, and enjoy a barbecue picnic, a parade, games, and fireworks.

When: July 3-7

Where: Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

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North Topsail Beach: Ocean City Jazz Festival

What: Get jazzy at this showcase in North Topsail Beach. On July 4 through 7, enjoy performances and music workshops, plus yoga classes, craft beer and wine tastings, and a variety of food.

When: July 4-7

Where: North Topsail Beach, NC 28460

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Morganton: Red, White, and Bluegrass

What: What could be more American than bluegrass music and fireworks? Celebrate the Fourth at Catawba Meadows Park in Morganton.

When: July 4-6

Where: Catawba Meadows Park, 701 Sanford Drive, Morganton, NC 28655

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For our full list of July events, check out our Carolina Calendar.

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