This Weekend in North Carolina: June 30-July 4

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Annie – Closing Weekend • Davidson • June 22-July 2
The Davidson Community Players will present this classic Broadway musical. In 1930s New York City, little orphan Annie charms everyone she meets on her journey to escape an orphanage and find a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks.

Learn more: (704) 892-7953 or davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Fourth of July Festival • Blowing Rock • July 1-2
Head to downtown Memorial Park for this Fourth of July celebration, which features fun events like a water balloon toss, a watermelon-eating contest, and live music. Watch the parade on Main Street, and, later, fireworks at Blowing Rock Country Club.

Learn more: (828) 295-5222 or blowingrock.com.

July 4th Weekend Family Fun • Chimney Rock • July 1-4
Families can challenge themselves on a 32-foot climbing tower, explore nature on various trails, and even see wildlife up close during an animal encounter at Chimney Rock State Park.

Learn more: (828) 625-9611 or chimneyrockpark.com.

Freedom Fest • Bryson City • July 4
This downtown street festival features a 5K, a dog show, a watermelon-eating contest, kids’ activities, and a Hula-Hoop competition. A fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth closes out the night.

Learn more: (800) 867-9246 or greatsmokies.com.

All American Fourth of July • Franklin • July 4
Deck yourself out in red, white, and blue and take part in the town’s annual Fourth of July parade down Main Street. There will also be a children’s costume contest, a patriotic pets contest, free watermelon, a kids’ zone with inflatables, and, later, a fireworks display.

Learn more: (828) 524-2516 or townoffranklinnc.com.

Independence Day Weekend Celebration • Henderson • July 1
Head to Satterwhite Point to watch Fourth of July fireworks over Kerr Lake. There also will be live music and plenty of food vendors selling hot dogs, hamburgers, and other tasty treats.

Learn more: (252) 438-2222 or kerrlake-nc.com.

SkyShow • Charlotte • July 4
Head to BB&T Ballpark after the Team USA vs. Team Cuba baseball game for a fireworks spectacular to celebrate the Fourth. The show is the largest fireworks display in the Southeast.

Learn more: skyshowcharlotte.com.

Concerts on the Coast • Ocean Isle Beach • June 30
At the end of a long week, you might be ready to dance or kick back and put your feet up. You can do both at this weekly summer concert series, which will feature a variety of beach music bands like Band of Oz and The Carolina Breakers.

Learn more: oipoa.com.

Antiques Festival • Denton • June 30-July 4
If you’re an antiques addict, hold on to your wallet (or don’t): Buy, sell, or browse a wide selection of antiques at this annual festival in downtown Denton.

Learn more: (336) 859-4231 or townofdenton.com.

Music in the Courtyard • Rose Hill • July 1
Sip sweet muscadine wine while relaxing and listening to live music. Singer and guitarist Bill Powell will perform at Duplin Winery.

Learn more: (800) 774-9634 or duplinwinery.com.

Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks • Southport • July 2-4
Head to historic downtown Southport for a tradition that began in 1792. Celebrate the holiday with live entertainment, a parade, games, and much more, and stick around for fireworks on the Fourth.

Learn more: (910) 457-5578 or nc4thofjuly.com.

Waterfront Market • Ocean Isle Beach • July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Listen to the sound of the surf and feel the ocean breeze at the town center’s grassy field while you browse homemade art, crafts, baked goods, and produce at this weekly market of local vendors, held each Monday throughout the summer.

Learn more: (910) 370-1373 or thewaterfrontmarkets.com.

Independence Day Celebration • Surf City • July 3
This celebration of freedom by the water is complete with live music, food, kids’ activities, fireworks, and more.

Learn more: (910) 328-4887 or townofsurfcity.com.

Fourth of July at the Old Bridge • Sunset Beach • July 4
Don’t wait for nightfall to celebrate: A patriotic children’s parade over the Old Bridge will kick things off bright and early at 9 a.m. Afterward, there will be kids’ activities, games, and light refreshments.

Learn more: (910) 363-6585 or oldbridgepreservationsociety.org.

Mister Roberts • Wilmington • July 4, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23
Celebrate the Fourth of July on the deck of the Battleship North Carolina, where the Thalian Association Community Theatre will put on a performance of this patriotic play. Mister Roberts explores several short stories set aboard the USS Virgo in the South Pacific during World War II.

Learn more: (910) 251-5797 or battleshipnc.com.

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