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This Weekend in North Carolina events are pulled from July’s Dates & Events section in Our State magazine.
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Fourth of July Festival • Blowing Rock • July 6-7

Head to Memorial Park downtown 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

TGIF Summer Concert Series • Morganton • July 6, 13, 20, 27

Celebrate another work week’s end on the Burke County Courthouse lawn. There will be live music and food and beverage vendors; all you need is a chair or blanket.

Learn more: (828) 438-5252 or

Music on Main • Sparta • July 6

Enjoy performances on five stages at this monthly music festival, held June through October. This month, groove to headliners Karen Click and The Hot Licks, a swing and blues band.

Learn more: (336) 209-0475 or


Jimmy Lowery Tribute Concert • Mount Airy • July 6

In honor of the late musician Jimmy Lowery, a native of Mount Airy, this annual tribute concert at Blackmon Amphitheatre raises money for music and arts scholarships in Surry County, and features rhythm and blues, beach, and soul music performances by special guests.

Learn more: (336) 786-7998 or


The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial on the Battleship • Wilmington • July 1, 4, 6-8, 13-15

In this play, adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, a young lieutenant relieves his captain of command during a typhoon. Shows will be held on the USS North Carolina on weekends, and there will be a special show on the Fourth of July. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Learn more: (910) 251-1788 or

Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series • Ocean Isle Beach • July 6, 13, 20, 27

Bring your fold-out chair and enjoy rock ’n’ roll, oldies, and beach music outside the Museum of Coastal Carolina every Friday night as part of this summer concert series. Bands will include The Embers, Band of Oz, The Legacy Motown Revue, and Too Much Sylvia.

Learn more: (910) 508-6874 or

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