Whew! What a spring! If you’re like us, you can hardly believe the school year is over and summer is right around the corner. We hope you get some valuable rest and relaxation this summer, whether it’s with the sand between your toes or enjoying some of the many events happening across Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, and the rest of the Piedmont Triad. For those of us who plan to stay local for the Fourth of July, there are plenty of family-friendly celebrations in the area. We’ve compiled a few of the events we know about; as always, please comment if you know of something we’ve left out.
And of course, if summer will bring a change in employment, relocation to a smaller or larger home, or a move away from the area, please let The Vincent Group at Help-U-Sell Triad Realty help you buy and/or sell your home. We’d be honored to be your real estate agency of choice, and we are confident we can save you money!
The Fun Fourth Festival has been presented annually since 1975 to celebrate Independence Day for Guilford County, and it’s been recognized as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, as well as an Outstanding Event by Celebration NC Foundation. This year, the Street Festival will be in the Historic District of Downtown Greensboro, and events include:
- Freedom Run & Walk
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 8 a.m.
- Kickoff Block Party
Friday, July 3, 2015, 7-11 p.m.
- Parade & Street Festival
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Pops Concert & Fireworks
Saturday, July 4, 2015 7:30pm-10pm
To see a lineup of what’s happening at all of the Fun Fourth stages, see the stage schedule here.
Celebrate July 4th with the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ Stars and Stripes Spectacular, presented by Tanger Outlets! The Grasshoppers will be playing against the Hickory Crawdads, and the gates will open at 6:00 p.m. First pitch is at 7:00 p.m., and a fireworks show will be put on after the game.
The Winston-Salem Dash will take on Frederick Keys at 6:30 p.m. on July 4, and after the game, kids can run the bases before a July Fourth fireworks show begins.
Emerald Pointe is fun on any hot summer day, but it’s especially a blast on July 4th, when the park puts on its award-winning Sky Scream Fireworks Show & Block Party. There’s a DJ with music, special contests and prizes; free fountain drinks, and a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. If you’re a season pass holder, you can show your pass at the VIP table inside Emerald Pointe’s main gate to receive a wristband, and you’ll be able to join a Fireworks VIP Pre-Show Party from 7:30-9:00 p.m., as well as a special VIP viewing area for the fireworks show.
An annual event preceding the Kernersville Fourth of July Parade, this 5k run takes participants through the heart of downtown Kernersville. Approximately 600 runners from around the Piedmont Triad participate, cheered on by the 5,000+ folks gathered downtown to watch the 5k and parade, which begins at 9:00 a.m. at Kernersville Elementary and follows much the same route as the 5k.
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 p.m.! The sky will light up around 9:00 p.m. in a spectacular display celebrating our great nation’s independence.
All day on July 4th, visitors to Old Salem Historic District can enjoy hands-on art and craft activities, listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence, patriotic music, Early American games, and more. At 10:00 a.m., celebrate at Salem Square with dozens of people from a number of different countries who will become new American citizens during a Naturalization Ceremony.
Denton FarmPark hosts the largest antique tractor show in the Southeast from June 30 – July 4. More than 1,000 tractors, as well as other farm equipment and antique cars, will be on display. Visitors also can take part in a pedal tractor pull, enjoy a wild west train ride, children’s play area, petting zoo, pony rides, music, crafts, and southern cooking. There will be a fireworks show on July 4th. Preschool-age and younger are admitted FREE.
Celebrate July 4th at Oak Hollow Festival Park starting at 4:30 p.m., with outdoor live music, food vendors, children’s crafts, entertainment and activities, and of course – fireworks at 9:45 p.m.! Parking will be available in the park and surrounding lots. The Uncle Sam Jam is a family event – no bottles or cans allowed. No Alcohol. No pets allowed.
In Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium, EMF faculty will play Jubilee Variations by Goossens, followed by the Concerto for Violin in E minor Op. 64 by Mendelssohn (featuring renowned violinist Stefan Jaciw), Prayer of Saint Gregory, op. 62b by Hovhaness (featuring Chris Gekker on trumpet), and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36. This last orchestral concert of the first week of EMF begins at 8:00 p.m.
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