Fireworks and parades are favorite Fourth of July traditions, and two of the most exciting. Families across the region will have plenty of options if they are in search of a fireworks display or want to catch a good, old fashioned parade.
You can catch a free performance by the North Carolina Symphony, followed by a huge fireworks display, in downtown Fayetteville’s Festival Park on Sun, July 1 at 8 p.m. The traditional concert and display are region favorites and are offered free to the public!
Next up is the annual Lumberton Fourth of July Celebration at Lumberton High School. This free event will be held on Tuesday, July 3 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Among the many attractions are a beach music concert and dance with the Carolina Breakers, a free fall parachute jump at 8:20 and a great fireworks display beginning at about 9:30 p.m.
Rennert will hold its annual, sometimes quirky and always fun, Fourth of July Parade beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4. The day long event also features gospel singing, vendors and much more.
The town of Parkton will host its 51st annual, Parkton Ruritan Club sponsored, celebration on July Fourth beginning opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. The colorful parade will kick of from the school at about 11:30 a.m. and is free. It will be followed by food, fellowship, entertainment and games and activities on Town Square.
St. Pauls, thanks to its two fire departments, will again mark the Fourth of July with an exciting and free fireworks display behind Piggly Wiggly on Wed., July 4 beginning at dusk. It is not too late to donate toward the cost of the display. If you would like to make a donation, which will help purchase more fireworks, please see SPVFD Chief Evans Jackson or BGVFD Chief Alex Inman.
If that is not enough, Pembroke will celebrate its 44th annual Homecoming with a big parade on Sat., July 7 beginning at 10 a.m. Fireworks will begin that evening at about 9 p.m. at the LRDA complex.