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THURSDAY, JULY 4TH, 2019
4th of July in the Mountains - Andrews, NC – 11am to Dark
Celebrate the 4th of July, Mountain Style! An all-day event at the Andrews Rec Park with vendors, food, music, and … FIREWORKS! Fun for the whole family!
SCHEDULED EVENTS INCLUDE:
11:00 - Bike Parade: New this year! Children 12 and under can decorate their bike, wagon, scooter, stroller, or pet and parade around the Rec park led by Mayor James Reid. Members of the Andrews VFW will judge.
11:45 - OPENING CEREMONIES - Andrews VFW Post 7620, Marine Corps League, Murphy American Legion - National Anthem by Taylor Coffey
12:30 - Peanut Drop
1:15 - Sack Race
1:30 - 3-Legged Race
1:45 - Egg Toss
2:15 - Balloon Toss
3:00 - Cornhole Tournament
4:00 - Horseshoe Tournament
6:00 - 3 Point Shootout
6:00 - Wagon Train Parade on Main Street
6:30 - The Tunnel Rats [BAND]
DARK - FIREWORKS!
All Day: Chalk Art Contest-Ages 5-16
1:00 - Biggest Splash contest
2:00 - Smallest Splash contest
3:00 - Water Bottle Crunch Contest
4:00 - Ducky Push
5:00 - Coin Dive Little Kids, Teens, & Adults
Sponsored by: Andrews Chamber of Commerce, The Town of Andrews, Harrah’s Valley River Casino, Cherokee County Tourism Development Authority, The Cherokee Scout, WKRK, and Nola Cooper Designs
For more details, go to VisitAndrewsNC.com/4th-of-july-in-the-mountains
GRAHAM COUNTY 2019 HERITAGE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Friday July 5th – 5:00 pm to 11 p.m.
ALL vendors open
6:00 Corn Hole Contest (adults)
MUSIC SCHEDULE – Friday
5:00 pm -6::30pm Carolina Bluegrass Boys
6:30pm - 8:30 pm Fontana Ramblers
8:30 pm - 11 pm Steve Jordan band
Saturday, July 6th – 10a.m. to 11:00 pm
10:00 Veterans" Ceremony/ food and crafts Vendors Open
11:00-6:00 Kids’ Contests
5:00 Corn Hole Contest (adults)
6:00 Greased Pig Contest (Ages 2-14)
MUSIC SCHEDULE – Saturday
3:00PM J. CREEK CLOGGERS
4:00PM NATIVE AMERICAN DANCERS
6:00- 8:00PM JONES BOYS
8:30pm -10:00pm Johnny Webb Band
10:00pm -10-30pm FIREWORKS
10:30pm- 11:30pm Johnny Webb Band
Free KIDS GAMES & EVENTS – Saturday
11:00 Little Miss Liberty
2:00 Hula Hoop
2:30 Watermelon Eating
TRI-COUNTY RACE TRACK - FRIDAY, JULY 5 --- Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series $1,800 to win / Independence Day Championship / Fireworks Show Plus Crate Late Models $700 to win, Modified Street $500 to win, Street Stock $400 to win, Pony $400 to win, Front Wheel Drive $200 to win, 602 Beginner Class $200 to win (Classes = SLM, CLM, MS, SS, BC, P, FWD)
We can't wait to celebrate America's 🇺🇸 Birthday 🎂 with you in Blairsville! We'll be set up at North Georgia Tech College across from Meeks Park from 5:30pm-9:30pm. 🎇🎆 It's going to be a hot one, so come cool off with a delicious Kona! 🍧
The fireworks begin at dusk. (9:30-ish)
BLUE RIDGE, McCAYESVILLE, COPPERHILL
As you plan for Independence Day Week in Blue Ridge and the Copper Basin be sure to set aside some time to enjoy an old fashioned fourth at Riverfest Weekend and Friday Fireworks in McCaysville/Copperhill, with arts and crafts, entertainment and more. Find out more here:
The annual fireworks over Nantahala Lake put on by the Nantahala VFD launched from the western end of the lake. Whether you're on the lake or along the shore, don't miss the annual fireworks show!
Get ready for a spectacular 4th of July as the Franklin Chamber of Commerce finalizes plans for our annual Independence Day celebration. The 4th of July Fireworks & Fun Day will be held at the Macon County Veterans Memorial Recreation Park just south of Franklin off U.S. 441 on Thursday, July 4. Activities will begin in the park at 1 p.m. and conclude at dark with a fireworks show.
The day will begin at 1 pm with the all new “KidZone” including Cinderella Carriage Bounce House & Slide, Farm Land Toddler Inflatable play area, World of Sports Inflatable, games, prizes and more sponsored by the Christian Training Center International. Unlimited, all day play wristbands will be available for $5 for children 2 – 12 years old. Older kids and adults will enjoy the “Radar Speed Pitch” and “Basketball Hoop” Competition for only $1. Be the fastest pitcher or hold the record for the most consecutive hoops and you will win a $50 gift card from the Factory.
T and J Entertainment will be on hand to provide great music and fun at 3pm with karaoke beginning at 5 pm. New this year, 50/50 tickets will be sold all day at the gates and at the Chamber’s booth and the winner will receive half of the pot. The winning ticket will be drawn around 9:30 pm from the stage and you must be present to win.
Don’t forget the Bulls Eye Ball Drop, sponsored by Smoky Mountain Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. Numbered golf balls will be dropped from the top of the ladder firetruck high in the sky. The closest ball to the center of the bulls eye on the baseball field will win $500. The balls will be dropped around 9:30 pm. Balls can be purchased at the Chamber tent in front of the baseball field for $5 each or 3 for $10. Be sure to purchase your golf balls early before we sell out.
The Presentation of Colors will take place just after 9:00 pm followed by a salute to all Branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The National Anthem will be presented by The Isaacs and will lead into the fireworks display. This year’s fireworks will feature a high level show only. Plans are to bring the ground level show back next year.
What’s the 4th without great food? This year will be no exception! You will find plenty of tasty treats like hamburgers, BBQ, hot dogs, funnel cakes, kettle korn, ice cream and fresh lemonade. There’s sure to be something for everyone.
Two buses will shuttle continuously from Franklin High School’s parking lot to the Recreation Park beginning at 5 pm. There will be four buses running after the fireworks to help get folks back to their cars as quickly as possible. Since no parking is allowed along Wide Horizon Drive and across the road at Ingles. Everyone is encouraged to use the shuttle.
For more information about upcoming events visit www.VisitFranklinNC.com or contact the Franklin Chamber of Commerce at 828-524-3161.
We thank our additional gold sponsors - Macon County Recreation Park, The Town of Franklin and the Franklin Tourism Development Commission and everyone who donated to help make this celebration successful.
Don’t forget Franklin’s Fourth of July festivities beginning at 10 am on Main Street in downtown Franklin and ends at 1 pm. While downtown, be sure to stop in and shop with our Main Street Merchants.
We hope to celebrate the 4th of July with you!
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