Fourth of July events
An Independence Day celebration is scheduled at dark Friday, July 5, at Lil’ Rock Creek Campground
Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 4, on Oak Avenue with the annual Kiwanis parade. Then, head on down to Central Park for a night of good tunes and good times where DJ Bruce Ikard will spin your favorite songs from the 1970s, 1980s and beyond. There will be dancing, games, inflatables and food. Several merchants will stay open late with sales all day. At dusk, the town of Spruce Pine hosts a fireworks display.
Join the town of Bakersville in celebrating July 4 on Saturday, July 6. Enjoy the townwide yard sale and a fireworks display at dark at Gouge Elementary School with live music beginning at 7 p.m. Concessions will be provided by the Ruritans.
Join the town of Little Switzerland as it celebrates on the Fourth of July with its Independence Day Parade. The theme is “All things Swiss!” There will be awards for the best individual or family entrant and best business. There are no entry fees and no application forms to fill out. Show up in the parking lot of The Church of the Resurrection by 3:30 p.m. The parade route is uptown to downtown
Join Penland as it celebrates Independence Day beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, with the annual parade followed by a fireworks show.
THE ORCHARD AT ALTAPASS
The Orchard at Altapass will throw open the doors of the red barn, light up the grill, sweeten the iced tea, unfold the tables on the pavilion and “dust” the dance floor Thursday, July 4, to celebrate Independence Day Orchard-style from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with its annual picnic. Three bands will take to the stage to entertain and provide a background for dancing. The price of admission is a covered dish (enough to feed your family, staff, volunteers and musicians; and please bring before 11:30 a.m.). Without a shared dish, the day will cost $15, which includes all the music and dancing. Orchard provides BBQ and buns, coleslaw, beans and beverages. Food will be served until 2 p.m.