We had a great time at the Birkdale Village July 4th Celebration. Hundreds of people were at Birkdale Village in Huntersville today for the annual July 4th celebration. Activities included arts and crafts, face painting, a bounce house and the Fire Department water fight.
June 29 – Cornelius
Enjoy music by the Chad Lawson Trio and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra followed by fireworks. The event is free and starts at 6 p.m. 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius. Visit www.Cornelius.org for more information.
June 29 – Denver
The Denver Area Business Association hosts its annual Fireworks Festival at 5 p.m. at the East Lincoln High Schools Stadium. 6471 NC 73. Visit www.dabanc.org for more information.
June 29 – Troutman
Iredell County hosts its 9th annual Independence Day parade. The parade covers a 3 mile route from the Iredell County Fairgrounds to Troutman Elementary School, by way of US Highway 21. The parade starts at 11 a.m.
June 29 – Troutman
The Iredell County Fairgrounds will host an Independence Day festival starting at 5 p.m. with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Entertainment includes comedian and DJ Al Yountz, country musician Rockie Lynn and fireworks. 630 N. Main Street, Troutman. Visit www.co.iredell.nc.us for more information.
July 3 – Mooresville
The Lowe’s YMCA in Mooresville is hosting its annual Summer Celebration, which will include fireworks, food, games, inflatables, live music, balloon artists, and face painting. 4 – 10 p.m. 170 Joe V. Knox Avenue, Mooresville. Visit www.YMCACharlotte.org for more information.
July 4 – Huntersville
Birkdale Village hosts the 9th annual 4th of July celebration. Come out and enjoy music, food, bike decorating, face painting, a clown parade, and a water fight between the fire stations. Visit www.Huntersville.org for more information.
July 4 – Davidson
The Town of Davidson celebrates Independence Day with a downtown parade and concert on the green. Citizens are encouraged to march in the parade dressed in Independence Day attire. Parade marchers are asked to line up at 5:15 p.m. at McEver Field on South Street. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. The New Familiars will perform at 6 p.m.
July 4 – Trump National Golf Club Charlotte
Trump National Golf Club at The Point in Mooresville will host a fireworks show that can be seen from the water. 120 Meeting House Square, Mooresville.
July 4 – Charlotte
The 2013 Novant Health July 4th Spectacular promises to be Charlotte’s largest fireworks display with approximately 20 minutes of displays synced to music. The festival will also feature inflatables, relay races, face-painting and obstacle courses. The Swingin’ Richards will perform music ranging from rock to R&B. THe event takes place 6-10 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.310 N. Kings Drive.
July 3 & 4 – National Whitewater Center
Coca-Cola 4th of July Festival at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Both days will feature games, live music, and fireworks. Visit www.usnwc.org for more information.
Duckworth’s Grill and Taphouse is now open in Huntersville. Duckworth’s is located at 16609 Statesville Road in Huntersville; between Zaxby’x and I-77 in the old O’Charleys restaurant. My family had dinner at Duckworth’s on Friday night. We had the homemade chips for an appetizer, Sandy had the Philly cheesesteak supreme, I had the ribeye and our son had the cheese quesadilla. The food was great, the prices were reasonable and the service was excellent. Duckworth’s also features an extensive craft beer selection. Diners are given an iPad to view the beer and wine list and find out more information on the drinks. Duckworth’s also has locations in Mooresville, Park Road in Charlotte and Ballantyne in Charlotte.
Rural Hill in Huntersville hosted the 2013 Purina Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival. The festival was held on Saturday, April 27 and featured several contests including long shot, toss and catch, best trick with adult leading the dog, best trick with child leading the dog, best costume, best bark, best human bark, smallest dog, largest dog, cutest puppy, and more.
Rural Hill in Huntersville is a 265 acre historic site and nature preserve with an extensive network of hiking trails.
Birkdale Village in Huntersville hosted the Lake Norman Fine Art Festival April 20 – 21, 2013. The event featured more than 70 of America’s most talented, awarded and collected fine artisans.
Don’t miss this classic children’s tale being performed Jan. 25-27 at the Barber Theatre on the campus of Davidson College. All tickets only $7. Call 704-892-7953 for more information.