Friday, July 1, 2011

Independence Day weekend celebrations in New Bern area

Have a happy and safe 4th everyone!

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the
United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

Tryon Palace


1 p.m. — ‘Making of the State,’ at N.C. History Center


1 to 4 p.m. — 19th century town celebration, at New Bern

2:30 p.m. — Reading of the Declaration of Independence,
at New Bern Academy


9 a.m. — Celebration of the Declaration, at Tryon Palace.
Activities, crafts, colonial games, demonstrations, free gardens

11 a.m. — Fife & Drum Corps performance, 18th-century
reading of the Declaration of Independence, at Tryon Palace

On the Web:

Croaker Festival

Oriental, area around Lou Mac Park


9 a.m. — Vendors booths begin opening

4 p.m. — The Pamlico County Band

5 p.m. — Opening ceremony, Pamlico Chorale

6 p.m. — Baking contest judging, followed by sale

6 p.m. — Miss Minnow, Croaker Queen Pageants

8 p.m. — Street dance, Bob Tyson Band


7:30 a.m. — Croaker Relay sign-up

8:30 a.m. — Booths open

10 a.m. — Croaker parade

11:30 a.m. — Croaker Festival Regatta registration

11:45 a.m. — Kids Park opens

Noon — Music, The Boys from Carolina

2 p.m. — Croaker Festival Regatta

3 p.m. — Music, Creek Boys with Shane Harris

6 p.m. — Street dance, The Southern Aires

9:30 p.m. — Fireworks over the harbor

New Bern July 4 Celebration

11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Union Point Park

6 p.m. — Carolinian Shakespeare Festival reading of the
Declaration of Independence

Music by 2D Marine Aircraft Wing Band

Fireworks over the Neuse River

Free admission

River Bend July 4 Celebration

7 a.m. — Street closing

8:45 a.m. — Contributed food delivery at town hall. Call

Barbara Maurer at 252-670-0757. For contributions to the cake walk, call

10 a.m. — Parade line-up

10:30 a.m. — Parade begins

11 a.m. — National anthem and opening ceremony

11:15 a.m. — Activities being

11:30 a.m. — Food line opens

Havelock Freedom Festival

Monday, Havelock City Park

5 p.m. — Festival opens, games and entertainment

9 p.m. — Fireworks

Bigfish Summer Festival

Monday, 1 to 7 p.m.

Lawson Creek Park, New Bern

Bands: Third Day, Chasing Eden, Trevor Morgan, Building
429 and Awake the Fire

Tickets: $38.88 in advance. $34 for group of 10 or more.
$72 for VIP. $29.50, ages 11 to 17. $9.33 for children under 11.

Tickets available at Straight Up Faith Gear in the New
Bern Mall and Light of the Lamb in Cedar Point. On the Web:

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