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4th of July, 2016 Weekend Events for Lake Gaston

As most of you know by now, the Independence Day fireworks show over Pea Hill Creek will not be happening this year. The long running annual waterfront show has become on of the largest firework displays in the area, including Air Force flyovers, skydivers, and tributes to veterans. The American Veterans Tribute organization which puts on the show cited lack of funding as the reason for the cancellation. Not to fear though! They assure that the beloved celebration will return in 2017.

Until then, there are plenty of other things happening around the lake this weekend.

Saturday, July 2nd

Littleton Independence Parade – 10:00AM – Littleton, NC

Everyone is invited to participate in the Littleton Independence Parade. Decorate your vehicle, your wagon, your bike, or even yourself in red, white, and blue and meet at Lakeland Theatre, 411 Mosby Avenue, by 9:15am. The parade kicks off at 10:00am and travels from Lakeland Theatre, down Mosby Avenue and Main Street, ending at Piggly Wiggly.

Wise Independence Day Celebration – 10:00AM–2:00PM – Wise, NC

The community of Wise will be hosting their annual Independence Day Celebration at Wise Baptist Church, 1840 Highway 1 North, Wise, NC. There will be food, games, and live music by the Deep Creek Band and Jonathan Abbott. Be sure to bring a lawn chair to sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

Weldon Independence Day Celebration – 5:00PM – Weldon, NC

The Town of Weldon will host the 14th Annual Weldon Independence Day Celebration. Events kick off at 5:00pm in River Falls Park. There will be live music by Backyard Groove in addition to a variety of vendors and amusements. Once it gets dark, you can enjoy the fireworks show on the banks of the Roanoke River.

The North Carolina Army National Guard presents The 440th Army Band – 7:00PM – Halifax, NC

Enjoy a Pre-Independence Day Celebration Concert at The Centre at Halifax Community College. The performance is free and open to the general public. No tickets are needed for admission.

Eaton’s Ferry Fireworks – Dusk – Littleton, NC

The Longbridge Volunteer Fire Department hosts its annual fireworks show over Eaton’s Ferry Bridge. Enjoy the display from your boat or from the land. The spectacular show can also be viewed from waterfront restaurants Watersview and The Pointe. Be sure to get your spot early. The area fills up quickly.

Sunday, July 3rd

Lake Gaston Holiday Boat Parade – 10:30AM – Mile Marker 17 at Great Creek

Deck your boat out in red, white, and blue and join the annual Lake Gaston Holiday Boat Parade or cruise on over to watch. This year’s parade will be in honor of the parade’s late organizer Jack Houston. In addition to the decorated boats, there will be candy for kids, treats for pets, a refreshing drive through a light spray from a fire hose fountain, and and finale gathering and singing of God Bless America. Decorated boats should meet at 10:30am at Mile Marker 17. The route will proceed past Americamps towards 903 Bridge, back to the main lake, west towards Six Pound Creek, past Ponderosa and Alma Finch, and finally returning to the main lake. Parade lasts approximately 90 minutes and the route is about three miles long.

Summer Concert & Fireworks at Rosemont – 5:00PM – La Crosse, VA

Join the crew at Rosemont Winery this weekend for a live concert by the Feature Attraction Band. This six piece horn band from Carolina and Virginia will entertain you with the best of Southern Soul, Motown, Classic Rock, Beach, Top 40, 70’s Funk, New Country, and more! After the show, look forward to a spectacular fireworks display over the vineyard. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, friends, and family for a fantastic night of music, wine, food, and fun! In addition to the fabulous selection of Rosemont wines, Virginia Craft Beers will also be available for purchase. No outside alcohol is allowed due to ABC permit regulations. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children over 5 and designated drivers. Adult tickets include concert admission, a souvenir glass, and wine tasting. Child (5+) or designated driver tickets include concert admission and unlimited tea and lemonade. To purchase tickets call the winery at 434-636-9463 or purchase online at .

Monday, July 4th

Northampton County July 4th Celebration – 5:00PM – Jackson, NC

Northampton County will celebrate our nation’s independence with fun and fireworks on Monday, July 4, at the Northampton County Cultural and Wellness Center, located at 9536 NC Highway 305 North, Jackson, NC. The event kicks off at 5:00pm with plenty of fun to go around. Enjoy the fantastic beach music by Steve Owens & Summertime before the fireworks begin at dark.

Halifax Annual July 4th Celebration & Fireworks – 5:30PM – Halifax, NC

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a night of fun for the entire family on the Halifax County Courthouse Lawn. There will be funnel cakes, ice cream, snow cones, popcorn, hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks, and much more available for purchase. Rising Star Karaoke will kick things off playing a variety of beach, country, and soft rock. Character Antics will be there to offer games and amusements. At 7:00pm, Work In Progress bluegrass band takes the stage. At 8:00pm, enjoy a military salute and performance of the Delegation Scene from First for Freedom. Finally, at 9:00pm, enjoy a magnificent fireworks display by Halifax Fire & Rescue, Inc.

South Hill July 4th Celebration – 6:00PM-10:00PM – South Hill, VA

Celebrate in South Hill at the annual South Hill July 4th Celebration. Live music by The Feature Attraction Band begins at 7:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs. There will also be food, fun and games. Fireworks will begin at 9:15pm Senior Shuttle Service will be provided by LCAAA from Baseball Parking Lot. Free admission and free parking.


Exiled Annual July 4th Fireworks – Dusk – Bracey, VA

Join the Exiled Motorcycle Club at their annual fireworks show at Wings Trucking in Bracey.

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