Journey tribute band to play at Independence Day celebration

Published 4:54 pm Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The 2017 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza will be Saturday, July 1 at Rich Park and the Davie Family YMCA soccer and track complex from 6-10 p.m.

The event will feature family fun, food and non-food vendors, kid’s activities and fireworks.

In addition to the festivities, there will be a live band performance featuring by “Trial by Fire: Tribute to Journey.” Music will be from 6-8:15 p.m. This is a free family event. Rain date is Sunday, July 2 (fireworks only).

The fireworks extravaganza will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. There will be and opening barrage of 80 shells, a 390-shell main program and 330-shell grand finale totaling 800 shells to light up the county sky.

For families planning to attend: seating and viewing for fireworks will be best at the Davie Family YMCA soccer and track complex, as well as Mando Field and Rick Park. Trial by Fire: Tribute to Journey will be on Mando Field with seating available at Mando Field. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for an evening of music and fireworks under the stars.

Parking will be limited to the following areas: Davie Family YMCA, Mocksville Elementary, Mando Field and Rich Park. Once these parking lots are full, Cemetery Street and Park Drive will become “Exit Only” for vehicles and emergency personnel. No parking will be allowed in Rose Cemetery, Cemetery Street or N. Main St. Nearby parking is available at: Brock Recreation Center, North Main Street Church of Christ, Davie County Public Library, First Baptist Church and Downtown Mocksville.