Celebrate July 4th Davie County style

Published 9:27 am Thursday, June 28, 2018

Celebrate the nation’s Independence Day beginning Friday in Davie County, and continuing through Wednesday.

Start by rocking with Tim Elmore and Pound Cake from 7-10 Friday evening for a free concert on the square in Downtown Mocksville. Bring a chair for seating.

Tractors will be all over Mocksville Friday and Saturday, as the Piedmont Antique Power Association sponsors its annual tractor show and parade. There is no admission fee.

The tractor show is all day both days with a display of antique tractors, hit-and-miss engines and farm equipment at the Masonic Picnic Grounds off North Main Street in Mocksville. There will be farm demonstrations, wagon rides, a women’s pedal tractor  pull and frying pan toss, wrench toss and more. Gaining Ground will provide bluegrass music beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be a kiddie pedal race Friday at 6:30 p.m., and a kiddie pedal pull on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

The show continues on Saturday, featuring a parade of tractors at 10 a.m. that travels from the picnic grounds on North Main Street to the square, turning onto Depot Street. World War II prisoner of war Harold Frank will be the grand marshal. There will be an auction at 1 p.m., raffles, plenty of food and drinks.

Fireworks will light up the sky over Mocksville’s Rich Park on Saturday night, culminating an evening of free activities sponsored by Davie Recreation & Parks beginning at 6 p.m., including beach music from Jim Quick & Coastline.

There will be food for sale and kids activities. Bring a chair or blanket. Parking is free, but limited, at the park.

Cooleemee’s annual Fourth of July celebration will be held on Wednesday, beginning with a parade at 10 a.m. If entering the parade (lawnmowers, bicycles, walkers, floats) should be dressed or decorated in a patriotic theme and meet at 9 a.m. in the elementary school parking lot on Marginal Street.

After the parade, the festivites will be held on the Zachary House grounds, with free watermelon and ice cream, games, and hotdogs, chips and drinks will be sold by the VFW auxiliary.