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Tractors, beach music, fireworks: Celebrate July 4th Davie County style

By Betsy Ramsbotham

For the Enterprise

Celebrate this July 4th Davie County style.

Independence Day activities kick off in Mocksville Saturday, July 3 at 10 a.m. when the Kids Pedal Parade takes off from the Davie County Public Library parking lot.

All entries must be non-motorized. Kids (and their helpers) may begin decorating their rides at 9:30 a.m.

That parade will lead the way for the annual Piedmont Antique Power Association tractor parade at 10 a.m. That parade will travel North Main Street from the Brock to Depot Street in Downtown Mocksville. Entries should lineup at the Masonic Picnic Grounds at 8 a.m.

The band Too Much Sylvia takes the stage at the Davie County Community Park Outdoor Amphitheatre at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3 as part of the Summer Concert series. The free event will last until 9:30 p.m. and will be followed by a fireworks display which can be viewed from inside the park. Food vendors will be available.

The Independence Fireworks display at Rich Park returns Sunday night, July 4 after last year’s cancellation due to Covid virus protocols. The fireworks will happen at the lower baseball field. No vendors will be present.

Cooleemee’s annual lawnmower parade is Monday, July 5 at 10 a.m. Participants should show up at the elementary school at 9 a.m. The parade will end at town hall. The Women’s VFW will serve hotdogs and drinks and Icee pops. Watermelon will be free, and a Slip ‘n Slide will be available.