Celebrate the 4th Davie style with music, fireworks, parade, car & tractor show

Published 10:06 am Thursday, June 30, 2022

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Celebrate our country’s independence in Davie County this year.

There will be fireworks, music, a parade and a car/tractor show to celebrate the  nation’s 246th birthday.

With live music followed by fireworks, this year’s Independence Day Celebration at the Davie County Community Park will be Saturday, July 2 at 6 p.m. at the park on 151 Southwood Drive, Mocksville.

The evening will kickoff with the funk, blues, psychedelic rock and jam of Marvelous Funkshun at the amphitheatre on the civic green from 6-7:30 p.m.

Headliner The ToneZ will take the stage from 7:30-9:30 p.m. offering their own blend of beach, dance, and rock favorites. The ToneZ has a horn section, six lead vocalists and lots of energy.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own seating and welcome to bring their own food. Vendors will also be on-site, including the Davie County High Band Boosters, the Snack Wagon, Sharky’s Ice Shack, Anna’s Sweet Treats, and Jacob & Mabrey’s Gourmet Cotton Candy.

Fireworks will light up the sky after the concert. Unless you are sitting inside the park, it will be difficult to view the show.

This is a free community event and no pre-registration is required. Please remember that alcohol is not permitted in the park. Refrain from bringing pets.

For more information, visit Davie County Recreation and Parks (DCRP) or email DCRP Director Paul Moore.

Cooleemee Lawn Mower Parade

Join the Town of Cooleemee on Monday, July 4 to celebrate Independence Day with food, activities, and the annual lawn mower parade (All types of respectful entries are allowed, just show up at the elementary school on Marginal Street by 9 a.m.)  Entrants decorate a variety of lawnmowers, bicycles, golf carts, and floats. Walkers are welcome, too.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Marginal Street, and winds through town ending at the Zachary House/Town Hall. Follow along the parade route and enjoy a stroll down the historic and picturesque streets lined with old shade trees and historic mill homes, or bring a lawn chair and view the parade along Marginal Street.

After the parade, hotdogs and drinks will be sold. Watermelon and ice pops are free, as is a large slip and slide for all ages to enjoy until noon.

Anyone can participate by lining up a patriotically decorated lawn mower, float, car, bicycle or pet. No pre-registration is required, and this is a free event. For more information, contact town hall at 336.284.2141 or athies@cooleemee.org.

Car Show

The DC Cruisers Car Club will hold its monthly vehicle show on Monday, July 4 from 5-8 p.m.

Expect all types of vintage and tricked out vehicles, and this year, some tractors will be on display. The tractor parade usually held by the Piedmont Antique Power Association will not be held this year.

“There’s something about a tractor,” said Cliff Myers, club member who passed along the tractor restoration bug to his boys, CJ and Ryan. “If you ride a tractor through town, the kids will come out just to look.”

The club will sell tickets for  a 1948 Ford 8N tractor, and for the kids, a John Deere pedal tractor.