An All American celebration: There’s plenty to do in Davie County

Published 12:45 pm Tuesday, June 27, 2023

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Celebrate Independence Day with a weekend full of activities in Davie County.

It starts on Saturday with fireworks, beach music and an All-American celebration.

The fun continues with classic cars and antique tractors in Mocksville on Monday, and concludes with a parade and celebration in Cooleemee on the morning of July 4.

Saturday’s celebration at the Davie Community Park on US 601 South in Mocksville starts at 6 p.m. Springer & Cagle will start the music, with The Embers featuring Craig Woolard taking the stage at about 7:30.

A ceremony officially designating Davie as an All American County will be held during the festivities.

Fireworks can only be seen well from within the park, and will start at at about 9:30.

There will be food trucks and other vendors.

On Monday, July 3, the monthly DC Cruisers cruise in will be held in Downtown Mocksville from 5-8 p.m.

The classic and restored vehicles will be joined by antique tractors, which will be on display in parking lots just off North Main Street.
Tractor owners can unload their machines in the parking lot beside O’Reilley on Wilkesboro Street for the short drive to the display area.

What started as a lawnmower parade in Cooleemee has morphed into all things red, white and blue. The parade starts at 10 a.m., and those wanting to be in the parade (The only rules are to be patriotic and family friendly.) should line up at the elementary school on Marginal Street before 9:30.

The parade will end at town hall/Zachary House where hotdogs and drinks will be sold. There will be free watermelon and ice pops. There will also be a slip and slide for children younger than 12 to enjoy.