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Fourth of July Weekend Events

The only way to celebrate Independence Day is to get lit. So, here is the list of all the places that’ll provide the bangin’ experience you’re looking for this Fourth of July, ordered by date and town:

Southern Pines:

Saturday, July 2, 9 a.m.: Relive the good old days with an adult field day at Workhorse Fitness & Yoga. Register for partner and team events ahead of time on the Workhorse app. Get smoked.

Saturday, July 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Celebrate 246 years of independence with beer, food from Meat N’ Greek, live music by Dark Horse, kid’s activities, adventure tours, and of course fireworks during the National Athletic Village’s Freedom Celebration. Tickets are $35 for families, $15 for adults, and $12 for children. It’ll be a blast.

Sunday, July 3, noon to 8 p.m.: Nothing screams freedom quite like cold beer and a 32-team single elimination cornhole tournament at Hatchet Brewing Company. Entry is $40 per team with the prize being a Hatchet prize pack, bragging rights included. If you just want to hangout, bring your lawn chair. Food trucks, a bounce house, and live music will be onsite. #’Merica.


Sunday, July 3, 5-9:30 p.m.: Rock the Cradle with Nashville recording artist, Ray Fultcher, during Pinehurst Resort’s second concert in their summer series. Tickets are $16 for kids 3-6, $26 for children 7-17, and $46 for adults. Whip out your picnic blankets/chairs.

Sunday, July 3, 6-10 p.m.: Bring the fam in their best Old Navy flag shirts to enjoy a concert by Liquid Pleasure, kid’s activities and dancing followed by fireworks at 9:15. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. BYO picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets. Gates open at 4 p.m. for parking. Fire dance moves required.

Monday, July 4, 9:45 a.m. to noon: Put together your most patriotic fit for the annual Independence Day Parade at Village Center and Tufts Memorial Park. 

  • The Pet Parade takes their bark at 9:45 a.m. and the main parade starts at 10 a.m. Strut your stuff.
  • If you want to drive your golf cart with Sandhills PRIDE during the parade, get in touch for details, otherwise meet at the designated spot marked by rainbow apparel.


Monday, July 4, 11 a.m. to noon: Dress up in your great, great, great, great, great grandfathers’ uniform and wave your flags at the Carthage Rotary 4th of July Parade. It’ll start on Monroe St. and makes its way up 24/27 toward the historic downtown courthouse. Your patriotism is showing.

Whispering Pines:

Monday, July 4, 2 p.m.: Prep your ride a few days in advance for the Village of Whispering Pines 4th of July Parade with all things America. Make sure to roll up to the Country Club of Whispering Pines by 1:30 p.m. with your spiffed out golf cart, car, bike, or stroller. They see me rollin’.

Monday, July 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Live out a holiday romcom with a Fourth of July block party at CrossFit Baile. Work off your Asadito dinner with family games/prizes and make sure to bring your own chairs because fireworks start at 7:30. BYOB.


Monday, July 4, 5-10 p.m.: Scout out a parking space and pull up a chair for live music, food vendors and fireworks — they’ll fire off at 9:15 p.m. — at Aberdeen Lake Park. The late show is people-watching. Deets.

Monday, July 4, 7-10 p.m.: Join Railhouse Brewery for their 4th of July Jam. Enjoy live music, pub-fare, beer, and an bangin’ view of the fireworks.


Friday, July 1, 5-10 p.m.: Dunk mayor Cameron Dockery at the Town of Robbins Fireworks on the First celebration. Meet at the Robbins greenspace for live music, dunking, a bounce house, and fireworks at 9:15. Hot dogs and other treats like cotton candy will be available for purchase to support the Robbins Parks & Recreation Fund. Mark your calendar.


Saturday, July 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Start your celebration at Delano Park Pinebluff Lake for a free Fourth of July Picnic. There will be games like cornhole available, grilling, kayak races for the kids and more. BYO picnic blanket.

Fort Bragg:

Monday, July 4, 3p.m.: Uncle Sam is calling the public to Fort Bragg’s free July 4th Celebration. Events include performances from the 82D All-American Rock Band, Chris Moreno, headliner Walker Hayes, a parachute demonstration from The Golden Knights and a firework show starting at 9:45. A new craft beer garden will be open on the Main Post Parade Field, with a $15 wristband you get a flight, a 16 oz beer of your choice, and $6 craft beers for the entire day. I want you.


Friday, July 1, 6-11 p.m.: Pregame for the long weekend at The Farm at Uwharrie with a demolition derby, a figure-8 race, parachuters, a mechanical bull, tug-a-war, and fireworks. We also heard Bigfoot (famously spotted grabbing a candy bar from a stump in Troy) might be in the audience. Yee-haw.

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