Weekend Roundup: Independence Edition – July 4-7, 2013

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Weekend Roundup: Independence Edition     July 4-7, 2013 

Kids’ Summer Movie Series
  • July 4-August 21
  • 10AM
  • Various local cinemas
  • $2.50-$4
  • more info

Beat the heat this summer with Kids’ Summer Movies showing kid-friendly movies at the Grand 18, Carmike Wynnsong and Marketplace Cinema for as low as $2.50, which includes popcorn and a drink. Click here for movie listings, ratings and showtimes.

Kernersville July 4th Festivities
  • Thursday, July 4
  • 9AM-10PM
  • Mountain and Main Streets
  • www.toknc.com
The town of Kernersville will conduct an Independence Day parade down Mountain Street starting at 9AM. Following the parade, a special “Splash B4 the Blast” pool party will be held at the Kernersville YMCA (301 N. Main St.) from 10:30AM–1PM featuring prizes and free hot dogs. At 7PM, enjoy a free concert on the Kernersville Elementary football field before the town’s fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. The school is located at 512 W. Mountain St.
Top Historical Patriotic Pick:
Independence Day in Old Salem
  • Thursday, July 4
  • 9:30AM-4:30PM
  • Old Salem
  • All-in-one ticket required: $21
  • www.oldsalem.org

The first Independence Day celebration documented took place in Old Salem in 1783.  A full day of festivities will take place, including a jazz concert at 2:30, patriotic games, demonstrations, and other hands-on activities. A re-enactment of the original July 4th “Celebration of Peace” will take place in Salem Square at 4:15PM.

Top Beat the Heat Pick:
Parks & Rec Swim Special
  • Thursday-Sunday, July 4-7
  • City pools
  • Admission: $1 if wearing red/white/blue
  • www.cityofws.org

The City of Winston-Salem is offering a July 4th weekend swim special — wear red, white and/or blue and get admission to city pools for only $1.

Lewisville Independence Day Celebration
  • Thursday, July 4
  • 6PM
  • Shallowford Square
  • 6550 Shallowford Road
  • Lewisville, NC
  • FREE
  • www.lewisvillenc.net

This widely popular Lewisville Independence Day celebration includes live entertainment by Big Daddy Mojo and fireworks at dark. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. at Lewisville’s Shallowford Square. Those wishing to see the fireworks can do so from inside the square, or from a number of surrounding streets and parking lots.

Top fireworks Pick:
Winston-Salem Dash game
  • Thursday, July 4
  • Friday, July 5
  • Game at 7PM, Fireworks following
  • BB&T Ballpark
  • 951 Ballpark Way
  • Tickets: $10.20/$19.40
  • www.wsdash.com

Following their game against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Thursday, July 4th, the Dash will have a special fireworks display “bigger than ever” to honor Independence Day. Additional postgame fireworks will be held the following night (July 5).

Top Art Pick:
First Friday Gallery Hop
  • Friday, July 5
  • 7-10PM
  • Downtown Arts District
  • Trade & Liberty Streets
  • FREE
  • www.dadaws.org

The first Friday of each month, the Downtown Arts District comes alive with a celebration of arts and culture. Each Gallery Hop features a mix of music, demonstrations, new exhibitions, and extended gallery hours.

Top Festival Pick:
Heavy Rebel Weekender
  • Friday-Sunday, July 5-7
  • Millennium Center – Trade Street, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: 1-day pass $35; 3-day pass $90/adv, $100/door
  • Car show registration: Free with ticket or $10 for just the car show.
  • www.heavyrebel.net

The streets of the Downtown Arts District fill with vendors and a street rod car show, while the Millennium Center hosts four stages with 90 acts. From Rockabilly to Punk music, guitar contests and a slap off bass contest, to mud wrestling and burlesque shows, the people-watching is great!

Top Fresh Pick:
Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market
  • Saturday, July 6
  • 9AM-12PM
  • Old Salem
  • more info
Cobblestone Farmers Market graces the historical streets of Old Salem every Saturday! The market sets up from 9AM-12PM. At this nationally recognized producers-only market, you’ll find local veggies, produce, meats, eggs and fresh-baked goods and live music.

 

About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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Kristi_Marion
October 30, 2013 11:17 am

Thanks Chris! I hope you find the Weekend Roundups useful! Let us know when it inspires you to head to an event!