Local events planned for Fourth of July

July 1, 2013 

The following Fourth of July events are planned:

•  The city of York will host its annual celebration and fireworks from 6 to 10 p.m. in the stadium at York Middle on U.S. 321. Live music will be provided by the Entertainers, and 10 inflatable activities will be available in a children’s area. Food and drinks will be sold. Fireworks will be at 10 p.m. Admission and children’s events are free.

•  Independence Day at Hightower Hall will host activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells. Patriots will celebrate as they did in 1854. Activities will include dancing and music, historic games, a militia muster with musket firing demonstrations, and tours of Hightower Hall. Guests will also hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Food and drinks will be sold by the Friends of Brattonsville. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for youth ages 4 to 17. Children 3 and under and Culture and Heritage Museum members admitted free. For information, visit www.chmuseums.org.

Lake Wylie’s Fourth of July celebration includes a fireworks show at dusk. Fireworks will be launched from the YMCA Camp Thunderbird. Viewing will be from the Buster Boyd Bridge area. Contributions for the annual community fireworks display may be mailed to Camp Thunderbird Fireworks Fund, 1 Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

•  July 4th Celebration at The White Home’s celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the home at the corner of East White Street and Elizabeth Avenue, Rock Hill. There will be costumed guided tours of the historic home, with games and activities for adults and children such as croquet and three-legged races. Picnicking welcome. Lemonade, watermelon and baked goods will be available for purchase. Marsh Tacky horses are also expected to visit. Regular admission rates apply. HRH Members and active military free.

•  The Eleventh annual Red, White and Boom Independence Day festival

•  The July 4th Spectacular at Memorial Stadium in Charlotte includes live music, a race and other events along with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Details, charlottecentercity.org

•  Nights of Fire begins and runs at 10 p.m. every night through Aug. 11 at Carowinds. The park also offers free admission July 4 for active, inactive and retired military with a valid identification.; details, visit carowinds.com.

•  The Coca-Cola Fourth of July Festival takes place July 4 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Activities include rafting, zip-lining, cornhole tournaments and fireworks both nights. Live music begins at 4 p.m. both days.; usnwc.org

•  The Charlotte Knights

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