Fourth of July is just around the corner, and the Winston-Salem Journal has compiled a list of events and closings folks should expect over the next few days.
OLD SALEM: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday. To mark the country’s first documented Independence Day celebration, Old Salem is celebrating with a full day of fun including patriotic music, games, demos, and other hands-on activities. An Independence Jazz concert will be held at St. Philips Heritage Center at 1 and 2:45 p.m. and a re-enactment of the original July 4th celebration in 1783 will at 4:15 p.m. in Salem Square. The All-in-One ticket is required. For more information, call (336) 721-7350 or visit oldsalem.org.
WINSTON-SALEM RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT: All Winston-Salem city pools will be open regular summer hours on Friday. Pool admission will be $1 for children and adults on Friday and will remain in effect for the rest of the summer. City golf courses and Salem Lake will also be open regular hours on Friday.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: 390 S. Liberty St. At 9 a.m. Friday, activities in the art studio will include patriotic temporary tattoo, making a firework craft and sound shaker, at 11 a.m. go to Under the Stars celebration for fun songs followed by a red, white and blue treat. For more information, visit ChildrensMuseumofws.org.
TOWN OF KERNERSVILLE: A parade down Mountain Street at 9 a.m. Friday There will be a free concert at 7 p.m. on the Kernersville Elementary football field, 512 W. Mountain St. There will be fireworks at 9:15 p.m. For more information, visit toknc.com.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 55: 111 Miller St., 1 p.m. Friday, bring such covered dishes as beans, cole slaw, or potato salad, for dinner, roasted pig and chicken provided. Entertainment starts at 6 p.m.
CAMP NEW HOPE: 734 Philmore Road, West Jefferson, 1-4 p.m. Friday; hot dogs, games, waterslide, face painting, fly fishing and aquatic critters. For more information, call (704) 796-6641.
MORAVIAN LOVEFEAST: 2 p.m., Friday at Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Church St., presentation of “Psalm of Joy” by Johann Friedrich Peter, featuring the Moramus Chorale and Orchestra, Jayson Snipes, director. Free. For more information, call (336) 721-7300 or visit http://www.oldsalem.org.
FARMINGTON DRAGWAY: 2 p.m. Friday includes a classic car show, live country music, a cherry pie-eating contest, inflatables and carnival food. Large fireworks display. Advance tickets are $15 ($5 for kids 6-12) and $20 at the gate. Parking is an additional $5. For more information, visit http://www.ncjuly4th.com/home.
TOWN OF LEWISVILLE: Live entertainment at 6 p.m. Friday at Shallowford Square. There will be fireworks at dark. Those wishing to see the fireworks can do so from inside the square or from surrounding streets and parking lots. For more information, call (336) 945-5558 or visit lewisvillenc.net.
FANTASTIC FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL: 6-9:30 p.m. Friday at Finch Park, 15 Paul Beck Road, Lexington, music, rides, inflatables and amusements. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Lexington. Call (336) 248-3960 or visit http://www.LexingtonNC.net.
TOWN OF MOCKSVILLE: 6 p.m. Friday at Rich Park, music, food vendors. Parking at the park, YMCA and Mocksville Elementary School is $5. Other locations are free.
FIREWORKS AT BB&T BALLPARK: Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. The Winston-Salem Dash will be host to the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Following the game, children can run the bases, and there will be a fireworks display. For more information, call (336) 714-2288.
THRESHER’S REUNION: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday at the Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton. Activities include pedal pull contests, fireworks, border collies herding sheep and train rides. For information about activities and times visit http://www.farmpark.com.
WINSTON-SALEM COMMUNITY BAND: Patriotic Concert, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Park Amphitheater.