Free Independence Day Activities Abound in Davie County!
Davie County celebrations for our nation’s 242nd birthday begin today and run through Wednesday, July 4th.
With fireworks, concerts, wagon rides, antique tractors, a lawnmower parade, children’s activities, and even a ladies frying pan toss, there will be something for everyone to enjoy!
19th Annual Independence Day Tractor Show & Parade
All day Friday and Saturday – The weekend will be full of the sights and sounds of yesteryear at the 19th Annual Piedmont Antique Power Association (PAPA) Antique Tractor and Engine show held at the Masonic Picnic Grounds. This free event boasts antique tractors, farm equipment, and a host of vendors. Step back in time and celebrate the heritage of Davie County. This non-profit group exists to assist charitable organizations in the community. The annual tractor parade through historic downtown Mocksville is a celebration of North Carolina’s rich farming heritage and a celebration of the great American spirit of Independence with a tribute to our military veterans.
There are wagon rides through Rich Park, kiddie train rides, and a bounce house on both days. Friday promises fun with antique displays, tractor pulls, live music, and various other activities. Saturday begins with a parade of tractors through historic Downtown Mocksville at 10 a.m. that travels from the picnic grounds on North Main Street to the square, turning onto Depot Street. World War II prisoner of war Harold Frank will serve as the grand marshal. After the parade, there will be a kiddie pedal pull, auction sale, raffle in which someone will win a tractor or prize money! This year’s raffle tractor is a 1956 Farmall 100. New this year is a raffle for a new child’s pedal tractor. Raffle tickets are 1 for $1.00, 6 for $5.00, 12 for $10.00.
Friday, June 29th
8:00 am each day – Gates open to the public – No entrance fee
All Day— Display of Tractors, Hit & Miss Engines, & Farm Equipment, Demonstrations of Farm Equipment, and Wagon Rides
6:30pm — MUSIC by GAINING GROUND
6:30pm —- Tractor skills event, KIDDIE PEDAL RACE, Ladies Pedal Pull & Frying Pan Toss, Wrench Toss contest
Saturday, June 30th
All Day — Displays of Tractor, Hit & Miss Engines, & Farm Equipment, Wagon Rides
9:00am — Parade Line-up
10:00am — Parade through Downtown Mocksville
11:30am — KIDDIE PEDAL PULL (sign ups start at 11:00am)
1:00pm — Auction Sale
3:00pm — DRAWING FOR THE RAFFLE TRACTORS
For more information contact Piedmont Antique Power Association, Arthur Bostick at 336.414.7834, or visit www.piedmontantiquepowerassociation.com
POUNDCAKE to Perform Friday at 7 p.m. in the Mocksville Town Square
Head to Downtown Mocksville on Friday night from 7-10 p.m. and rock with POUNDCAKE, featuring Tim Elmore. This free concert will feature rock tunes from the 80’s & 90’s. Enjoy dinner and drinks at one of the local downtown restaurants, shop in the boutiques, or grab a coffee or ice cream. Bring your own chair.
This concert is the first in the Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Mocksville Tourism Development Authority. For more information, call (336) 753-6705.
Free Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza – Saturday, June 30th, at Rich Park
Grab your family and friends and spend the evening at Rich Park/Mando Field & Davie Family YMCA! The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Enjoy great food, family activities, and listen to the live band! Last but not least, enjoy the fireworks show under the stars!
Enjoy goodies from KP Kakes, Sunset Slush, Emergensweets, Wingz on Wheelz, Super SnackShop, Anna’s Sweet Treats, Wicked Awesome Foods, Davie County Band Boosters, and Jacob & Mabrey’s Gourmet Cotton Candy.
Jim Quick & Coastline will wow young and old alike with their eclectic blend of beach, soul, blues, and rock. From hard driving Carolina back beats, to Georgia southern rock, from Cajun inspired grooves, to Texas and Delta blues; Coastline truly defines the sound of historical Southern music. With finesse, the pure forms of southern music are transformed into a modern contemporary art form.
Coastline is one of the most sought after acts on the road today, staying booked over a year in advance. Coastline has rapidly become a staple in Americana music.
Free onsite parking until full! Alternate parking available. New this year, Davie County Recreation and Parks is partnering with YVeddi Transportation to provide FREE transportation to and from the event site for the Celebration!
Click on the links below for more information about parking and transportation:
- Find alternative parking lots
- Pick Up and Drop Off Locations
- Look at the Shuttle Stop Schedule
- Locate specific activity Drop Off Zones
Rain date: July 1 (Fireworks only).
For more information, call Davie County Recreation and Parks at 336-753-TEAM (8326) or visit http://www.daviecountync.gov/723/Independence-Day-Celebration
Cooleemee’s Independence Day Celebration Begins at 10 a.m. on July 4th
Cooleemee’s annual 4th of July celebration will be held on Wednesday beginning with a parade at 10 a.m. If entering the parade (lawnmowers, bicycles, walkers, floats), please be dressed or decorated in a patriotic theme and meet at 9 a.m. in the elementary school parking lot on Marginal Street. There will be prizes for the best decorated floats, lawnmowers, golf carts, or bikes.
Following the parade there will be festivities on the Zachary House grounds including free watermelon and ice cream, games, water fun, and more! The Ladies Auxiliary of the Cooleemee/Mocksville VFW will be selling hotdogs, chips, and drinks as a fundraiser.