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Celebrate Independence Day

For July 4th, enjoy the festivities held at Harrisburg Park—they regularly draw 50,000 visitors to the town of Harrisburg. One of the highlights is always the Miss 4th of July Pageant, open to girls of all ages. Come see this year’s queens crowned at Hickory Ridge High School, June 30 at 6 p.m. They’ll ride in the parade float on July 2. Other activities at Harrisburg Park include amusements, games, food, arts and crafts vendors, live music and fireworks at 10 p.m. both nights. No alcohol, no coolers, no pets. For the weekend schedule, visit

Here are more activities this Independence Day weekend:

July 2Biodiversity Hike-Harper Creek Area: Join us as we hike to the spectacular South Harper Creek Falls. Ages 16 and older. $10. Please call to register: 704-598-8857. 8 a.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road.

RK Motors Charlotte Show Off-Weekly Cruise In: Join RK Motors Charlotte every Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to all pre-1986 makes/models and high-performance late model cars. Food, music and amazing cars. RK Motors Charlotte, 5527 Lakeview Road. 704-596-5211.

Waste Management Summer Concert Series: Charlotte Symphony, with fireworks. 7 p.m. Village Park, Kannapolis. 704-920-4343.

Rocky River Vineyards Concert Series: Cruise Control Band performing classic rock, country and beach music. $20 includes glass of wine and refreshments. 7-10 p.m. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. 704-781-5035.

July 3Fishing for First Timers: Go fishing with a naturalist. Fishing license required for all adults and children 16 and older. Ages 8 and older are free. Please call to register: 704-598-8857. 2 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road.

Zac Brown Band: 7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555.