Lake Norman & Mooresville

Let's celebrate the 4th of July

Towns and other enterprises are geared up for Independence Day parades, concerts and other fun.

You can catch a fireworks show in Denver on July 3 or in Cornelius on July 4.

The holiday falls on a Sunday and some churches have special speakers or programs planned. Regular garbage and recycling collection schedules are in place in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson.

Huntersville

Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department sponsored events 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 4 at Birkdale Village. Start off the day with bike decorating, kids art, face painting, balloons and bounce house. Then a little fun and games with Radio Disney. Lineup next to Banana Republic for the parade. A water fight between the Huntersville and Gilead fire departments next to Banana Republic to top off the day. Birkdale Commons Parkway will be closed 9 a.m.-2 p.m. No fireworks. Details: 704-895-8744.

Garbage collections runs on regular schedule.

Cornelius

Join the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture Department on the Town Hall lawn, 21445 Catawba Ave., for a fun and laid-back evening beginning 6:30 p.m. July 4. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the music of Robin Burke and guest Kary Wall, whose repertoire features the hits of the 70's and 80's. Children's activities, including rides on a trackless train, spin art and more. At 8:30 p.m., activities will draw to a close for a showing of "Avatar" (PG-13) that will begin about 8:45 p.m. Bruster's Ice Cream will be selling hot dogs, ice cream, popcorn and soft beverages. In the event of inclement weather, some activities will be moved inside. Details: 704-892-6031 ext. 160 or www.corneliuspr.org. Weather hotline: 704-896-2462, ext. 290.

Fireworks from the Peninsula Country Club golf course at dusk on July 4. Parking along Jetton Road.

Garbage collections runs on regular schedule.

Davidson

The Town of Davidson will celebrate Independence Day on July 3 with a parade and a concert on the Village Green. The town parade will start lining up at 5:15 p.m. in front of Town Hall. Participants are encouraged to march in the parade dressed in Independence Day attire - dress up your wagons, tricycles and pets with festive red, white and blue. At 5:45 p.m. the parade march to the Village Green, ending at the North Main Street and Concord Road crosswalk.

The Concert on the Green will begin at 6 p.m. with Da Throwback Band featuring '70 style music and dancing. Details: 704-892-7591.

No fireworks. Garbage collections runs on regular schedule.

Denver

The Denver Area Business Association & Local Merchants team up to bring you the DABA Community Fireworks on July 3 at the East Lincoln High School Stadium, 6471 N.C. 73, Denver. This free event includes food concessions, activities and games starting about 5 p.m. An estimated 15,000 people attended last year's festivities. Entertainment provided by DJ Music.

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