The Town of Carrboro’s Annual Community Fourth of July Celebration is scheduled to be held on the Carrboro Town Hall grounds on Monday, July 4th from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Kickoff Event activities will be held at Weaver Street Market beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by The People’s Parade from Weaver Street to Town Hall at 10:50 a.m.
Kick-Off Event (Co-sponsored by Weaver Street Market)
@Weaver Street Market Lawn
- 9:30 a.m. – Pre-Event Activities Begin with music with The Guilty Pleasures (https://www.theguiltypleasures.net/)
- 9:45 a.m. – Designing & Decorating Booths (Patriotic Tattoos, Hat Making & Decorating, Patriotic Flag Coloring, Bike & Wagon Decorating)
- 10 -10:15 a.m. – Registration for Costume Contest
- 10:30 a.m. – Costume Contest Winners Announced
- 10:40 a.m. – Parade Assembly on East Weaver Street
- 10:50 a.m. – The People’s Parade from Weaver Street Market to Carrboro Town Hall led by The Bulltown Strutters (http://bulltownstrutters.org)
Live Music on the Main Stage
@ Carrboro Town Hall
Fun Zone Stage
@ Carrboro Town Commons
- 11 -11:45 a.m. – The Bulltown Strutters
- 12 noon -1 p.m. – Pamlico Joe & Clean Water Flow
Pie-Eating Contest (2:00pm-3:00pm)
- 2 p.m. – Ages 6-8
- 2:15 p.m. – Ages 9-12
- 2:30 p.m. – Ages 13-17
- 2:45 p.m. – Ages 18 & Up
Note: Registration for the pie-eating contest is on-site at the Information Booth from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration is first-come, first-served and a maximum of 8 participants will be accepted. There is no registration fee, but a waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Senor Bingo will occur in the Town Council Chambers from 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Join us for more activities including inflatables, kids games, face painting, food/beverage vendors, non-profit booths, and more!
For updates, please visit http://www.carrborojuly4th.com
In the event of inclement weather, a decision regarding the status of the event will be made as soon as possible on Monday morning. If the event is canceled, a message will be placed on the Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department’s Weather Information Line at 919-918-7373. A message will also be posted in the News Flash section of www.carrbororec.org.
The Ninth Annual Community Reading of Frederick Douglass’ essay “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” will be held rain or shine. The reading will occur in the Carrboro Century Center from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.