Compiled by Stephanie Hess
There is nothing that says “summer” more than July 4th weekend, and the Camel City is bursting with fun things to do! From the various events brought to town by Heavy Rebel Weekender to fireworks and baseball, there is more to do than there are hours in the day. If you are looking for particularly patriotic events, check out our All-American Weekend Guide (link below).
If you get out to enjoy something you found on our guide, send us some photos! As always, you can contribute an event for a future our guide as well. Just email us at editor at camelcitydispatch.com with “4th of July” or “CCD Guide” in the subject line. Stay tuned for another installment of our Weekday Guide this week, because the fun doesn’t stop on Sunday!
Heavy Rebel Weekender
July 3, 8 p.m. – July 6
101 West 5th Street , Winston-Salem
The Heavy Rebel Weekender is a celebration of the “Heaviest Rebels” of Rock and Roll – people and ideas that rebel against the status quo and change the landscape of music and culture. HRW is not a singular genre festival, but prides itself on bringing many different sub-cultures together, under one roof, for a weekend of drinking, rockin’ and meeting new people. HRW is unique in its ability to showcase working bands and touring bands – bands that make a living playing music and driving old vans and buses… bands that call the road home. The weekend kicks off with 3 stages full of great music on Friday night, and continues all through the weekend. 3-day pass are $90 advance, $100 at the door; a 1-day pass (Fri-Sat-Sun) is $35 advance, $40 at door. Click HERE for the full band schedule and more information.
Baseball :Winston-Salem Dash vs. Wilmington
July 4, 7:00pm
Kids Run the Bases after the game; Postgame Fireworks, and special 4th of July activities.
Independence Day Celebration in Old Salem
July 4, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Old Salem Historic District
Join Old Salem Museums and Gardens for an Independence Day celebration. Enjoy hands-on activities, demonstrations, music, games and more throughout the historic district. The historic buildings will be decorated with flags that correspond with their era. There’s no better place to celebrate our nation’s independence than the site of the first Fourth of July celebration.
All activities are included with the purchase of an All-In-One ticket.
July 4, 10 – 11 am
(S. Main St. and Academy St)
On the 4th of July, come to Salem Square in Old Salem and celebrate with dozens of people from a number of different countries who will become new American citizens during a Naturalization Ceremony. To read more about this ceremony, click HERE
First Friday Gallery Hop
July 4, 7 pm
600 N, Trade Street , Winston-Salem
Head to the Downtown Art District along Sixth, Trade and Liberty Streets for Gallery Receptions, live artist demonstrations, music, theatre and dance. Streets are closed with parking available in surrounding lots. Food, beverages are available in Art District Restaurants.
Splash B4 the Blast
July 4, 10:30 am – 07:30 pm
Kernersville YMCA, 1113 W. Mountain Street , Kernersville
Spend your holiday at the pool enjoying your family, sun, water, prizes, giveaways and best of all… FREE hot dogs (while supplies last). Kernersville YMCA Slide pool and Waterpark charge community rate for non-members. Enjoy the Kernersville fireworks show at Kernersville Elementary School after your day at the pool.
Kernersville 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 6 – 10 p.m.
Kernersville Elementary School, 512 West Mountain Street , Kernersville
Fireworks and concert at Kernersville Elementary School. Concert begins at 6pm with fireworks at 9:15pm.
Town of Lewisville: Live entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. at Shallowford Square, with fireworks at dark (around 9pm). Fireworks can be viewed from inside the square or from surrounding streets and parking lots.
BB&T Ballpark: The Winston-Salem Dash will be host to the Wilmington Blue Rocks at 7p.m. Following the game there will be a fireworks display, visible from inside the park and surrounding streets.