Independence Celebration 6/29/2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Independence Celebration at Historic Bethabara Park

1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy and afternoon of old-fashioned fun and Patriotic music.

Uncle Sam on stilts

The towns of Bethabara, Bethania, and Salem hosted the first documented independence celebrations in North Carolina on July 4, 1783, after the end of the War for Independence.  Research indicates that these Moravian communities joined Boston, MA and Charleston, SC as possibly the first places in the new nation to hold a public day of thanksgiving signaling the end of the American Revolution.

Celebrate your independence!


  1:45 p.m.  Declaration of Independence
 1:55 p.m. National Anthem
 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Bethabara Concert Band 
 3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Liberty Pole 
 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.     Children's Program / Auditorium 
 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 82nd Army Reserve Band 

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