Marketing & Communications - June 27, 2014
Historic Bethabara Park will hold its annual Independence Day celebration Sunday, June 29, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. with a reading from the Declaration of Independence, Uncle Sam on stilts, hay wagon rides, children’s games and activities, colonial re-enactors, a magician, blacksmith, spinning and weaving demonstrations, and music by the Bethabara Concert Band (2 p.m.) and the 208th Army Reserve Band (4:30 p.m.). Local author John Hutton will read his children’s book “Sister Mauf,” and local historian Randall Jones will tell the story of Col. Benjamin Forsyth. The celebration is sponsored by Passanante’s Home Food Services. All activities are free; concessions stands will be selling hotdogs, ice cream and popcorn.
All city pools will be open for their regular summer hours on Independence Day, as will city golf courses and Salem Lake. Pool admission will be $1 for children and adults on Independence Day and will remain in effect for the rest of the summer.
Other family-friendly activities to celebrate Independence Day include:
4th of July Celebration at the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, July 4, 390 S. Liberty St. Get a patriotic temporary tattoo. Make a festive firework craft and a sound shaker in the Art Studio beginning at 9 a.m.; at 11 a.m. go to Under The Stars celebration for fun songs followed by a red, white and blue treat. ChildrensMuseumofws.org.
Old Salem Independence Day Celebration, July 4, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free in Salem Square: Reading of the Declaration of Independence and hymns by Home Moravian Church at 8:30 a.m.; naturalization ceremony, 10 a.m. With paid admission: hands-on activities, demonstrations, music, games, procession around Salem Square, Independence Jazz Concert at St. Philips Heritage Center. OldSalem.org.
4th of July Fireworks at the Winston-Salem Dash Game, July 4. Free with the purchase of a game ticket.
Community Band Patriotic Concert, July 6, Miller Park Amphitheater, 6:30 p.m.
Historic Bethabara Park Events
City Pools information
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