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Where to celebrate July 4 around Winston-Salem

From parties to parades, there are plenty of ways to celebrate America’s independence.

Red firework exploding against a blue-purple sky.

Leave the fireworks to the pros this year.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Winston-Salem knows how to ring in Independence Day — the first official celebration in 1783 did happen in Salem, after all. Here are ways to show your love for the red, white, and blue around the Twin City this year:

Red, White, and Bike | Wednesday, July 3 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Liberty Plaza, 102 W. 3rd St. | $0-$15 | Kaleideum will provide supplies to decorate bikes, trikes, and scooters for a parade at 12 p.m. The event is open to museum goers and members.

Bolt, White, and Blue Stadium Party | Wednesday, July 3 | 6 p.m. | Truist Stadium, 951 Ballpark Way | $5-$16 | Enjoy an evening of live music, face painting, a tie-dye station, and a huge fireworks show. The Dash also play at home on July 4.

4th of July 5K Run | Thursday, July 4 | 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. | Pinnacle Financial Partners, 211 Broad St., Kernersville | $15-$40 | Sport your American pride on the course during a 5K or fun run — proceeds benefit Rotary Club of Kernersville programs.

Home Moravian Church’s Fourth of July Service | Thursday, July 4 | 8-9 a.m. | Salem Square, 649 S. Main St., Winston-Salem | Free | Celebrate July 4 with traditional Moravian music, an invocation, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

July 4th Parade | Thursday, July 4 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Downtown along E. Mountain St., Kernersville | Free | Deck out your vehicle and show up to the staging area at Kernersville Elementary School (512 W. Mountain St.) at 7 a.m. — no advance registration required.

Bronze plaque in brick.

A plaque in the center of Salem Square marks the first official July 4 celebration in the US.

Photo by WStoday

4th of July Concert and Fireworks | Thursday, July 4 | 5 p.m. | Kernersville Elementary School Football Field, 512 W. Mountain St., Kernersville | Free entry | Bring a lawn chair and get ready for music from the Special Occasion Band, food, and fireworks.

Summer Concert Series: “Stars and Stripes” | Thursday, July 4 | 7:30 p.m. | Salem Square, 649 S. Main St. | Free | Salem Band performs patriotic marches, big band tunes, and singalongs. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket — food vendors will be on site.

Independence Day Celebration | Sunday, July 7 | 12:30 p.m. | Union United Methodist Church, 8935 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville | Free | Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a cookout with hamburgers + hot dogs, live Bluegrass music, and games for the kids.

Winston-Salem Community Band Concert | Sunday, July 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Miller Park Amphitheater, 400 Leisure Ln. | Free | Hear local musicians perform classic patriotic tunes like “America, the Beautiful” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

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