Watching fireworks light up the Moore County sky is an experience as American as they come, thanks to these displays being part of our Independence Day traditions.  Moore County offers beautiful backdrops for these bursts of color and sound, in the skies above our vast county.

You’ll find many Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks shows in our county, including multi-day celebrations.

July 3:  

Celebrate the holiday with the Village of Pinehurst for their Fourthfest Concert and Fireworks at the Harness Track from 6-10 p.m. on Tuesday.  The Bantum Roosters will be performing beach, funk, classic rock, dance mix, and top 40 hits throughout the event, so don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets. 

If you forget your picnic basket, don’t worry because there will be plenty of food trucks, including the ever popular Market Place Food Truck, for food and drink purchases.  For the kids’ enjoyment, there will be pony rides, hayrides, bounce houses, and games to help celebrate our nation’s  independence.  The fireworks display starts off with a bang around 9:15 p.m.

July 4:

The Fourth of July parade in Carthage will start at 11 a.m. and anyone can participate.  All you have to do is show up at McDonald’s at 10:15 a.m..

Pinehurst will host their Independence Day parade at 10 a.m. near Tufts Memorial Park.  Of course, there will be their Patriotic Pet contest.  Food trucks will be available for food and drink purchases.

Aberdeen will be hosting a Fourth of July block party sponsored by High Octane Coffee and Railhouse Brewery.  The party starts at 2 p.m. in downtown.  Mark McKinney Trio will be delighting one’s ear while the children can have their face painted and participate in games.  Food trucks will be on site as well.  Stick around to watch the fireworks which begin around 9:15 p.m..  Don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets to be comfortable.

Aberdeen Lake will host their annual celebration at 301 Lake Park Crossing.  The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with live music, food vendors, and children activities.  Free admission and families can purchase $5 wristbands for unlimited access to the fun which includes bounce houses, obstacle course, rock climbing, and inflatable slides. The fireworks display starts at 9:15 p.m..

Fort Bragg celebrates Independence Day with a bang with their annual Fourth of July celebration for our service members, Veterans, families, and the general public.  The celebration will be held at the Main Post Parade Field in Fort Bragg from 3 – 10 p.m.

Fort Bragg will get a taste of country at this year’s Fourth of July Celebration as musical acts Trace Adkins, Walker McGuire and the 82nd Airborne Division Rock Bank are scheduled to take to the stage to help celebrate Independence Day with the Fort Bragg community.

“We are thrilled to be able to host the communities that support Fort Bragg and our service members here for the July 4 celebration,” said Tom McCollum, Fort Bragg garrison public affairs officer. “We take a lot of pride in opening the post to our friends and neighbors to partake in such a patriotic day.”

In past years, more than 40,000 people attend Fort Bragg’s celebration. The event is free.

Fort Bragg’s famous fireworks display will light up the night sky with over 750 fireworks and howitzer rounds from the 82nd Airborne Division Artillery will punctuate the salute to the 50 States.

The weather forecast for Tuesday, July 3 is a high of 95 degrees and a low of 73 degrees with partial sunshine.  Wednesday we should see a high of 94 degrees and a low of 73 degrees with a possible thunderstorm.









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