UPDATE: The fireworks display has been cancelled due to rain and will be rescheduled to Dec. 14. The Porch 40 concert will be on Sept. 20.
Come celebrate Independence Day in Dillsboro for a night filled with live music, fireworks and great food. The festivities kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Main Street.
Highlights of the evening will include the singing of the National Anthem by Susan Belcher, wife of Western Carolina University Chancellor David Belcher, a live concert by popular rock band “Porch 40” and a spectacular fireworks display. The concert and recital of the National Anthem will both take place at the train depot. The fireworks will be shot off from Harrison Quarry around 10 p.m. and are visible from anywhere in Dillsboro.
The fireworks display typically lasts about 30 minutes following the firing of three test shots to measure wind, weather and darkness. In the event of rain, the display will be postponed to Dec. 14, during the second weekend of the annual Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries Festival.
Games will be available for the whole family to enjoy including horseshoes, checkers and corn hole. Treehouse Pottery will be selling lemonade, Country Traditions will have kettle corn and John Faulk will be selling hot dogs from his “weenie wagon.”
The Fourth of July celebration is sponsored by the Dillsboro Merchants Association, the Town of Dillsboro, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Jackson County Board of Commissioners, Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department and Harrison Construction.
Parking is available at Montieth Park, in Dillsboro Court by Ray’s Florist and along the Jarrett House. For more information, call 1-800-962-1911.