Weekend at a Glance: Fireworks, Films & Frolics

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Live music at Roost Beer Garden is always a hit. Photo courtesy Fearrington Village

Movies Under the Stars: The Karate Kid — Thursday, 8:30pm — Grab some good eats to-go on Franklin Street and head on up to the top of Wallace Parking Deck to channel your inner martial arts mastery with the original kick-butt movie, “The Karate Kid.”

Live Music at Roost Beer Garden — Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 5-8pm  — Head to Fearrington Village to enjoy craft beer, wine and wood-fired pizza for dinner in front of live music from several artists this weekend, including Caitlin Washburn and Eric Bannan.

Mix It Up: Bob Palmatier + Pollinators — Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm — Need an excuse to get out of the house? Local environmental educator and children’s book writer and illustrator, Bob Palmatier, is bringing his pollinatin’ posse of butterflies and bees to Kidzu Children’s Museum for your little ones to learn about, sketch and paint!

Movies on Market: Beauty and the Beast — Saturday, 8:30-10:30pm — Heavy rain can’t bring this classic down! Come out to Southern Village to watch the rescheduled screening of this wonder-filled film for free.

Picnic in the Park with Music Makers — Sunday, 11am-3pm — Have a pre-Independence Day party with the family in Hillsborough at the Eno River Farmer’s Market Pavilion for a live reading of the Declaration of Independence, grub from an array of food trucks and live, soulful music the whole afternoon!

Fourth of July Festivities in Carrboro and Chapel Hill — Tuesday, all day — Still trying to decide how to celebrate America’s independence? Head to Weaver Street Market for a kick-off event in the morning and Carrboro Town Hall for other fun events like the watermelon seed-spitting contest in the afternoon. Then, take a short drive over to Kenan Memorial Stadium to participate in a watermelon eating contest sponsored by DSI Comedy Theater, listen to the RadioJacks play live and enjoy some fireworks!

For more events not to miss this weekend and beyond, check out our online events calendar


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Lauren Wilkinson

Lauren is an editing and graphic design major at UNC-Chapel Hill who is obsessed with all things fashion and music.
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