Weekend at a Glance: Fourth of July, Fireworks and Farms

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Celebrate this Independence Day learning about Orange County’s history, relaxing at a farm or watching fireworks with friends 

Compiled by Chiara Evans

Goats at Spring Haven Farm are ready to celebrate Fourth of July.

Thursday

Reclaiming Rest with Kate Rademacher

Flyleaf Books hosts author Kate Rademacher and psychologist Monica Corbitt Rivers to discuss Kate’s novel “Reclaiming Rest: The Promise of Sabbath, Solitude, and Stillness in a Restless World.” The virtual presentation begins at 6 p.m., and registration is required.

Concerts at the Colonial Series – Tea Cup Gin

See Tea Cup Gin perform live at The Colonial Inn from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The North Carolina-based band performs indie-jazz music, with options for in-person seating or streaming. 

Friday

Fridays on the Front Porch – Morgan Creek Bluegrass

The Carolina Inn presents Morgan Creek Bluegrass during its weekly concert series. Enjoy the band’s traditional bluegrass music along with refreshments and eats from Jessica’s Food Truck and 545 Grill. 

Saturday

Churton Street History Stroll

Delve into Hillsborough’s history with a guided tour beginning at the River Park Pavillion across the street from Weaver Street Market. The walking tour, beginning at 10 a.m., lasts four blocks and explores historic figures like Billy Strayhorn, Moses Curtis, Elizabeth Keckly and William Graham

2021 Summer Kickoff Party

Southern Village kicks off summer festivities at 4 p.m. on the Southern Village Green with live music from Liquid Pleasure and special guest Nomads Band. Enjoy beer from Carolina Brewery’s on-site van and a cold salad plate – featuring chicken salad, watermelon salad, potato salad and deviled eggs – from Mel’s Commissary & Catering.

Saturday & Sunday

Goastravaganza! 

Spring Haven Farm hosts food trucks, games, tractor rides and a chance to see pigs, cows and goats from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Vendors include DubzGrub Food Truck, Alsies Ice Cream Truck, Wake the Truck Up Food Truck, Mr. CheeseSteak Food Truck and Durty Bull Brewing. 

Sunday

July Fourth Fireworks

Bring your blanket and/or chairs to Southern Community Park to watch the Independence Day fireworks display, presented by the Town of Chapel Hill. Parking opens at 7 p.m., and fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m.

Carrboro July Fourth Celebration

The Town of Carrboro hosts a celebration at noon at the Carrboro Town Commons. Mayor Lydia Lavelle and community members will read Fredrick Douglass’ essay, “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro.” Tre. Charles and Mix Tape Grab Bag will perform following the reading. 

Meat-n-Potatoes, Cat Boy Sound and Smashburgers

Botanist and Barrel presents two Denver-based bands performing at its Cedar Grove farm at 3 p.m. Smashburgers served on French toast will be available all afternoon.

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