Blowing Rock to host weekend celebration
The 440th Army Reserve Band will perform jazz, pop and patriotic songs at Blowing Rock Memorial Park from 3 to 7 p.m. today.
A number of events will take place in the park on Saturday, including an adult horseshoe tournament with cash prizes beginning at 9 a.m. and park games with prizes from 9 to 11:30 a.m., including a water balloon toss and watermelon eating contest.
Children's inflatables, including a bounce house and climbing tower, will operate at the park from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Entertainment on stage will include cloggers from 10 to 11 a.m., The Vagabonds from 11 a.m. to noon, the Buck Haggard Band from noon to 1:30 p.m. and the Cockman Family performing bluegrass and gospel from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The annual Fourth of July Parade takes place on Main Street beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The fireworks display will be at the Blowing Rock Country Club beginning at 9:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Diana and Sarvis Ridge will perform bluegrass music on the park stage from 1 to 3 p.m., and from 3 to 7 p.m., the town will host a deejay dance in the park with Sweet T.
For more information, call Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation at (828) 295-5222.