Both King and Walnut Cove have celebrations planned for the nation’s birthday, with fireworks displays planned for both July 3 and July 4.
The fun kicks off in Walnut Cove on July 3 at 6 p.m. at Lions Park.
Walnut Cove Town Manager Bobby Miller said the celebration will feature music by Rainjacket and concessions sold by the Lions Club in the lead up to the fireworks display at dusk.
The event is free, but Miller warned people to be aware of heavy traffic in the Lions Drive area of town.
On the Fourth of July, King will present it’s own fireworks display starting at dusk.
King City Manager Homer Dearmin said there is no set viewing location for the fireworks display, but asked motorists to please be aware of crowds along the streets and watch out for police who will be directing traffic.
“Fire works should start around 9:15 when it gets dark,” he said. “Folks driving through King are requested to not only observe all traffic laws but also the officers who will be posted at intersections because of the high volume of traffic we are expecting.”
He said public parking would be available at the library, Recreation Acres and city hall.
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