June 27, 2016
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Celebrate America from the Mountains to the Sea   

We've searched the entire state to share some not-so-typical places to visit this 4th of July. Make our state shine from sea to shining sea.

NC 4th of July Festival - Sat., Jun. 25 - Mon., Jul. 4 Southport
For more than 200 years, Southport has celebrated our nation's Independence Day in a big way. A wide range of events make up the festival ensuring something for everyone - from the Arts & Crafts Show, Parade, Car Show, Military Exhibits, Waterfront Stage Entertainment, Military Band Concert and Fireworks to the more formal events like the Veterans Recognition, Flag Retirement, Flag Raising, Naturalization and Opening Ceremonies. For those who enjoy some friendly competition, events like the Freedom Run, Fireman's Competition, Children's Games, Children's Entertainment, and Beach Day offer attendees to the NC 4th of July Festival plenty of options. At Waterfront Park, 100 East Bay Street, Southport NC 28461
A full schedule of events can be found online.

Independence Day at Lake Junaluska - Fri., Jul. 1 - Tues., Jul. 5
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a spectacular weekend of activities at Lake Junaluska. This family-friendly event features live music by the award-winning bluegrass band Balsam Range and the Lake Junaluska Singers, a hometown-style parade and activities on the water such as a boat race and family Olympics. The barbecue lunch includes bouncy houses, face painting, balloon art and bluegrass music. A fireworks show over the lake begins immediately following the Lake Junaluska Singers' July 4th performance, around 9:30 pm.

Concerts start at 7:30 pm on July 2, 3 and 4. Packages that include concert tickets, lodging, special meals and access to all other events are available. For a full schedule of events, visit the website.

Mile High Fourth of July - Fri., Jul. 1 - Mon., Jul. 4
Start a new tradition this Independence Day weekend with the Mile High Fourth of July celebration. The resort towns of Banner Elk and Beech Mountain, located high in the Blue Ridge, have combined forces on a four-day extravaganza. Beech Mountain's 47th annual barbecue roast takes place Saturday, July 2, at Beech Mountain Resort, followed by mile-high fireworks after dark. On Monday, July 4, Banner Elk's famous Fourth of July parade heads down Main Street and ends with a Party in the Park. Nine bands perform at various spots throughout the weekend and Banner Elk hosts an arts and crafts show all four days. Other options include Lees-McRae summer theatre and scenic chairlift rides to the skybar on Beech Mountain. Website.

Fireworks at Tweetsie Railroad - Mon., Jul. 4
Celebrate the 4th of July at Tweetsie Railroad. Special hours - park open till 9 pm, fireworks will begin at 9:30. This is typically the most well-attended and most spectacular fireworks display in the High Country! Admission: Parking $10 per car. Website.

Independence Day Celebration at Old Salem
Enjoy 4th of July festivities at the site of the nation's first official Independence Day Celebration: Old Salem Museums & Gardens. A naturalization ceremony, hands-on activities, historic Moravian traditions and patriotic music all welcome family and friends to the historic district of Salem. Starting at 9:30 am - Ending at 4:30 pm, Admission: All-in-One tickets are $23/adults and $11/children ages 6-16. Free for children under 6. Website.

July 4th Parade, Pie Eating Contest, Fireworks, and More - Mount Airy July 4th
Before the parade, at 10am is a reading of the "Declaration of Independence" in the courtyard of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Pie-Eating Contest for charity sponsored by Miss Angel's Heavenly Pies after the parade, in the parking lot/park on corner of Oak Street and N. Main Street in Downtown Mount Airy. Register for the pie eating contest by calling 336-786-4511. Additional activities after parade include dunking booth, bounce house, vendors and more.
Fireworks and music and more at Veterans Memorial Park on W. Lebanon Street starting at 6 p.m. with fireworks at dark.. Admission: free. Website.

Joel Lane Museum House's 25th Annual Historic Independence Day Open House-An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
The Joel Lane Museum House, "The Birthplace of Raleigh," will sponsor its 25th annual Independence Day Open House on Monday, July 4, 2016 from 11:00 am to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are requested. Colonel Lane was a founding father of North Carolina's capital city and an officer in the Wake County militia during the American Revolution. The house will be open and staffed by costumed docents who will discuss the rooms and life in the 18th c. On the grounds, living historians will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life, and visitors will be able to participate in hands-on activities such as writing with a quill pen or making rag dolls. There will be old-fashioned crafts and games for the children and free lemonade for all. The garden in its full summer glory will be on view, and herbs and plants from the gardens will be for sale. Website.

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Who's the Big Cheese in 2016? - Grilled Cheese Cook-Off Wednesday

A local celebration of artisan cheese at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market takes place this Wednesday, June 29th from 10am to 2pm at City Plaza. (400 block of Fayetteville St.)

It's the 5th annual Grilled Cheese Cook-off featuring downtown Raleigh chefs, local cheese vendors, and a chance to win market bucks by purchasing "featured cheese products!"

Taste Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and watch downtown Raleigh chefs duke it out as they put their own spin on the classic grilled cheese, sample each sandwich, and vote for your favorite to be crowned this year's "Cheese Champ!"

The 2015 Cheese Champ, Chef Clay McClinnham from Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar will defend his title against: Chef Michael Rigot of Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen, Chef Amanda Paisley of Buku, Chef Andrew Klamar of Linus and Pepper's and Chef Gregg Hamm of  P.G. Werth's.

There will also be sandwiches for sale by American Meltdown  and live music by Urban Soil Trio. And as always, the local farmers, ranchers, nurserymen, bakers, and specialty food producers will be selling their products at the Market.

Come out to the Farmers Market this Wednesday and say, "Cheese please!"...with a smile!. Website.

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Bailey's Announces the 2016 Hero Awards! Nominate your hero First Responders including Fire, Law Enforcement and Emergency Personnel who go above and beyond the call of duty. Nominations start Tuesday, June 21st.

Bailey's Fine Jewelry we show their appreciation through our 2nd annual Hero Awards! The awards will recognize nine heroes, one from each of the three main types of first responders - fire, law enforcement and emergency personnel - in Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Greenville and the surrounding areas.

Winners will be selected through a combination of the public voting process and the selection panel at Bailey's. The winners will receive a medal and a $200 gift card in a presentation with the store manager!
Nominations start June 21st and last until July 31st.
Voting begins August 1st and goes through the 19th.
The winner is announced September 1st!
To learn more, Click Here.

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