The City of Morganton will celebrate Independence Day at Catawba Meadows Park this Friday (July 4) with an Old Time July 4th Fireworks Celebration.
Games and activities will start at 3 p.m. and will conclude with a fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. The annual event is coordinated by Morganton’s Parks & Recreation Department.
Activities will begin with cornhole, volleyball, miniature golf, a greased pole, a shooting gallery and horseshoe pitching. Concessions will be available with food and drink provided by various clubs and organizations. Live music will begin at 5 p.m.
Catawba Meadows Park is located at 701 Sanford Drive in Morganton.
Following is a schedule of events:
3:00 p.m. – games, activities & concessions
3:30 p.m. – watermelon-eating contest
4:00 p.m. – kids pedal tractor pull
5:00 p.m. – music on the center stage
5:30 p.m. – disc golf tournament
6:00 p.m. – music on the center stage
6:30 p.m. – frog-jumping contest ($250 grand prize)
7:00 p.m. – music on the center stage
7:30 p.m. – pizza-eating contest
8:00 p.m. – music on the center stage
9:25 p.m. – “Star Spangled Banner”
9:30 p.m. – fireworks