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Carrboro July 4th Celebration

July 4, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Come and join us in a fun filled community celebration of the 4th of July!

9:30 am – 4pm at Carrboro Town Commons and Weaver Street.  Music, food trucks, kids games and activities all day long. Starting at 9:30 at Weaver Street is a bike decorating and costume contest for all ages. Parade from Weaver Street to Town Hall. See our web site for more information.  http://www.carrborojuly4th.com/

Kick -off Event at Weaver Street Market
co-sponsored by Weaver Street Market
9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Followed by the parade to the events at Town Hall and Commons

9:30 a.m. Music
Tim Stambaugh and the Bull City Strutters

9:45 a.m.Designing and Decorating Booths Open 
Patriotic Tattoo Booth
Hat Making and Decorating
Patriotic Flag Coloring
Bike and Wagon Decorating

10 to 10:15 a.m.Registration for Costume Contest 
1-5 year olds
6-10 year olds
11-15 year olds

10:30 a.m.Costume Winners Announced 

10:40 a.m.Parade Assembly 

10:50 a.m.People Parade March down Weaver Street to Town Hall

10:30 p.m. – 4 p.m..

Main Stage Music in front of Carrboro Town Hall

Village Band10:50a.m. – 11:15a.m.

Willie Painter Band11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.

Jon Shain Trio12:45p.m. – 1:35p.m.

Mary Johnson Rocker and the Spark1:45p.m. – 2:40p.m.

The Old Ceremony2:45p.m. – 4:00p.m.

Kids Fun Zone at Carrboro Town Commons

Baby Crawl ContestToddler Square1:00 p.m..

Toddler Inflatable Obstacle CourseToddler Square10:30 a.m.. – 2:00 p.m.

Sand boxesToddler Square10:30 a.m.. – 2:00 p.m.

Tattoo BoothPavilion12:00 a.m.. – 2:30 p.m.

Shelia Kerrigan “Mime” Pavilion12:00 a.m.. – 4:00 p.m.

Children’s Stage

Lynda Dawson and Little Root 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Charles Pettee12:15 p.m – 1:15 p.m.

Pie Eating Contest 1:30 a.m.. – 2:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 11:30 and continues until 1:30p.m.

For Pie Eating Contest Information and Rules (pdf.) 
Categories: limit 8 per category
6-8 year olds to be held at 1:45 p.m.
9-12 year oldsto be held at 2:00 p.m.
13-17 year olds to be held at 2:15 p.m.
18 and up to be held at 2:30 p.m.

Katherine Whalen2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Game Schedule at Carrboro Town CommonsWatermelon Seed Spitting Contest12:30 p.m.

Limbo / Sack Races 1:20 p.m.

Water Ballon Toss  2:40 p.m.


Bolin Creek Mural Dedication
11:30 a.m.
A short ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 11:30 on July 4 for the Bolin Creek Mural, donated to the Town by the Advocates for Carrboro Greenways and originally funded by the Friends of Bolin Creek. It depicts plants and animals common along Bolin Creek in an effort to raise awareness and support for the creek’s preservation. Mayor Lydia Lavelle will be participating in the short ceremony which includes a few words by Dave Otto from the Advocates for Carrboro Greenways. The mural is located behind the playground at the Carrboro Town Commons.

Carrboro Board Room

Community Reading of “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro”

The Town of Carrboro is pleased to announce that it will be holding a Community Reading of Frederick Douglass’ essay, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” on July 4, 2014. The reading will occur in the Town of Carrboro Board Room from 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Please note the reading will be part of the day-long Carrboro July 4th Celebration. The community is urged to attend and listen to the reading of this compelling work.

As Mayor Lavelle says, “The piece reflects a sobering point of view about what is commonly considered to be America’s Independence Day, and is certainly a part of the history of this country that needs to be recognized and remembered. This reading is especially significant this year, as July 4th falls two days after the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson.”

Please e-mail Sharmin Mirman at smirman@townofcarrboro.org if you would like to be a reader.

Activities throughout the day11:00p.m.. – 4:00 p.m.Carnival Games, Welcome Wall, Scrap Exchange, Toddler Square, Food Court.

Senior Bingo – in the Town Hall Board Room 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Non-Profit Booths ~ to be determined

Food Vendors in Food Court



July 4, 2014
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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