Photo courtesy of David Gellatly

CARRBORO – Residents from all over gathered on West Main Street for Carrboro’s July 4 Celebration Thursday.

Local residents, like Bob Morgan, talked about what they love about Independence Day in their town.

“Come and sit on the front lawn, listen to music and watch all the kids have fun,” said Morgan.

There were two main stages by CarrboroTown Hall, where local musicians performed for the crowds. The events were emceed by WCHL’s own Ron Stutts. Dane Hair, another local resident, explained what makes the day nice for her and her friends.

“I just like the relaxed atmosphere and family fun,” said Hair.

Next to the main music stage and throughout the town, there were “fun zones” set up with bouncing castles, art contests and food trucks selling ice cream and other summertime delights. Local parent, Alex Trishe, said the setting was perfect for all ages if you have kids.

“It’s great for the family. I’ve got two little boys and they love being out and around with everybody else,” said Trishe.

The festivities even attracted residents from outside the town, like Mebane resident Peter Sticksel

“It’s a historical moment for me because I’m from Germany and I love history and Carrboro has a lot of history,” said Sticksel.

Overall, attendees of the July 4 festivities like local parent, Lizzy Lang, said they pleased by the town’s event.

“I’ve lived all over the country and Carrboro’s the most interesting, cool, unique town I’ve ever lived in,” says Lizzy Lang, another local parent.

July 4 events continue tonight with Chapel Hill’s fireworks show at Kenan Stadium, starting at 7:00 p.m.