Enjoy the 'Stars & Stripes Celebration,' kids bicycle parade July 4 on Main Street
The “Stars & Stripes Celebration” on Main Street in Downtown Waynesville continues after it began 23 years ago. Every July 4, merriment consists of the Waynesville Kiwanis Club volunteers lining the Main Street area with oversized American flags. Shops, galleries and restaurants remain open all day. Sidewalk areas are filled with entertainment, musicians, Uncle Sam and more along the Main Street area. The Haywood Community Band performs on courthouse lawn at 2 p.m.
The free children’s patriotic parade returns. All are invited to join in front of the courthouse at 10 a.m. to register. Participants can decorate their bicycles, tricycles, scooters, strollers and wagons. Patriotic dress and or decorations are required. All ages welcome to participate.
The children's parade will process at 11 a.m. from the courthouse on Main Street, led by Waynesville’s Mayor Gavin Brown and Uncle Sam to the First Baptist Church. There parade participants under the age of 17 will receive free ice cream and at the Main Street Cook-Out, receive a free hot dogs. No motorized vehicles or animals will be permitted in the parade. The Knights of Columbus will offer bottled water in three locations along the parade route.
The Main Street Cook-Out, sponsored by the American Legion and the Main Team from Main Street Realty, will offer local craft beer, barbecue, burgers, and hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit local charities. The cook-out is located in the parking lot of the United Community Bank.
Under NC law, bicyclists under the age of 16 years are required to wear helmets on public streets. Sorry, no animals will be allowed at downtown events. For information contact the Downtown Waynesville Association, at 456-3517 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.