Kids on Main will hold a July 4 parade in Waynesville

Jun 24, 2013

The “Stars & Stripes Celebration” on Main Street in Downtown Waynesville continues after it began 22 years ago.

Every July 4 holiday consists of the Waynesville Kiwanis Club volunteers lining the Main Street area with oversized American flags. Shops, galleries and restaurants are open all day. Sidewalk areas are filled with musicians, Uncle Sam, balloon artist, face painting and more along Main Street.

The free children’s patriotic parade returns. Join us in front of the courthouse at 10am to register. Participants can decorate their bicycles, tricycles, scooters, strollers and wagons. Patriotic dress and or decorations are required. All ages welcome to participate.

Procession from the courthouse up Main Street will be led by Waynesville’s Mayor Gavin Brown and Uncle Sam at 11a.m. to First Baptist Church where parade participants under the age of 18 receive free ice cream and at the new Main Street Cook Out receive free hot dogs. No motorized vehicles or animals will be permitted in the parade.

The Main Street Cook Out located in the United Community Bank parking lot will offer hot dogs, burgers and brew from local breweries. Sponsored by the American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the Main Team from Main Street Realty, all proceeds will benefit local charities.

Under NC law, bicyclists under the age of 16 years are required to wear helmets on public streets. Pets are not allowed at downtown events. For more information, contact the Downtown Waynesville Association, 456-3517,


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