4th of July Celebration – 2013
Come catch the hometown spirit – Both our Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks Show will take place on Thursday, July 4th!
Sorry…No Dogs Allowed on Festival Grounds - All Star Pet Sho
During the day, downtown streets are closed to an overflowing crowd. Transylvania Community Arts Council hosts its 41st Annual Fine Arts & Craft Showcase. Not only is this a great way to showcase the artists of the region, but what better time to come and shop for those special gifts?!
Our Classic Automobile Show stretches for blocks and delights even the casual aficionado of 1920s to 1970s vintage vehicles. Organized by the Transylvania Cruisers, entertainers like Elvis and the Blues Brothers have been known to show up and croon while you swoon over these classic beauties. Call Jerry Arnold 828.384.8304 with any questions.
The Duck Race is back! Watch hundreds of ducks float down Kings Creek at Brevard College, here’s to hoping you win. Adopt your duck now through the Transylvania Community Arts Council or visit their booth at the festival (West Main Street).
The music doesn’t stop with the cars. Our Courthouse Gazebo is center stage for day-long musical entertainment.
2013 Schedule of Events:
Firecracker 5K/10K Run – Brevard Rotary Club
Brevard College: Check-in 6:30am -7:45am, Race begins at 8:00am
All Star Pet Show – Transylvania Humane Society
All well-behaved animals of any kind welcome. All cats in crates and all dogs on leashes with current rabies’ tags on collars.
Registration 9:00am (no charge), Judging 9:30am – 12:00pm (till all entrants have been judged)
Silvermont (East Main Street)
Call 828.884.6577 for more information.
41st Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase – Transylvania Community Arts Council
West Main Street
Call 828.884.2787 for more information.
Music Featured At The Courthouse Gazebo
- Spencer & the String Ticklers: 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Pyramid Brass: 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Weasel Creek: 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Stepchild: 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Hogtown Squealers: 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Classic Car Show – Transylvania Cruisers
West Main Street: 10:00am – 3:00pm
For details call 828.384.8304 or 828.883.2029.
Old Time Fair on the Museum Grounds – Transylvania Heritage Museum
All American fun at the Museum (hot dog stand). Bingo beginning at 6:00pm under the large tent, goes until 8:30pm.
West Main Street: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Bicycle Parade – Sycamore Cycles
Downtown Brevard has its own special Fourth of July Parade. This one is just for children, and they can decorate and ride their favorite bicycles. Children can compete for the Most Patriotic, Most Creative, and the Most Unusual. Everyone wins something!
Registration 1:00pm, Parade begins 1:30pm *must have helmet
Water Oak Suites (East Main Street)
Children’s Activities – STJ Inflatables, face painting
Memorial Flag Raising – Brevard Fire Department & Connestee Fire & Rescue
Main Intersection of Main/Broad Street: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Declaration of Independence Reading – Elected Officials & Community Members
And an important tradition is the reading of the “Declaration of Independence.” During the day’s festivities we take time to reflect on the incredible document created in 1776 that has made so much possible in our wonderful nation.
Main Intersection of Main/Broad Street: 3:00pm
4th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest – Come and claim Brevard’s coveted new title. $5 entry fee per person.
4:00pm in front of Rocky’s Grill & Soda Shop (South Broad Street)
Duck Race for Kreative Kids - Adopt a duck for the Duck Race for Kreative Kids and join hundreds of feathered friends flocking together to help provide creative opportunities for youth in our community.
5:00pm – Kings Creek (Brevard College Campus)
*can adopt duck(s) day of at their booth (West Main Street)
WSQL Radio 1240 AM Fireworks Music Program – 9:20pm – 10:00pm
Fireworks Extravaganza – Hosted by Brevard College: 9:30pm (Rain Dates: July 5th or July)
PLEASE REMEMBER – NO PERSONAL FIREWORKS (THIS INCLUDES SPARKLERS) ARE ALLOWED ON THE BREVARD COLLEGE CAMPUS.
And by the end of the evening we are treated to a Fireworks Extravaganza that will leave you wanting to spend the rest of your holidays in the mountains.
Brought to you by
Transylvania Tourism Development Authority,
City of Brevard
Heart of Brevard
Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce
Please also thank the following 4th of July Fireoworks sponsors with your support:
Looking Glass Realty, Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, Theophilus, Platt Architecture, P.A., The Transylvania Times, Brevard Music Center, WSQL RADIO, Camps Chosatonga & Kahdalea, Deer Ridge Property Management, Think It Studio, Co-ed Cinema, The UPS Store, Broad Street Wines, and Mark and Page Lemel,
Show your support for this great community event by purchasing a $5 button to wear to the fireworks!
Available at the following downtown shops:
Theophilus, Gravy, My Favorite Season, Stones and Main Street Ltd.
Sorry…No Dogs Allowed on Festival Grounds – All Star Pet Show only