Brevard’s 4th of July Festival 2019

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Downtown Brevard celebrates the 4th of July like nowhere else, with a day-long celebration that captures the spirit of Independence Day.

The activities begin with the Brevard Rotary’s Firecracker 5K and Fun Run, which starts at 8 a.m. on West Main Street.

At 9 a.m., registration begins for the annual pet show at Silvermont, located on East Main Street. The show begins at 9:30 a.m.

Meanwhile, back in town you’ll find many fine arts and craftsmen, as well as nonprofits and an array of games and interactive booths.

The Transylvania Community Arts Council hosts its annual Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase on West Main Street.

Things take a patriotic turn later in the afternoon when local elected officials read the “Declaration of Independence” against the backdrop of the American flag held up by fire truck ladders. Live music also takes place at the Courthouse Gazebo from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

A festival favorite is the Transylvania Cruisers Club’s annual Auto Show of pre-1984 classic vehicles on South Broad Street.

Then, if you think you have the stomach, come show off your eating skills as Rocky’s hosts its annual Hot Dog Eating Contest in the afternoon.

The celebration continues at Brevard College with the Transylvania Community Art Council’s Duck Race for Kids Art Programs on King’s Creek at 6 p.m., followed later in the evening with a fireworks extravaganza. And don’t forget to tune in to WSQL 102 FM (White Squirrel Radio), which will be broadcasting music.

Pets are not allowed at the festival.

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