Brevard’s 4th of July Festival 2018

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Downtown Brevard’s 4th of July Celebration includes a street festival that runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The day literally kicks off with runners in Brevard Rotary’s Firecracker 5K and 10K Run, which starts at 8 a.m. at the American Legion Hall. 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.

Transylvania Community Arts Council hosts its 46th 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 help 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 25th annual Auto Show of pre-1984 classic vehicles on South Broad Street.

Sycamore Cycles will again sponsor the annual 4th of July Bicycle Parade. Bring your children and their decorated bicycles to compete for Most Patriotic and Most Creative categories and then parade the entire crew through downtown.untitleduntitled shoot03

Then, if you think you have the stomach, come show off your eating skills as Rocky’s hosts the 9th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest in the afternoon.

The celebration then continues at Brevard College with the Transylvania Community Art Council’s Duck Race for Kreative Kids on King’s Creek at 6 p.m., followed later in the evening a fireworks extravaganza.

This year’s fireworks will include music, food and family fun prior to the light show, according to the Heart of Brevard, which organizes the event. The public will have access at the grassy area between the Village buildings. The show can also be easily seen from the Ingles parking lot and North Broad Street (Jailhouse Hill). 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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