Around the community: Independence Day events

Published 3:09 pm Monday, July 2, 2018

With the Fourth of July just days away, here is a list of some events going on in Elizabethton and Carter County to enjoy the day.

Annual 4th of July Boat Parade

A variety of boats will make their way across Watauga Lake Wednesday during the 18th annual 4th of July Watauga Lake Boat Parade.

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The event is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. but boat judging will take place before the event starts. The parade will start at Watauga Dam, travel through Shook Branch by the Captain’s Table to Watauga Point and end at Butler Bridge. The event is scheduled to last until 3 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to July 5.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (423) 725-2201 Ext. 307.

City of Elizabethton Independence Day Celebration

Continuing a tradition of showcasing patriotic pride, the City of Elizabethton and Elizabethton Parks and Recreation are gearing up for the annual Independence Day Celebration.

The event will take place Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The current lineup for events at Covered Bridge Park include:

• Miss Firecracker Pageant registration – 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

• DDPAA performance – 10:40 to 10:45 a.m.

• Miss Firecracker Pageant – 11 a.m.

• Patriotic bike and pup parade registration – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Patriotic opening ceremony – noon

• Retroville – 12:20 p.m.

• Bike Parade – 2 p.m.

• Pup Parade – 2:15 p.m.

• Parade award winners – 2:30 p.m.

• Jerry Pierce Band – 2 p.m.

Other activities will also be happening at the park, including inflatables. Refreshments and concessions will also be offered.

To learn more about the event, call (423) 547-6441.

Elizabethton Twins & Fireworks

After a busy day across the city and county, the public is invited for some Minor League Baseball at Joe O’Brien Field as the Elizabethton Twins will host the Kingsport Mets at 7 p.m. The gates will open at 6 p.m.

At the end of the night, a special fireworks display will be provided thanks to sponsorship from Snap-On Tools.