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City of New Bern Celebrates Independence Day

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July 4, 2017 @ 4:30 pm America/New York Timezone
City of New Bern
(252) 636-4000

Lawson Creek Park will be open all weekend as a picnic area and fireworks viewing location. Visitors are welcome to bring coolers, blankets, lawn chairs and tailgate items to Lawson Creek Park. However, alcohol, glass, fireworks, pets, weapons, and concealed carry weapons are not permitted. Service animals are permitted. Bicyclists are asked to refrain from riding their bikes inside the park.

Festivities will begin at 4:30 pm on July 4th with a misting tent to help stay cool, bounce houses for the kids, games, and food and beverage concessions. Then, from 5:00-9:00 pm a dj will play music and host dance contests. Finally, the fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 pm.

Handicapped accessible parking will be available at Lawson Creek Park. Other parking inside the park will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Overflow parking will be available at Temple Baptist Church (1500 Kingdom Way) and YMCA (100 YMCA Lane). The City will also offer shuttle service from Stanley White Recreation Center (901 Chapman Street). The shuttle will run approximately every 20 minutes from 4:00-8:00 pm and resume once the fireworks show is over.

The City’s rain date for the fireworks is Wednesday, July 5th. This will be a fireworks only event. Parking begins at 7 p.m. at Lawson Creek Park and Temple Baptist Church. The fireworks show will begin around 9:15 p.m.

Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!

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