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4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The fun begins at 5:30pm Sunday, July 4th with live music, food, and games and ends with a fireworks show at approximately 9:15pm.

Lawson Creek Park will be open all weekend as a picnic area and fireworks viewing location.  On Sunday, beginning at 5:30pm, food trucks, fun and games will be set up inside the park. At 6:30pm, the Jan Michael Fields band takes the stage performing hits from yesteryear all the way up to today’s Top 40.  Then at 9:15pm, the fireworks show begins.

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 Church (1500 Kingdom Way).  The City will offer shuttle service from Temple Church into Lawson Creek Park up until 8pm.

Visitors are welcome to bring coolers, blankets, lawn chairs and tailgate items to Lawson Creek Park.  However, alcohol, glass, fireworks, and pets are not permitted.

Union Point Park will be open as a fireworks viewing location. After the fireworks show is over, all traffic will be directed to exit south over the Alfred Cunningham Bridge or west on Broad Street.  Please heed the direction of law enforcement.

The City’s rain date for the fireworks is Monday, July 5th. This will be a fireworks only event.


Lawson Creek Park
1309 Country Club Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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