Celebrating Independence Day in the Sandhills

Towns across Moore County are ready to celebrate the nation's birthday with a bang

Independence Day in the Sandhills

Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen and towns across Moore County are ready to celebrate the nation’s birthday with a bang! The long Fourth of July weekend is perfect for spending time with friends and family and we’ve got the details on everything you need to know for celebrating in the North Carolina Sandhills.

Robbins Greenspace
Freedom Fest 2023

FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2023 AT 6 PM

Fireworks on the First: Town of Robbins

Celebrate this Independence Day in Robbins NC! Featuring the sand band on stage @ 7pm and the flying hatchet mobile axe throwing-free throws! Food trucks line up at 6pm including mas-a-Filipino, taco Jesus, Baja hot dogs, stellar scoops, sunset slush, and high-country kettle corn. Bring the kids to listen to music and have their faces painted! Fireworks begin around 9:15
join us for freedom, food, fun, food truck, and flying axes!


Freedom Fest 2023

We’re celebrating America big time at the NAV! Join us July 1st for our annual Freedom Celebration featuring live music, food trucks and an incredible fireworks display.

We have family, individual, and child tickets available; please make sure to select the correct ticket before purchasing.

Children ages 3 and under do not require a ticket to attend Freedom Celebration.


Hatchet Brewing Co

Independence Day Cornhole at Hatchet Brewing

Join Hatchet Brewing Company for their first annual Independence Day Cornhole Tournament! The cost is $40 per team play in a 32-team single elimination cornhole tournament. There will be four games going on at a time in 30-minute intervals. There will be a food truck on site, live music to enjoy and a bouncy house for the kids to join in on game day! The Simpletones will be performing from 6:00pm-8:00pm before the awards are given out. For full details and to purchase your entry ticket, go to .

Pinehurst Picnic
Celebrating Independence: Concert & Fireworks


Celebrating Independence: Concert & Fireworks in the Village of Pinehurst

We are excited to be back at the Pinehurst Harness Track for our annual Concert & Fireworks on Monday, July 3!
The band, The Parks Brothers, will be back in Pinehurst to rock the stage! Children’s activities, good music, and food vendors will all be part of the fun. Gates open at 4:00pm for parking, the concerts kicks off at 6:00pm, and fireworks begin at approximately 9:15pm.
Concert & Fireworks
Pinehurst Harness Track
Monday, July 3
4:00pm: Parking Gates Open
6:00pm – 9:00pm: Family Activities & Entertainment
9:15pm: Fireworks

Location: Pinehurst Harness Track

Pinehurst Fireworks
July 4th in Pinehurst
Celebrating Independence: Parade


Celebrating Independence: Parade in the Village of Pinehurst

Roll the celebration into the morning of July 4th with our annual Independence Day Parade! Help us fill the downtown streets with red, white, and blue while watching all the creative parade entries. Want to be part of the parade? Application will be available by June 1st on www.vopnc.org/events. This year we will have an official application to participate in our beloved Pet Parade. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier but all types of pets are welcome. Roads will be closed by 7:30am, patriotic pets will kick off the fun at 9:45am, and the official parade will get rolling at 10:00am. Following the parade, stick around Tufts Memorial Park for the Sandhills Farmers Market. The Sandhills Farmers Market features some of the many wonderful farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat and egg providers, cheesemakers, and specialty food producers our area has to offer.
Tuesday, July 4: Village Center & Tufts Memorial Park
9:45am: Pet Parade
10:00am: Main Parade
Pinehurst Parade
Annual Carthage - Rotary 4th of July Parade


Fourth of July Parade: Town of Carthage

Join us for the 2023 Carthage / Rotary 4th of July Parade – Tuesday, July 4th, 2023 All are invited for the annual Carthage 4th of July Parade! The event is hosted by the Rotary Club. Join in the celebration and fun. The Parade will start on Monroe Street and continue up 24/27 towards the old courthouse.

Carthage Parade
Fun Family Fourth of July: Town of Aberdeen


Fun Family Fourth of July: Town of Aberdeen

Celebrate Independence Day with an evening of live entertainment and a variety of food vendors! Grab your blankets and lawn chairs, and bring family and friends to enjoy one of the largest and most exciting fireworks displays in the area! Pets, alcoholic beverages, personal fireworks, and coolers are not allowed.

Kidzone: 5:00-8:00pm (Free- thanks to sponsorship by Fidelity Bank)
Band: 6:00-9:00pm
Fireworks: Approximately 9:15pm

Location: Aberdeen Lake Park

Aberdeen Fireworks

We hope you’ll get out and enjoy all the Sandhills has to offer over the Fourth of July weekend. Let freedom ring!

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