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Watch a Fourth of July Parade in Charlotte's Small Towns

Everyone loves a Fourth of July parade. Parades in small towns are especially fun because they evoke memories of childhood and create new memories for children and grandchildren.

If you would like to celebrate a small town Fourth of July this year, check out the festivities in three of Charlotte’s small towns. Here’s what you’ll find in Matthews, Indian Trail and Waxhaw on the Fourth.

Matthews July 4 5:30pm

Gather in front of the Matthews Town Hall at 5:30pm to decorate your bicycles, scooters or wagons. The Matthews Parks and Recreation Department will have free patriotic items for you to use. The Peoples Parade begins at 6:30 pm. The Parade will march from Town Hall to Stumptown Park. You can participate in games and other activities at the park from 6:30 to 7:30pm. A free concert begins at 7pm in the park.

Indian Trail July 4 9:30am

Fourth of July festivities begin in the morning in Indian Trail. Gather at 9:30am at the Town Hall for the 9:45am flag raising ceremony. A watermelon eating contest begins at 10:30am and the parade starts at 11:30am. The parade route is through downtown Indian Trail.

Waxhaw July 4 10am

Waxhaw celebrates American presidents this year. A parade through downtown Waxhaw starts at 10am followed by big wheel races at 11:30am. At 5:00pm, listen to beach music at a beach party in the heart of the downtown. The day concludes with fireworks at 9:30pm.

Want to know more about living in Charlotte’s small towns? Visit www.CarolinaSmallTownLiving.com.

Copyright 2012. Carol Fox. Allen Tate Realtors. *Watch a Fourth of July Parade in Charlotte’s Small Towns*

Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:04 PM by Carol Fox

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