Local Information & News June 28, 2023

Valdese Independence Day Celebration 2023

Valdese celebrates Independence Day alongside the vibrant Valdese Summer Concert Series on Friday June 30th. The event promises an exciting lineup of activities and entertainment.

The highlight of the celebration is the annual fireworks display, which takes place on the football field behind the Old Rock School. Widely recognized as one of the region’s most spectacular shows, the Town of Valdese sponsors this event, featuring a dazzling array of lights bursting at a lower altitude. Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing swirls and explosions that will elicit countless “oohs” and “aahs” from the crowd.

To accommodate the Classic & Antique Car Cruise In, Main Street will be closed at 5 pm. Car enthusiasts can revel in the beauty of these vintage vehicles as they fill the downtown area. Participants are required to adhere to the guidelines outlined in the Cruise In Rules & Map, which can be downloaded for reference.

For those seeking thrills and delectable treats, amusement rides for all ages will be available, accompanied by an array of fantastic food options. Indulge in mouthwatering delights from Dig’n Dogs, Village Inn Pizza, Pelican’s Snoballs, 4 Fosters Slushies, and Frostie’s Ice Cream Express. Additionally, Waldensian Style Wines will be pouring all night, and you can cool down with a refreshing Brenda’s Peach Bellini.

Here is the schedule of events:

5pm: Main Street Closes
5:30pm: Car Show Begins
6:45pm: Opening Announcements
7pm: Live Band Performance by THE TONEZ

Dusk: Fireworks Display (Launched from behind the Old Rock School)


Please note that pets are not permitted at this event, except for service animals. Outside alcohol and coolers are strictly prohibited. Alcoholic beverages must be consumed within the designated areas.

Parking for the event is available at the Faet Street Parking Lot, Bobo Street Parking Lot, Italy Street Parking Lot, Town Hall Parking Lot, and secondary streets. Handicap parking is conveniently located on Rodoret Street near the Dry Cleaners. Restrooms can be found at the Faet Street Parking Lot, Old Rock School Front Parking Lot, and the Town Parking Lot near the Main Stage.


Valdese Independence Day Celebration 2023


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