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Independence Day Olde Time Celebration

Fred G. Bond Metro Park and White Oak Creek Greenway (Greenways, Trails)
Bond Park Waterfront. Thursday, July 4th 7:00am-6:00pm Free events

Join us for an old-fashioned celebration of our nation’s birth -- sure to be lots of fun for the entire family!

Fishing Tournament (Waterfront)

8-10 a.m.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Boathouse. Prizes awarded for the longest and shortest fish in a variety of age groups.

Parade Preparations (Kiwanis Shelter)

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Decorate your bike, trike, stroller, wagon, scooter, battery-powered kids vehicle, or yourself and participate in a slow, kid-friendly parade through the park to celebrate our American pride. No gas powered vehicles. You are welcome to provide your own decorating supplies, come already decorated, or use our decorations while supplies last. Supplies and assistance provided by the Cary Teen Council.

Parade In The Park

10:30 a.m.
Show your American pride! Slowly walk, stroll, ride, drive, and parade through the park. The parade begins at the Kiwanis Shelter.

Family Contests (Boathouse & Spillway)

11 a.m.
Join us for some family-friendly competitions including: Donut Eating, Watermelon Eating, Lake Side Olympics, Watermelon Seed Spitting, Sidewalk Decorating, and more! Age groups for all events are: age 5 & under, age 6-10, age 11-17, and age 18 & up.