Fourth of July festivities set for Oakboro, Troy

Festival goers enjoy live music and midway attractions at a previous Fourth of July event in Oakboro, N.C. (photo from oakboro4th.com)

Festival goers enjoy live music and midway attractions at a previous Fourth of July event in Oakboro, N.C. (photo from oakboro4th.com)

The towns of Oakboro and Troy are among the many that will celebrate the Independence Day holiday with festivals in the coming days.

Oakboro’s 58th annual Fourth of July festival gets underway tonight (Jun. 29) with rides on the midway and live music each evening through Saturday. Popular regional bands Too Much Sylvia, Sea Cruz, The Fantastic Shakers, The Swashtones and Valhalla will be featured.

The Oakboro festival will be closed Sunday, but will resume Monday with a full day of activities, including a beauty pageant and a firefighters skills competition. Fireworks will end the nights both Saturday and Monday.

There is no charge to attend the festival. Rides, concessions and other activities are available at an additional cost.

Click here to see a full schedule of events in Oakboro.

The Town of Troy will host its annual TroyFest Saturday (Jul. 2). A parade will start the day at 9 a.m., followed by a fair on Main St. until late afternoon. Following a short break, activities will move to Lowe Warner Park, where beach music band North Tower will play and fireworks will end the festival just after dark.

Gary Smith, host of WMTG’s “G. Money’s Beach Party”, will be live on location during the street fair.

The entire festival is open without admission. Vendors in the street fair will be charging for refreshments and other activities.

Click here to see a full schedule of events in Troy.

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