The City of Asheville will hold the Ingles Independence Day Celebration at Memorial Stadium in downtown Asheville on Sunday, July 3, 2011. A free event for the whole family, festivities start at 4 p.m. and conclude with a grand finale fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
There will be a wide range of family activities, including free face painting, old-fashioned family games, inflatable rides, musical entertainment, and much more. The Sons of the American Revolution will return again this year to offer a patriotic tribute to our country. There will also be a variety of food from local vendors, as well as Budweiser and Pepsi products for sale.
“We are glad we were able to find a temporary alternative that meets all safety regulations and allows the city to keep the fireworks downtown. Next year’s fireworks display will be redesigned which should allow us to move the event back to Pack Square Park,” said Parks Recreation and Cultural Arts Director Roderick Simmons.
For more information about the Ingles Independence Day Celebration, contact Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department at 828-259-5800 or visit www.ashevillenc.gov. The Ingles Independence Day Celebration is produced by the City of Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department with support from Ingles, Budweiser, Pepsi, and Clear Channel radio.