July 4th festivities will be held from 2 p.m. – dusk at Jackson Park. The rain date is Sunday. Enjoy live music, food and craft vendors, a softball tournament, car show and activities for all ages. A wrestling show will be held from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Regional One Medical Helicopter will be on hand from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for tours. Appalachian Fire will perform from 3 – 4 p.m.; Smokey Joe Show from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Phil Urban Salutes Elvis from 6 to7 p.m. and the Embers from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The annual fireworks display at dusk, sponsored by Pepsi, will top off the day.
Downtown Hendersonville will hold an Independence Day Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday. Line-up starts at 10 a.m. near Hendersonville High School. The parade will begin at the Hendersonville Fire Department and head south down Main Street beginning around 11 a.m.
To sign up for a spot in the parade, visit the Hendersonville Merchants & Business Association’s Web site at www.nchmba.com. There’s a $10 entry fee. All proceeds benefit the Hendersonville skate park. Deadline to register is Monday.
GERTON — The bluegrass band Dehlia Low will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Community Center in Gerton. The band’s recent release, “Tellico,” was voted No. 16 of the top 100 releases of 2008 by WNCW 88.7FM.
Tickets are $5 per person, $10 per family and kids come free. For information, visit www.dehlialow.com.
BAT CAVE — The Bat Cave Fire Department will hold its annual July 4th BBQ Dinner from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the Bat Cave Firehouse on N.C. 74A.
Celebrate the all-American holiday with an old-fashioned get together. Proceeds from the dinner will help outfit a new brush truck recently purchased with a grant from Homeland Security. Homemade deserts will be available from the Ladies Auxiliary.
From the Times News