Fun on the Fourth
Here's a list of events around the area to keep you busy today:
Quail Run in Rock Hill will hold its annual Fourth of July Parade at 10 a.m. The community is invited to participate. Line up at the Mallory Drive entrance (off Saluda/Hwy 72) at 9:30 a.m. Information: 803-981-5185.
The 36th Annual Johnsonville Fourth of July Parade starts at noon at 528 Forest Lane in Rock Hill and winds through the neighborhood. Campers at Camp Cherokee will be among the participants. Open to the community.
The 57th annual Country Club Fourth of July Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the club entrance. Line up begins at 9 a.m. and cookies and lemonade will be served.
Ebenezer Grill's 6th annual hot dog eating contest is at 1 p.m. at the grill on Ebenezer Road in Rock Hill. Entry fee is $10; proceeds go to The Haven shelter.
Lake Wylie Community Fourth of July fireworks will begin at dusk - about 9:45 p.m. - on Lake Wylie by the Buster Boyd bridge on S.C. 49. The best viewing areas are the Buster Boyd Bridge boat landing, T-Bones on the Lake, Rey Azteca and Lake Wylie Italian and Pizza.
Celebrate Independence Day at Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be children's military drills, firearms demonstrations, 19th-century dancing and patriotic readings. General admission is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $4 for youth ages 4-17; free for children 3 and younger and Culture and Heritage Museum members.
Hightower Hall at Historic Brattonsville will be open for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 and free for CHM members.
The city of York will host its annual Fourth of July festivities from 7 to 10 p.m. at York Middle School, on U.S. 321 South. The free event will include live music and children's activities. Entertainment will include the Men of Distinction and the Gold Hill Baptist Mass Choir.
Fort Mill's annual Independence Day ceremony starts at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., followed by a procession to Confederate Park on Main Street for cannon firings. A tour of the new Veterans Park will begin at 11 a.m. Information: 803-547-2116 or 803-547-2273.
The Charlotte Knights will set off fireworks after their 7:15 p.m. game against the Norfolk Tides. Information: charlotteknights.com.