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Independence Day revelers in Tega Cay head to the water for more than a cool-down

Water jousting part of 4th of July fun in Tega Cay

Revelers celebrated the 4th of July with water sports, a boat parade and fireworks Wednesday at the annual Tega Cay 4th of July Celebration. The day also marked the city's 36th anniversary.
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Revelers celebrated the 4th of July with water sports, a boat parade and fireworks Wednesday at the annual Tega Cay 4th of July Celebration. The day also marked the city's 36th anniversary.

Noah Shirley and a group of American flag-clad teen boys wanted to knock each other around in front of a large crowd.

They weren't fist fighting. The boys were knocking each other off paddleboards in Lake Wylie during a jousting competition at the Tega Cay Fourth of July celebration.

Thousands gathered at Windjammer Park in Tega Cay. That site was among a host of others in the region hosting Independence Day festivals and parades. Revelers in the waters and on the banks in Tega Cay watched a patriotic boat parade and a performance by the Carolina Show Ski Team.

The day was particularly special for the town of Tega Cay, which celebrated it's 36th anniversary.

The water was a welcome refresher during a week of hot weather.

Temperatures reached the low 90s Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will hover near 90 through Friday with a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

A cold front is expected to bring in cooler temperatures and drier air Saturday through Monday.

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