Town Announces Changes to July 4 Event
Last year, an estimated five to seven thousand people attended the Davidson July 4 event, straining the town resources. In an effort to better keep residents safe and control crowds, this year the town is making changes to the event.
“Davidson is the only municipality within a 20-mile radius to offer a family-friendly event with fireworks,” said Town Manager Leamon Brice. “We want to offer a great event to our residents but do so in a way that reduces the size of the crowd and ensures safety for our citizens.
The event will still kick off with a parade leaving from Town Hall, have great music (from the Summerdaze Band), entertainment, lots of food, and will still be free for residents.
The big change this year is all attendees will require a wristband to enter the event site. Davidson residents and their guests will be admitted free of charge and will be able to pick up wristbands at numerous locations around town, starting two weeks before the event. Non-residents will be able to purchase wristbands at a cost of $5.00/person at the entrance gate the night of the event.
South at Main, Walnut at South Main, Woodland at Lorimer, and Eugenia at Goodrum will close to traffic at 5:00 p.m. and the Randall R. Kincaid Greenway trail and Antiquity bridge will close to vehicle and pedestrian traffic at 12:00 noon.
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