4th of July includes a parade, concert and fireworks
The city’s Independence Day parade takes place from 10.30am today, followed by an expanded Fourth of July celebration along five blocks of Main Street, culminating in the fire show fireworks.
The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority and Henderson County Parks and Recreation are teaming up for the Third Avenue Celebration at Caswell Street which includes bluegrass bands from 5 to 9 in Courthouse Square in historical justice.
The Lonesome Road Band from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and dinner break from 7 to 9 p.m. in front of the historic courthouse, as well as games, face painting, DIY corner, inflatable structures, food trucks and more from 5.
At the Visitor Center Stage, the TDA will host BSE Band from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. At either concert venue, people are encouraged to bring a chair and sit down, relax and enjoy the music followed by the fireworks display. WTZQ radio will simultaneously broadcast the fireworks with patriotic music.
The parade, from Caswell Street to Sixth Avenue, runs south to north, opposite the direction of the Apple Festival and Christmas Parades.
No parking will be permitted along the parade route after 6:00 a.m. Main Street from its south intersection at King Street to Sixth Avenue will close around 9 a.m. Traffic will still be able to cross the avenues until approximately 10:15 a.m., when they will close. preparation for the departure of the parade at 10:30 am. Avenues and Main Street from Third Avenue to Sixth Avenue will reopen as the last entry progresses along the route. Main Street blocks from Caswell to Third Avenue will remain closed in preparation for the July 4 concert and fireworks display hosted by the Tourism Development Authority and Henderson County Parks and Recreation.
The fireworks launch site is off South Grove Street and a large balloon will be launched on the morning of the 4th to indicate where the fireworks will be seen. The fireworks display will take place between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Motorists should avoid the launch site area (South Grove Street between the bridges) before and during the fireworks display. Participants are recommended to leave pets safely and comfortably at home.
PEO to sell pecans
PEO Chapter H will be selling Schermer Pecans to support educational opportunities for women through PEO’s Education Projects at Hendersonville’s Music on Main Fourth of July concert and other events in Henderson, Transylvania and Polk counties this summer. Glazed, Cinnamon Glazed, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, and Caramel Pecans are available for $12 per 8 oz. bag. (cash or check only).
Founded in 1869 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. the Philanthropic Educational Organization celebrates the advancement of women; educates women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and administration of Cottey College, a four-year women’s college in Nevada, Missouri; and motivates women to achieve their highest aspirations. PEO has five educational projects for women of all ages and education levels. For more information on educational opportunities: www.peointernational.org/projects. PEO Chapter H has been part of the Hendersonville/Flat Rock community since its inception in 1961.
Municipal offices closed on July 4
City of Hendersonville government offices will be closed on Monday, July 4. Garbage, recycling and brush collection for City of Hendersonville customers will not be taking place on Monday July 4th. Collection for Monday customers will be delayed a week with collection resuming on Monday July 11. Any additional bagged trash from Monday customers will be picked up on July 11th.