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Here's what's happening on Fourth of July weekend

Fireworks show will take place on the Fourth of July at dark. [PHOTO BY BARRY MCDONALD] Fireworks show will take place on the Fourth of July at dark. [PHOTO BY BARRY MCDONALD]

A return of Hendersonville's All-American Independence Day parade, live music from a bluegrass group and beach and rock cover band and a big fireworks celebration are on tap this weekend.

The Hendersonville Business and Merchants Association is bringing back the Fourth of July Independence Day Parade on Saturday on Main Street. Lineup is at 9:30 a.m. on the north end of North Main Street.

Also Saturday, Jenny and Mike Breedlove, owners of the new deli, ice cream and donut shop on Chadwick Avenue, are throwing a combination grand opening and Celebrate America event with live music, barbecue chicken and chopped barbecue and sundaes made of mini-donuts and topped with ice cream. It's from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Sunday, the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority and Henderson County Parks and Recreation are teaming up for music and fireworks. The Music on Main Fourth of July Celebration will feature the popular band Dashboard Blues playing classic rock on the Visitor Center stage performing such perennial favorites as Day Tripper, Margaritaville, Ain’t No Sunshine, Drive My Car, Stand by Me and How Sweet It Is.

The celebration also features a bluegrass concert by Lynn Goldsmith & the Jeter Mountain Band in front of the Historic Courthouse. Hosted by the county Recreation Department, the event includes games, face painting, craft corner, inflatables, food trucks and more starting at 7 pm. The activities will be held between First Avenue to Allen Street. 

The fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. will be synchronized to music on radio station WTZQ-1600 AM and 95.3 FM. Additional Music on Main seating will be available between Allen and Caswell Streets. Concessions will be available.

The fireworks may be viewed from downtown Hendersonville and the south side of town near the intersection of Greenville and Spartanburg highways. A large red balloon will be launched the morning of the Fourth to signify the visibility of the fireworks show. If you can see the "Big Red Balloon" you can see the fireworks. The fireworks launch site is off of South Grove Street.

Concert seating area opens at 5:30 p.m.; early admission is prohibited. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed for an hour; if the weather doesn’t improve by 8 p.m. the show will be canceled. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers are allowed. For more information ontact the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at 828-693-9708, 800-828-4244 or