celebrate independence day at brunswick forest

June 30, 2015
Brunswick Forest

As a resident of Brunswick Forest, you have plenty of options for celebrating our nation’s independence this 4th of July holiday! Check out these area events and get out and celebrate with your Brunswick Forest neighbors this weekend.

SOUTHPORT 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL
The City of Southport has celebrated July 4th in a big way for more than 200 years, and this year will be no exception! In colonial times, Southport marked the holiday with cannon fire from local ships in the harbor but, this year, residents and visitors can enjoy a spectacular fireworks display, fair food, more than 100 arts and craft vendors, a naturalization ceremony, veteran’s recognition, a Freedom Run and Walk, games, live music, a car show and much more. Festival attendees should not miss the city’s famous Fourth of July Parade which kicks off at 11 am at the corner of Atlantic and Moore Streets. For more details on all of the holiday events, visit the North Carolina 4th of July Festival at Southport website.

DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON FIREWORKS
Head to downtown Wilmington this July 4th for the city’s annual fireworks display! Before the show, starting at 5pm, the 440th Army Band will play at Riverfront Park and food vendors will be on-hand so guests can enjoy a little pre-fireworks dinner. The fireworks display will begin at 9:05 pm and will be set off from a barge on the Cape Fear River for a fantastic show overlooking the water!

fireworks

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WILMINGTON SYMPHONY
Head to Kenan Auditorium at UNCW for the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra’s special holiday performance of patriotic classics like “The Battle Cry of Freedom” Tchaikovsky’s “1912 Overture” as well as selections from the Civil War era in honor of Independence Day. The performance will take place Thursday, July 2nd at 7:30 pm. For tickets and information visit the North Carolina Symphony website.

CAROLINA BEACH INDEPENDENCE WEEK FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA AND MUSIC BY THE SEA
The Town of Carolina Beach will present their “Music by the Sea” summer event with a live concert by Southern Trouble, a modern country band, followed by a fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean. The music begins at 6:30 pm and the fireworks will start promptly at 9 pm.

4TH OF JULY DINNER CRUISE DOWN THE CAPE FEAR RIVER
Watch the downtown Wilmington fireworks from the deck of the Henrietta III while enjoying a delicious BBQ buffet during the Fourth of July Cruise 2015! Purchase tickets online at the Cape Fear Riverboat website.

CELEBRATE AT HOME AT BRUNSWICK FOREST
You don’t have to leave the community to celebrate Independence Day! Spend your holiday evening sipping on this cocktail while enjoying the gorgeous view from the front porch of your Brunswick Forest home.

4th COCKTAIL

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FOURTH OF JULY COCKTAIL
2 oz. silver tequila
1 oz. Malibu rum
.25 oz. Triple Sec
.25 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 cup Piña Colada Mix
1 cup Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
1.25 cups Crushed Ice
Garnish
Blue Curacao
Whipped cream
Maraschino cherries

First, pick up your non-alcoholic ingredients at Lowes in The Villages at Brunswick Forest! Next, in a blender, combine tequila, rum, triple sec, pineapple juice and piña colada mix and strawberry daiquiri mix. Blend until thick. Pour blended drink in to a mason jar and garnish with blue curacao, whipped cream and cherries.
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