On Saturday, enjoy music and games in Memorial Park for kids and adults. The parade, full of costumes, patriotic displays, and kids, starts at 2 pm. At dark, fireworks wrap up the day, and can be viewed from inside and around the Blowing Rock Country Club grounds. On the day before the festival, Friday, July 5: bring your dancing shoes as more music in the park starts the weekend festivities. Free parking is available at public decks on Wallingford Street, the lot on Maple Street, and by Robbins Pool on Clark Street. No admission charge for festivities!