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Dillsboro 4th of July Fireworks Cancelled & Rescheduled Due to Weather Concerns

Jean Hartbarger, of the Dillsboro Merchant Association has just announced that the 4th of July fireworks show in Dillsboro has been cancelled due to weather concerns. The decision was reached during a joint meeting of the Dillsboro Merchants Association, the company providing the fireworks: East Coast Pyrotechnics, and Jackson County Parks & Recreation Director Jeff Carpenter. The decision is in conjunction with the decisions made by surrounding towns and counties to postpone their firework events. The main concerns are safety and cost, once the pyrotechnics are prepared to be fired the county has to pay for them regardless of weather or other factors. East Coast Pyrotechnics also had major safety concerns about the weather and stated that postponing may be the best idea. The band Porch 40 has also cancelled and rescheduled their show to September 20th during Western Carolina University’s Family Night. The Fireworks have been rescheduled to December 14th in accordance with the 30th Anniversary of the Dillsboro Luminaries.

The Town of Dillsboro Annual 4th of July Celebration

The Town of Dillsboro will be holding it’s annual 4th of July festivities from 4 pm til dark. Entertainment will begin at 5 pm on the main stage which is at the intersection of Church Street and Front Street. For a map of the area click HERE. Enjoy free play with games around town including; Checkers, Horseshoes, a Cornhole and more. There will also be a free live concert featuring the music of Porch 40, the concert starts at 7:30 pm and will run til the fireworks begin. The fireworks will be shot from Harrison Quarry, as is tradition. The fireworks show will begin at around dark (usually on or about 10 pm). Bring your own blanket and/or lawn chair and enjoy the show. Just ask a local for the best spots to watch the fireworks!