July 4th Picnic on the Square

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    Jul 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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    Bring the entire family to downtown Hillsborough on Saturday, July 4, for a celebration of Independence Day in one of the coolest, most historic small towns in North Carolina. Enjoy a day of free activities on the lawn of the Old Orange County Courthouse in the Triangle’s only colonial-era town.Festivities begin with a parade along West Tryon Street and prizes for Most Patriotic, Most Patriotic Pet, and Most Hillsborough participants. Immediately after the parade, Mayor Tom Stevens will lead members of the community in a public reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Courthouse Square. A concert featuring The Reagan Project, Durham Ukulele Orchestra, and Music Maker Relief Foundation artists Ironing Board Sam and Lakota John & Kin will begin at 11 am and last until 3 pm.The Eno River Farmers Market will be open throughout the morning, just a block away from the courthouse. Pack a picnic lunch or buy something from the food trucks that will be set up along Court Street: Taco Grande, Hanu Truck, or Fahsyrah’s Lemonade. Face painting and other children’s activities will also be available and nonprofits from the community have been invited to set up information tables on the square. Be sure to also grab a free bottle of water from the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and enter the free raffle for one of the great prizes donated by Haven Salon, Purple Crow Books, Orange County Historical Museum, Qi Garden, Yum, Banidido’s Mexican Café and more.For more information, contact the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough at (919) 732-7741 or visit www.visithillsboroughnc.com/july4th. Event date and time: Sat, 07/04/2015 – 9:00am – 3:00pm