LUMBERTON — Robeson County will let freedom ring with a series of Fourth of July events celebrating our nation’s 240th birthday, with the first kicking off on Thursday.
Pembroke will mark Independence Day on two occasions, with a concert Thursday and fireworks on Saturday.
The free Fourth of July Summer Jam will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at Pembroke Town Park, which today will be renamed in honor of the late Mayor Milton Hunt. The concert will feature performances by three bands: Sun, Open Road and Sessions Band of Brothers.
Lumberton will hold its annual fireworks display on Friday night at Lumberton High School on Fayetteville Road. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the light show begins at 9:30 p.m. The evening will also include rock, blues, jazz, country and Christian music by Red Springs musicians Black Velvet, featuring KasCie Page, and the All-Veteran Parachute jump team.
Pembroke’s annual fireworks show will light up the skies on Saturday at 9 p.m. following the parade that closes out Lumbee Homecoming. The fireworks will be held at the Lumbee Regional Development Association, located at 636 Prospect Road.
Maxton’s Independence Day Celebration will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Beacham Park. The family event will include entertainment, games and activities for all ages and the fireworks will begin after dark.
St. Pauls will celebrate the Fourth on Monday with its annual fireworks display near the St. Pauls Fire Department. The show begins at 9 p.m.
Parkton will mark the holiday as well as an anniversary with its 55th annual Independence Day celebration. Sponsored by the Parkton Ruritan Club, that event will go all day Monday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fairmont kicked off the Fourth of July season with its fireworks display on Sunday, as well as a concert by the Pizazz Band.