Southport 4th of July Festival to be virtual this year

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An American Legion color guard marches in the NC 4th of July Festival Parade in Southport on July 4, 2016. (Photo: Kevin Wuzzardo/WWAY)

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina 4th of July Festival in Southport was cancelled earlier this year because of the Coronavirus.  Instead of having no festivities, however, the 2020 Festival Committee is sponsoring a series of Facebook events instead.

From July 2 through 4 look for activities that also celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement which led to women’s right to vote.

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Look for online events such as a Suffrage Challenge, Flag Raising Ceremony, a Naturalization Presentation, and a Reading of the Declaration of Independence.  On July 4th, instead of a live parade you can see  parades of the past.

4th of July apparel will be available at area merchants.

For a full schedule of events click here.