Southport 4th of July Festival to be virtual this year

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.