SUNDAY, July 3rd – Lake Lure Fireworks Festival.   All day food and fun. Fireworks at dusk. Morse Park 12:00-10:00 pm

MONDAY, July 4th – Old Glory’s 100th Anniversary on Chimney Rock- the first 100 cars will be admitted free at 7:30am for a special ceremony and program as the NC flag is raised with Old Glory in celebration of NC State Parks Centennial. Day’s Activities include Music, Historical Exhibits and Hikes, Behind the Scene Tours and End of Day Toast as the Flag is retrieved to be placed in Park archives. Campfire and stories by Park Superintendent behind the Old Rock Café, 8:30-9:30pm.

TUESDAY, JULY 12 – “MAKE AND TAKE” GARDEN ART, including fairy wands, butterflies, stepping stones, and a butterfly life cycle for kids. Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. 10:00 am 

SATURDAY, July 16 – Lake Lurau.  Hawaiian Buffet, family games, Hula dancers & music.  7:00 – 10:00 pm. Tickets:http://business.hickorynutchamber.org/events/details/lake-lurau-3882 (See ad page 11).

TUESDAY, JULY 26 – BATTLING (BAD) BUGS AND DISEASES IN THE GARDEN. Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.10:00 am

THURSDAY, July 28 – Music Thursdays.  Beautiful outdoor setting with live music featuring the Kollard Kings.  The Gathering Place in Chimney Rock. 6:30-8:30 pm

To submit any community-wide event in the Gorge, contact Laura Deaton, Events Coordinator, info@hickorynutchamber.org.