ROCKINGHAM — Plans for what is being billed as one of the largest Independence Day fireworks displays in the southeast have been finalized.
Rockingham Speedway and Entertainment Complex announced late Tuesday morning that its July 4 spectacular will feature food and beverages, kids activities and live music.
“We are proud to be partnering with numerous local corporate partners in bringing this Independence Day event to Richmond County and the surrounding area,” read a press release.
Discovery Place Kids will participate in a Kids Zone with bounce houses and other activities and the N.C. Forest Service will have a helicopter and other equipment on display.
Hamlet native Jonathan Robinson will be the first to take the stage, from 5-7 p.m., performing a mix of blues, southern rock and country covers with original material from an extended play he released last year.
Dead City Symphony, a regional ‘90s cover band will play until the “headliner”: the fireworks.
The Rock is coordinating with Munnerlyn Pyrotechnics for the fireworks show, which fires off immediately following dusk.
Grandstand seating for the show is on a first come, first served basis and there will be no reserved seats, according to speedway officials.
Gates open and 4:30 and admission and parking for the event are free.
“The Rock is very excited to be teaming up with the county and tourism authority in developing a great Independence Day celebration for the region,” said Frank Bloom, operating partner and vice president of events, marketing and sales. “We look forward to seeing everyone on the Fourth of July here at The Rock!”