Washington’s 4th of July festivities continue to grow each and every year. This year is no different. The day starts with the Saturday Farmer’s Market on the waterfront. There will be corn hole, children’s activities, and more! Jupiter Jones will take the stage at Festival Park at 6 p.m. Fireworks, sponsored by Lee Chevrolet Buick, will cap off the 4th of July Celebration at 9. Be sure to make your way to downtown Washington for a fun-filled day on the river. Many shops and restaurants will be open for the holiday.
Summer means it’s time to get on the water. In Washington, there are several ways to do just that. Rent a kayak and explore to your heart’s delight. Or, consider one of the programs offered by Inner Banks Outfitters like the Full Moon Paddle or a SUP class. The Estuarium offers its free River Roving cruises all summer long. Call early, because reservations are required. The Little Washington Sailing School offers sailing classes all summer long for kids ages 8-16. There is always Goose Creek State Park’s swim beach that offers a quiet spot for a dip in the river. With all of these options, there is simply no reason you can’t get on the water this summer.
It’s so exciting to see the arts come alive in Washington. Visit our galleries, like the newest ones The Lemonade Gallery and Art on Market, to see fantastic local talents using all types of mediums. This month the Beaufort County Arts Council opens its annual juried photography show in the Turnage Theater Gallery. Before that opens, you can still catch the Members’ Exhibit on display through July 9th. Music in the Streets showcases local musical talent on the 3rd Friday of each month, this month July 17th. Every Thursday night and Saturday morning, come and play or just listen, as the Beaufort County Traditional Music Association hosts its weekly jam sessions at the Turnage Theater. Whatever your scene, you’ll find it in Washington.