The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough
150 E. King St., Hillsborough NC 27278 (919) 732-7741

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough Proudly Presents

July 4th

Picnic on the Square



Enjoy the best of small-town charm, community, and history

with a free Independence Day celebration hosted by

the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough!




Line-up will take place at the Whitted Building parking lot.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Most Patriotic

Most Patriotic Pet

Most Hillsborough

-- Parade Guidelines --

Reading of the Declaration of Independence

10am at the Old Courthouse

A community reading of the Declaration of Independence will be led by Mayor Tom Stevens at the Old County Courthouse at the corner of E. King and S. Churton streets.

Picnic on the Square

11am - 3pm at the Courthouse

Live Music!  Featuring:

Food trucks:

Picnic in the Park take-out special at Radius Pizzeria

Free bottles of water

Lawn games south lawn of the Courthouse


July 4th Picnic in the Park Blog

Carrot-Top Industries Sponsors Hillsborough July 4th for Second Year

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A huge thank you to Carrot-Top Industries in Hillsborough for being one of our July 4th sponsors two years in a row! 


Carrot-Top Industries, with 35 years of experience, is one of America’s largest retailers of patriotic, special event and custom-made products. The company provides a wide selection of flags, street banners, tents, mats and trashcans to businesses, government offices, schools and other large institutional buyers. To learn more, please visit or call 919.732.6200.

Stay Tuned for updates for July 4th Picnic on the Square 2015

Looking forward to the second annual July 4th Picnic on the Square.

Watch for updates and exciting announcements in the coming weeks.

Food, Music, Fun and Celebration of Independence Day!

Patriotic Pet Shows His Stripes

 Local puppy Tony took some time out from his busy day of napping and herding chickens to don his patriotic colors.

He wanted to share his thoughts about tomorrows July 4th festivities!

By land or by sea all ‘ye pets.  Grab your favorite patriotic outfit and come join the Parade.  It’s like a group walk.  No experience necessary.  Food trucks and a picnic!   Lots of treat possibilities.  Plus a prize from Paws at the Corner for the Most Patriotic!

Hope to see you at the Picnic in the Park!!!!

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Volunteer Opportunities

If you'd like to help us out making this an event to remember, contact us!  

Volunteer Form

July 4th 2016 Sponsor Interest

If you'd be interested in helping us in 2016 with a sponsorship, let us know!

Interest Form

Contact Us

With all the fun and excitement, you may have some questions or suggestions.

Just contact us and we'll be happy to assist!

Contact Us

Event Sponsors

 Orange County Historical Museum, Purple Crow, Yum