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 in the Park



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.

Old Town Cemetery Tour

Free tour of the Old Town Cemetery (1757) at 11AM.  Located at the corner of W. Tryon and N. Churton streets.

Picnic in the Park

Live Music!  Featuring:

Apple Pie Baking Contest- Register

Food trucks:

Picnic in the Park take-out special at Radius Pizzeria

Pony rides

Free bottles of water

Lawn games in River Park


July 4th Picnic in the Park Blog

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!!!!

Picnic in the Park "To Go" Special at Radius

Radius Pizzeria, just one block from River Park and the Farmers Market Pavilion, will offer a Picnic in the Park "To Go" special of chicken or vegetarian wrap with chilled pasta salad and fruit salad.  Please call 919-245-0601 by July 3rd if you wish to pick up before 11:15AM on July 4th.  Radius opens at 11AM.  The full Radius menu is also available for take out all day.


Most Patriotic and Most Hillsborough Contests

Two new and exciting announcements!  Jesse Torres, Adjutant for Chapter 637 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, has volunteered to serve as judge for the parade's "Most Patriotic" contest.  The winner of the contest will receive a gift certificate to Saratoga Grill.

Also, life-long Hillsborough resident Kaye Crawford will be our "Most Hillsborough" judge.  The prize for this contest is a gift certificate to Matthew's Chocolates.  

Join us for the parade on West Tryon Street at 9AM, July 4th!

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

Like cute ponies?  In particular, we need folks to assist with the pony rides from 11AM-3PM.

Volunteer Form

July 4th 2015 Sponsor Interest

If you'd be interested in helping us in 2015 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

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