Fantastic Fourth Celebration
Friday-July 5, Atlanta
Atlanta's largest Fourth of July celebration with fireworks and lasershows.10 a.m.-8 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Memorial/Laser Lawn at Stone Park, U.S. 78 East Exit 8, Stone Mountain, Ga.. 770-498-5690. www.stonemountainpark.com
Fourth of July House Party
Friday-July 5, Cashiers
Enjoy a weekend filled with outdoor activities, children's carnival and live entertainment. High Hampton Inn, 1525 N.C. 107 South in Cashiers. Please call for times and prices. 800-334-2551.
Mebane Family Music Festival
Enjoy live music and fireworks, 7:30 -10 p.m. Mebane Arts and Community Center, 622 Corregidor St. 563-3629.
Carolina Beach Film and Fireworks
Thursdays, Carolina Beach
Each Thursday during summer Carolina Beach stages live music and fireworks. 6-9 p.m. on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Carolina Beach. Free. 910-458-8434. www.pleasureislandnc.org
Fun Fourth Festival
Friday, Saturday, Greensboro
Enjoy activities, entertainment, food, fireworks and parade on the last day. Please check Web site for times. Downtown Greensboro, Greensboro. 336-274-4595. www.funfourthfestival.org
3rd Annual Bamboo Festival
July 11-12, Asheville
Everything bamboo from arts, crafts, to bamboo musicians and instruments, demonstrations and more, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 11; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12. N.C. Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 828-665-2492.
Classy-Classic Car Show and Country Flea Market
July 11, Wilmington
Fourth annual event. 1980 and older model cars are welcome to register to compete. Show is 8 a.m. to noon,and flea market will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historic Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 U.S. 17 North.
Franklin Folk Festival
July 17-18, Franklin
A celebration of Appalachian heritage downtown; Main Street. 828-369-7411.
Moore in America
Through October, Atlanta
The largest outdoor exhibition in the U.S. of British artist Henry Moore's sculptures, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-876-5859.
Through Nov. 1, Blowing Rock
"Day Out with Thomas" the train, "Fun Fest with Bob the Builder." $22 (children 3-12) $30 (13 and up). www.tweetsie.com