Create Unforgettable Memories: McGill’s Guide to 30+ Summer Events in the Southeast
Summer season is kicking off with gatherings and celebrations that communities have worked tirelessly to organize and bring joy and excitement to their citizens. McGill is thrilled to shine a spotlight on some our incredible clients and their events. Join us in embracing the spirit of summer and supporting these remarkable events as we come together to create unforgettable experiences and lasting memories.
Juneteenth is an annual holiday celebrated on June 19th to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. It marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and informed the last remaining enslaved individuals that they were free, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued. Celebrate this day with music, food, and spending time together as a community.
- Juneteenth Festival: June 11-19, 2023, Wilmington, NC
- A Juneteenth Celebration: June 15, 2023, Newton, NC
- Juneteenth Celebration: June 16, 2023, Bessemer City, NC
- Juneteenth Block Party: June 17, 2023, Sanford, NC
Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a national holiday in the United States that commemorates the country’s declaration of independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. There are ways to celebrate all day long with parades, food, music, and fireworks. Take advantage of these awesome events.
- Fourth of July Celebration: June 30, 2023, Bessemer City, NC
- Danville Celebrates the Fourth of July: July 4, 2023, Danville, VA
- July 4th Activities: July 4, 2023, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
- Celebrating Independence: July 4, 2023, Pinehurst, NC
Park and Active
Spend time outdoors this summer! So many communities have planned awesome outdoor events that you can participate in this summer season.
- Firecracker 10K, 5K, and Kids Fun Run: July 1, 2023, Lenoir, NC
- Wet N Wild Water Day and Starlite Cinema: July 14, 2023, Morristown, TN
- Lightning Bug Boogie 5K Night Trail Run: August 18, 2023, Hickory, NC
Movies and Art
You know what is better than a movie night? An outdoor movie night! This is a great opportunity to get outside, relax, and spend time with friends. If you do not want to watch a movie, there are plenty of opportunities to view art and even watch theatre performances.
- Shakespeare in the Pines: June 9-11 and June 16-18, 2023, Pinehurst, NC
- Movies in the Park: Every Wednesday; June 14-August 16, 2023, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
- Murphy Art Walk: First Friday of the month; June-December 2023, Murphy, NC
- Free Movie Friday: June 30, July 28, and August 25, 2023, Forest City, NC
- Movies on Main: July 7 and August 11, 2023, Wilkesboro, NC
Who doesn’t love live music? Across North Carolina, there are endless opportunities to enjoy outdoor live music this summer. Here are a few of McGill’s clients who are hosting awesome summer concert series.
- Downtown Alive! Concert Series: Thursdays in June, July, and August 2023, Sanford, NC
- Family Friday Nights: Fridays in June, July, August, and September, 2023, Valdese, NC
- Summer Music Madness: June 9, June 23, July 7, and July 21, 2023, Lenoir, NC
- Music on Main: June 15, July 13, August 10, and September 13, 2023, Newton, NC
- Peggy Hughes Summer Concert Series: June 2-September 1, 2023, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
- Sounds of Summer: June 16, June 30, July 22, August 26, and September 23, 2023, Bessemer City, NC
- Summerfest: Thursdays in July, August, and September, Shallotte, NC
- Shelby Alive Concert: June 16 and July 21, 2023, Shelby, NC
- First Friday Concert in the Park: July 7-August 4, 2023, Elizabethton, TN
McGill’s mission is “Shaping Communities Together,” and what better way to get involved in your community than attending festivals? With all types of people, food, music, crafts, and merchandise, you are sure to have fun at these festivals across North Carolina.
- City Walk Stroll: June 17, 2023, Hickory, NC
- North Carolina Blackberry Festival: July 14 and August 12, Lenoir, NC
- Waldensian Festival: August 11 and August 12, 2023, Valdese, NC
- Founders Day Festival: August 26, 2023, Boiling Springs Lake, NC
- Shindig on the Green: July 1, 8, 15, 22 and August 12, 19, 26, 2023, Asheville, NC
- 17th Annual NC Hot Sauce Contest & Festival: September 9, 2023, Oxford, NC
We would love to see photos of you at these events and hear about your experiences. Be sure to tag us in your posts! Happy Summer! Instagram: @mcgill_associates_pa