Faith Fourth of July
The annual Faith Fourth of July Celebration began in 1946 and attracts visitors from across the state and beyond. Even former President George H.W. Bush visited the Faith Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 1992. While visiting he praised Faith’s small-town virtues and even joined in the traditional Fourth of July softball game. We also like to believe that he had enjoyed an ice-cold Cheerwine following the game.
The annual celebration stretches over several days and is one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in North Carolina. If you don’t believe us, let’s just say to prepare for the event organizers make 4,500 pounds of barbecue, 5,000 hot dogs, 7,000 hamburgers, 5,000 ice cream cones and more. The famous mile-and-a-half parade hosts around 30,000 people and happens on the morning of the 4th of July.
Faith Fourth of July offers an old-fashion good time. Events include the sack race, the three-legged race, the piggyback race, the watermelon eating contest, egg toss, carnival rides and more! All activities take place on the Faith American Legion Park and Faith Elementary School properties.