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A scavenger hunt in Southport, an ice cream social in Old Fort and concerts of patriotic music throughout the state are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find across North Carolina this weekend.

To help you make the most of your limited time, here are 14 suggestions for things to check out this weekend:

1. Hear the Declaration of Independence be read by an interpreter portraying John Penn and celebrate the holiday with games, crafts and living history demonstrations Saturday at Tryon Palace in New Bern.



2. Get the most of Southport‘s widely-acclaimed Fourth of July celebration by completing a scavenger hunt offered by the N.C. Maritime Museum there.



3. Enjoy the Fourth of the July at the State Capitol in Raleigh with musical performances, military displays, a naturalization ceremony and kids’ activities.



4. Join Manteo‘s Roanoke Island Festival Park in celebrating America’s 239th birthday with fireworks and a concert by the Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band.



5. Watch a patriotic fireworks display over downtown Wilmington Saturday evening from the deck of the mighty Battleship North Carolina.



6. Honor America’s birthday at the Red, White and Bluegrass music festival in Morganton.



7. Sample some ice cream while soaking in the smooth sounds of a local bluegrass group Saturday at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort.




8. Gather around the fire and hear stories told in the traditional mountain style, Thursday at Vance Birthplace in Weaverville.



9. Recall the great music of the Carter Family and their frequent collaborator Lesley Riddle throughout the weekend at Riddlefest in Burnsville.



10. Learn about the history of Chicamacomico Station and the U.S. Lifesaving Service during a film screening Thursday at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort.



11. Listen to patriotic tunes performed by the N.C. Symphony at concerts throughout the weekend in Wilmington, Garner and Cary.



12. Celebrate Independence Day with music, special tours and a fireworks display Saturday at Historic Halifax, the site of America’s first official cry for independence.



13. Discover the history behind the Medal of Honor and meet recipients of the award from the Wilmington area Saturday at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach.



Check out DCR’s calendar for more information on these and other events, and a enjoy a great North Carolina weekend!

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