4th of July (celebrated July 3)
There are no fireworks in Davidson, but citizens are invited to celebrate our nation’s independence with a homespun, downtown parade and a concert on the green on Sunday, July 3. The parade will include a color guard, a fire engine, and lots of patriotic residents.
“This is a great way for our entire community to come together and show our Davidson spirit,” said Community and Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming.
“We hope to see neighbors from all over town -- from Davidson Pointe to Davidson Landing to Summers Walk -- in the parade and on the green for the concert,” said Fleming.
Parade marchers are asked to line up on Sunday, July 3 at McEver Field on South Street at 5:15 p.m., and the festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. All citizens are encouraged to march in the parade dressed in Independence Day attire and to decorate their wagons, bicycles, tricycles, and pets in red, white, and blue. A color guard comprised of members of the police and fire departments will lead the parade up South Street onto Main Street and onto the town green.
Featured Band: Ted Vigil (John Denver Tribute Band)
The Concert on the Green is Sunday, July 3 at 6:00 p.m. and will feature Ted Vigil.
Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist. He was born in Seattle and raised in the Olympia area. He has been performing from the age of ten throughout school in concert, symphonic and jazz bands developing his talents as a drummer and singer.
In 2006 he went on to Laughlin, NV to compete in the Talent Quest 2006 involving 28 states, New Zealand, Australia and Canada taking first place. He then went on to win Komo TV 4's NW Afternoon Celebrity Look Alike contest. Ted now performs nationwide for all kinds of venues and events. He has wowed the crowd selling out theatres in Pennsylvania and Kansas and has played twice now for John Denver's own "Windstar Foundation" in Aspen, CO. Ted cruised the Caribbean with Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne on a "Travelin' Inc. country cruise hosted by Great American Country's own Storme Warren. Last year Ted was awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country Music Association. Ted also performed with Steve Wiesberg, John Denver's lead guitar player from the 70's who is quoted as saying "Apparently the audience thinks they all look and sound like John. I don't see it. I see it with Ted. A very strong physical resemblance... Uncanny!" (King 5 Eve News Magazine clip) The most heard comments after a show are "I can't believe how much he looks and sounds like John Denver! It really took us back!"
THERE ARE NO FIREWORKS IN DAVIDSON.