Celebrate Independence Day on July 2 in Pittsboro at SummerFest 2017

Pittsboro, NC – The second annual Pittsboro SummerFest will be held this year on July 2 as a part of the Pittsboro Business Association sponsored First Sunday events. The 2017 Pittsboro Summer fest will feature a parade, a watermelon seed spitting contest, face painting and a pie throwing contest. The event, which runs 2-8 p.m., will also have an artisan fair and market and two concert stages.

Hillsboro Street will become a block party and hometown patriotic celebration featuring:

  • First Sunday vendors
  • Live Music – Gasoline Stove on the Small Stage in the afternoon, D’Lyric and Big Time on the Big Stage in the evening.
  • Food
  • Games & Activities
  • Chicken Bingo
  • Corn Hole Tournament (sign up at the Corn Hole booth, starting at 2:00 pm, at Summerfest) $5 Single eliminations; tournament starts at 3 pm.
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest
  • Pie Throwing
  • Dunking Booth

Bicycle Parade at 3 p.m.
Decorate your bike, scooter, or wagon with an Independence Day theme
All ages are welcome! Have some fun and you might win a prize!
(if you want to participate in the bicycle parade, please email by clicking , with the parent’s name, child’s name, address, phone number, age (so we know what group) Preregistration is not required, but highly recommended – deadline for preregistration is June 30th. You must be ready to line up at the OLD Piggly Wiggly, located at 50 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, at 2:00-2:45 pm)

This year’s Summerfest will feature two concert stages throughout the day. The evening will culminate with performances on the main stage by D-Lyric and Big Time!

Big Time Party Band

Big Time Party Band

Additional events happening at Member locations during Summerfest:

  • Pittsboro Toys: 15 Hillsboro Street, 10% off all American-made toys
  • Fair Game Beverage:  193 Lorax Ln., One free tasting during Summer Fest
  • New Horizons Downtown: 52 Hillsboro Street, Extended Hours until 8:00 pm today
  • The Joyful Jewel: 44-A Hillsboro Street, Featured Artist Reception Nancy L. Smith, “Nature’s Way”  – a celebration of watermedia and collage painting, 2pm – 4pm
  • Starrlight Meade: 480 Hillsboro Street, #1000, Will be serving Sangria. $2 from every tasting will be donated to Carolina Tiger Rescue during the month of July.
Please use hashtag #PBOFest when posting to your social media accounts when you are are out at the Pittsboro Summerfest 2017.
There will be free parking & shuttle service from Alpha InstallCCCC and Pittsboro Feed.
Special “Thank you” to Pittsboro Summerfest sponsors:


Chatham Magazine

Shakori Hills

The Pittsboro Roadhouse


Chatham Park


Eco Group: A Collaboration of Montgomery Lee-Moore Capital Company

Main Street Pittsboro

The Sign and Print Shop of Pittsboro

The Town of Pittsboro