It's officially still Spring for two more weeks, but a couple of days in the low 90s have definitely felt like Summer. With the COVID-19 pandemic happening, this Summer is quite different from most. The weekend just that just passed would normally have been the weekend for the commemoration of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill, but not this year. The Lincolnton 4th of July Parade has been cancelled--as have Independence Day events in many other towns & cities. Lincolnton will still have its fireworks at LHS Stadium, but you'll have to watch it from your car; the stadium won't be open for watching.
The Fireworks & Music Extravaganza at East Lincoln High School won't happen the last Saturday of this month as originally planned. The Denver Area Business Association has moved it to the last Saturday in July, hoping that we'll be in Phase Three of Governor Cooper's Reopening Plan by then. If all goes well, the music program will still be held on the new date. Craig Campbell, Mikele Buck, Brooke Lee & Kelby Costner are tentatively scheduled to perform with the show opening at 4 PM and the fireworks concluding the evening.
Denver Days (early October) and the Denver/LKN Rotary Music in the Park series are cancelled for this year.
The Alive After Five concert that had been scheduled for Thursday June 25th has been cancelled. The series usually begins in May, but the May concert was postponed until September because of the pandemic and now the June event has been cancelled. The next scheduled Alive After Five is in July--but that depends on what happens with the virus between now and then.
The pool at Betty Ross Park on S. Madison St. usually opens Memorial Day weekend. It opened last week, and while there are some restrictions, you can still enjoy a swim on a hot day. CLICK HERE for more information and the schedule.
The Splash Pad at First Federal Park on N. Poplar Street is still closed, but some other facilities are operating. CLICK HERE for a list.