Independence Day was celebrated Thursday in the Wilkesboros, capped off by a sparkling fireworks display at Memorial Park in North Wilkesboro.
The 28th annual Great American Fire Truck Parade through North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro preceded the fireworks.
The Town of North Wilkesboro's Marketplace Meltdown, featuring the live music of the Starlighters, kicked things off at 6 p.m. at the Yadkin Valley Marketplace's Window World stage.
The fireworks display was presented by the Wilkes Law Enforcement Officers Association and sponsored by the Wilkes Journal-Patriot and the governments of Wilkes County, North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro.
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The Wilkes Law Enforcement Officers presented the annual fireworks display Thursday night.
A 35-minute exposure taken prior to the start of Thursday night's fireworks display over Memorial Park in North Wilkesboro.
The governments of Wilkes County, North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro, and the Wilkes Journal-Patriot, were co-sponsors of the annual fireworks display over the Wilkesboros.
Hale Artificier Inc. of Lexington set off the fireworks Thursday night at Memorial Park in North Wilkesboro.
The North Wilkesboro Fire Department provided safety for the ones handling and observing the fireworks on display Thursday night at Memorial Park.
This was the last display of color Thursday night at the grand finale of the annual fireworks show in North Wilkesboro.
This North Wilkesboro Fire Department vehicle drives through downtown Wilkesboro as the annual Fire Truck Parade winds its way through the Wilkesboros Thursday evening.