Old Fashion Family Fun at Chapel Hill's Fourth of July Watermelon Eating Contest
Independence Day is already an awesome day with a spectacular fireworks display and live entertainment, but it gets even better
with the UNC Health Care Watermelon Eating Contest! Gates open and registration begins at 7 p.m. for this year’s contest, hosted by emcees from the PIT Comedy Theater.
Contestants will compete in one of three preliminary heats, seeing who can finish off their plate the quickest! The two fastest watermelon eaters from each heat will compete in the finals on the 97.9 The Hill Main Stage for the ultimate prize. This year’s grand prize winner will receive two tickets to an upcoming UNC football game! Immediately following the Watermelon Eating Contest finale, The Matt Stratford Band will take the stage, followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. sharp. Seats fill up quickly so please arrive early to find your spot!
The Town of Chapel Hill’s Fourth of July Celebration is a family-friendly night filled with old fashion family fun and a spectacular Fireworks display! Chapel Hill residents rank the Fourth of July Fireworks celebration as the most important local event presented by the Town of Chapel Hill. Suggested contributions of $1 per person or $5 per family help keep this prestigious event a home town tradition.
Another way this event becomes top ten, is through community pride and support by local community leaders who contribute as sponsors each year. Fireworks presented by Cruisers Convenience Marketplace, Hendrick Subaru Southpoint, Erie Insurance, and Grace Church. The 97.9 The Hill Main Stage. The UNC Health Care Watermelon Eating Contest hosted by The PIT Comedy Theater. Thank you also to our Rocket Concourse sponsor Walmart and VIP Sky Box sponsors Panera Bread, and Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza.
The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk whenever attending these great events!
Seating is limited, please arrive early. Stadium concessions will be available, no outside food and drink is permitted.For more details about parking and gate entry for Chapel Hill's July 4th Celebration, visit www.chapelhilljuly4fireworks.com