The Fourth of July celebration in Montreat has become a traditional day of homecoming. Extended families come home to Montreat to enjoy time-honored festivities and fun with family and friends. (If you are bringing your best friend along, you might consider one of our pet-friendly vacation rentals.)
The day kicks off with the Montreat Gait, a 5K race 7am at the Montreat Gate. The Parade begins at 10:30 and travels along Lookout Road, Assembly Drive and Assembly Circle. Montreat's own, Charlie Caldwell, is grand marshal for this year's parade. Come early to find a great spot along the parade route.
A Barbecue lunch follows the parade. At 2:00, the Old Timers' Softball game begins at Welch Field. Throughout the day there is Library Book sale at the L. Nelson Bell Library and free Boat Rides. The event wraps up with a Barn dance (by the post office).