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History of July 4th Observances in the United States

18th Century: The Birth of Independence Day The tradition of celebrating July 4th dates back to the American Revolution. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming the thirteen American colonies’ separation from Britain. The first celebrations occurred shortly thereafter. In 1777, Philadelphia marked the first anniversary with bonfires, bells, […]

Rock Hill Area July 4th Festivities, 2024

It’s July 4th festivities time in the Rock Hill area! This year’s events will last for days and promise to be the best bunch of family-friendly activities yet. Grab a Coke as you head out the door to celebrate Independence Day. Historic Brattonsville Independence Day Celebration  On Saturday, June 29th from 10 a.m. to 4 […]

Flag Day History

Flag Day, observed annually on June 14th in the United States, commemorates the adoption of the American flag. The origins of Flag Day can be traced back to 1777, when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution on June 14th, officially adopting the Stars and Stripes as the national flag. This resolution declared, “Resolved, That […]

Outside Activities with the Kids

Summer has arrived in Rock Hill! Parents are probably already wondering what to do with the kids to keep them busy this summer. Check out these three options for outside activities. Allison Creek Park A trip to Allison Creek Park offers a serene and enjoyable outdoor experience for the whole family. Situated along the picturesque […]

A Brief History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day in the United States has its roots in the aftermath of the Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day, it was established to honor Union soldiers who died during the conflict. The first recognized observance occurred on May 30, 1868, marked by placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington […]

Memorial Day BBQ Chicken

As Memorial Day approaches, it brings with it the promise of warm weather, outdoor gatherings, and delicious barbecues. This holiday is a time to honor and remember those who have sacrificed for their country, and it’s also a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. One way to add a unique twist […]

Rock Hill’s Come See Me Festival 2024

Rock Hill’s Come See Me is coming up quickly, and the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company is once again delighted to sponsor this award-winning festival. This year’s Come See Me runs from April 11th through April 20th and features events that have made it a regional favorite since the first Come See Me Day in […]

Hop in for Easter Bunny History

Easter is almost here, so the Easter Bunny will be visiting homes around Rock Hill, leaving baskets of goodies for the kids. We take the little egg-bearing rabbit for granted, but how exactly did a cute bunny become associated with this most important of Christian holidays? Here’s a brief history of the Easter Bunny to […]

A Brief History of St. Patrick’s Day

It’s almost time for the wearing of the green in Rock Hill. Before celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year, take time to read a little bit of the history of the holiday. St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated annually on March 17th, is a cultural and religious holiday honoring the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. The […]

St. Patrick’s Day Glazed Corned Beef

Rock Hill’s Old Town St. Patrick’s Day Festival will take place on Saturday, March 9th this year. That gives you plenty of time to make a traditional corned beef meal on the holiday itself. Corned beef has become associated with St. Patrick’s Day, particularly in the United States. The tradition dates back to Irish immigrants […]