Independence Day Roundup: Celebration opportunities abound in Smyth, surrounding areas over holiday weekend | Community

Smyth County News & Messenger A long holiday weekend is ahead abundant with opportunities to celebrate this country’s independence. From bands to car shows to fireworks, Southwest Virginia is offering up an array of red, white, and blue festivities. Folks can kick off the weekend Friday evening at Hungry Mother State Park with Music in … Read more

Sheriff’s office stresses safety ahead of busy holiday weekend | News

With the cost of gasoline hovering at its highest point in history, there’s still no deterring motorists from hitting the road over the upcoming July 4th holiday. Nearly 48 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this weekend, according to AAA — a figure that nearly matches the pre-pandemic numbers … Read more

Downtown Elizabethton will have busy holiday weekend. | Local News

ELIZABETHTON — Independence Day won’t be until Monday, but there are plenty of events planned through the weekend in Downtown Elizabethton for the nation’s birthday. The Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Independence Day celebration at Covered Bridge Park on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the weekly Cruise-In, sponsored by the Carter County … Read more

Downtown Elizabethton will have busy holiday weekend. | Appalachian Highlands

ELIZABETHTON — Independence Day won’t be until Monday, but there are plenty of events planned through the weekend in Downtown Elizabethton for the nation’s birthday. The Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Independence Day celebration at Covered Bridge Park on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the weekly Cruise-In, sponsored by the Carter County … Read more

Explainer: What is Matariki? Star-studded event at Te Papa marks NZ’s new holiday

Join hosts Stacey Morrison and Mātai Smith for live coverage of Matariki festivities. Video / Matariki Today is the first official public holiday recognizing Matariki, with New Zealanders around the country enjoying an extra long weekend this year. Not just a day off work, Matariki is about acknowledging the past, present and future. At the … Read more

Explainer: What is Matariki? –New Zealand News

Ngā Taritari o Matariki (the Winds of Matariki). Video / Supplied This Friday is the first official public holiday recognizing Matariki, with New Zealanders around the country enjoying an extra long weekend this year. Not just a day off work, Matariki is about acknowledging the past, present and future. At the forefront of the celebrations … Read more

Northland embraces Matariki as new holiday nears

The night sky over the Bay of Islands, just one of many places around Northland hosting Matariki events this weekend. Photo / Mark Russell Aotearoa’s first official Matariki holiday this Friday will be greeted with a dazzling series of events across Te Tai Tokerau marking the Māori New Year. The start of the midwinter festival … Read more

For the First Time This Spring, Alaska Airlines Starts a Month with few Cancellations | Idaho

After a busy holiday weekend with relatively few flight cancellations, Alaska Airlines got through the first day of June with just two cancellations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as of Wednesday evening. Given the experience in the previous two months, when hundreds of canceled flights left Alaska passengers stranded across the country, that’s real progress. Passengers … Read more

More than a day off; VFW Post 3769 kicks off holiday weekend by remembering | News

Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3769 Pikeville give a rifle volley in remembrance of the fallen during a Memorial Day ceremony held May 27 at Veterans Memorial Park. News-Express photo by Russ Cassady While some people spent Friday, May 27, preparing for a long weekend having fun with family and friends, a small … Read more

Gearing up for the holiday weekend | Music

Known as the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day weekend also means there are numerous events planned throughout the area. Patriotic Productions Inc., a nonprofit based in Omaha formed by Bill and Evonne Williams, is sponsoring the Second Annual Patriotic Parade and Concert along with a hot air balloon blow. The hot air balloon glow … Read more