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Special Events

When: July 3, 2014
Where: Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium
The City of Rocky Mount celebrates Independence Day every year on the 3rd of July. It takes place at the Rocky Mount Municipal Stadium. The night features live bands, entertainment, food and lots of community spirit. The festivities culminate in a spectacular fireworks show. Click HERE for complete details...

BBQ Throw DownWhen: October 10 & 11, 2014
Where: Downtown Rocky Mount
The EASTERN CAROLINA BBQ THROW DOWN is an official North Carolina State Barbecue Championship, and is a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition. The event is a professional cooking competition based on KCBS categories (chicken, pork ribs, pork & beef brisket). Awards include Grand Champion, Reserved Grand Champion, and People's Choice Award. Cash awards, trophies and plaques awarded up to 10th place in each category. Click HERE for more information...

Christmas ParadeWhen: December 7, 2014
Where: Downtown Rocky Mount
The 59th Annual Rocky Mount Christmas Parade will take place on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be collecting toys for Toys For Tots at the Rocky Mount Christmas Parade. Toys For Tots is this year's parade theme, and the parade committee encourages all participants to create their floats and activities around this theme.

Click HERE to download a Parade Application and Information packet. Application deadline extended until Wednesday, November 19.

Click HERE to download a Parade Line Up.

For more information or if you would like to have your group participate in the parade or to sponsor a parade float or to volunteer, email susan.ball@rockymountnc.gov or call the Parks & Recreation Department office at 252-972-1159.


Become a sponsor of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation!
Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation would like to give you the opportunity to promote your company at our exciting events. Our events offer unique settings and many different possibilities to help in the success of your company.

Some of the potential benefits we can offer your company:


Without the support of individuals and businesses in the community, we would not be able to be as successful. Sponsors bring Rocky Mount and local areas: Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down, Independence Celebration, the Christmas parade and many more special events. If you are interested in sponsoring a special event, please contact the Special Events department at 252-972-1367 or e-mail susan.ball@rockymountnc.gov.