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The 150th Anniversary Celebration in historic downtown Kings Mountain

Prepare for a day filled with free family fun as Kings Mountain marks this significant milestone in its history by celebrating a grand Birthday Bash On Saturday, May 4th, 2024. This unique event features carnival rides, games, contests, fun, fair food, and an exciting exhibit hall that proudly displays the town's rich heritage, a testament to the local community's deep connection with its history.


Kings Mountain Birthday Bash

Saturday, May 4th, 2024


Kings Mountain 150th Anniversary Birthday Bash

But before we dive into the festivities, let's take a journey back in time to the early days of Kings Mountain. Meet William Andrew Mauney, one of the town's earliest settlers, who built a store on this very site circa 1870, opened the first store, was the first postmaster, builder of the first cotton mill, and pioneered in the banking business of that general section. W.A. Mauney also cut many paths and roads through the wilderness. When Mr. Mauney relocated his business to downtown Kings Mountain, he transformed the store into his home, making it the oldest unaltered residence in town. Restored with love and care by the Kings Mountain Historic Homes Preservation, Inc. in 1999-2000, this historic gem is a testament to their past.


Kings Mountain National Military Park
Monument at Kings Mountain National Military Park

Step into the rich history of the region at the Kings Mountain National Military Park. This interactive historic site pays tribute to the decisive Battle of Kings Mountain fought nearby during the American Revolutionary War. Explore the park's engaging exhibits, monuments, and trails that vividly bring this significant event to life, offering a unique opportunity to understand the patriots' guerrilla tactics and superior marksmanship that led to their victory over Ferguson's forces.

Kings Mountain Historical Museum
Kings Mountain Historical Museum

Discover more treasures, from the captivating exhibits at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum to the quaint charm of the Robert Barber House and George Washington Cornwall House behind it. Immerse yourself in the world of literature at the Mauney Memorial Library or explore the vibrant arts scene at the Southern Arts Society housed in the Old Southern Railway Depot.


Kings Mountain Gateway Trail
Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

For those who love the outdoors, the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail preserves the natural beauty of Kings Mountain and provides a place for exploration, education, and a place for community events and family celebrations, and Kings Mountain State Park are a paradise waiting to be explored. Embark on a thrilling hike to the summit of Kings Mountain Pinnacle for awe-inspiring views, then unwind at Veronet Vineyards and Winery, a hidden treasure nestled in the picturesque countryside.


Kings Mountain 150th Anniversary
Arial view of past event at Patriots Park in Kings Mountain

Kings Mountain 150th Birthday Bash 

Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Celebrate Kings Mountain's 150th Birthday Bash on May 4th at Patriots Park at 220 South Railroad Avenue. At 9 am, enjoy an Antique Car Showcase and Artisan Market, followed by carnival rides, games, contests, fair food, live music, and more. The Extraordinaires kicks off

the concert series at 12:30 pm, followed by Nu-Blu at 3:30 pm, and Departure, The Journey Tribute Band at 6:00 pm. Free shuttle service is available from First Baptist Church and Parkdale Mill. Please support vendors in keeping the event free, and remember that only service animals are allowed, and alcohol is prohibited in the park.


  • Antique Car Showcase at 9 am

  • Artisan Market at 9 am

  • Carnival rides

  • Games & contests

  • Fair food

  • The Extraordinaires at 12:30 pm

  • Nu-Blu at 3:30 pm

  • Departure, The Journey Tribute Band at 6:00 pm




 

So come for the celebration, but stay to explore all that Kings Mountain has to offer. Whether you're a history buff, an art lover, or simply seeking adventure in the great outdoors, our town welcomes you with open arms. Join us as we celebrate 150 years of history, heritage, and hometown pride and embark on an unforgettable journey through Kings Mountain. See you there!

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Discover the patriots' triumph over Ferguson's forces through their guerrilla tactics and exceptional marksmanship as you explore the park's interesting exhibits, monuments, and paths that vividly portray this important event. coreball

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