In the Bethel community in western Watauga County, the annual Bethel Blast was held on July 4. The annual festivities take place in the park adjacent to Bethel School and include hours of live music.

The program’s host, Bethel Baptist Church, provides the entertainment and a barbecue dinner complete with all the fixings for the growing crowd every year, which has surpassed more than 3,500 attendees for the past several years. The events with a fireworks display.

Photos by Kim Scott

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