Come to Wise on Independence Day for a traditional, hometown parade and festival. Festival and free live band concert follow the parade of antique cars, tractors, horses and floats on US Hwy #1. Afterwards, shop under the shady trees and enjoy local food favorites including North Carolina barbecue, locally grown corn on the cob and other great summer eats. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy TranZition Band & Show! Nearing dusk, head out to Eaton Ferry Bridge for the spectacular fireworks display over Lake Gaston.