Uncle Sam Jam

UNCLE SAM JAM 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS

High Point Parks & Recreation has announced that the Uncle Sam Jam and Fireworks Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, July 4, 2020 has been cancelled. 

The uncertainty surrounding social gathering maximums related to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with our Department’s goal of providing a safe, enjoyable environment for the event, played major roles in our decision. Alternative plans were considered and every effort was made to move forward with the event. However, with crowds traditionally ranging from 12,000-14,000 people, the decision was made to cancel in the best interests and safety of our community.

High Point Parks & Recreation appreciates your understanding and we look forward to the Uncle Sam Jam scheduled for Sunday, July 4, 2021.

Official Press Release (PDF)

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Oak Hollow Festival Park
1841 Eastchester Drive

Mark your calendar now for the annual Uncle Sam Jam and celebrate the Fourth of July with us! High Point Parks & Recreation has been a proud partner of this tradition since 1973 and we invite you and your family to be a part of the tradition.  The Uncle Sam Jam is held on July 4th annually.  For real time event and emergency information during the Uncle Sam Jam, please text SAMJAM to 888-777. Standard data message rates may apply.

Enjoy the stunning fireworks show over beautiful Oak Hollow Lake beginning at 9:30 p.m.!

See this event and more on our Facebook page at High Point Parks & Recreation, NC

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Oak Hollow Festival Park!

The Uncle Sam Jam will feature:
Live Music
Food and Beverage Vendors
Novelty Vendors
Family Fun Zone to include inflatables, waterslide, obstacle course, climbing wall, inflatable laser tag: All-inclusive fee of $20 and more
Parking fee: $10 per vehicle

Frequently Asked Questions


What can I bring into the festival?
Coolers, chairs and blankets are allowed. Tents, glass containers, pets, fishing equipment, fireworks, grills, or drones are prohibited. The Uncle Sam Jam is a family event so please, no alcohol. Be prepared for a bag/cooler check at the gate.

How can I volunteer?
Volunteer at the Uncle Sam Jam! Our Uncle Sam Jam Volunteers will provide assistance in a variety of areas. Each assignment is important and critical to the overall success of this event. These positions help extend the resources of the High Point Parks & Recreation Department and ensure each guest enjoys the event. If you would like to volunteer, as an individual or a group, please complete the volunteer form found here

How can I become a sponsor?

To become an Uncle Sam Jam sponsor, please download the packet here Uncle Sam Jam Sponsorship Packet.
Who can I call if I have more questions? Julie Luecht at 336.883.3502