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Free fun in Cornelius this summer

COURTESY PHOTO - Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts is one of several bands offering free concerts at Harleman Park in Cornelius.If you’re looking to fill in your summer calendar, there’s plenty happening in Cornelius this July and August.

Harleman Park will feature three free Concerts in the Park, with the 234th Army Brass Ops Band kicking things off Sunday, July 17. On July 24, Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts Band will play. Then on July 31, local act Fadedblue will be part of the first-ever “Fiesta in the Park.” Co-sponsored by the Ford Family Foundation Leadership Cohort 3, the fiesta will offer family events and information booths.

On Aug. 2, Harleman Park will host the Cornelius version of National Night Out Against Crime, a national crimestopping event. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the event includes a dunk tank, fire and police vehicles, K9 units, free hot dogs and drinks, a Life Flight helicopter and vendors.

Also in Harleman Park this August are four free Flicks in the Park: “Night at the Museum 3” will play Aug. 5, “The Good Dinosaur” Aug. 12, “Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine.” Aug. 19 and the series wraps up Aug. 26 with “Minions.”