Charlotte 4th of July Fireworks and Events
Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white and blue events around town!
Fireworks light up the night sky at BB&T Ballpark.
From 5K's to parades and festivals, there's something for every family to enjoy this fourth of July.
*Events with an * include fireworks!
Friday, June 30
*Independence Celebration | Belmont
Carnival rides, games, a corn hole tournament, live music, and fireworks. Free. 6-10pm. Stowe Park, 24 S. Main Street, Belmont. 704-825-5586.
Sat., July 1
Fun Family 4th of July | Matthews
Decorate your bikes, scooters, and wagons beginning at 5 p.m. at Town Hall green, and join in the People's Parade that kicks off at 5:30 p.m, followed by a performance in the park by the "The Entertainers" beginning at 7 p.m. Free. 5-9pm. Parade begins at 5:30pm. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews.
Pack a picnic and blankets and chairs as Charlotte Symphony presents a salute to Independence Day. Fireworks follow the concert. $5-$12; children 12 and under free. Gates open at 5pm. Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road.
Fireworks and Music Spectacular | Denver
Country music star Collin Raye performs a concert followed by a fireworks display. Gates open at 4pm. East Lincoln High School, 6471 NC-73, Denver.
*Red, White and Blue Lawn Party With Fireworks | Ballantyne
Live music by Revelwood Mission, food trucks, craft beer from N.C. brewers, games and fireworks. Picnic blankets or patio folding chairs are recommended. Festive red, white and blue attire encouraged. No coolers or pets. Parking available at 13024 and 13034 Ballantyne Corporate Place parking decks. Free admission. 5:30-9:30pm. Ballantyne Hotel Golf Pavilion, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.
Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4
*Harrisburg July 4th Celebration | Harrisburg
Don't miss the parade, live music, games, amusements, and the mayor's cornhole tournament. Free. July 3 and 4. Mon., 4-10:30pm; Tues., 4-11:30pm. Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Pkwy., Harrisburg. 704-455-7275.
*Fourth of July Festival at USNWC | Charlotte
Listen to live music and watch the fireworks light up the whitewater river. $5 Parking fee. July 3-4. 3:30-10pm. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. 704-391-3900.
Monday, July 3
Charlotte Firecracker 5K | Charlotte
The course takes runners on a rolling loop around the Olde Providence Neighborhood. Following the race, enjoy a pool party with live music at Windyrush Country Club. $10-$35. 7pm. Olde Providence Elementary School, 3800 Rea Road.
Family Fun Night: Queen City Brass Band | Mint Hill
Attend a Patriotic Concert, an annual Mint Hill tradition featuring Charlotte's own Queen City Brass Band. Members of the community will gather on the front lawn of Town Hall to pay tribute to our great country. 7:30pm. Mint Hill Town Hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane, Mint Hill.
*July 3 Summer Celebration | Mooresville
Games, inflatables, live entertainment and fireworks! Free. 4-10pm. Lowe's YMCA, 170 Joe V. Knox Ave., Mooresville. 704-716-4000.
*Red, White and Boom | Rock Hill, S.C.
Celebrate the holiday with food, live music, mechanical rides, activities for kids and fireworks. Free. Festivities begins at 5:30pm with fireworks at 10pm. East Black Street, Rock Hill, S.C.
Rocket Run | Waxhaw
Kick off Independence Day with a 2-mile run through the MillBridge Community. The race will be followed by a bike/golf cart parade and live music. $20-$30. 7pm. MillBridge, 1401 MillBridge Pkwy., Waxhaw.
Tuesday, July 4
4th of July Celebration at Birkdale Village | Huntersville
Bike decorating, a patriotic parade, balloon artist, and a fire department water fight. Free. 10am-1pm. Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. 704-895-8744.
4th of July in Davidson | Davidson
Dress in your most patriotic attire and decorate your bikes and wagons as you watch the annual Independence Day parade. Then, rock out with live music, food and fun. 5:30-8pm. Davidson's Village on the Green, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson.
4th of July Firecracker Run | Village of Lake Park
Race to raise money for the Common Heart food pantry. Featuring a 1K and Kids Firecracker Dash, along with two timed races. Dress in your most patriotic for a costume contest. Registration required. $25-$35. Check in begins at 8am; Race starts at 9am. Village of Lake Park in Union County, 1010 Creft Circle, Lake Park. 704-412-2398.
Participate in a free autograph session and then watch Legend Cars and Bandoleros race during the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Series. Stay for a fireworks show after the race at 9pm. Gates open at 5pm. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord.
Famous Toastery American 4-miler | Charlotte
Kick off the patriotic holiday with a fun run and four-miler. Enjoy food and plenty of activities for the family. $5-$35. Run begins at 7:30am. Toast Cafe Dilworth, 2400 Park Road.
Attend a naturalization ceremony presented by the Sons of the American Revolution, watch a presentation on Betsy Ross and the Legend of the first flag, take guided tours of the Hezekiah Alexander homesite, go on a scavenger hunt, and more. $5 for the public; free for members. 10am-2pm. The Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive.
*Gastonia July 4th Festival | Gastonia
Celebrate the holiday with eight city blocks of family fun, including live music, food, carnival rides, entertainment, and eating contests. Fireworks start at 9:15pm. Free. 11am-10pm. Downtown Gastonia, Gastonia.
Hickory Grove Parade and Celebration | Charlotte
Watch an array of floats honoring the military and America's independence. Stick around for a celebration with music and good food. Free. 10:30am-2:30pm. Celebration: The Grove Church; Parade: starts at HG Rec. Center, East W.T Harris Blvd.
Independence Day Celebration at Historic Brattonsville | McConnells, S.C.
Hear the Declaration of Independence read and play a friendly game of stick ball to celebrate our independence from King George. There will be plenty of family activities. $5-$8. 10am-4pm. Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC. 803-684-2327.
Indian Trail 4th of July Parade and Celebration | Indian Trail
Watch the flag raise and participate in a watermelon eating contest before the parade begins. Don't forget your blankets and picnic baskets. Free. 9:30am-1:30pm. Downtown Indian Trail, Indian Trail. 704-821-5401.
*Revolutionary 4th | Kings Mountain
Cannon battle re-enactment, kids militia muster and games, and colonial craft making. Stick around for one the biggest firework shows between Charlotte and Asheville. Free. 2-10pm. The Walking Track, 101 W. Gold St., Kings Mountain. 704-473-8727.
*Tega Cay 4th of July Celebration | Tega Cay, S.C.
Make plans for a full day of activities starting with a parade, water show, fish fry, and fireworks. Activities start at 11am, fireworks at 9:30pm. Free. Windjammer Park, 8999 Windjammer Drive, Tega Cay.
*Waxhaw's July 4th Celebration | Waxhaw
Enjoy a parade, concessions, a beach party and a top-notch fireworks show starting at 9:30pm. Free. 10am-10pm. Downtown Waxhaw. 704-843-2195.
*WBT Skyshow Charlotte | Charlotte
Street festival includes a ferris wheel, interactive kids activities and live entertainment. After, watch the largest firework show of the Charlotte Knight's season after the game versus the Pawtucket Red Sox. Baseball tickets start at $10. 3-7pm; Fireworks following baseball game. Charlotte Knight Stadium, 324 S. Mint St.
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