Charlotte-area 4th of July events

Charlotte-area 4th of July events

Charlotte-area 4th of July events


by Staff

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 4 at 5:40 PM

Banner Elk: Fourth of July activities kick off on Thursday and run through Saturday. View complete list of Banner Elk events:

Belmont: Red, White and Belmont runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Stowe Park with music and family-friendly activities.

Boone: 4th of July Parade & Fireworks. Festivities and fireworks at Clawson/Burnley Park 7 to 9:30 p.m. Parade (11-12 pm) route: runs east to west along a six-block length of King Street, from the junction of Hwys. 421 and 105, to Poplar Grove Connector St. Family festivities at Jones House Community Center immediately following parade.

Charlotte: Fourth of July Celebration and Skyshow 2014 Fireworks Spectacular! BB&T Ballpark 9pm.

Charlotte: “Nights of Fire” at Carowinds. Nightly fireworks 10 pm nightly, starting July 4.

Charlotte: 4th of July Festival at U.S. National Whitewater Centre on July 3 and 4. Live music, cornhole tournament and fireworks beginning at 9:30 both nights. Event runs from 3:30 to dusk on Thursday and 2 to dusk Friday.

Davidson: Concerts on the Green – Show starts at 6 pm.

Gastonia: Red, White and Southern Festival - All day festivities in Downtown Gastonia, including car show, fireworks and a bake-off contest.

Harrisburg: Fireworks at 10 p.m. both Thursday and Friday at Harrisburg Park The Fourth of July celebration kicks off Wednesday and runs through Friday. 

Hickory Grove: Parade at 10:30 –Pence Road to WT Harris Boulvard to Harris Boulevard to The Grove Presbyterian Church. Family-friendly activities to follow parade.

Huntersville: Food, parade and even a water fight at Birkdale Village. Festivities begin at 10 a.m.

Indian Trail: 4th of July Parade at 11:30 a.m. Festivities kick off at 9:30 in front of the Cultural Arts Center.

Kannapolis: On July 2, catch the Charlotte Symphony at Village Park at 7 p.m.  Fireworks to follow show.

Kannapolis: All-American Community Celebration by the City of Kannapolis will be held at the CMC Northeast Stadium (home of the Kannapolis Intimidators) The event features lots of carnival-like fun for the whole family, music and more. Fireworks start at 9:30. $5 for adults, $4 for children under 12 and seniors over 55. For ticket information, please contact the F&M Bank Box Office at (704) 932-3267 or visit

Kings Mountain:
“Revolutionary 4th!” event at the Walking Track Park. Event includes music and fireworks and starts at 2 p.m. Fireworks around 9.

Lake Wylie – the annual 4th of July fireworks at Buster Boyd Bridge. Fireworks display begins around 9PM

Lincolnton: 4th of July parade begins at 8:30 at intersection of East Main and Cedar Streets, followed by fireworks at the high school.

Matthews:  Family-friendly activites, such as a parade and carnival, begin about 5 p.m. at both the Town Hall Green and Stump Town Park. Music, as part of the Matthews Summer Concert Series, runs from 7 to 9 at the park.

Morganton: Old Time July 4th Fireworks Celebration. Games, music and more at Catawba Meadows Park. Event begins at 2 p.m. Fireworks around 9:30.

Monroe: Free concert, rides and games from 7-9:30 p.m. at Belk-Tonowanda Park. The firework show starts at 9:30 p.m.

Rock Hill:  Concert, family-friendly activities, and ice cream eating contest (awesome!) near the ampitheater on Black Street beginning at 5:30. Fireworks slated for 10 p.m.

Waxhaw:  Parade, beach party and fireworks in downtown Waxhaw – all day event from 10-sundown.

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