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July 4th Events

Lake Norman Fireworks, Celebrations, & Independence Day Parades

It's time to book a trip to the lakeside of Charlotte and celebrate Independence Day! Here are some exciting July 4th celebrations and events going on around Lake Norman and the surrounding area.  There are a couple private clubs on the lake where the public is encouraged to view their annual firework celebrations from the water which include the Peninsula Club and Trump National Golf Course. However, both annual firework displays have been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Be cautious on the lake at night, check your lights to be sure they are in working condition, and drive slow as this is one of the busiest nights on the water. Typically, you can see fireworks from every direction along with the numerous lights from the boats across the water - certainly a spectacle to see.


Please be aware that while Visit Lake Norman strives to provide accurate and timely information, some of the information may be out out of date given the uncertainty of the situation and the decisions various local governments, organizations, partners, and event stakeholders must make in response to changes. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Mount Holly Annual Fireworks Celebration

June 25 @ 9PM
Mount Holly Middle School (Field)
704.827.3931  |

The fireworks will go off approximately 9:15 PM from the Mount Holly Middle School Field. Viewing areas around the middle school may be restricted. There will be no entertainment or street closures downtown. If you plan on watching the fireworks, please abide by the Governor's mass gathering order and social distancing guidelines.

'The Goonies' Drive-in Movie with Fireworks

July 1 @ 7PM
Charlotte Motor Speedway
1.800.455.FANS (3267) |

Grab some popcorn and snacks, load up the family and set the GPS to Charlotte Motor Speedway for a night of film, fireworks and fun to benefit Speedway Children's Charities on Wednesday, July 1st! America's Home for Racing will host the first-of-its kind Speedway Children's Charities fundraiser, bringing the cult-classic movie "The Goonies" to life on the speedway's 16,000-square-foot HDTV. Families can tune in from the comfort and safety of their vehicles through an FM radio transmitter, practicing safe social distancing all while enjoying the popular 1985 adventure-comedy. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie is scheduled to begin 7 p.m. Following the show, guests will be treated to one of the first Fourth of July fireworks spectacles in the region as a dazzling pyrotechnic display lights up the night at approximately 9 p.m. $40 per vehicle. For more details and to reserve your spot, visit!

Field of Honor 2020 - Field of Flags

July 1 @4PM - July 5 @11AM
Lowes YMCA

The flags will fly over the 4th of July weekend at the Lowes Y. Ceremony (TBD). The Exchange Club of Mooresville-Lake Norman is hosting the Field of Flags the 4th of July weekend. Each American Flag is purchased in honor of a veteran or first responder and placed on the field. You can honor your veteran by purchasing a flag at:

Gastonia Grizzlies Baseball Game and Fireworks Show

July 3 & August 1 @ 7 pm
Sims Legion Park
704.866.8622   |  

"Take me out to the ballgame" and stay to catch the Firework Show following the end of the game! Sims Legion Park is one the most authentic ballparks in North Carolina with 4,000 seat surrounding the stadium. There is Beer Garden which offers adult beverages and a Kid Zone with bounce houses to keep your kids entertained. The firework extravaganza occurs on 2 dates during July and August don't miss it!

Free Fishing Day! [Fish for Free in NC's Public Waters on July 4th]

July 4 @ 12AM-11:59PM
Public Waters of NC

On July 4, anyone in North Carolina, regardless of age, can enjoy one of the state’s best outdoor activities for free. Free Fishing Day, which runs from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., offers residents and out-of-state visitors the opportunity to fish without having to purchase a license; however, all other fishing regulations apply, such as length and daily possession limits, as well as bait and tackle restrictions.

Fourth of July celebration​

July 4th @ 9AM-5PM
Dallas Lavendar Lane
704.813.2149 |

Come out and celebrate in a relaxing, outdoor atmosphere. We will have local craft vendors and will welcome back Dan’s Good Que bbq truck and Morgan’s ice cream out of Lincolnton, serving yummy lavender desserts. Santa will be sporting his summer duds and promoting the mini “polar” express (Dallas Lavender Express) coming this November. Our DJ, Eddie will challenge our visitors to some patriotic trivia. We will have the U-Pick, petting zoo, mini putt putt, dunk booth, lavender lemonade, lavender cotton candy and all of our lavender infused products in the gift shop. We have free roaming farm animals that are extremely friendly. Please keep your furry family members home when you visit us for their safety and our fur babies safety. Being a veteran owned farm we will be promoting a 10% military discount on our gift shop items. All interested vendors contact us at for more info and an application.

Fourth on the Field: Brunch & Play Catch

July 4 @ 10AM-12PM
Truist Field
(704) 274-8300 |

Saturday, July 4th at 10 am, start a new tradition at Truist Field with Fourth on the Field. Bring your glove and a baseball because you'll have access to the field to play catch. Make sure you have your Knights gear on because you're going to want to take photos with the Uptown skyline in the background. A delicious brunch menu can be enjoyed before or after your scheduled time on the field. Adults are $25, kids 12 and under are $15.

July 4th Baseball at Truist Field

July 4 @ 12PM-2PM
Truist Field
(704) 274-8300 |

Have lunch while watching the Piedmont Pride of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League. There is a $30 restaurant reservation fee per person. $10 will be used as food and drink credit. The Southern Collegiate Baseball League is a six-team summer collegiate baseball wooden bat league based in the Carolinas. The Pride finished the 2019 season with an impressive 28-10 and went on to capture their second SCBL Championship. Note: There will be no fireworks.

LKN Trump Boat Parade!

July 4 @ 1pm - 5pm
Lake Norman
Event Details

The LKN Parade will be held on Lake Norman on July 4 starting at 1pm. The parade will begin at the Northern Mile Marker TBD and cruise at idle speed down to Southern Mile Marker TBD. Join the parade on Boats and Jetskis!

Queens Landing Fourth of July Outdoor Dining, Music and Ice Cream Event​

July 4 @ 2PM-8PM
Queen's Landing
1.704.663.BOAT (2628) |

6 1/2 acres of social distancing!  Outside dining available. Music for boats in the water at 6PM, and pizza delivery for boaters who call number listed, end dock East.  FOR THE KIDS: Professional fairy godmother for kids, Greg the party animal man,  and pirate girl and balloon twister! (Note: no fireworks)

4th of July Concert at GreenLife Family Farms​

July 4 @ 4PM 
Greenlife Family Farms
704.794.2759  |

Come celebrate America’s birthday with us at GreenLife Family Farms! Gates open at 4 and we’ll have games for the kids, plenty of space to spread out in the field or cool off in the shade, and Terry’s Dawgz food truck will be on site serving up BBQ, hot dogs, burgers, and more! Some southern rock‘n’roll from our very own GreenLife Family Band will kick things off at 6, followed by the uber talented Lindsay Jordan singing her country heart out, and local favorites Late Night Special will close the night with their genre-less blend of feel good grooves! Attendees should plan to bring a blanket or chairs, sunscreen, a cooler (we will have some refreshments on site), and a few bucks to throw in the tip jar for our musicians! This event is free to the public, but attendance is capped out at 500 so be sure and RSVP today! We will not be having any fireworks this year, but there will be plenty of songs to fill the air!

Fireworks and Al Fresco Dining in Belmont​

July 4th @ 5PM (fireworks at 9:30PM)
704.825.5586 |

While we won't be able to hold our annual Red, White, & Belmont Celebration this year, we'll still have some activities you can enjoy on July 4th. Weather permitting - al fresco dining will be taking place on Main Street from 5:00-10:00 PM and we will have a fireworks show beginning at 9:30 PM. While we hope you have an enjoyable July 4th holiday, please remember to practice social distancing and other preventative health measures if you will be visiting downtown for the evening. 

City of Gastonia's Fourth of July Fireworks​

July 4 @ 9:30PM
Downtown Gastonia
704.866.6719  |

The City of Gastonia's free fireworks celebration begins at 9:30 PM on July 4. The firework show will last approximately fifteen minutes. Fireworks may be viewed from downtown Gastonia. The City of Gastonia encourages citizens to enjoy the restaurants and shops in downtown prior to viewing the fireworks. The City of Gastonia would like to thank  CaroMont Health for sponsoring this year's fireworks show! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the rest of the Fourth of July Celebration has been cancelled, including the food trucks, vendors, beer garden, and entertainment. We look forward to having the complete Fourth of July Celebration next year!

Revolutionary 4th: Red, White, and Boom Celebration

July 4th @ 9:00PM
704.825.5586 |

In the best interests of the health and safety of our citizens, the City of Kings Mountain has decided to cancel the 4th of July RED, WHITE & BOOM fireworks show. We will still have the online events that were planned including the video tribute to Kings Mountain's Class of 2020 and patriotic video with music. The online celebration begins at 9 PM on the City of Kings Mountain Special Events Facebook page.

Denver's 2020 Fireworks & Concert Spectacular

July 25 @ 4pm
East Lincoln High School

Join Denver Area Business Association for the biggest fireworks and concert show ever. Headlining artists Craig Campbell, Mikele Buck, and Brooke Lee will be performing at East Lincoln High School for this celebration. The event is free and the music starts at 5pm. 

Gaston All American Fair (formerly Gaston July 4th Celebration)

July 31-Aug 9 @ 5pm 
Eastridge Mall
704.244.4854  |

The Gaston All American fair is filled with 9 days of spectacular rides, live music, food, crafts, jewelry, games, art, music, entertainment, eating contests, and a spectacular fireworks show, Soapbox Derby Races and admission is always free! Beer and wine garden will be available on Friday and Saturday nights. DO NOT MISS OUR HUGE FIREWORKS SHOW ON JUNE 27th @9:45PM


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