July 4th Events

Lake Norman Fireworks & 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. Be cautious on the lake at night, check you 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.   

Harrisburg July 4th Celebration

July 3-4 @ 4pm
Harrisburg Park 
704.455.5614  |  www.harrisburgnc.org

Fireworks, amusements, food, parade, and entertainment! Join us at beautiful Harrisburg Park for two days of fun including amusements, food, entertainment and two nights of fireworks. New for this year, rides for your amusement! Purchase either a wristband for one or two days or tickets for each ride. Music provided by: Chunky Daddy, Band of Oz, American Bombshells and Bruce in the USA - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band. The firework show will begin at 9:30 pm each night.

Gastonia Grizzlies Baseball Game and Fireworks Show

June 16 & July 2 @ 7 pm
Sims Legion Park
704.866.8622   |  gastoniagrizzlies.com 

Firework show following the end of the game.

July 3rd Celebration

July 3 @ 6 pm
Lowe's YMCA
704.716.4000   |  www.ymcacharlotte.org

The Lowe's YMCA July 3rd Summer Celebration is a community staple, bringing together families from across the Lake Norman community to enjoy fellowship, local entertainment and food, kid-friendly activities, and of course, spectacular fireworks. Bring a blanket and chairs, and arrive early.


USNWC's 4th of July Festival

July 3-4 @ 3pm
U.S. National Whitewater Center
704.391.3900  |  www.usnwc.org

A two-day celebration with outdoor adventure, live music and spectacular firework displays at 9:30 each night. Musical performances will take place in the afternoon and evening, followed by a stunning firework display. Bring blankets/chairs.

12th Annual July 4th Celebration  

July 4 @ 10am
Birkdale Village 
704.895.8744  |  Facebook: Birkdale Village

The event is free to the public and includes bike decorating, face painting, bounce houses, bike rodeo, and fire department water fight. 

Skyshow and Street Party 2018

July 4 @ 2pm
BB&T Ball Park
980.207.0079  |  www.skyshowcharlotte.com

Mint Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd will be taken over in front of BB&T Ballpark starting at 2pm until 10pm for the SkyShow Street Party.

Downtown Davidson 4th of July Celebration

July 4 @ 5:30 pm 
Downtown Davidson 
704.892.7591  |  www.exploredavidsonnc.com

Participants are encouraged to dress in red, white, and blue and may decorate bikes, wagons, and pets to march in the parade down Main Street. Line-up will begin at 5:15 pm at Davidson Elementary School parking lot. Festivities will begin at 5:30 pm.

Celebrate America Fireworks Show

July 4 @ 9:30pm

Join Carowinds for our biggest fireworks show
of the season. We will light up the sky as we
celebrate the birth of America.

Summer Pops: Celebrate America!

July 1 @ 8:15pm
Symphony Park (Southpark)
704.972.2000 | www.charlottesymphony.org

Join your Charlotte Symphony for a rousing salute to America with a night of patriotic favorites including Sousa marches, "America the Beautiful," the Armed Forces Medley ... all topped off by a spectacular fireworks finale

Symphony in the Park & Fireworks

June 23 @ 6pm

Bailey Road Park

704.892.6031  |  www.cornelius.org

Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and chairs and join us for an evening with the Charlotte Symphony. The free KidZone will be open from 6 - 8 pm. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Wine and craft beer proceeds benefit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationalists. Coolers and picnic baskets are welcome! Gates open at 6 pm; fireworks immediately follow the performance.

Denver Fireworks Spectacular

June 30 @ 4pm
East Lincoln High School

This free festival will include top-caliber musicians, a dunking booth, raffles, kid games and attractions, food, drinks and cold treats. Performers include huge country music star, Mark Chestnutt.

Troutman Independence Day Parade

June 30 @ 11am
Iredell County Fairgrounds
704.528.7600  |  www.troutmannc.gov

The parade honoring veterans starts at 11 am.A festival is a free event starting at 5 pm until dark. There will be live music, food, arts and crafts, and kids games.

Fireworks will begin at about 9:30 pm. 


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