You might think that the July 4th holiday falling mid-week dampens your Independence Day fun in Charlotte. Actually, the Wednesday holiday gives you a chance to explore the city in ways you might not! And if you’re visiting the Queen City, welcome! It’s a great place to celebrate with fireworks, white water, beer and everything in between.
Enjoy this list of July 4th activities in the Charlotte area, including the best place to view fireworks!
3:00 – 9:30 p.m.
U.S. National Whitewater Center’s Fourth of July Celebration is a two-day festival that features outdoor adventure, yoga, live music and spectacular fireworks displays. Musical performances take place each evening, followed by fireworks. $6 parking fee. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
2:00 -10:00 p.m.
Baseball and Independence Day combine for a fun festival that includes bounce houses, vendors and live music at the SkyShow Street Party in the afternoon followed by baseball and the largest firework display in town. Game tickets start at $12 and begins at 6:05pm. The street party is free. Mint Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Celebrate America Firework Show at Carowinds
Carowinds celebrates the 4th of July in this annual fireworks celebration show that lights up the Carolina state line. Visit their website for ticket info. Carowinds, 300 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte.
5:00 – 9:30 p.m.
The City of Kings Mountain pulls out all the stops for its epic fireworks display at the Revolutionary Fourth celebration. Festivities are complete with a live band, food vendors and a scene performed from “Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama about the Battle of Kings Mountain,” written by Bob Inman. Free to all who attend. Deal Park Walking Track, 211 Cleveland Ave., Kings Mountain.
10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
For those with young ones whose bedtimes are before the big show(s). The event includes bike decorating, face painting, bounce houses, bike rodeo, and fire department water fight. Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville.
Does all of this sound so fun? Thinking of moving to Charlotte? Contact contact Catharine Pappas our Director of Relocation at (704) 661-2402.