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Listen to live music from Southside Station, a five-member North Carolina band that plays dance hits, rock, country, and more as part of Valdese’s Family Friday Night Summer Concert Series. After the concert, the evening will end with a fireworks show.
Spend the day in downtown Bryson City exploring local businesses, eating street food delights like funnel cake, cheese steak sandwiches, and kettle corn, listen to live music, and then find a spot to watch the fireworks launched off from Airport Hill in the evening.
Watch a parade along the streets of downtown Marion, listen to live music from the Gotcha Grove Variety Band, and sit back, relax, and enjoy a fireworks show at dusk.
South Main Street
Marion, NC 28752
In the heart of Robbinsville Square around the Graham County Courthouse, find games, music, and food before watching a fireworks show at night.
Spend the day fishing for free at Lake Julian park — anyone can fish in any public body of water in North Carolina without a fishing license on July 4 — and end the evening with fireworks.
Spend the day at Tweetsie Railroad’s Wild West theme park, and after the park closes, experience a fireworks show from the parking lot.
There will be tons of activities offered at this celebration in Clawson-Burnley Park on the Boone Greenway, from a kids’ zone with inflatable games to different crafts to local food vendors. And, of course, a fireworks finale will end the night.
This celebration is part of Hendersonville’s “Music on Main” concert series. Locals and visitors can enjoy live music, concessions, a special music performance from five-piece band Dashboard Blue, and a fireworks show at dusk.
Bring a blanket, games, snacks, and activities to the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds for a fireworks show that will begin at dusk.
At this annual Independence Day Celebration in downtown Sylva, kids can enjoy a bounce house and other activities while adults enjoy a concert from the R&B band All in One. Fireworks will begin once it gets dark.
Spend the day enjoying live music, food trucks, and activities at Blackstone Plaza during the day and enjoy a fireworks show at night.
155 Meghan Circle
Selma, NC 27576
(919) 975-1411, selma-nc.com/departments/parks-rec/all-american-festival/
Watch the Carolina Disco Turkeys — a recreational, collegiate baseball team — compete, listen to live music, eat concessions, and watch fireworks illuminate the night sky at Truist Stadium.
This two-day event offers a bunch of fun activities, including live music and yoga, in addition to all the outdoor activities that the National Whitewater Center offers. Fireworks shows will take place at the end of each day.
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28214
(704) 391-3900, whitewater.org/festival/fourth-of-july-celebration/
Watch a fireworks show the evening of July 3 at Heritage High School. Then, on July 4, enjoy a children’s parade that starts at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue, and an Art in the Park event at the Wake Forest Community House.
Heritage High School
1150 Forestville Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Wake Forest Community House
133 West Owen Avenue
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 435-9561, wakeforestnc.gov/meetings-events/independence-day-celebration
The North Carolina Symphony and Cary Town Band will perform during this event at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Fireworks will be set off once both concerts are complete.
Pick a spot around Carter-Finley Stadium and PNC Arena in downtown Raleigh and watch fireworks being launched from Trinity Road.
Bring blankets and snacks out to Jefferson L. Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park to watch a fireworks display.
This two-day celebration, beginning on Saturday, July 3, will feature a sand sculpture contest, an old-time parade, a flag-raising ceremony, and a fireworks show over Silver Lake Harbor on the evening of the July 4.
Grab dinner or a sweet treat at Atlantic Beach Circle before ringing in Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks show. Can’t make it there? Don’t worry, the show will also be visible across the island.
Enjoy live music and food trucks and meet other vendors at Greenville’s Town Commons during this celebration. Then, end the day with a bang — a fireworks show will start at dusk.
Head over to the Nags Head Fishing Pier for this fireworks celebration. The show will begin after dark, but there are plenty of restaurants near the pier to grab a bite to eat at before the show begins.
Enjoy live music, games, and activities, then sit back for a fireworks display at Lawson Creek Park.
This historic annual celebration has taken place for more than 200 years. The event will feature performances from Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot, food vendors, and live professional wrestlers affiliated with the United Professional Wrestling Association (UPWA).
Eat and shop along the Wilmington Riverwalk in the historic downtown district during the day before heading over to the waterfront in the evening to watch the fireworks show.
Enjoy ice cream, a slushie, or a drink from vendors on the Ocean Isle Pier and then enjoy the fireworks show.