Red, White and Bluegrass Festival, Catawba Meadows Park, Morganton, July 4-6

Mark your calendars for the 16th Annual Red, White, and Bluegrass Festival in Morganton, NC! 3 Days, 12 Bands! The festival is scheduled for July 4-6. July 4 is free to everyone and will feature games, music, contests, and more.

Tickets: Daily Admission: $15; Full Event Pass w/ Reserved Seating: $50; 3-12 years old: $10; 2 years old and under: FREE; Camping: $10 (No hook-ups). Call or go online for schedules and tickets (800) 939-SHOW. To purchase tickets and see the line up bands, go to:

Blowing Rock Independence Day Festival, Blowing Rock, NC, July 5-6

Join the town of Blowing Rock for games, music, and fun! Free entertainment all day, plus the best small-town Main Street parade you’ll find anywhere. All events take place in downtown Blowing Rock, except the fireworks, which will be held at the Blowing Rock Country Club. The public is welcome at the Club for the special event. Find the games and music in Memorial Park on Main Street.

Schedule for the 2019 celebration (times subject to change):
Friday: 6-8pm: Park Dance in Memorial Park with Summer Daze Band.
Saturday: 9am-until: Adult Horse Shoe Tournament (18 years & up, prizes awarded); Noon – 1:30 pm: Live music; 2pm: Independence Day Parade; 3 pm – 4 pm: Live Music with the Cockman Family; 3:30-4:30: Park Games (prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place in all games!) At dark: Fireworks show set off from the Blowing Rock Country Club. Visible from many places in town, good viewing is available along Goforth Road. Roadside parking is allowed for this event. Please note that parking is not permitted on the golf course. 828-295-5222. Visit:

Fourth of July Celebration, U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, July 3 @ 9:00 am – July 4 @ 10:00 pm

A summer classic, the USNWC’s two-day Fourth of July Celebration is back for its ninth year and will once again provide plenty of opportunities to get outside and active over the holidays. In addition to the typical pass activities and tour options, the festival will also feature live music, various yoga practices, Battle Royale SUP Sprint, and two days of booming firework shows overlooking the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. As with all of Whitewater’s Festivals, the Fourth of July Celebration is free to attend, open to the public, and does not require tickets. 704.391.3900. See schedule of events at:

Boone 4th of July Parade & Festivities, King Street – Downtown Boone, NC, July 4

The annual 4th of July parade, from 11am – 12:30 pm, is a wonderful event for the whole family. Find a spot on King Street to enjoy the festive floats and patriotic participants. After the parade, join the Mayor of Boone for watermelon, cake and refreshments at the Jones House. Later that evening, check out the festivities at Clawson/Burnley Park (355 Hunting Hills Lane) starting at 7:00 p.m., with music followed by fireworks starting 30 minutes after dark. For more information contact the Jones House at 828.268.6280 or visit:

Ingles Independence Day Celebration, July 4, 12pm-10pm, Pack Square Park, Asheville

The Asheville Downtown Association will host the Ingles Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4 from 12-10pm at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. The free event features family activities throughout the day, with a fireworks extravaganza capping off the event at 9:30pm.

Fireworks launch from the Buncombe County parking deck on College Street. The best places for viewing are in the McGuire Green and Reuter Terrace areas of the park. Also, Spruce Street between College Street and Market Street, which will be closed to vehicles.

Attendees will NOT be able to view the fireworks from College Street or Market Street. These streets must be kept clear for emergency vehicles. For schedules and more information go to

Lenoir 4th of July Celebration, Lenoir Optimist Grounds, Lenoir, NC., July 4, 5pm – 10pm

Come celebrate Independence Day at Mulberry Recreation Center! We’ll have water slides, inflatables, games, live music, fireworks, and more! Cost: mostly free! Fees will vary depending on the activity. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm, and will be shot from the Lenoir Optimist Grounds.

Inflatables and water slides aren’t free, $10 unlimited arm band. Other activities: Firecracker 10k, 5k And 1 Mile Fun Run, June 30 (go to to register). Live music, Face Painting, Colored Hair Spraying, Corn Hole Game, Balloon Artist, Food Vendors, Petting Zoo & Horse Rides!

Marion 4th of July Celebration, July 4, 6pm -10pm

Wednesday, July 4 – Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks! Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Marion. The parade begins at 6pm. A special spot is reserved at the beginning of the parade for “Anything That Rolls”. Grand Marshals are McDowell County veterans. The street dance with “Gotcha Groove” begins at 7pm. Fireworks at 9:45pm.

For more information, 828-652-2215. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy an evening of fun with your friends and neighbors!

Hickory Crawdads • 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza, L.P. Frans Stadium, Hickory, NC, July 4, 7pm

The ‘Dads will be home again on Independence Day this year, and will celebrate our nation’s birthday with the ultimate 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza on Wed., July 4. Tickets go fast! Be sure to secure your seats early for an unforgettable night at the ballpark by calling (828) 322-3000 or visiting website

SkyShow Street Party, Charlotte, BB&T Ballpark, Charlotte, NC, July 4, 2pm-10pm

The festivities will begin in the afternoon with the SkyShow Street Party, featuring activities for kids, games, prize giveaways, live music, and food trucks and drinks. And in the evening, the Charlotte Knights will host the Norfolk Tides. The night will conclude with fireworks lighting up the Uptown Charlotte skyline.

We’re taking over Mint Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in front of BB&T Ballpark starting at 2pm until 10pm for the SkyShow Street Party. 107.9 The Link will have kid crafts, coloring, and activities at the Interactive Kids Area. Whether you climb, slide or bounce down the street, there’s sure to be some fun for kids of all ages! Pick up your wristband at any kid’s activity for a small fee and play all day!

News Talk 1110 WBT will be broadcasting live from the street with SkyShow Radio, so stop by and meet some of our personalities. While you’re at the WBT set, grab your free American Flag on your way into the Stadium thanks to Conder Flag Company. As you walk the street, take in all the fun in the heart of Charlotte and enjoy our live music. We’ll have live entertainment from 3pm-9pm to keep you dancing until the fireworks shoot off! Enjoy delicious food from Two Chicks & a Truck, Libretto’s Pizza, Fresh Med, Brusters, Fun Oh Cakes and Cousin’s Maine Lobster!

First pitch for the game is at 6:05pm as Charlotte Knights take on Durham Bulls. Tickets to the game are on sale here. Join us as we honor our Veterans and Active Military with a patriotic flag ceremony immediately following the game. Afterward, you will be amazed by the largest fireworks display in the Southeast with the SkyShow! Admission: street party, free; baseball game, $12-$25

Independence Day Celebration Concert & Fireworks, Alexander Central High School

534 Liledoun Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681, Concert 7:00pm, Fireworks 9:45 pm

The public is invited to the Alexander County Independence Day Celebration Concert and Fireworks on Saturday, July 6th at approximately 9:45 p.m. at Alexander Central High School! The event is being presented by Alexander County Government, with the help of a $2,500 donation from Craftmaster Furniture. Residents and visitors can enjoy the pyrotechnics display from the ACHS parking lot, county administration parking lot, and other nearby parking areas. The fun actually begins with a free “Summer on the Square” concert at the Alexander County Courthouse Park (131 West Main Avenue, Taylorsville) with Kent Dowell and the Bluegrass Blend, courtesy of the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center! The concert will run from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., which will allow you plenty of time to find your spot and get ready for the fireworks. Bring your friends and family to celebrate our independence!