7/2, Independence Day Celebration, 6 PM – 10 PM, Free. A community Independence Day Celebration complete with Food, Fun and Fireworks! 300 E Main St, Cherryville, NC 28021.

7/4, Fourth of July Celebration, 4 PM – 9:30 PM. Come out to the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Gastonia on Sunday, July 4 from 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM! There will be food trucks, vendors, entertainment, and fireworks will shoot off around 9:30 PM.
Thirsty Horses band will perform from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Diamond River Band will perform from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. **Please bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket to sit and enjoy the music**
Thank you to our event sponsors, T-Mobile and CaroMont Health, as well as our in-kind sponsors, Pita Wheel and the Real Estate Boutique.
We have a great lineup of vendors and food trucks this year! We will also have FREE balloon twisting and glitter tattoos throughout the entirety of the event.Independence Day Celebration Events
Event includes Beer Garden, Food Trucks and Vendors!
Rotary Centennial Pavilion is located at 111 N South St., Gastonia, NC 28052.

7/3, July 4th Parade, 10:00AM. The Town of Glen Alpine will host July 4th Parade at 10am on July 3rd. The Glen Alpine Women’s Club will be selling hot dogs with their great homemade Chili and all the trimmings. They will also have nachos, drinks and popcorn. Their tent will be near the stage and handy for everyone to stop in and support these ladies.

7/4, Independence Day Extravaganza at Crawdads, 7:00 PM, L.P. Frans Stadium, 2500 Clement Blvd NW, Hickory, NC 28601. Crawdads VS. Asheville Tourists! Bring your family and friends to celebrate our country’s independence by spending the night watching America’s past-time. Post-game we’ll have the largest fireworks show of the year!

7/3, 50th Annual Kiddie Car Parade, Free, Downtown Hudson, 10:00AM. Main Street will be turned over to kids at 10:00 a.m. for a 4th of July Parade to the Pool! Kids bring your bicycles, tricycles, wagons, skateboards, anything with wheels (no gasoline vehicles)—or just walk– to Redwood Park. Dress patriotically and celebrate our Nation’s Birthday!
Line up begins @ 9:30 at HUB Station, 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson, NC. Join the parade to McCreary Aquatic Center in Redwood Park.
Free Hot Dogs, Ice Cream, Apple Pie, Prizes, Bicycle helmets, and Drawing for (4) Bicycles. First 150 get free commemorative water bottle. Those most patriotically decorated will win a prize. Come Dressed to Win ! Sponsored by Hudson Community Development Association, Hudson Parks & Recreation, Hudson Police Dept. & Others.

7/4, July 4th Fireworks Show, 9:30 PM, Free. The City of Lenoir July 4th fireworks show will start at 9:30 pm at the Lenoir Optimist Park. No other activities will be done this year. 720 Mullberry Street SW., Lenoir, NC 28645.

7/4, The 2021 Fourth of July Celebration, 8:30-10:30PM. The party is ON for the 4th of July this year! The celebration on Sunday, July 4th starts with the parade at 8:30PM and the Fireworks Show at 9:30PM. Everyone is invited to join the fun!
Calling all bikes, trikes, golf carts, and walkers to join the fun with a PATRIOTIC THEME. Parade entries are free but applications are required. This year, we are saluting essential workers – the healthcare workers, teachers, government employees, and others – that helped us get through 2020! Salute the essential workers in your life with your parade entry!
For more information or to submit entry form, please visit:
The line-up starts at 7:00PM in the order of arrival. NO early entry admittance allowed!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the 2021 Kidz Zone is canceled for this year.
The Fireworks Show will be at the Lincolnton High School Stadium and everyone is invited to watch from the bleachers. We will also produce a live stream of music & fireworks in collaboration with LincolntonLive! again in 2021.
You can watch the Lincolnton Fireworks Show LIVE from your backyard bbq, pool, or wherever you have an internet connection. The show will be streamed on the City of Lincolnton website & on Facebook.Independence Day Celebration Events

7/2, Independence Day Celebration, 9:30 PM, Free. Join us at Shelby City park for the biggest and best firework display around! Fireworks @ 9:30PM! Come early for an evening of fun for the whole family! Event includes: Cornhole Tournament starting @ 5:30pm (pre-registration required); Variety of Food Trucks at Complex 1 & 2; Live music starting at 7:00pm; Patriotic costume contest for ages 12 & under; Fire Juggler; The pool will be open from 12pm until 6pm; The Carrousel & Train will be open from 1pm until 7pm. Come celebrate with us at Shelby City Park!

7/3, Horizon Church’s Independence Festival, 6:00 – 10:00 PM, Free. Horizon Church is hosting an Independence Festival in the church parking lot at 316 Signal Hill Drive on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. This family oriented festival will feature food and craft vendors, live music, and other activities. Food trucks already signed on for the event include: Troutman Tacos “Tony”; The Chillin Station; What’s Shake’n Concessions; and Funohcakes. Performances throughout the evening will feature Horizon’s worship team. The public is invited and admission is free. Festival attendees will also have an excellent vantage point from the grounds to view the spectacular City of Statesville Fireworks Celebration launching from the Signal Hill Mountain Bike Trail to close out the festival.
Horizon Church is a non-denominational church located at 316 Signal Hill Drive in Statesville, NC. Sunday morning worship begins at 10:00 am each week. Services are of a casual atmosphere, with contemporary music, and messages relevant to everyday living. Charles Williams is the founding pastor of the church, which was founded in 1999; and Jason Bost is co-pastor. The church website is and the phone number is (704) 873-5250.

7/3, City of Statesville Fireworks Celebration, 9:30PM, Free. Join us for the 2021 City of Statesville Fireworks Celebration on July 3rd. We will be launching from the Signal Hill Mountain Bike Trail area, 1875 Simonton Rd Statesville, NC 28625 (same launch location as in previous years). Launch time is at 9:30pm!
Special thank you to our sponsors: City of Statesville, City of Statesville Recreation & Parks, Tim Johnson Landscaping Inc., Country Boy Landscaping, Inc.. Thank you also to the City of Statesville Police Department and the City of Statesville Fire Department for providing the infrastructure and resources to safely host this event for our community.

7/2, Independence Day Celebration, Valdese celebrates Independence Day with the sounds of the Southside Station beginning at 7:00pm on Friday July 2. Myra’s will host their car show with over 100 antique and classic cars lining Main Street as Main Street closes at 5:15pm. “This is one of our favorite events and it continues to grow and grow” states Morrissa Angi, Town of Valdese Community Affairs Director. “Each year Valdese celebrates Independence Day in conjunction with our Family Friday Nights Summer Concert Series and the event is the perfect venue for family and friends to come together to celebrate our Nation’s Independence.”

The celebration will kick off by a welcome from Mayor Black at 6:45pm followed by a presentation of colors by the Valdese American Legion. National Anthem performed by Kaylyn Hall. Amusement rides will be open to the public in the town parking lot next to the former Wells Fargo from 5pm to 10pm and ride tickets will be available for purchase on site.

Our local community theatre, Old Colony Players will be selling concessions and beer on Main Street as well as hosting a 50/50 raffle. The raffle drawing will be held at the Main Stage at the corner of Rodoret & Main Street at 8:40pm and you must be present to win. Proceeds from their sales go toward the historic outdoor drama, From This Day Forward, which opens on July 16 and runs on Fridays and Saturdays until August 14 at the Fred B. Cranford Amphitheatre. Tickets are on sale now at Valdese restaurants will also be offering specials for the evening so be sure to make your dinner plans in downtown.

This year’s celebration will feature a special performance by none other than Southside Station! A five-piece band showcasing five lead vocalists and musicians playing acoustic guitar, lead guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, harmonica and drums. Their unique song list consists of legendary dance hits, rock, country, yacht rock and singer song writer hits. Southside Station shares the talents of Veteran musicians that have played with Charlie Daniels, ZZ Top, Styx, Foreigner, Jimmy Buffett, Sara Evans, Sheryl Crow and many more. Known for their energetic stage presence and their diversity of their song lists, Southside Station is sure to bring the entertainment to the Valdese Independence Day Celebration.

After a brief intermission and raffle drawing, the music for the night will continue with Valdese famous Fireworks at approximately 9:30pm (dependent on weather conditions). Regarded as one of the most impressive fireworks display in the area, the Town of Valdese sponsors this Independence Day Celebration with fireworks that burst at a lower altitude which allows for a more brilliant presentation and fireworks that contain a variety of swirls and explosions. The evening will conclude with a final hour of outstanding music by Southside Station. “We are very excited to welcome the community to downtown as we celebrate this special holiday. 2020 was such a quiet summer for Valdese and we cannot wait to see our streets crowded with music fans once again,” states Angi.

The Independence Day Celebration is presented by the Town of Valdese and the Family Friday Nights Summer Concert Series is proudly sponsored by presenting sponsor Farris Insurance Agency, Settlemyre Nursery and Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant. For more information about the Town of Valdese and upcoming events go to or call 888-Valdese.
Valdese’ Family Friday Night Summer Concert Series