4thofJulyMile High Fourth of July, Banner Elk and Beech Mountain, June 30 – July 4
For the second year in a row, two resort towns, located high in the Blue Ridge Mountains, are combining forces to celebrate our nation’s independence. The centerpieces of this long weekend are Beech Mountain’s fireworks and 48th Annual Roasting of the Hog on July 1, and Banner Elk’s Fourth of July Parade and Party in the Park on July 4.

Valdese Independence Day Celebration, Downtown Valdese, June 30, 2017 at approximately 9:30pm
The 2017 Fireworks Friday Night will be held on June 30, 2017 in conjunction with Family Friday Nights Summer Concert Series.Fireworks Display will launched at dusk (approximately 9:30pm) from behind the Old Rock School. The Fireworks Display can be seen from all over Downtown Valdese and will last between 20-25 minutes.

Independence Day Festival and Parade, Memorial Park and Blowing Rock Country Club, Blowing Rock, July 1-2
Admission: free. Saturday (9am – 11pm) offers music and games in the parks for kids and adults, and an afternoon parade. At dark, the fireworks show begins and can be viewed from the Blowing Rock Country Club grounds, which will be open to the public for the event. Sunday (12:30-6pm) features live music and dance.

Denver Fireworks & Music Spectacular 2017, 6471 NC-73, Denver, NC , July 1 • 4pm – 11 pm
The Denver Area Business Association welcomes country music to Denver, North Carolina with huge country music super star Collin Raye. Along with the biggest fireworks display ever in Denver NC! Fun for all ages. There will be booths with local businesses set up around the high school track. Food, snow cones, bounce houses and more. We can’t wait to see you there!

Red, White and Bluegrass Festival, Catawba Meadows Park, Morganton, July 1 – 3
3 Days, 12 Bands: Daily Admission: $25.00; 3-Day Pass w/ Reserved Seating: $100.00 (includes camping permit); 3-Day Pass: $70.00 (includes camping permit); 12 & under: FREE with paid admission (except reserved seating); 3-Day Camping Permit: $30.00 (No hook-ups); Bluegrass Camp for Kids: $65.00  WEBSITE: http://redwhiteandbluegrassfestival.org/

Fourth of July Celebration U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, July 3-4; 9:30 am – 11:00 pm
It’s a two-day celebration at the world’s largest manmade whitewater river, complete with outdoor adventure, live music from multiple bands, food and local craft beer, cornhole tournaments and firework displays both nights.
Admission: free; parking fee applies; VIP admission available.

Glen Alpine 4th of July Celebration, 103 Pitts St, Morganton, NC, July 4 at 10:00 am
The annual celebration of freedom features a parade, live music, free watermelon, food for purchase and more! Friends, family and Burke County parade-goers are all welcome to join in! The parade route will run from Pea Ridge Street to Linville Street, circle Cemetery Street back to Linville Street and end at the town hall in Glen Alpine where the rest of the festivities will take place. Lineup by 9:45am, parade begins at 10:00am.

Downtown Boone Annual July 4th Parade, Downtown Boone, NC, July 4, 11am – 11pm
The Downtown Boone Annual July 4th Parade is a wonderful event for the whole family. Take a spot on King Street to watch the parade, which starts at 11 am, then join the Mayor of Boone for complimentary cake and watermelon at the Jones House Community Center. We’ve got festivities throughout the day.
At 7:00 that evening, enjoy more festivities at the Clawson/Burnley Park off of Hunting Hills Lane. Fireworks display at 9:30 pm. Admission: Free

Ingles Independence Day Celebration, July 4, 2-10 p.m.; Pack Square Park, Asheville
Venture to downtown Asheville for a day filled with activities for the family. Highlights include competitions by the Ultimate Air Dogs, children’s activities, the Splashville Fountain, a fireworks extravaganza and more. Admission: free.

Indep.DayLenoir 4th of July Celebration, Lenoir Optimist Grounds, Lenoir, NC, July 4 • 5pm- 11pm
Inflatables, water slides and water features, games, live music, trackless train rides, face painting, colored hair spraying, sand volleyball, tennis, corn hole game, basketball, balloon artist, food vendors, bungee jumper, gyroscope spinner. Fireworks will start at 9:30 pm and be shot off from the Lenoir Optimist Grounds.

Marion 4th of July Celebration, July 4 • 6pm – 11pm
A special spot will be reserved at the beginning of the parade for “Anything That Rolls”. Skaters, bicycles and skateboards are welcome and are not required to preregister. Grand Marshal will be McDowell County Veterans. Little Miss McDowell, Elaina Rampey, will perform just before the street dance.
At 7PM, Gotcha Groove will take the stage with their high energy performance, providing live entertainment far beyond that of the typical dance band, covering most every genre of music.
The evening will conclude with fireworks at 9:45pm shot from the Recreation Department ballfield on West Court Street. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy an evening of fun with your friends and neighbors!