From festivals and fireworks to Independence Day parades, Asheville is one of the best destinations in the region for Fourth of July celebrations.
Ingles Independence Day Celebration – This free event on Wednesday, July 4th, from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Pack Square Park features family activities throughout the day, with a fireworks extravaganza capping off the celebration at 9:30 pm. 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.
Lake Julian Fireworks – Buncombe County Recreation Services will host its annual Fireworks Display at Lake Julian Park on Wednesday, July 4th. Experience one of the largest and most exciting fireworks displays in the area with a view like no other as the skyline comes to life over Lake Julian. The fireworks extravaganza blasts off shortly after dark. Parking is at Estes Elementary School across Long Shoals Road from the main entrance to Lake Julian Park. Shuttles will be operating from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. Be sure to come early and enjoy the day at Lake Julian Park.
Tourists Baseball on July 4th – Enjoy post-game fireworks from the comforts of the field in honor of the 4th of July! Visit www.milb.com for tickets.
Western North Carolina Festivities
Hendersonville – Henderson County will launch an Independence Day fireworks display at sundown. The Special Fireworks Celebration Concert will be held on July 4th at the Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street in downtown Hendersonville, NC. Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music & fireworks from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The seating area opens after 5:30 pm; early admission is strictly prohibited.
Brevard – The street festival runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in downtown Brevard. From there the party continues at Brevard College with the Transylvania Community Art Council’s Duck Race for Kreative Kids on King’s Creek at 6:00 pm, as well as food, family time and celebration while awaiting the grand finale of the day, the Fireworks Extravaganza!
Brevard Music Center Festival – An explosive afternoon of family fun! Celebrate Independence Day with a musical extravaganza featuring your patriotic favorites, including the rousing 1812 Overture with live cannon. The concert takes place on July 4th at 2:00 pm at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.
Black Mountain – The popular Fourth of July fireworks display takes place on Thursday, June 28th, over Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center. The festivities kick off at 6:30 pm with games for children, live music, barbeque, and more. No alcohol or pets are allowed at the event.