From festivals to fireworks, Asheville is one of the best destinations in the region for Fourth of July celebrations. The 2024 guide for Fourth of July in Asheville will help you plan a memorable experience.

2024 Ingles Independence Day Block Party

The Ingles Independence Day Block Party returns to downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park on Thursday, July 4, 2024. This free event will take place in the South Slope area this year, between Coxe Avenue and Buxton Avenue.

The party begins at noon with a performance by The Ultimate Air Dogs, following by live music, local food and craft beverages, and a fireworks extravaganza at 9:30 pm.

No outside alcohol, pets or vending are permitted. Parking is available in City of Asheville parking decks, on the street or in private lots.

More information about the Ingles Independence Day Celebration and the Asheville Downtown Association can be found online at

Lake Julian Fireworks in South Asheville

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 South Asheville’s Lake Julian on Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The park offers picnic tables, a volleyball court, a playground, and more!

The fireworks extravaganza blasts off shortly after dark (usually around 9:15 pm). Visitors should arrive by 7:45 pm to allow enough time for parking and entering the park.

Parking is at Estes Elementary School across Long Shoals Road from the main entrance to Lake Julian Park. Shuttles will be operating from 10:30 am until 10:30 pm. Handicap access parking in the park will be allowed with a valid handicap placard. Be sure to come early and enjoy the day at Lake Julian Park.

Revelers are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy all the park has to offer: disc golf, cornhole, sand volleyball, playgrounds, fitness courses, horseshoes, and more. Uncovered picnic tables and grills are available on a first come basis. Food trucks will also be on-site throughout the day.

Everyone can fish in any public body of water in the state without a license on July 4. The park is also waiving the daily fishing fee as part of Free Fishing Day in North Carolina. Lake Julian is stocked with an abundance of bass, catfish, bream, and crappie by the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission.

An accessible boat launch is available for private craft including fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, SUPs, and sailboats for a fee. All boats must be off the water by 8:00 pm.

Visit the Buncombe County website for additional information.

Celebrations and Fireworks Near Asheville


Henderson County will launch an Independence Day fireworks display at sundown from South Grove Street. The fireworks can be viewed throughout downtown Hendersonville as well as the south side of town; if you’re able to see the “Big Red Balloon” that goes up during the day then you’ll have a good view for the fireworks! Visit for more information.

The Independence Day Parade in downtown Hendersonville will be on Thursday, July 4, 2024, beginning at 10 am. The parade will span from Caswell Street to 6th Avenue. Traffic will still be able to traverse the avenues until 10 am when they will close in preparation for event.

For more information, visit the 4th of July guide.

Guide last updated June 20, 2024. Please contact us with any questions, problems, or comments.