Grab your lawn chairs and sparklers Charlotte! With Independence Day rapidly approaching, there is an abundance of festivals to help you and your family join in on the celebration. Here’s a list of fireworks and events for 4th of July in Charlotte, one of North Carolina's bustling cities!
The U.S National Whitewater Center in Charlotte is holding a festival for fitness enthusiasts who love to party. Enjoy live music, yoga sessions, athletic competitions, and fireworks over the shimmering, Whitewater river. If you’re too eager to wait until July 4th to celebrate, USNWC is kicking off this event on July 3rd. Outside coolers and food won’t be allowed on the property during festival time, but the staff will be serving food and drinks on the terrace with admission fee. Feel free to bring your pets and kids to this family-friendly event.
Would you prefer to spend your 4th of July on a jog? Company Run For Your Life is hosting a scenic, 4-mile run through the streets of Charlotte. This track is the second installment in their Six Pack Series, which is a collection of short and long-distance trails to help runners of every endurance level. Participants 14 and up can enter the race and prizes will be awarded to the top performers. If you have little ones that want in on the action too, their Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run will be happening right after everyone crosses the finish line. Admission fees will be charged according to the desired running distance (either 1 or 4 miles).
If you have an ear for music, the Charlotte Symphony will be hosting a spectacular performance at Symphony Park on July 3rd. Sit back and listen to the melodic rhythm of North Carolina’s hometown orchestra as they perform patriotic classics like “America the Beautiful” with a carefully-picked firework display to wrap up the night. Families of all ages are welcome to come savor this admission-based event and party like a maestro.
If you’re looking for a traditional firework show, the Lowes YMCA in Mooresville will be hosting an Independence Day festival of their own. Come set up your own seats and lay down your own blankets as the YMCA staff host musical guests, food, and crafts before they light off the night with a firework show. The festivities will be occurring on July 3rd and admission is free.
The BB&T Ballpark will be hosting a street party on July 4th to sports fans and locals alike. Come join the Charlotte Knights as they present a day full of live music and entertainment. Enjoy stuffing your face at one of the many food trucks and bring your kids to participate in crafts and coloring events. If you’re a fan of baseball, there will be a game starting at 6:05, which features Team USA taking on Team Cuba. If baseball isn’t your forte, continue dancing in the streets until they set off their magnificent firework display, which is said to be one of the largest in the Southeastern area. The best part about this event is that admission will be charged only if you watch the game. Otherwise, everyone is welcome to enjoy the venue.
If you find yourself to better appreciate the historic side of Independence Day, the Charlotte Museum of History will be holding a naturalization ceremony to welcome in some new American citizens. In addition, the museum will be hosting firework-themed crafts and the ringing of the American Freedom Bell for visitors to enjoy. Admission is free and every one of every age is welcome to become immersed in history.
With so many Independence Day events happening in Charlotte, North Carolina, there’s no reason to watch fireworks from your window. Go out with your friends and family and party like a patriot this 4th of July.
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