Fourth of July events: where to celebrate America’s birthday


June 29, 2022

Whitewater Center
Start the celebration early with the Whitewater Center on Sunday. Expect activities throughout the day like yoga, a 5K and live music. The celebration will carry over to the next day with a Revolutionary Duathlon on the Whitewater trail system as well as more yoga and live music. The two-day event is free to attend.

WBT SkyShow
Want to celebrate America by catching a baseball game and a fireworks show? Head to the WBT SkyShow. Team USA will be playing on Truist Field starting at 6:05 p.m. After the game, stay for the fireworks, which is billed as the largest show in the Southeast. Tickets start at $19 for standing-room only and $24 for seated tickets.

Carowinds Fireworks Shows
Starting on July 2 and running through the 4th, Carowinds will be hosting a fireworks show from 9:30-9:45 pm. Fireworks will be visible throughout the park, but some rides will close early. Free to watch with a ticket to the park.

Charlotte Symphony’s Celebrate America! Concerts, with Fireworks
The last Charlotte Symphony Celebrate America! Concert and Fireworks event takes place July 1 at Village Park in Kannapolis. Free to attend.

Blakeney 4th of July Celebration
Blakeney Shopping Center will celebrate America’s birthday a day early on July 3 from noon-9 p.m. Many stores will give out patriotic gifts with purchase. There will be live performances from noon-2 p.m., including stilt walkers and jugglers. Starting at 7 p.m. there will be a live concert from Soulwatt. Free to attend.

Indian Trail Parks July 4th Parade
Take the whole family to Indian Trail Parks & Recreation dressed in patriotic attire for a 4th of July parade. There will be floats, horses, fire trucks and more. The fun starts at 11:30 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m. It is free to attend.

Free Fishing Day
In North Carolina on every July 4th, it is Free Fishing Day: Fishing is allowed in any public body of water in the state without a fishing license. There are some limitations, so check out N.C. Wildlife Resources for more info.

Charlotte Motor Speedway Cook Out Summer Shootout
From June 28-August 2, Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts the Cook Out Summer Shootout, where future star racers compete. On July 5, it is specially themed as Red, White, and Brews. There will be a fireworks show and meet-and-greets with the drivers. First responders get in free, while adult tickets start at $10. Kids under 12 are admitted free.

Star-Spangled Saturday at Optimist Hall
On July 2, Optimist Hall is hosting Star-Spangled Saturday, which features live music and fireworks. It starts at 6:15 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Free to attend.

Compiled by Cameron Crews

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