Whether you’re heading out with friends and family for the traditional barbeque 4th of July weekend or watching the sky light up from the comfort of your own home, you’ll want to know where all the fun is happening. FOX46 Charlotte has put together a list of all the action happening this weekend so that you and your family can enjoy without all the worrying.
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Skyshow Fireworks Spectacular follows the July 4th game between the Charlotte Knights and the Pawtucket Red Sox. Buy tickets for the game here. There will also be a free street festival from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in front of the ballpark.
Sunday July 3- Monday July 4. Includes live music followed by a fireworks display each night. Live music includes The Wood Brothers, The Congress, Hollis Brown, and more. Admission is free. Parking is $5.
Hickory Grove Parade and Celebration
The 47th Annual Hickory Grove Parade and Celebration is the largest block party in East Charlotte. Monday, July 4th. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Hickory Grove Recreation Center, 6709 Pence Road, and proceeds to The Grove Church, 5735 East W.T. Harris Boulevard, where the celebration continues until 2:30 p.m., with live music, games, food and contests.
Red White and Boom
Sunday, July 3rd, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., in Old Town in Rock Hill, South Carolina. There’s a kids’ zone (there’s a fee for this) a free concert and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Sunday July 3 at 5 p.m. Community in Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Drive in Cornelius. Free, and free refreshments following.
Carowinds Military Days
Free park admission to any active, inactive, or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military ID on July 2-4. Fireworks July 3-4.
Waxhaw 4th of July Celebration
Downtown Waxhaw, Saturday, July 2. Parade at 10 a.m.; Beach party 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Fireworks at dusk.
Coulwood Community 4th of July Parade and Celebration
Monday, July 4. Parade starts at Coulwood Middle School at 9 a.m. and ends at Paw Creek Elementary School.
4th of July Festival at Birkdale Village
July 4 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Festival includes stage performances, face painting, balloon art, bounce houses, craft tables, bike decorating & patriotic bike ride, music, roaming entertainment and more! Plus, the annual Huntersville Fire Department water fights at 12:15 p.m.
Charlotte Symphony plays at Symphony Park at SouthPark. It costs $16. Friday, July 1. Gates open at 5 p.m., prelude performances start at 7 p.m. Charlotte Symphony performs at 8:15 p.m. Fireworks follow.
Charlotte Museum of History 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It costs $5. Free for museum members. This event will feature lectures, kids’ crafts, tours of the Hezekiah Alexander home site, and ringing of the American Freedom Bell. Register here.
Tega Cay 4th of July Celebration
Festival begins with a land parade at 9 a.m. July 4, followed by a canoe joust, a boat parade, the Carolina Ski Show Team’s performance and a fish fry. At 9:30 p.m. there will be fireworks.
Lake Wylie Fireworks
Fireworks will be viewable from near the Buster Boyd Bridge around 9:15 p.m.
15th Annual 4th of July Pig Pickin’ in Plaza Midwood
July 3 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Harrisburg 4th of July Celebration
3 day celebration at Harrisburg Park.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
4 p.m.: Miss July 4th Pageant
Friday, July 1, 2016
4 pm..: Harrisburg Park Opens
5 pm..: Emily Minor Band
7p.m.: Opening Ceremonies
8 p.m.: Part Time Party Time Band
10 p.m.: Fireworks
Park closes following fireworks.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
9 a.m.: Parade on Highway 49
4 p.m.: Harrisburg Park Opens
4:15 p.m.: Mayor’s Invitational Cornhole Tournament
5 p.m.: Chicago Reloaded
8:00 pm: Da Throwback Band
10:00 pm: Fireworks
11:30 pm: Park Closes
Davidson Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, July 3rd, there will be a parade for all to participate in, starting at McEver Field on South Street at 5:15 p.m., proceeding to the town Green, where the band Ted Vigil will perform at 6:00 p.m.
Kannapolis Intimidators’ ballpark
Saturday, July 2nd. Gates open at 6 p.m. with a youth baseball game at 7:05 p.m., an All-American parade for kids around the field at 8:30 p.m., and fireworks set to patriotic music at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the whole evening are just $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and for kids under age 12.
Fireworks on July 2nd at 9 p.m. It’s free but there are also many river cruises available for a fee. There are also carnival rides, food trucks, and a showing of the movie “Independence Day” after the fireworks. 1459 River Highway, Mooresville.
Monday July 4, Chris Marks Band from 6-9 p.m. and a variety of food vendors available at Walking Track Park. In honor of the turning point of the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Kings Mountain (fought just south of town) a scene from “Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama” written by Bob Inman will be performed by the cast. All will lead up to the big event, the fireworks show
Red, White, and Belmont
In downtown Belmont Friday, July 1st. Concert by The Tams at 6 p.m. on Main Street followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Matthews People’s Parade
Matthews People’s Parade meets at the Town Hall Green at 5 pm July 2nd, and parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Followed by concert from Too Much Sylvia at 7 p.m. at Stumptown Park.
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