Find many fourth of July celebrations and places to watch fireworks in Asheville and the western North Carolina mountains.
See www.RomanticAsheville.com/fourth.htm for this year’s events.
Downtown Asheville Independence Day Celebration includes family activities and entertainment in Pack Square Park, starting at 2 PM. Music entertainment will start at the stage at 4 PM. The big fireworks begin at 9:30 PM.
South Asheville Fireworks at Lake Julian starts at dark. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and find a spot along the lake. The park offers picnic tables, grills, a sand volleyball court, two horseshoe pits, boat rental and a playground. Bring a picnic! Park at Estes Elementary School on Long Shoals Road across from the lake. From Asheville take I-26 East to Exit #37. Turn left at the light onto Long Shoals Road.
Bryson City’s Freedom Fest is an old fashioned street festival begins at 10 AM with great local music, handcrafted arts, P.A.W.S. dog show, watermelon eating contest and hula hoop off. Fireworks show at 10 PM. Ride the Freedom Train on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.
Lake Junaluska has a full weekend of food, concerts and hotel packages.
Downtown Sylva has a free outdoor concert followed by fireworks.
Downtown Brevard has a big street festival, morning parade and fireworks.
The small village of Montreat near Black Mountain has it’s parade on July 4 at 10:30 AM. Black Mountain will have family fun and fireworks beginning at 7 PM.
Come celebrate the Fourth of July with an old-fashioned watermelon cutting, and view the Black Mountain fireworks display from the peak of Sunset Mountain, presented by the Swannanoa Valley Museum.
Orchard at Altapass on Blue Ridge Parkway has a covered dish picnic on July 4th, 11:00 AM-4:30 PM. Live music all day is free! Admission for the meal is a dish to share OR $10 per meal.
Cherokee’s Fireworks display, located at the Acquoni Expo Center. Part of the Pow Wow Weekend!
Hendersonville has July 4th fireworks display at dark, viewable from downtown.
In Lake Lure, watch color explode in the sky from the shores or take a ride on a boat for the best seat in the house on two nights.
Waynesville’s Stars and Stripes daytime celebration runs from 11 AM to 3 PM along Main Street with music and sidewalk sales on July 4.
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