There is one event of the summer everyone looks forward to no matter their age, 4th of July fireworks! After many celebrations were cancelled in 2020, we are ready to celebrate this year even more. We have put together a list of the best places to celebrate the 4th of July in the Queen City this year.
Carowinds Celebrate America Fireworks Show
When: Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4 ; 8:45 p.m.
Watching fireworks after a day of fun at the park is a childhood memory most Charlotte natives remember. The display is complemented by an all-American soundtrack.
4th of July Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center
When: Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4
Head out to the USNWC to enjoy activities all weekend. There will be yoga and music during the day, and each night will close with a fireworks display. Admission to the festival and the yoga sessions are free. Parking is $6 per car. The Whitewater Center’s 30+ recreational experiences will still be available both days. See their website for more details.
Tega Cay Fourth of July Celebration
When: Friday, July 2 – Sunday, July 4
If you are near the Tega Cay area, you will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the 4th of July with a weekend full of events. The celebrations kick-off on Friday night with a performance by The Carolina Show Ski Team at Windjammer Park. The annual parade will take place on Saturday, July 3 at 9 a.m. Saturday evening will feature live music and food trucks. The fireworks will take place Sunday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m. at Tega Cay Golf & Conference Center. Fireworks can be seen from many places around town. Enjoy!
Baxter Village Fourth of July Parade
When: Sunday, July 4 ; 9:30 a.m.
The 4th of July Parade is back this year. The 18th annual parade takes place at 9:30am on Sunday, July 4th. Anyone can participate whether you have a decorated vehicle, classic car, float, golf cart, bicycle or scooter. Just arrive by 9am behind Killington’s Restaurant. No registration required. More information can be found here.
Celebrate the 4th at Birkdale Village
When: Sunday, July 4 ; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
This event is always a family favorite. Birkdale Village invites kids to decorate their bikes before gathering for a bike parade around Birkdale Commons Parkway. Immediately following the bike parade join the block party featuring magicians, performers, face painters, and more.
Town of Waxhaw’s Independence Day Celebration
When: Sunday, July 4; Noon-3 p.m.
The Town of Waxhaw will be celebrating Independence Day with a food truck rodeo, live music, face painting and more.
WBT SkyShow: Fireworks after Charlotte Knights Game
When: Sunday, July 4
The annual SkyShow is back after a break in 2020 from the pandemic. The Charlotte Knights will have a fireworks display after their July 4th game against Norfolk. If you don’t have tickets to the game, you can still catch the fireworks display from Romare Bearden Park. You can listen to the soundtrack on WBT radio.