Ring in the Fourth with a Bang at These Top Charlotte Area Events

Fireworks, parades, live music, festivals—Charlotte pulls out all the stops when it comes to ringing in the Fourth! If you’re celebrating the holiday in the city, you’ll have plenty of options for festivities.

We’ve got the rundown on the can’t-miss Fourth of July celebrations in Charlotte, so whether you want to hit up as many as possible or find your favorite and hang out for the day, check out a few of these options.

Summer Pops

A picnic.

What: Come on out to Symphony Park to hear the Charlotte Symphony perform their inspiring renditions of a few classics for Summer Pops! The lineup includes a number of Sousa marches, American the Beautiful, and the Armed Forces Medley, and the night will conclude with a brilliant fireworks display. Be sure to snag a ticket and bring along your own chairs and picnic blankets!

Where: Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road

When: July 3rd, 8:15pm

July 3rd Celebration

What: Get your festivities started early at the Mooresville July 3rd Celebration! The event will feature live music from local bands, local restaurants, kid-friendly activities, a fireworks show, and more, all near the Lake Norman waterfront.

Where: Lowe’s YMCA, Mooresville

When: July 3rd, 6pm – 10pm

4th of July Celebration


What: A two-day festival that’s been running for nine years, the 4th Celebration at the National Whitewater Center is one of the biggest happenings in the city. Throughout the two days, you can enjoy things like yoga, live music, friendly competitions, food and drinks, and fireworks both nights!

Where: US National Whitewater Center

When: July 3rd – 4th, 9am – 9pm

Skyshow & Street Party

What: Kick off the afternoon of the Fourth at the Skyshow Street Party, where you’ll find a kid’s zone, live music, local food and drinks, vendors, and tons of things to do. Once 6pm rolls around, head into the ballpark to watch the Charlotte Knights take on the Durham Bulls, and enjoy the largest fireworks display in the Southeast after the game. Grab your tickets today!

Where: BB&T Ballpark

When: July 4th, 2pm -10pm

Carowinds’ Celebrate America Fireworks Show


What: In addition to all of the roller coasters, rides, and water attractions, Carowinds will be celebrating the Fourth with some special activities, as well as a dazzling fireworks show set to patriotic music to cap off the night.

Where: Carowinds

When: July 4th, park hours

Celebrate in Charlotte

Whether it’s a holiday or just another weekend, you can always find something going on around the unique communities in Charlotte. Are you looking to find you new home in the city? Take a look at our buying resources, explore the area, and narrow down your search!

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