4th of July events near Charlotte

Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular (Memorial Stadium, Charlotte)

Spend your Fourth of July with friends and family in Center City Charlotte at Memorial Stadium (310 North Kings Drive) for the Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular! It's the biggest show around and is the "official" fireworks show of Charlotte! The event attracts over 300,000 people to Uptown and is ranked the 13th best in America according to AOL Travel, and it never disappoints. There's plenty of live music and fun until 9pm- when the real attraction takes over at 9:30 when one of the area's biggest and longest fireworks display begins!

Family-fun activities will take place from 6-9pm with a spectacular fireworks show beginning at 9:30 (weather permitting).

FREE admission! Family-friendly, Alcohol-free! Early Ray will be performing on stage so get there early to claim a great viewing spot!


Coca-Cola 4th of July  Festival (U.S. National Whitewater Center)

The Coca-Cola 4th of July Festival features two consecutive days of free live music and fireworks. The celebration takes place Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4.

With music starting each afternoon at 4 p.m., the party will continue each night with a fireworks show. We'll launch the fireworks from Hawk Island and the show will display over our whitewater river. If you have ever seen fireworks at the USNWC, you know that there is not a bad seat in the house. We recommend you come early so you can enjoy the festival atmosphere, which includes free samples of Edy's Slow Churned Ice Cream, all day long.

Fireworks: Each night at dark
Price: FREE and open to the public


Skyshow 2012 (Knights Stadium)

News Talk 1110 WBT and 107.9 The Link! presents Skyshow 2012, the largest Fourth of July fireworks display in the Southeast on Wednesday, July 4th 2012 at Knights Stadium.

Doors open at 5:00 PM.

Baseball, fireworks and fun come together for Skyshow 2012! Come early for the pre-game festivities including live music, food, drinks, an interactive kids area, prizes and more! After the game, we will honor our Veterans and Military Personnel in a patriotic ceremony presented by Sharp Business Systems, and don't forget the most amazing choreographed fireworks display presented by Harrelson Nissan!

Get your tickets now and we'll see you at the game! Play ball!


Nights of Fire (Carowinds)

Nights of Fire, where Carowinds will light up the skies each night at 10pm with a stunning fireworks celebration. This will be nightly starting July 4th and will run until August 12th. The tradition continues on this summer after launching in 2011.

Admission to the park for the show requires a ticket. Single day and two day tickets are available ranging from $26.99 to $59.99 each. Parking is $12 regardless of if you buy online or pay at the gate.


Dilworth 20th Annual July 4th Parade

When: Wed. July 4 at 10 a.m. Where: Corner of Berkeley and Lexington Ave. Join your neighbors for a wonderful Dilworth tradition!  Decorate your bikes, strollers, scooters to compete for ribbons and Menchie's gift cards!  Our cherished Fire Station #2 will lead the parade down Berkeley Avenue to Dilworth Elementary School parking lot.

Bring your donations for the Fire Department.  Enjoy popsicles after the parade and tour the fire truck! Menchie's will be there too.


Kings Mountain July 4th Parade

The City of Kings Mountain will celebrate the 4th of July with the "Revolutionary 4th" at the Walking Track Park in Kings Mountain.  There will be music, muskets and the largest fireworks show between Charlotte and Asheville.

The event begins Wednesday, July 4th  at 11:00 am with the opening of a Colonial Era Living History Encampment.


Shriners International 4th of July Parade

Come see the world-famous Shriners 4th of July parade in Charlotte for free! The whole family will enjoy this spectacular demonstration of patriotism as the Shriners take to the streets of Uptown Charlotte with marching bands, clowns & tiny cars!

Shriners International is a fraternity of men who believe in fun, fellowship and philanthropy. Their official philanthropy is Shriners Hospitals for Children. They will be coming to Charlotte from July 1-5 for their 138th Imperial Session.

The parade begins at 2:30 p.m., in downtown Charlotte, NC, at Tryon & 9th. The parade will travel south on Tryon, ending at Stonewall St.


Birkdale Village 4th of July Celebration

When: Wednesday, July 4 from 10:00AM-1:00PM
Where: Birkdale Village - 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville
Cost: Free
Details: The celebration will include : bike decorating, face painting, a clown bounce, children's arts and crafts, a parade, a water fight between the fire stations, music and food.


Parade - Hickory Grove

When: Wednesday, July 4 at 10:30AM
Where: Hickory Grove School
Cost: Free
Attendance: Approximately 2,500
Parade Route: The parade will begin on Pence Road and turn right onto East WT Harris Boulevard ending at Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church.
Smaller Parades: Coulwood and Cameron Wood neighborhoods will have parades during the morning.