7/2, Blowing Rock, NC – 4th of July Festival & Parade on Saturday, July 2. Live music starts at 9am, Parade at 10am, No parking on Main Street for parade, Free trolley for parking, 8am-5pm, Music & Games in Memorial Park.
The 4th of July Parade is a procession of families in costume, decorated vehicles & floats, musical performances, local officials, and a handful of characters. The Blowing Rock 4th of July Parade will be held on Saturday, July 2 at 10:00 am. It’s presented along Main Street from Mellow Mushroom to the Museum. To improve audience safety and experience, Main Street will be closed to parking on the morning of July 2 (parking will be blocked off overnight). Once the parade and spectators have cleared, around 11:00 am, parking will reopen.
Parking is easy with the complimentary shuttle service, running from the parking lot at Tanger Outlets to Main Street, beginning at 8:00am. The shuttle will run continuously through 5:00 pm, and the short route means short wait times for the next ride. After the parade, enjoy more music and games in Memorial Park all afternoon, and shopping and dining around town!

7/1, Independence Day Celebration, 6 PM – 10 PM, Free. A community Independence Day Celebration complete with Food, Fun and Fireworks! The Band and Food Trucks will be at Rudisill Stadium, located at 313 Ridge Ave, Cherryville, NC 28021.

7/4, Fourth of July Celebration, 5 PM – 9:30 PM. Come out to downtown Gastonia on Monday, July 4 from 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM! There will be food trucks, vendors, entertainment, a free KidsZone and fireworks will shoot off around 9:30 PM.
The Bantum Rooster band will perform from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Pre-recorded music will play from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, and pre-recorded patriotic music will play during the fireworks. **Please bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket to sit and enjoy the music**
Rotary Centennial Pavilion is located at 111 N South St., Gastonia, NC 28052.

7/4, July 4th Parade, 10:00AM. The Town of Glen Alpine will host July 4th Parade at 10am on July 4th. The Glen Alpine Women’s Club will be selling hot dogs with their great homemade Chili and all the trimmings. They will also have nachos, drinks and popcorn. Their tent will be near the stage and handy for everyone to stop in and support these ladies.

7/3, Independence Day Extravaganza at Crawdads, 6:00 PM, L.P. Frans Stadium, 2500 Clement Blvd NW, Hickory, NC 28601. Crawdads VS. Greensboro Grasshoppers! Bring your family and friends to celebrate our country’s independence by spending the night watching America’s past-time. Post-game we’ll have the largest fireworks show of the year!

7/4, Annual Kiddie Car Parade, Free, Redwood Park, Hudson, NC, 10:00AM. Main Street will be turned over to kids at 10:00 a.m. for a 4th of July Parade to the Pool! Kids bring your bicycles, tricycles, wagons, skateboards, anything with wheels (no gasoline vehicles)—or just walk– to Redwood Park. Dress patriotically and celebrate our Nation’s Birthday! Line up begins at 9:30 at HUB Station, 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson, NC. Join the parade to McCreary Aquatic Center in Redwood Park. Pool opens for FREE from 1pm – 5pm.

7/4, July 4th Fireworks Show, 9:30 PM, Free. The City of Lenoir July 4th fireworks show will start at 9:30 pm at the Lenoir Optimist Park. No other activities will be done this year. 720 Mullberry Street SW., Lenoir, NC 28645.

7/4, Monday, July 4, 9:30pm – 10pm, The party is ON for Independence Day this year! The celebration on Monday, JULY 4th starts with the parade at 8:30PM and the Fireworks Show at 9:30PM. Everyone is invited to join the fun! The Fireworks Show will be at the Lincolnton High School Stadium and everyone is invited to watch from the bleachers. Park at LHS; do not block Skip Lawing or Jeb Seagle. There are also good viewing locations along North Aspen and at the LHS student parking lot.

July 2, 2022, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Marion Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks. Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Marion!  The parade begins at 6pm, and a special spot is reserved at the beginning for “anything that rolls.”  Parade Marshals are McDowell County Veterans.  The street dance with “Gotcha Groove” begins at 7pm, with fireworks at 9:45pm.

7/4, On July 4th at 9:45 PM* a Fireworks show will be displayed at Freedom Park. Bring the whole family and watch from nearby locations. Freedom Park, 400 Independence Blvd, Morganton, NC 28655. *contingent on weather*

Saturday, July 2, 2022,11:00 AM 12:00 PM. Downtown Newton Community Independence Parade Celebration. Come out and share community pride celebrating Independence Day! Looking for Patriotic decorations of Golf Carts, Carts, Bike and Trikes, Wagons, Scooters, Families and Pets (no cars or motorcycles). Prizes given to most Patriotic decorated/themed entries. Winning entries will receive $50 in downtown dollars. Don’t have a golf cart? Use a grocery cart supplied by Downtown Newton! All participants will receive Patriotic swag.

7/1, Independence Day Celebration, 5:30-9:30 PM, Free. Fireworks Extravaganza at Shelby City Park, Friday, July 1st. Cornhole tournament starting at 5:30pm. Train and Carrousel open 1pm until 8pm. Aquatic Center open from 12pm until 6pm. We will have food trucks starting late afternoon until fireworks. Music and games will start around 7pm. Face painting and balloon artist will be at both complex 1 and complex 2 from 7pm until 9pm. Our patriotic costume contest at 8:30pm. A HUGE firework display at 9:30pm. This will be fun for the whole family!!!

7/3, City of Statesville Fireworks Celebration, 9:30PM, Free. Join us for the 2022 City of Statesville Fireworks Celebration! We will be launching from the Signal Hill Mountain Bike Trail area (same launch location as in previous years). Launch time is at 9:30 pm! Good places to watch the show are Signal Hill Mall, former Bi-Lo parking lot, Statesville Soccer Complex, King of the Sea. Special thank you to our sponsors: City of Statesville Recreation & Parks, Tim Johnson Landscaping, Inc. and Country Boy Landscaping, Inc. Thank you also to the City of Statesville Police Department and the City of Statesville Fire Department for providing the infrastructure and resources to safely host this event for our community.

7/1, Independence Day Celebration, Celebrate our Nation’s Independence loud and proud with the Valdese Independence Day Celebration! Hosted in conjunction with the summer concert series, the town’s most popular event of the year boasts live music, a classic car cruise-in, amusement rides, variety eats, beer & wine garden, and of course…Valdese famous fireworks! Join the fun Friday, July 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Main Street will begin closing at 5:00 p.m. as rows of classic and antique cars get ready to show off. Main Street will be closed from Praley Street to Carolina Street for the celebration.
The event will begin with a special welcome from Mayor Charles Watts, followed by a performance of our National Anthem by Miranda Cole. The cast of the historic outdoor drama, “From this Day Forward”, will offer a brief reenactment in honor of the upcoming production followed by a night full of amazing music by local favorite Too Much Sylvia at 7:00 p.m.
Too Much Sylvia is no stranger to the Valdese stage. This long time, local favorite band will welcome attendees to dance the night away with a wide variety of beach and dance music! The kid zone will feature amusement rides in the town parking lot next to the former Wells Fargo building and tickets will be available to purchase on site.
A variety of eats will also be available for attendees. In addition to the great variety of locally owned restaurants within walking distance of the event, attendees will also have the opportunity of dining with two food trucks. Valdese Recreation Department will offer a variety of concessions and cold drinks and proceeds from the night will go the Wayne Owens Gym Renovation Project.
Beer sales are available, courtesy of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Waldensian Style Wines will be selling a wide variety of their historic wines, including the famous “Brenda’s Peach Bellini.”
An impressive firework show will begin shortly after dusk, approximately 9:30 p.m. from the football field behind the Old Rock School. The Town of Valdese sponsors this celebration with a brilliant light display that bursts at a lower altitude which allows for a variety of swirls and explosions. Plenty of ooohs and ahhhs for everyone. Areas will be blocked to ensure public safety.
Show your patriotism by wearing your best red, white and blue! For event maps, details, and parking, visit the Town’s website at