Are you looking for some fun ways to spend your 4th of July in Charlotte? From festivals to parades to fireworks, I’ve rounded up the best celebrations for 2017.
*all of these events include fireworks
Charlotte Motor Speedway 4th of July Celebration – July 4th
This year’s 4th of July celebration at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is one of a kind. As part of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout series, this celebration features unique races such as a school bus race and a porta john race as well as a power wheels race with youth. The evening is finished off with a spectacular firework display at 9:30PM. Tickets are $8 for adults and children 13 and under are free.
The Ballantyne Hotel Red, White & Blue Lawn Party – July 1st
The Ballantyne Hotel is hosting a party on the lawn with live music, food trucks, and local NC beer. The evening will end with a firework display. This event is open to the public and free.
Rock Hill’s Red, White & Boom – July 3rd
Rock Hill’s annual Red, White & Boom celebration includes live music, food trucks, rides & inflatables for the kids, an ice cream eating contest and fireworks at 10PM.
U.S. National Whitewater Center’s 4th of July Celebration – July 3 and July 4th
One of Charlotte’s most popular 4th of July celebrations is back again this year with live music, tournaments, and fireworks at 9:30PM. The celebration, including the fireworks display occurs both days.
Harrisburg Fourth of July Celebration – July 3rd and July 4th
This year’s celebration in Harrisburg Park includes a festival, pageant, parade, art & crafts, and a firework display both nights at 10PM.
A Taste of Small Town Americana Beach Party – July 4
Waxhaw’s beach party is on again this year! The festivities begin with a parade in the morning and continue with water slides, obstacle courses, and other water fun at the beach party. The entire event is capped off with firework display at dusk to celebrate America’s birthday!