Fourth of July Events in Charlotte
This one is actually on Thursday, July 3, but it’s too patriotic to leave off this list. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s summer series concludes with this patriotic line-up of tunes like “This Land Is Your Land” and “America, the Beautiful.” Fireworks will mark the finale of the program.
4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL AT U.S. NATIONAL WHITEWATER CENTER
The two-day celebration, kicking off Thursday, is free and open to the public. Live acts include Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers and moe. Both nights include a display of fireworks, making either night a must. There’s even a cornhole tournament, if you feel like going pro.
JULY 4TH SPECTACULAR ON MINT STREET AND BB&T BALLPARK
Aerial dancers, face-painting, balloon animals, games, and even a ferris wheel—this could be the family-friendly event you’re trying to find. The game at the ballpark may be sold out, but you can still find a good seat for the fireworks and enjoy the accompanying street festival.
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY
Celebrate our nation’s traditions with Charlotte Museum of History. You can even see a 19th-century liberty flag, and crafts will be provided for children. Programming provides many perspectives of the country’s early days.
4TH OF JULY PARTY W/ THE FLAT TIRES
Tremont’s party features the Flat Tires, the Hickory-born juke-joint act. This all-ages show is perfect for younger show-goers who can’t get into any of the weekend’s 21-plus shows. The band is joined by Charlotte punkers The Fill Ins.
4TH OF JULY PLAZA MIDWOOD PIG PICKIN'
The free show at Snug Harbor features the likes of Bone Snugs N Harmony, Temperance League, Hectorina, and Amigo. Petra’s will have the jazz band Soundbridge. Diamond and Lulu and several other neighborhood businesses also provided music and food before and after the fireworks.
JAZZ AT THE BECHTLER: MARIA HOWELL
Maria Howell comes to the Bechtler as a guest vocalist, with the Ziad Jazz Quartet. Howell is known for her role in the 1985 classic The Color Purple and a long career in the genre. She comes to the museum for two days, July 4 and 5.