Where to See Fourth of July Fireworks in Charlotte: 2018
Charlotte Symphony’s Celebrate America
This yearly Independence Day celebration lands on the first day of the month this time around, with the performance at 8:15 p.m. at Symphony Park in SouthPark. Expect the classics: "God Bless America," an Armed Forces medley, and a big fireworks finale. 4400 Sharon Rd.
The Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks program at American Legion Memorial Stadium has food trucks, live music from The Voltage Brothers, activities to mark Charlotte's 250th anniversary, and more, with fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m. 310 N. Kings Dr.
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Two nights of free fun hits the Whitewater Center to celebrate the Fourth. Aside from fireworks at 9:30 on both nights, you can also look forward to some yoga programming and performances from Dangermuffin and Marc Broussard on Tuesday and Sam Morrow and Colter Wall on Wednesday, respectively. 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
Take in some rides before Carowinds' annual Fourth of July show celebration starts at 9:30 p.m., Though, an important note: The rides in the Thrill Zone (Fury 325, DropTower, Scream Weaver, and Hurler) close early that night. 300 Carowinds Blvd.
The big uptown celebration is back. As usual, the fireworks follows a Charlotte Knights game at BB&T Ballpark, with this year's bout being against the Durham Bulls. If you’re not going to the game, you can enjoy the show from Romare Bearden Park. A street festival with food, music, rides, and more takes place throughout the evening. 300 S Church St.
18th Annual 4th of July Plaza Midwood Pig Pickin'
This is a Charlotte tradition for Independence Day. Many of the neighborhood's restaurants and bars serve food and drinks for the event, and live music is offered from The Willie Douglas Band, The Penitentials, and Paint Fumes. The shows and fireworks are free. Plaza Midwood.