4th Of July Celebrations In Our Area

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MINT HILL, NC – The summer vibe is back and summer 2021 is turning out to be a wonderful time to get out and enjoy events and activities again. Most events are operating closer to normal versus the summer of 2020. Firework displays and activities focused on celebrating the 4th of July are being offered all around our area.

The celebration of American Independence is associated with parades, concerts, fireworks, and cookouts with friends and families. Many of us have traditions that we embark on each year and with last year and some of 2021 being pretty strict on gatherings, this July is a great time to get out and enjoy that summer fun and sun. Each of the celebrations is continuously being updated, please keep this in mind and check back with the event site.

Flyer of Fourth of July Celebration at US Whitewater Center
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4th of July Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center is hosting a weekend full of events for the Fourth of July celebration. The U.S. National Whitewater Center is located at 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway in Charlotte, NC. The festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday which both include live music and yoga sessions. Parking at the center is $6.00 per car. All of the yoga sessions and live music are free while you are at the center. They offer a wide variety of water and land activities that will be at the regular price. Passes and the schedule for yoga and live music can be viewed/purchased at the center or online on FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Parade Flyer from he Town of Indian Trail and Indian Trail Parks and Recreation
Photo by The Town of Indian Trail and Indian Trail Parks and Recreation

July 3rd Parade in Indian Trail is being held by the Town of Indian Trail and Indian Trail Parks and Recreation. The parade will be on Saturday, July 3rd at 11:30 AM. The parade will start at the beginning of Post Office Drive and continue down Indian Trail Road South then will end at Old Monroe Road. Parade watchers are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to watch the proceedings along with reminders to practice social distancing while gathering. Safety is always first. 

Please visit their Facebook event page for more details July 3rd Parade

Charlotte, NC 4th of July events: Carowinds will be celebrating Independence Day with a fireworks show on Saturday, July 3rd, and Sunday, July 4th at 8:45 pm.  Tickets are available at carowinds.com 

The Charlotte Symphony will be having three patriotic-themed concerts followed by fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.  There will be a Truist Field performance at 324 South Main Street in Charlotte at 8:30 pm.  Tickets are $25 per person at charlottesymphony.org.  The fireworks will also be visible from Romare Bearden Park at 300 South Church Street in Charlotte. 

The Queen Charlotte Fair will be at the Route 9 Pavillion from July 1-11th.  On July 3rd and July 4th, there will be a laser show, magic show, and motorcycle show.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for kids ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under.  Please visit their website at queencharlottefair.com for more information.

Freedom House, located at 2638 State Road 2469 in Charlotte, will present a Fourth Of July celebration on Saturday, July 3rd starting at 5 pm.  There will be food trucks, bounce houses, a DJ, and fireworks at 9 pm.  

Charlotte Museum of History will be hosting a guided tour about our country’s independence on Saturday, July 3rd from 11 am to 5 pm.  The Rock House tours will be at noon and 2 pm.  The museum is located at 3500 Shamrock Drive in Charlotte.  For more information visit http://charlottemuseum.org

Charlotte Motor Speedway will be hosting a Movie Night With Fireworks.  The movie is “Trolls”.  The event is Wednesday, June 30th at 7 pm.  The cost is $40 per car.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com.

After the Charlotte Knights Game, Fireworks will be held at Truist Field, 324 Mint Street in Charlotte. The event will include a firework spectacular with the Charlotte skyline backdrop being the highlight. This event will be held after the baseball game against Norfolk on Sunday, July 4th, 2021. The game will start at 6:05 PM and the fireworks spectacular will follow directly after. If you wish to see the fireworks, but not the game. No worries, the firework show can be viewed by Romare Bearden Park. For tickets and more details visit Charlotte Knights Baseball 2021 vs Norfolk Tides on 7/4/2021.

Blue and white fireworks in the dark sky
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Town of Waxhaw’s Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 4th of 2021. The celebration will take place at the Waxhaw Community Center. The center is located under the water tower. This is at the intersection of Highway 16 and the North Main Street in the Town of Waxhaw. The celebration will start at noon and includes live music along with a food truck rodeo. The food truck rodeo will be on the streets of McDonald and Church. The music will be provided by Gump Fiction – The Ultimate 90s Experience. It is a free event and everyone is welcome. Please visit their Facebook event page for more details Independence Day Celebration of Waxhaw

Old American flag on vertical display
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The Fourth of July celebrates the Independence of America and has been traditionally celebrated since the 18th century. It was officially made a federal holiday in 1941 and is celebrated all across the US with pride. Remember to celebrate safely, from social distancing to wearing plenty of sunscreen.

The Mint Hill Times Wishes Everyone A Happy and Safe Fourth of July.

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Jessica Mentzer
Jessica Mentzer is a mother and freelance writer that loves to travel and write. Whenever she is not traveling with her family or writing she enjoys hiking, canoeing, swimming, and spending time with her two children. She is a stay-at-home mom and enjoys watching her children grow and learn each day. Her passion for writing and her love for travel are two things that she loves to share with friends and family.