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***July 4th Activities***

July 4th Events

Lake Norman Fireworks, Celebrations, & Independence Day Parades

It’s time to book a trip to the lakeside of Charlotte and celebrate Independence Day! Here are some exciting July 4th celebrations and events going on around Lake Norman and the surrounding area.  There are a couple private clubs on the lake where the public is encouraged to view their annual firework celebrations from the water which include the Peninsula Club and Trump National Golf Course. Be cautious on the lake at night, check your lights to be sure they are in working condition, and drive slow as this is one of the busiest nights on the water. Typically, you can see fireworks from every direction along with the numerous lights from the boats across the water – certainly a spectacle to see.


Please be aware that while Visit Lake Norman strives to provide accurate and timely information, some of the information may be out out of date given the uncertainty of the situation and the decisions various local governments, organizations, partners, and event stakeholders must make in response to changes. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Mount Holly Annual Fireworks Celebration

June 25 @ 9PM
Mount Holly Middle School (Field)
704.827.3931  |

The fireworks will go off approximately 9:15 PM from the Mount Holly Middle School Field. Viewing areas around the middle school may be restricted. There will be no entertainment or street closures downtown. If you plan on watching the fireworks, please abide by the Governor’s mass gathering order and social distancing guidelines.

‘The Goonies’ Drive-in Movie with Fireworks

July 1 @ 7PM
Charlotte Motor Speedway
1.800.455.FANS (3267) |

Grab some popcorn and snacks, load up the family and set the GPS to Charlotte Motor Speedway for a night of film, fireworks and fun to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities on Wednesday, July 1st! America’s Home for Racing will host the first-of-its kind Speedway Children’s Charities fundraiser, bringing the cult-classic movie “The Goonies” to life on the speedway’s 16,000-square-foot HDTV. Families can tune in from the comfort and safety of their vehicles through an FM radio transmitter, practicing safe social distancing all while enjoying the popular 1985 adventure-comedy. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie is scheduled to begin 7 p.m. Following the show, guests will be treated to one of the first Fourth of July fireworks spectacles in the region as a dazzling pyrotechnic display lights up the night at approximately 9 p.m. $40 per vehicle. For more details and to reserve your spot, visit!

Gastonia Grizzlies Baseball Game and Fireworks Show

July 3 & August 1 @ 7 pm
Sims Legion Park
704.866.8622   |

“Take me out to the ballgame” and stay to catch the Firework Show following the end of the game! Sims Legion Park is one the most authentic ballparks in North Carolina with 4,000 seat surrounding the stadium. There is Beer Garden which offers adult beverages and a Kid Zone with bounce houses to keep your kids entertained. The firework extravaganza occurs on 2 dates during July and August don’t miss it!

Fourth of July celebration​

July 4th @ 9AM-5PM
Dallas Lavendar Lane
704.813.2149 |

Come out and celebrate in a relaxing, outdoor atmosphere. We will have local craft vendors and will welcome back Dan’s Good Que bbq truck and Morgan’s ice cream out of Lincolnton, serving yummy lavender desserts. Santa will be sporting his summer duds and promoting the mini “polar” express (Dallas Lavender Express) coming this November. Our DJ, Eddie will challenge our visitors to some patriotic trivia. We will have the U-Pick, petting zoo, mini putt putt, dunk booth, lavender lemonade, lavender cotton candy and all of our lavender infused products in the gift shop. We have free roaming farm animals that are extremely friendly. Please keep your furry family members home when you visit us for their safety and our fur babies safety. Being a veteran owned farm we will be promoting a 10% military discount on our gift shop items. All interested vendors contact us at for more info and an application.

LKN Trump Boat Parade!

July 4 @ 1pm – 5pm
Lake Norman
Event Details

The LKN Parade will be held on Lake Norman on July 4 starting at 1pm. The parade will begin at the Northern Mile Marker TBD and cruise at idle speed down to Southern Mile Marker TBD. Join the parade on Boats and Jetskis!

4th of July Concert at GreenLife Family Farms​

July 4 @ 4PM
Greenlife Family Farms
704.794.2759  |

Come celebrate America’s birthday with us at GreenLife Family Farms! Gates open at 4 and we’ll have games for the kids, plenty of space to spread out in the field or cool off in the shade, and Terry’s Dawgz food truck will be on site serving up BBQ, hot dogs, burgers, and more! Some southern rock‘n’roll from our very own GreenLife Family Band will kick things off at 6, followed by the uber talented Lindsay Jordan singing her country heart out, and local favorites Late Night Special will close the night with their genre-less blend of feel good grooves! Attendees should plan to bring a blanket or chairs, sunscreen, a cooler (we will have some refreshments on site), and a few bucks to throw in the tip jar for our musicians! This event is free to the public, but attendance is capped out at 500 so be sure and RSVP today! We will not be having any fireworks this year, but there will be plenty of songs to fill the air!

Fireworks and Al Fresco Dining in Belmont​

July 4th @ 5PM (fireworks at 9:30PM)
704.825.5586 |

While we won’t be able to hold our annual Red, White, & Belmont Celebration this year, we’ll still have some activities you can enjoy on July 4th. Weather permitting – al fresco dining will be taking place on Main Street from 5:00-10:00 PM and we will have a fireworks show beginning at 9:30 PM. While we hope you have an enjoyable July 4th holiday, please remember to practice social distancing and other preventative health measures if you will be visiting downtown for the evening.

City of Gastonia’s Fourth of July Fireworks​

July 4 @ 9:30PM
Downtown Gastonia
704.866.6719  |

The City of Gastonia’s free fireworks celebration begins at 9:30 PM on July 4. The firework show will last approximately fifteen minutes. Fireworks may be viewed from downtown Gastonia. The City of Gastonia encourages citizens to enjoy the restaurants and shops in downtown prior to viewing the fireworks. The City of Gastonia would like to thank  CaroMont Health for sponsoring this year’s fireworks show! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the rest of the Fourth of July Celebration has been cancelled, including the food trucks, vendors, beer garden, and entertainment. We look forward to having the complete Fourth of July Celebration next year!

Revolutionary 4th: Red, White, and Boom Fireworks

July 4th @ 9:45PM
King’s Mountain (Viewing map available on event website)
704.825.5586 |

Celebrate July 4th with City of Kings Mountain’s Revolutionary 4th: RED WHITE & BOOM Fireworks Show! We’ve got the Red White & Boom and all we need is YOU for our Revolutionary 4th Fireworks Show. Due to safety precautions, the City of Kings Mountain 4th of July festivities will be modified this year. The City of Kings Mountain had to eliminate the live entertainment, activities and food vendors that drew crowds to a central location. The fireworks show also had to be relocated to a different area. It will be held in the downtown Kings Mountain area, with a wide viewing radius that will extend far beyond downtown.

Denver’s 2020 Fireworks & Concert Spectacular

July 25 @ 4pm
East Lincoln High School

Join Denver Area Business Association for the biggest fireworks and concert show ever. Headlining artists Craig Campbell, Mikele Buck, and Brooke Lee will be performing at East Lincoln High School for this celebration. The event is free and the music starts at 5pm.

Gaston All American Fair (formerly Gaston July 4th Celebration)

July 31-Aug 9 @ 5pm
Eastridge Mall
704.244.4854  |

The Gaston All American fair is filled with 9 days of spectacular rides, live music, food, crafts, jewelry, games, art, music, entertainment, eating contests, and a spectacular fireworks show, Soapbox Derby Races and admission is always free! Beer and wine garden will be available on Friday and Saturday nights. DO NOT MISS OUR HUGE FIREWORKS SHOW ON JUNE 27th @9:45PM


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