4th of July 2014 in Asheville & Western North Carolina: Fireworks, Independence Day Celebrations & More

The Fourth of July holiday is quick4th of July in Ashevillle and Western NCly approaching. If you haven't made any plans yet, consider spending Independence Day with us. Asheville and the surrounding Western North Carolina region offer plenty of things to do, July 4th celebrations, events, fireworks and more. Make the most of your stay by enjoying a downtown Asheville vacation rental or a cabin in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Here are the 4th of July events happening locally. This is only a sampling of our area highlights, so be sure to check out Asheville's events calendar for a more complete listing of festivities and things to do.

Ingles Independence Day Celebration at Pack Square Park in Asheville

Pack Square Park in Asheville is the place to be on Friday, July 4 beginning at 2p.m. The annual Ingles Independence Day Celebration offers a host of family-friendly activities and fun for all ages. Live musical entertainment begins at 4p.m. with the kid-friendly band Lunch Money followed by performances featuring local country music star Joe Lasher Jr. and headliner Junior Brown. Kids love the bounce houses, inflatables, splash fountain and other activities slated for 2-6p.m. Ultimate Air Dogs competitions are held at 2p.m., 4p.m., 6p.m. and the finals at 7:30p.m. The fireworks extravaganza lights up the night at 9:30p.m. Admission for the Ingles Independence Day Celebration is free. Wristbands are $2 for unlimited inflatable rides, bounce houses and races for the kids. Asheville food vendors are on hand, in addition to your favorite local craft beer and wine available for purchase. Please leave your pets at home for this event.

Asheville Tourists Baseball Game & Fireworks

Take me out to the ballgame for the Fourth of July! The Asheville Tourists play the Lexington Legends at home on McCormick Field beginning at 7:05p.m. Stay for the double feature of fireworks after the game. Advance tickets are suggested for this popular event, which often sells out.

4th of July Family Fun Weekend at Chimney Rock State Park

Enjoy a day at the park with special events in celebration of the Fourth of July at Chimney Rock State Park over the weekend from July 4-6. Take advantage of a family photo op atop of the Rock with Old Glory. Try a free climb on the climbing tower (one per person) from 11a.m. to 4p.m. Take part in a special program at 2p.m. about the wildlife in the park including the Great Horned Owl, red-tailed hawk, and other birds of prey and their natural habitats. Finish off the holiday with a bang by watching the fireworks show over Lake Lure.

Black Mountain July 4th Downtown Street Dance, Fireworks & Hike

Sutton Avenue comes alive on thJuly 4th at Black Mountain in Western NCe 4th of July with the Black Mountain Street Dance and Fireworks event featuring fun activities for the whole family, food vendors, games and more. A fireworks display ends the evening. Immerse yourself in this quaint small town atmosphere, celebrate and take in the views. For those who like to hike, try the Swannanoa Valley Museum's Independence Day fireworks hike. This moderate hike takes you to the peak of Sunset Mountain to watch the Black Mountain fireworks display from a bird's eye view. Meet at the Black Mountain Savings Bank at 6p.m. for the 1.5-mile hike. Registration is required and costs $30 per adult, $20 per museum member, $15 for children ages 12 and under.
We hope you are planning to be here to celebrate Independence Day with us this year. If so, let us know. We'd love to hear from you. We look forward to seeing you out and about at our July 4th events in Asheville and around Western North Carolina. Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

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