Wandering where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Charlotte, NC in 2022? Here’s the answer for you! Charlotte’s biggest 4th of July celebrations are back in 2022! Here’s a list of fireworks displays, plus parades, celebrations and more. Notably, WBT SkyShow is back! Not to mention the U.S. National Whitewater Center 4th of July Celebration, Carowinds’ Celebrate America Fireworks Show, parades and more! Read on for details of all of the celebrations, including the celebrations in many smaller towns in the Charlotte area.
We will be updating this page continuously in the weeks and days leading up to Independence Day, so please keep checking back.
Please make sure to check the date of each event, as some take place the weekend before the 4th of July, or other times. Also, make sure to follow all the links. Sometimes details change for events, and we might not be notified.
Scroll to the bottom of the page for a day by day list of 4th of July events. There are some that will be in the day by day list that are not highlighted in the first list, so make sure to keep reading.
4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations in the Charlotte Area
Throughout North Carolina
July 4th is always Free Fishing Day in North Carolina. Fish in any public body of water without a license. Other regulations, such as size limitations and lure restrictions, still apply. If you don’t have fishing equipment, many facilities operate a tackle loan program.
WBT SkyShow: Fireworks after Team USA Baseball
WBT SkyShow is returning to Charlotte! The fireworks show will take place after the Team USA Baseball game on Monday, July 4th, 2022. The game starts at 6:05 p.m. Follow the above link for tickets. They might go quickly. If you can’t get tickets to the game, no worries! You can watch the fireworks from Romare Bearden Park!
4th of July Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center
U.S. National Whitewater Center 4th of July Celebration
Sunday, July 3rd, 2022, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday, July 4th, 2022, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214
Free admission, free yoga. Parking is $6. Center activities are regular price.
The Whitewater Center’s 4th of July Celebration is back! It features two days of yoga and live music. As of now, there will not be fireworks, but we will update if that changes. Live music by CBDB and Doom Flamingo on Sunday and by Big Daddy Love and Sam Bush on Monday.
Mount Pleasant, in Cabarrus County, is celebrating Independence Day early, on Saturday, June 25th, 2022. The celebration starts with a parade at 5 p.m., and continues at Town Hall, 8590 Park Drive, Mount Pleasant, with a celebration that includes live music from Too Much Sylvia, a shag contest, a showcase of local restaurants, and fireworks.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Cook Out Summer Shootout takes place at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesdays from June 28th to August 2nd, 2022. Watch racing’s future stars battle in Legend Cars and Bandoleros on the front-stretch quarter-mile. On July 5th, 2022, the theme is Red White and Brews. First responders are admitted for free. There will be a driver autograph session, and a fireworks display.
Optimist Hall is hosting a fireworks celebration on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022. Star Spangled Saturday takes place from 6:15 to 10 p.m. and includes live music, followed by a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Please consider taking the Lynx Blue Line to the Parkwood Station, or using rideshare options. Optimist Hall is a food hall at 1115 N. Brevard Street, Charlotte.
Carowinds Celebrate America Fireworks Show
Carowinds puts on a fireworks show on the 4th of July. In fact they will be presenting their Celebrate America Fireworks Show three nights — July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2022.
Town of Harrisburg 4th of July Celebration
Harrisburg’s 4th of July Celebration
Sunday, July 3rd, and Monday, July 4th, 2022
Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg, NC 28075
The Town of Harrisburg is planning a 4th of July parade on Sunday, July 3rd, and a two-day festival at Harrisburg Park on July 3rd and 4th. The festival will feature live music, rides, and fireworks both nights.
Indian Trail Parade
Indian Trail July 4th Parade will take place Monday, July 4th, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. Celebrate Independence Day at Indian Trail’s parade. It will start at Post Office Drive, proceed down Indian Trail Road South, and end at Old Monroe Road.
Town of Matthews
The Town of Matthews 2022 Independence Day celebration takes place on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022. First there will be a concert, with family-friendly activities, at Stumptown Park, from 6 to 9 p.m., with the music starting at 7 p.m. And then head to Matthews United Methodist Church’s viewing area for fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Kannapolis Cannon Ballers
There will be fireworks following the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers’ game against the Carolina Mudcats on Monday, July 4th, 2022, at Atrium Health Ballpark in downtown Kannapolis.
City of Gastonia 4th of July Celebration
City of Gastonia Fourth of July Celebration is taking place Monday, July 4th, 2022, from 5 to 9:30 p.m., at Rotary Centennial Pavilion, 111 N. South Street, Gastonia. It will feature food trucks, vendors, entertainment, a free KidsZone and fireworks.
Fireworks over Historic Spencer Shops
N.C. Transportation Museum is hosting a free event, Fireworks Over Historic Spencer Shops, on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022. Starting at 7 p.m., there will be activities, including a DJ, Ride of Pride trucks from Daimler Trucks, a ballon twister, food trucks and more. Then at 9:15 p.m., there will be a fireworks show.
Charlotte Museum of History
Charlotte Museum of History is hosting an Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 4th, 2022, from 11 to 12:30 p.m. The celebration includes the U.S. Oath and Naturalization Ceremony for new U.S. citizens. There will also be speakers, the ringing of the American Freedom Bell and a performance by Drums4Life.
The Town of Davidson is celebrating Independence Day on Sunday, July 3rd, 2022, with a patriotic stroll through town, starting at 5:30 p.m., and ending up at the Village Green, where Rivermist will be performing in Davidson’s Concerts on the Green at 6 p.m. Decorate your wagon, bike, trike, pet, etc. in red, white and blue, and meet at 251 South Street at 5:15 p.m. to take part in the stroll.
Charlotte Symphony’s Celebrate America! Concerts, with Fireworks
Charlotte Symphony is performing patriotic-themed concerts, followed by fireworks.
- June 18th 2022, at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius (free)
- June 22nd, 2022, at Truist Field, 324 S Mint Street, Charlotte (tickets start at $25)
- June 30th, 2022, at Lake Park, 1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville (free)
- July 1st, 2022, at Village Park, 700 W C Street, Kannapolis (free)
More information on these performances (and more) here.
Baxter Village July 4th Parade
Baxter Village in Fort Mill, South Carolina, is hosting a July 4th parade. It will start at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 4th, 2022. If you want to be in the parade, just meet in the parking lots behind940 Market Street in Baxter Village Town Center, 900 Market Street, Fort Mill, SC.
Cramerton Independence Day Celebration
The Town of Cramerton is shooting off fireworks from Goat Island Park on July 2nd, 2022, at 9 p.m. Goat Island Park will be closed. They’ll be flying a large balloon where the fireworks will be, so you’ll have a chance to find a great vantage point.
Kings Mountain Red, White and Boom!
Kings Mountain Red White and Boom is two events in one, both taking place Saturday, July 2nd, 2022.
6:30 p.m. at Patriots Park, 220 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain
Or 9:45 p.m., at Deal Park Walking Track, 211 North Cleveland Avenue, Kings Mountain
Bring the family to Patriots Park, 220 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain, starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be food trucks, inflatables, and live music from Cleveland County’s own ACE Party Band from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Then, at 9:45 p.m., there will be a patriotic laser show.
Also, City of Kings Mountain will present their fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. from the Deal Park Walking Trail, 211 North Cleveland Avenue, Kings Mountain (behind the YMCA.)
Lake Wylie Fireworks Display
The annual Lake Wylie fireworks will be shot off from Lake Wylie by the Buster Boyd Bridge, S.C. Hwy 49. It will take place Monday, July 4th, 2022, around 9:30 p.m. There are several good viewing areas, mainly from the decks of lakefront restaurants. Find more information on the Lake Wylie Fireworks Display here.
Lowes YMCA, 170 Joe V. Knox Ave, in Mooresville, presents Field of Flags on their front lawn from July 2nd to 5th, 2022. On Sunday, July 3rd, starting at 6 p.m. there will be a Field of Flags ceremony, a concert by Carolinas Male Country Artist of the Year Tim Elliot, and a fireworks display You do not have to be a member of the YMCA to attend.
Mount Holly 4th of July Celebration
The City of Mount Holly 4th of July Celebration takes place on Main Street in Downtown Mount Holly on Thursday, June 30th, 2022. This free celebration features music by Coming Up Brass, followed by a fireworks show.
Red, White & BOOM!
Red, White & BOOM!, Old Town Rock Hill’s very popular 4th of July celebration, features fireworks, free inflatables, live music, and more. It will take place Sunday, July 3rd, 2022, from 5 to 10 p.m. in Old Town Rock Hill.
Fort Mill Independence Day Celebration
The Fort Mill Independence Day Celebration. takes place Saturday, July 2nd, 2022, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Main Street in Fort Mill. It includes live music, kids’ activities, vendors, the annual firing of the town’s cannon and fireworks.
Birkdale Village’s 4th of July Celebration
Birkdale Village’s 4th of July celebration features a bike parade, a block party with a DJ, face painters, stilt walkers, magicians, and the Huntersville Fire Department’s annual wet down! It takes place on Monday, July 4th, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red, White & Belmont
Belmont’s Red, White & Belmont celebration takes place Saturday, July 2nd, 2022, from 6 to 10 p.m. on South Main Street in Belmont. It features live music by Java Band, fireworks and food.
The City of York is holding its 4th of July celebration at York Middle School, 1010 Devinney Road, York, SC. the celebration takes place Monday, July 4th, 2022, from 7 to 10 p.m., and includes games, live music, food trucks and fireworks.
Tega Cay celebrates Independence Day with a three-day celebration, including a Carolina Show Ski Team Show, Boat Parade, Land Parade, concert, fireworks and more. The boat parade and show ski team performance take place Friday, July 1st. The Model A Concert takes place Saturday, July 2nd. The land parade and fireworks display take place Monday, July 4th. Follow above link for all the details that you’ll need.
Town of Waxhaw
Town of Waxhaw’s Independence Day Parade takes place Monday, July 4th, 2022, at 10 a.m.
Hound’s Drive-In, at 114 Raven Circle, Kings Mountain, is holding its 7th annual Fireworks and Double Feature on Saturday, June 25th, 2022. Tickets are $20 per car and are expected to sell out.
Denver 4th of July
Denver’s 4th of July Celebration is on Saturday, June 25th, 2022, from 4 to 11 p.m., at East Lincoln High School, 6471 Highway 73, Denver, NC. The free event features a concert by Generation Radio and The Mikele Buck Band, followed by fireworks.
Gastonia Honey Hunters
The Gastonia Honey Hunters are celebrating Independence Day for two nights. On July 4th, fans will be able to see the City of Gastonia’s fireworks from the stadium, and on July 5th, The Honey Hunters will have a fireworks shop after the game. A Color Guard will be present at both games as well. Tickets range from $8 to $17.
Dallas 4th of July Celebration
The Town of Dallas’ 4th of July celebration takes place Monday, July 4th, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Cloininger Park. There will be live music by Image GTown, followed by fireworks. If it rains out, the fireworks show will take place Tuesday, July 5th.