Wandering where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Charlotte, NC in 2023? Here’s the answer for you! Charlotte’s biggest 4th of July celebrations will be back in 2023! Here’s a list of fireworks displays, plus parades, celebrations and more. Notably, we expect WBT SkyShow is back, as it was for 2022.
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: Check back soon.
4th of July Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center
U.S. National Whitewater Center 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 3rd, 2023, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4th, 2023, 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 four bands TBA.
Mount Pleasant, in Cabarrus County, is celebrating Independence Day early, on June 24th, 2023. Check back soon.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Cook Out Summer Shootout normally features fireworks around the 4th of July. Check back soon.
Optimist Hall: Check back soon.
Carowinds Celebrate America Fireworks Show
Carowinds puts on a fireworks show for the 4th of July. Check back soon.
Town of Harrisburg 4th of July Celebration
Harrisburg’s 4th of July Celebration is a two-day party with live music, rides and fireworks. It takes place at Harrisburg Park. Check back soon for details for 2023.
Indian Trail Parade
Indian Trail July 4th Parade: Check back soon.
Town of Matthews
The Town of Matthews 2023 Independence Day celebration takes place on Friday, June 30th, 2023. First there will be a concert, with family-friendly activities, at Stumptown Park, from 5 to 9 p.m., with the music starting at 7 p.m. And then head to MARA and Matthews United Methodist Church’s viewing areas for fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Kannapolis Cannon Ballers
Check back soon to see if there will be fireworks following the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers’ game on July 4th.
City of Gastonia 4th of July Celebration
City of Gastonia Fourth of July Celebration is taking place Tuesday, July 4th, 2023, 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
Check back soon to see if N.C. Transportation Museum is hosting once again hosting Fireworks Over Historic Spencer Shops.
Charlotte Museum of History
Charlotte Museum of History is hosting an Independence Day Celebration. Check back soon to see if this event is taking place in 2023.
Check back soon for the Town of Davidson’s Independence Day Celebration.
Charlotte Symphony’s Celebrate America! Concerts, with Fireworks
Check back soon for information on Charlotte Symphony’s patriotic-themed concerts, which are often followed by fireworks.
Baxter Village July 4th Parade
Check back soon to learn about Baxter Village’s July 4th parade.
Cramerton Independence Day Celebration
Check back soon to learn about the Town of Cramerton’s 4th of July Celebration.
Kings Mountain Red, White and Boom!
Lake Wylie Fireworks Display
The Lake Wylie fireworks are shot off from Lake Wylie by the Buster Boyd Bridge, S.C. Hwy 49. Check back soon for details.
Lowes YMCA, 170 Joe V. Knox Ave, in Mooresville, presents Field of Flags on their front lawn and hosts a 4th of July celebration with fireworks every year. Check back soon.
Mount Holly 4th of July Celebration
Check back soon for information on the City of Mount Holly 4th of July Celebration.
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. Check back soon for details.
Fort Mill Independence Day Celebration
The Fort Mill Independence Day Celebration: Check back soon for details.
Birkdale Village’s 4th of July Celebration
Birkdale Village’s 4th of July celebration normally features a bike parade, a block party with a DJ, face painters, stilt walkers, magicians, and the Huntersville Fire Department’s annual wet down! Check back soon for details.
Red, White & Belmont
Belmont’s Red, White & Belmont celebration takes place Saturday, June 30th, 2023, from 6 to 10 p.m. on South Main Street in Belmont. It features live music by 20 Ride, fireworks and food.
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. Check back soon for details.
Town of Waxhaw
Town of Waxhaw’s Independence Day Parade: Check back soon for details.
Hound’s Drive-In, at 114 Raven Circle, Kings Mountain, holds a fireworks show around the 4th of July. Check back soon for details.
Denver 4th of July
Denver’s 4th of July Celebration: Check back soon for details.
Gastonia Honey Hunters
Check back soon to see how the Gastonia Honey Hunters are celebrating Independence Day.
Dallas 4th of July Celebration
The Town of Dallas’ 4th of July celebration: Check back soon.