Harrisburg is a small town that celebrates the 4th of July in a big way. The town puts on a big parade and a two-day festival, Wednesday, July 3rd, and Thursday, July 4th, 2019 with fireworks at the end of both days.
The schedule also includes live music, amusements and a parade.
The parade takes place on Highway 49 in Harrisburg, starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 4th, 2019.
The festival is free, but there’s a cost for the rides and inflatables. Tickets are $1 per ticket or $15 for 20 tickets. Rides cost 2-4 tickets each.
Or you can get an unlimited wristband for $25 (for two days of all you can ride) or for $20 (for one day of all you can ride.)
Here’s some information about other locations, besides the park, where you should be able to view the fireworks.
Fireworks can also be viewed from the lawn in the overflow parking lot in Harrisburg Park.
The park can be accessed from a number of Park & Walk Lots within close proximity to Harrisburg Park.
The fireworks will be shot from the lawn next to the overflow parking lot in Harrisburg Park.
The July 3rd show is approximately 10-12 minutes and the July 4th show is approximately 17-20 minutes.
Wednesday, July 3rd:
- 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Amusements open
- 6 p.m.: Live music by Brooks Dixon Band
- 7:30 p.m.: Live music by 20 Ride – Zac Brown Tribute Band
- 9:30 p.m.: Fireworks
Thursday, July 4th:
- 9 a.m.: Parade down Highway 49 in Harrisburg
- 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Amusements open
- 6 p.m.: Live music by Hip Pocket
- 8:30 p.m.: Live music by Refugee–Tom Petty Tribute Band
- 9:30 p.m.: Fireworks
- 10 p.m.: Live music by Refugee–Tom Petty Tribute Band
Harrisburg Park is located at 191 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg
Parking for Harrisburg’s 4th of July
Due to the volume of people who attend the event, the decision has been made to not allow visitors to the event to park inside Harrisburg Park. All visitors will be directed to park off Z-max Blvd in Harrisburg, included all handicapped parking. Golf cart shuttles will be provided for those that need assistance to and from Z-max Blvd. into Harrisburg Park.
Parking attendants will be on site to ensure smooth parking access and minimal congestion when exiting. Once parked on Z-Max, Harrisburg Park is just a short walk up the hill into Harrisburg Park. Z-Max Boulevard is located off Highway 49 in Harrisburg, between Morehead Road and Interstate 485.
Additional event parking is available at Harris Depot Park – 6960 Harris Depot Rd., Harrisburg NC 28075. All parking is first come first serve. Several local businesses and churches allow event parking such as Harrisburg United Methodist Church (Thursday, July 4th only), Captain Steve’s Restaurant and Providence Baptist Church.
More 4th of July fireworks and celebrations
See a big list of Charlotte fireworks. Or look at a day-by-day list of 4th of July events: