If you are looking to celebrate our nation’s independence, there are several fireworks shows scheduled around the city. There are also virtual shows you can watch from the comfort and safety of your home.
The Charlotte Museum of History will host virtual Independence Day festivities starting on June 29 and every day through July 4. The museum is offering videos, a Lunch and Learn via Zoom, firecracker craft instructions, and the ringing of the American Freedom Bell.
On Friday, July 3rd in Gastonia, the Grizzlies will take on the Forest City Owls with a fireworks show following the game. It will be the first fireworks display of the season.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center is hosting a two-day celebration with Fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday night. During the day there will be recreational activities, live music and yoga.
In Kings Mountain, the city is hosting the Revolutionary Fourth: Red White & Boom fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. The show will also be streamed live on the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Facebook page. Prior to the fireworks show there will be at video tribute to the class of 2020 starting at 9:00 p.m. The live music and festival portion of the event has been canceled due to the covid-19 restrictions.
The city of Mount Holly will stream a fireworks show on its Facebook page on Saturday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m. The fireworks will shoot from Mount Holly Middle School’s field. Viewing areas around the school may be restricted.
The city of Belmont will host Al Fresco Dining on Main Street Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The city will close Main Street to vehicle traffic and restaurants will bring tables outside. The event has been on going since May 22 to assist struggling businesses during the coronavirus outbreak. The fireworks show will start at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night.
Charlotte Motor Speedway is hosting a drive-in movie. The Goonies will start at 7 p.m. with fireworks to follow at 9 p.m. The cost is $40 per car.
The annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Truist Field in Uptown Charlotte have been canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic. The Charlotte Knights baseball team announced the cancellation on Saturday. The fireworks were scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday nights.
If running, not fireworks, is your preferred celebration, The Charlotte Firecracker 5K can be run virtually. You can submit a picture of your time and distance and race organizers will ship a shirt and medal to you. Registration for the in-person run have sold out. The cost is $30.
Fourth of July celebrations will look quite different this year due to the covid-19 restrictions, but many event organizers are looking forward resuming Fourth of July traditions in 2021.