See Fireworks Across North Carolina Skies This SummerBuren Foster, Charlotte KnightsUptown Charlotte lights up during SkyShow on July 4 and after Charlotte Knights' Friday home games all seasonWatching fireworks light up the sky is an experience as American as they come, thanks largely to these displays being part of Independence Day traditions. North Carolina offers beautiful backdrops for these bursts of color and sound, in the skies above our mountains, cityscapes and beaches.You’ll find many Fourth of July 2017 fireworks shows, and because the fourth falls on a Tuesday this year, there are several multiday / long-weekend celebrations (here's help with your weekend travel plans). Plus, there are opportunities for you to enjoy fireworks throughout summer, beyond Independence Day.MountainsAsheville and the FoothillsFireworks Friday NightJune 30, 6:45 p.m.; Town of Valdese It’s a special edition of the Family Friday Nights Concert Series, with Jim Quick & Coastline performing beach and dance music, followed by one of the most popular annual fireworks displays in the area. Admission: free.Ingles Independence Day CelebrationJuly 4, 2-10 p.m.; Pack Square Park, Asheville Venture to downtown Asheville for a day filled with activities for the family. Highlights include competitions by the Ultimate Air Dogs, children’s activities, the Splashville Fountain, a fireworks extravaganza and more. Admission: free.High Country31st Annual Christmas in July FestivalJune 30 - July 1; downtown West Jefferson The two-day celebration takes over this small town in the High Country, offering fun for the whole family. There will be live bands performing country and bluegrass music, roving street performers, children’s activities, Civil War re-enactments and more than 100 vendors. And in addition to the fireworks, the highlights of this festival are the Christmas tree growers competitions and appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Admission: free.Mile High Fourth of July June 30 - July 4; Banner Elk and Beech Mountain For the second year in a row, two resort towns, located high in the Blue Ridge Mountains, are combining forces to celebrate our nation's independence. The centerpieces of this long weekend are Beech Mountain's fireworks and 48th Annual Roasting of the Hog on July 1, and Banner Elk's Fourth of July Parade and Party in the Park on July 4.Todd BushWatch Beech Mountain light up with fireworksIndependence Day Festival and ParadeJuly 1-2; Memorial Park and Blowing Rock Country Club, Blowing Rock Saturday offers music and games in the parks for kids and adults, and an afternoon parade. At dark, the fireworks show begins and can be viewed from the Blowing Rock Country Club grounds, which will be open to the public for the event. Sunday features live music and dance. Admission: free.Fireworks at TweetsieJuly 4; Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock Enjoy spectacular fireworks in the High Country. There’ll be an optional dinner and premium fireworks viewing in the Hacienda with a special buffet ($15-$20). Admission: $10 per car.Symphony by the Lake at ChetolaJuly 28; Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock It’s the signature summertime event of the Symphony of the Mountains, and this year’s theme is “Oh the Places You'll Go.” A fireworks show will wrap up the night. Admission: $15-$50.Smoky MountainsIndependence Day Weekend at Lake JunaluskaJuly 2-5; Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska It's a family-friendly weekend celebration at this lakeside resort in the mountains, with special stay packages. Enjoy live music, a hometown-style parade, activities on the water, barbecue and kids' play areas. The fireworks show begins around 9:30 p.m. on July 4.Independence Day Celebration at FontanaJuly 3-4; Fontana Village Resort, Fontana Dam Locals, visitors and guests of the resort will enjoy two days of patriotic fun. There will be field and water games, a hometown parade, boating, barbecue cookouts, live entertainment and more. And when night falls, fireworks will fill the sky above the Village Green.Freedom Fest and FireworksJuly 4, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; downtown Bryson City The old-fashioned street festival begins with a dedication by the local VFW Post and continues with great music throughout the day. There will also be arts and crafts, a children's activities area, the P.A.W.S. dog show, watermelon-eating contest and more. The concert headliner performs at 8 p.m., followed by a fireworks show at 10 p.m.PiedmontCharlotte AreaSymphony in the Park & FireworksJune 24, 6-10 p.m.; Bailey Road Park, Cornelius Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and chairs, and enjoy performances by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Concessions will be available, including wine and local craft beer, and you can bring your own coolers, food and drinks. Plus, there will be a kids' play area. Fireworks will begin immediately following the symphony’s performance. Admission: free.Fourth of July CelebrationJuly 3-4; U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte It’s a two-day celebration at the world’s largest manmade whitewater river, complete with outdoor adventure, live music from multiple bands, food and local craft beer, cornhole tournaments and firework displays both nights. Admission: free; parking fee applies; VIP admission available.U.S. National Whitewater CenterA fireworks show concludes both nights of festivities at the U.S. National Whitewater CenterCelebrate America Fireworks ShowJuly 4, 10 p.m.; Carowinds, Charlotte After spending the day riding roller coasters at this amusement park, stick around for its biggest fireworks show of the season.SkyShow CharlotteJuly 4, 2 p.m.; BB&T Ballpark, Charlotte The festivities will begin in the afternoon with the SkyShow Street Party, featuring activities for kids, games, prize giveaways, live music, and food trucks and drinks. And in the evening, Team USA will play Team Cuba in a baseball matchup. The night will conclude with fireworks lighting up the Uptown Charlotte skyline. Admission: street party, free; game: $11-$55.Greensboro, Winston-Salem and the TriadSky Scream Fireworks Show and Block PartyJuly 1 and 4; Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe, Greensboro The award-winning fireworks show takes place on two nights, with a pre-show party for season pass holders featuring a DJ, contests, prizes and complimentary soft drinks. The fireworks show is open to general admission and begins at 9 p.m.Fun Fourth FestivalJuly 3-4; Greensboro The festival, now in its 43rd year, begins with a block party Friday evening, featuring live music, food, drinks and “dancing in the street.” Saturday is an all-day celebration, beginning with a parade and street festival, followed by a pops concert in the evening and a fireworks finale. Admission: Friday, $5; Saturday, free.Lynn Donovan PhotographyFireworks cap off the Fun Fourth Festival weekend in GreensboroFourth of July Parade, Pie-Eating Contest and FireworksJuly 4; downtown Mount Airy The day begins with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, followed by a parade and plenty of fun activities such as a dunking booth and pie-eating contest. Live music takes place at Veterans Memorial Park, and the evening concludes with a fireworks show. Admission: free.Ole-Fashioned Fourth of July CelebrationJuly 4, 2-11 p.m.; Morehead High School Panthers Stadium, Eden Celebrate the Fourth with food and fun, live bands will perform throughout the day, and the night concludes with fireworks. Admission: free.Liberty’s July CelebrationJuly 8, 3-10 p.m.; Liberty This annual street festival will feature arts and crafts vendors, food, live music, amusement rides for kids, and will culminate with a fireworks display. Admission: free.Pinehurst and SandhillsAnnual Lumbee HomecomingJune 23 - July 8, Pembroke Events span two weeks, recognizing the heritage of the Lumbee people in Robeson County. Events and activities include a golf tournament, 5K run, bike race, parade, car show, outdoor concerts and local markets selling Lumbee wares. The fireworks show takes place July 8 at 9 p.m.Fort Bragg’s 4th of July CelebrationJuly 4, 3-10 p.m.; Main Post Parade Field, Fort Bragg Celebrate with the men and women of the Armed Forces, featuring live concerts, parachute free-fall demonstrations, a patriotic flag ceremony, kids' activities and fireworks. Admission: free.Fourth Fest: Fireworks and ConcertJuly 4; Village of Pinehurst, Pinehurst After a morning parade and afternoon events, the Fourth of July fun continues in the evening with a concert and fireworks celebration at the Pinehurst Harness Track. Children’s activities will include pony rides, hayrides, bounce houses and more. Admission: free.Raleigh, Durham and the TriangleIndependence Day Weekend Celebration on the LakeJuly 1, 6:30-10 p.m.; Satterwhite Point at Kerr Lake, Henderson Watch fireworks soar over the lake, after an evening of live music, food, vendors and more. You're encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Admission: free; $6 parking fee.Fireworks illuminate the sky over Kerr Lake in HendersonThe ’WorksJuly 4, noon-11 p.m.; downtown Raleigh Join in on the Independence Day celebration during the day with live music, beer and wine, street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors, kids rides and games, a picnic on Fayetteville Street and more. Fireworks will light up the sky over the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts starting at 9:30 p.m. Admission: free.July 4th Celebration and FireworksJuly 4, 7 p.m.; Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill Ranked by Travel + Leisure as one of America’s Top Ten Best Towns for a July Fourth Celebration, Chapel Hill carries on the tradition year after year. Locals and visitors will enjoy live music, games, face-painting, food, a watermelon-eating contest, fireworks and more. Admission: $1.CoastBrunswick IslandsNorth Carolina 4th of July FestivalJune 25 - July 4; Southport For more than 200 years, Southport has celebrated the nation's Independence Day in a big way, and its festival is North Carolina’s official celebration. Events will span two weekends, featuring picnics, arts and crafts in the park, a car show, parade, fireworks, firemen’s competition, children’s games, live entertainment, food and more. The finale, which will be the largest of the planned events, takes place July 4 at the Southport Waterfront. Admission: free.Crystal Coast4th of July Fireworks Off the PierJuly 4, 9 p.m.; Bogue Inlet Pier, Emerald Isle Fireworks will illuminate the sky above the pier, and will also be visible from Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Admission: free.Outer Banks25th Annual Independence Day CelebrationJuly 4, noon-9 p.m.; Historic Corolla Park, Corolla Celebrate America's independence with live music by the Tidewater Drive Band and a fireworks show on the northern Outer Banks. The event will also feature food vendors, a cornhole tournament, watermelon-eating contest and children’s games. Admission: free.Fireworks Over the Outer BanksJuly 4 Choose from one of these picturesque locations to watch Fourth of July fireworks shows on the Outer Banks, the site of the English’s first attempted colonization in the New World pre-dating Jamestown by 20 years. Admission: free. Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills.Nags Head Fishing Pier in Nags Head.Roanoke Sound and Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.Avon Pier on Hatteras Island in Avon.Topsail AreaSurf City Independence Day CelebrationJuly 3, 6-9 p.m.; Soundside Park, Surf City Enjoy live music, food, children's activities, fireworks and more. Admission: free.2017 Base FestJuly 4, 3:30 p.m.; W.P.T. Hill Field, Camp Lejeune Camp Lejeune's annual Fourth of July celebration is now part of the Base Fest music festival tour. Lifehouse and Brett Young will headline the concert, with opening acts Chord Overstreet, Muddy Magnolias and Temecula Road. Members of the U.S. Marines, their families and the general public will enjoy a patriotic-themed event. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Admission: free.July 4th Freedom FestivalJuly 4, 3-10 p.m.; Onslow Pines Park, Jacksonville This festival offers games, food, rides, face-painting, musical entertainment including headliner The Embers, and culminates with a patriotic fireworks display. Admission: free.Sneads Ferry Shrimp FestivalAug. 12-13; Sneads Ferry This annual two-day festival will feature live music, a Shrimparoo shrimp dinner, food, arts and crafts, rides, games and more. Plus, the first night caps off with fireworks. Admission: adults, $5; children, ages 6-12, $2, under 6, free.Wilmington Area Summer Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk BlastThursdays, June 1 - Sept. 1; Carolina Beach Boardwalk and Gazebo, Carolina Beach Get an early and festive start to the weekend each Thursday night here on the beach. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission: free.Pre-Independence Day FireworksJuly 3, 6:30 p.m.; Carolina Beach Boardwalk and Gazebo, Carolina Beach Celebrate Independence Day the evening before with live music, followed by fireworks after sunset. Arrive early to grab a spot at the gazebo or on the beach. Admission: free.City of Wilmington Fourth of July CelebrationJuly 4, 6-10 p.m.; downtown Wilmington Experience historic downtown Wilmington while being entertained by live music and enjoying local food vendors. Fireworks will begin at 9:05 p.m., being launched from a barge in the Cape Fear River. Admission: free.Baseball and FireworksDurham Bulls Athletic Park has an historic look with modern touches such as video displays, bars and picnic areasNorth Carolina is home to several minor league baseball teams, and many of them feature fireworks shows at the end of Friday night home games. Plan a visit to any of these ballparks as part of your summer experience:Asheville TouristsMcCormick Field, AshevilleCarolina MudcatsFive County Stadium, Zebulon (near Raleigh)Charlotte KnightsBB&T Ballpark, CharlotteDurham BullsDurham Bulls Athletic Park, DurhamGreensboro GrasshoppersNewBridge Bank Park, GreensboroHickory CrawdadsL.P. 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