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Your Guide to July 4th Activities in the Communities Surrounding Asheville


Get Your 2021 Independence Day Celebration On!

Looking for a place to celectrate your Indpendence? We have your guide ready-so relax, enjoy being with family and friends this year, and let the party begin!


Saturday, July 3rd


Black Mountain: Gather in Black Mountain’s quaint Town Square. Bring your blanket and meet up with your friends to get a good view of the fireworks starting at 9:30. We may be biased, but this one is our personal fav! Start the day at the tailgate market, while you’re there!

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Montreat: Montreat holds a short, but sweet parade that is iconic to the region. Family and friends of Montreat have been enjoying this parade for generations. Festivities continue through the day with the pool, fields, and store open to the public. 

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Marion: The parade begins at 6pm- The annual “Anything That Rolls Parade'' encourages skaters, bicyclists, skateboarders and car enthusiasts to decorate their wheels and join in the fun on Main street. Music starts at 7. Fireworks begin at 9:45.


Sunday, July 4th


Downtown Asheville: No festivities for the kiddos or food trucks this year, but you can still hear some great music on the stage at Pack Square. Bring your picnic blanket, grab some grub from your fav local restaurant and set up camp to enjoy the tunes and watch the fireworks explode overhead!

Lake Julian:Fireworks start around 9:15. But get there early for this popular spot near asheville for watching fireworks. You can fish for free on July 4th-no fishing license required this day! Canoe, kayak, or SUP-Bring your own or rent one, just plan to be off the water by 8pm. Park at Estes elementary school.

Weaverville: will be holding festivities on Main street with live music starting at 7:30 and fireworks at 9:45.

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Hendersonville: Releases a big red balloon on July 4th, to help you plan your spot early. Wherever you can see the balloon is a good spot to view the fireworks that night! There will be live music at the Historic Courthouse with games, face painting, inflatables and food trucks on Main Street between 1st and Allen. Hendersonville’s annual “Music On Main” season kicks off this day from 7:00-9:30 and fireworks will follow, so plan to spend the whole day Downtown with the streets open to pedestrians!

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Brevard: starts their fireworks at 9:30.

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Lake Lure: Picnic at Morse Park or on the beach at lake Lure which opens at 8pm. Then watch the fireworks explode! Remember to plan your drive as there is only one road going in and out of the area and it can get congested.



Fireworks are illegal in national forests. Play safe and enjoy your Independence Day!

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