Free July 4th events in Charlotte 2017
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Independence Day will be celebrated in Charlotte with 4th of July celebrations, parades, patriotic observances, and colorful fireworks. There will be several free events for the family during the Fourth of July holiday, so you can save money while having fun. There will be fees for food and some activities. Following are  4th of July events in the Charlotte area that will be free to attend in 2017.

Charlotte Center City SkyShow Street Party
July 4 @ 3 p.m.
Street Party in Front of BB&T Ballpark, Mint St. & Martin Luther Jr. Blvd., Charlotte, NC

The SkyShow Street Party will take over the streets in front of BB&T Ballpark for a day of family-friendly entertainment. 107.9 will sponsor activities for children at” Interactive Kids Area.” There will be a small fee for a wristband to play all day. News Talk 1110 WBT will broadcast live from the street. Stop by the WBT Set for a free American Flag from Condor Flag Company. There will be live music and entertainment to keep you dancing in the street until the fireworks show.

Tickets to the game at BB&T Stadium are currently sold out. The free street party will be outside the stadium. A patriotic flag ceremony honoring Veterans and Active Military will be held after the game.  The ceremony will be followed by the largest fireworks display in the Southeast. To find the best seating areas to view the Skyshow from outside the stadium, see the Skyshow Fireworks Spectacular website.

U.S. National Whitewater Center Fourth of July Celebration
July 3 @ 5 p.m., July 4 @ 9:30 a.m.
U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214

The celebration will include family-friendly activities and music. Food will be available for purchase.  There will a display of fireworks on both nights at 9:30 p.m. The fee for parking will be $5. VIP admission will be available for a fee.

Gastonia July 4 Festival
July 4 @ 11 a.m.
211 S. South St., Gastonia, NC 28052

The Gastonia 4th of July Festival will celebrate its 140th anniversary in 2017. In honor of the anniversary, carnival rides will be free this year. The festival will include music, contests, dance performances, and patriotic observances. The festival will take place over an eight- block area. The fireworks display, one of the best in the Southeast, will begin at 9:15 p.m.

49th Annual Hickory Grove Parade & Celebration
July 4 @ 10:30 p.m.
Hickory Grove, Charlotte, NC 28125

The 49th Annual Hickory Grove Parade and Celebration will be the biggest block party of the summer in East Charlotte. The event will include a parade, live music, games, and contests. Food will be available for purchase.

Tega Cay’s 4th of July Celebration
July 4 @ 9 a.m. t Parade
Tega Bay, SC 29708

The Tega Bay Celebration will consist of a full day of activities, including the Land Parade at 9 a.m., Boat Parade at Nivens Creek Landing at 11 a.m., Ski Show at Windjammer at 1 p.m., and more. The fireworks display at Glennon Center will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Independence Day in Waxhaw
Parade: July 4 @ 10 a.m.
Beach Party: July 4 @ 4:30 p.m.
Waxhow, NC 28173

Waxhow will present “A Taste of Small Town Americana” with a parade and beach party. The fireworks display will begin at dusk.