Top six 4th of July events in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Looking for the best Fourth of July events in Charlotte, North Carolina?  Well, we have some great ways for you and your family to spend Independence Day!


SkyShow is returning to Charlotte for 2023! On July 4, 2023, the Charlotte Knights will be playing the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at Truist Field in downtown. The game will begin at 6:35 pm and the fireworks will follow at the end of the game.

SkyShow is the largest fireworks show in the southeast. Tickets are on sale now but are going to sell out for SkyShow. Book your ticket here and you can save $10 off the regular rate.

If you can’t get a ticket, you can still see the fireworks from Romare Bearden Park in downtown Charlotte.

Blanco 4th of July RNB Vibes Warmup All White Party

Two days before the 4th of July will be a great pre-Fourth of July Party at The Hive, a dance and nightclub in Uptown Charlotte.  It is an all-white attire affair where your finest attire is requested.

This party features multiple bar stations, hors d’oeuvres, and party favors.  The doors will open at 2:00 PM.

And you can even save 20% on your ticket if you purchase it here.


Another place to find fireworks in Charlotte on the Fourth of July is at Carowinds.  They’re hosting a Celebrate America Fireworks Show on the 4th of July at 10:30 PM.  The show features (obviously) fireworks along with a great soundtrack of patriotic music.  You’ll be able to see the fireworks throughout the park, though the best viewing locations are in the Carolina Boardwalk, Celebration Plaza, and County Fair.

Admission to the fireworks show is included in your ticket to Carowinds.  And a ticket to Carowinds means you’ll get to enjoy all day at the park!  You can find a discounted ticket to Carowinds here.


Barbecue and the 4th of July just go together in Charlotte. Try one of these restaurants that were named the 10 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Charlotte by the users of TripAdvisor.

  1. Midwood Smokehouse
  2. McKoy’s Smokehouse & Saloon
  3. Mac’s Speed Shop
  4. Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
  5. Noble Smoke
  6. Bar-b-q King
  7. City Barbecue
  8. The Q Shack
  9. Bobbee Q’s BBQ
  10. Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q

4th of July Whitewater Center

Celebrate the 4th of July outside at Charlotte’s Whitewater Center. These festivities span over two days.

On Monday, July 3, 2023, there will be SUP Yoga and Open Flow Yoga. At 6:30 pm, there will be a Tread, White & Blue 5K Trail Race. Live entertainment will include Chatham Rabbits and Hayes Carll. At approximately 9:30 pm, everyone can enjoy the colors, lights and sounds of a fireworks display.

On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, there will be SUP Yoga and 2 sessions of Open Flow Yoga. There will be a Revolutionary Duathion. Everyone can enjoy live music by Dangermuffin and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. The evening will be capped off with a Fireworks Extravaganza at approximately 9:30 pm.

Charlotte Museum of History

The Charlotte Museum of History will have a Naturalization Ceremony and Independence Day Celebration on July 4, 2023, from 10 am to 2 pm. New American citizens will complete the Oath and their Naturalization Ceremony. There will be a keynote address, music and opportunities for voter registration and education. It is free and open to the public.