July 4th in Asheville NC Area – So Many Things . . . So Little Time!

What to do, What to do?

Fireworks for Fourth of JulyIt’s a four day weekend for most people or at least a three day weekend. It holds so much excitement to have a few days off. Oh, how to make the best of it.  It depends on what you most like to do.

First off, let’s start with the cookout! There are great spots on the internet for recipes that will rival most other cookouts.  Visit Epicurious for some of the greatest burger recipes of all times. Come on, I know you want to! Tasty. 21 Top Rated Burger Recipes.

Then of course there is the enjoyment of getting out and not spending any money. How about a picnic at some of the greatest waterfalls around or a bike ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway? Great weather and fantastic views. Make sure to take along lots of water.

Other events going on: Oh, where to begin.

Hendersonville’s Music on Main Street series starts on Friday, July 1st at the Visitor’s Information Center, 201 South Main Street. Sound Investment, a four-piece band performs 60’s – 70’s classics from 7-9 p.m. FREE!

Love Old Cars? How about the Mountaineer Antique Auto Club Car Show and Flea Market? This event takes place at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher from Friday July 1st – Sunday, July 3rd.

Shindig on The Green starts out it’s 45th season on Saturday, July 2nd. This FREE festival is held on Saturday’s through September 3rd from 7 pm. – 10 p.m. Located at downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage.

Cashiers Mountain Music Festival has been running for the past two years but features some great artists. The festival runs Saturday, July 2nd through Sunday July 3rd. Balsam Range headlines on Saturday and Doc Watson (accompanied by David Holt) closes the festival on Sunday. Fireworks display at dark.

Pops Concert in Brevard.On Sunday July 3rd The Brevard Music Center offers the Pendergast Family Patriotic Pops with the Transylvania Symphonic Band and Brevard Community Band. Whittington Pfohl Auditorium at 2 p.m. $15 – $35.

Downtown Ingles Fourth of July Celebration begins at 4 p.m.  on Sunday July 3rd. This FREE event is being held at Memorial Stadium. Bands, family activities such as face painting, inflatable rides and food vendors all offering an afternoon and evening of fun. Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

Music on Main Street returns on Sunday evening, July 3rd with a special Fireworks Celebration Concert from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the visitor’s information center (201 S. Main Street in Hendersonville) FREE! Bring a lawn chair. One-man-band Tom Brown performs 50’s Oldies like “Crazy”, “Duke of Earl” and “Locomotion”.


The 18th Annual Firecracker 5K held in Downtown Weaverville. Starts at RBC Centura Bank on Weaverville Blvd at 8 a.m. Fee is $25, all going for a good cause for the Kiwanis club of North Buncombe Scholarship Fund for North Buncombe students planning on attending college or technical school.

Brevard Rotary Club host a 5K/10K Firecracker Run which wind through Downtown Brevard. Check in starts at 6:30 a.m. on race day and starts at 8 a.m. at 299 S. Broad Street next tot her public library. $30 for the 5K and $35 for 10K. Seniors are $20 for either race and students under 18.

Annual Independence Day Hike leaves from the Black Mountain Savings Bank parking lot 200 E. State Street in Black Mountain at 6:30 p.m. Bring water, warm clothing and a folding chair which will be transported for you. The hike takes 45 minutes on moderate to easy terrain to reak the peak of Sunset Mountain, where hikers can dine and watch the Black Mountain fireworks display. $15 members/$25 non members. Register at 828-669-9586 or info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org

Downtown Parades

Montreat holds a parade, free to the public beginning at 10:30 a.m.  The town of Black Mountain has a street dance, food and family fun beginning at 5 p.m.

Hendersonville has a downtown parade which begins at 11:00 a.m.

Fireworks – Let the fun Begin!

Asheville Tourists Baseball: It’s an all American celebration on July 4th as the Asheville Tourists host the Greenville Drive at McCormick Field starting at 7:05 on the 4th, followed by fireworks. $11 general admission.

Barnardsville: The July 4th fun is at the Big Ivy Community Center with food, entertainment, crafts, swimming and fireworks @ sundown.

Black Mountain: Fireworks display starts after dark on July 4th.

Brevard: Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m.

Cherokee: Fireworks display will be held at the Acquoni Expo Center in Cherokee. Fireworks begin at dark. Take a trip and enjoy the day beforehand and visit the Cherokee Art Market, Casino or great restaurants.

Hendersonville: The show begins at sundown on Sunday July 3rd. What used to be held at Jackson Park is now being held downtown Hendersonville.

Lake Julian Park:Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the festivities which promises to be one of the best ever in this area. Fireworks start after dark. 

Enjoy the nightlife of Asheville with many bands performing over the weekend! Check out the schedule on the Mountain Xpress Website.

While you are here take a look at our Homes and Land for Sale.

So whether it’s just chillin’ out at home or getting out for some fun, there’s always something for everyone. Most of all HAVE FUN!

Western North Carolina truly HAS IT ALL!!! 

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This blog was written by Sandra LoCastro (www.sandra.exitasheville.com)

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