The spirit of America is alive and well in the mountains of North Carolina
Throughout the High Country, from Blowing Rock to Banner Elk, communities are pulling out all the stops to celebrate our nation’s independence. If you’re planning a visit to these locations this Fourth of July, here are some amazing events you and your family will love. Parades, activities for kids, live music and, of course, incredible fireworks. So come down to the High Country for the July 4th Weekend.
The Banner Elk Chamber’s 4th of July Parade
WHEN: Monday, July 4, starting at 11 a.m.
PARADE: Main Street to Tate-Evans Park, Banner Elk, NC
PARTY IN THE PARK: Tate- Evans Park • 210 Park Avenue, Banner Elk, NC
Join in on this fun parade! Dress up your car, your bike, or even your pet. After, head down to Tate-Evans Park for food, fun and duck races.
47th Annual Roasting of the Hog
WHEN: Saturday, July 2, starting at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Beech Mountain Ski Resort • 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC
This ticketed dinner will serve up some amazing BBQ plus all the fixins. And once darkness creeps over the mountain, get ready for some amazing fireworks.
July 4th Celebration
WHEN: Saturday–Sunday, July 2–3
PARADE & WEEKEND EVENTS: Downtown Blowing Rock, NC
FIREWORKS: Blowing Rock Country Club • 200 Country Club Drive, Blowing Rock, NC (Saturday, starting at 9 p.m.)
A weekend chock full of fun and the spirit of America. The morning kicks off with games and activities for young and old. Then at 2 p.m., come witness the annual Independence Day Parade. Listen to amazing music all afternoon. Then on Saturday at 9 p.m., head down to the country club for beautiful fireworks. Festivities continue the next day.
Bluegrass & Brass: A Fourth of July Dazzle
WHEN: Monday, July 4, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Blowing Rock School Auditorium • 130 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC
Get into the spirit of patriotism with an amazing concert. Two musical styles will be featured—bluegrass and brass. Here anthems and your favorite national songs, as wells as some mountain music favorites.
July 4th Fireworks at Tweetsie Railroad
WHEN: Monday, July 4, Fireworks at 9 p.m.
WHERE: Tweetsie Railroad • 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
Get your tickets to Tweetsie Railroad so that you can enjoy the most spectacular fireworks in the High Country!
The Burning in Effigy of King George III
WHEN: Saturday, July 2, starting at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hickory Ridge Living History Museum• 591 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, NC
See how Independence Day was celebrated in the late 18th century. This event is as fun as it is educational. Traditional black powder rifles will fire 13 volleys for the 13 original colonies, there will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence and then a dummy representing King George III will be burned in effigy.
Downtown Boone July 4th Parade
WHEN & WHERE:
PARADE: Saturday, July 4, starting at 11 a.m.; King Street, Downtown Boone, NC
FESTIVITIES & FIREWORKS: Saturday, July 4, starting at 7 p.m.; Clawson-Burnley Park • Off Hunting Hills Lane, Boone, NC
This annual event has been delighting young and old every Fourth of July. The parade ends with a time of cake and refreshment. Then the fun starts back up with more fun and finally fireworks!