Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July.....Celebrating Around Asheville, NC

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. (via wikipedia)

Looking for something to do in Asheville to celebrate July 4th?  Here are some options to check out:


Downtown Asheville, July 4, 2013

An event for the whole family, the Ingles Fourth of July Celebration festivities start at 4 PM in Park Square Park and close with fireworks at 9:30 PM. The day features live music, old-fashioned games, a variety of food from area vendors and a grand fireworks finale. Free

Tourist Baseball Game Fireworks, July 2 & 3, 2013

The ever-popular baseball and fireworks double feature begins at 7:05 PM when the Asheville Tourists host the Augusta Greenjackets. After the zipline, baseballs and cheers fill McCormick Field, the Tourists present their annual spectacular fireworks show. Tickets go on sale April 21 and will sell-out ahead of time. Buy at the McCormick Field box office as well as online at

South Asheville Fireworks

At Lake Julian, fireworks show starts at dark, but come early. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and find a spot along the lake. The park offers picnic tables, grills, a sand volleyball court, two horseshoe pits, boat rental and a playground. Bring a picnic! Park at Estes Elementary School on Long Shoals Road across from the lake. From Asheville take I-26 East to Exit #37. Turn left at the light onto Long Shoals Road. Free
Biltmore Fireworks

There will be a private fireworks show just for guests of the Inn at Biltmore on July 4. Special packages.

What's your favorite way to celebrate Independence Day?


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