Coronavirus has changed much of life as we know it, including how we celebrate the Fourth of July in and around Charlotte. Some events have been cancelled for this year, but some events have not. If you’re looking for a way or a place to celebrate Independence Day this year, take a look at this list and find an event near, or in, Charlotte.
Note: Double check an event before you attend in case of a last-minute cancellation.
Charlotte Museum of History
The Charlotte Museum of History will not put on its annual Fourth of July celebration this year. Instead, the museum has a week-long digital celebration planned online between June 29 and July 4, so you can celebrate at any time. Everyday a new digital or virtual activity will take place. It’s all free and available to anyone who visits the site. Learn more here.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Charlotte Motor Speedway will give you the thrill of fireworks a little early as well as a fun way to get out of the house. On Wednesday, July 1, head to the Speedway for a drive-in movie, The Goonies, at 7:00 p.m. At 9:00 p.m., enjoy the fireworks show. Tickets for the event are $40 per car. Goonies never say die! See the schedule here.
Fireworks Night with Gastonia Grizzlies
Celebrate the Fourth a night early on Friday, July 3. Head to Sims Legion Park in Gastonia to watch the Gastonia Grizzlies take on the Forest City Owls. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. When it’s over, the fireworks begin. Tickets cost $15 and up. Get more info here.
City of Gastonia Fireworks
Typically the city of Gastonia plans a big event for Fourth of July but not this year. However, you can still enjoy the fireworks show. On July 4 starting at 9:30 p.m. sit back and watch the light show. If you want to make it a night out, head to Downtown Gastonia for the evening. You can view the fireworks from there, too. Learn more here.
Fourth of July Celebration
Want to spend Independence Day with your family having fun? Head to the Fourth of July Celebration at Dallas Lavender Lane Farm in Dallas. The u-pick family farm is hosting a free all-day event, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit craft vendors, enjoy BBQ and ice cream, take the kids to the petting zoo, play mini putt putt, and so much more! Find out more here.
Fourth of July Concert
Looking for another outdoor, family-friend event, but in the evening? GreenLife Family Farms in Concord will host a concert on July 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Admission is free but you must sign up to reserve a spot. The gates open at 4:00 p.m. and the music begins at 6:00 p.m. The bands will be Late Night Special, Lindsay Jordan, and the GreenLife Family Band. BBQ, hot dogs, and burgers will be available for purchase. Reserve your spot here.
Life may look a little different than we’re used to because of COVID-19, and plenty of adjustments need to be made to stay safe. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the important holidays. Here at Charlotte Insurance, we wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!