Where to See 4th of July Fireworks in Charlotte!

By: Carrie Hamrick
Photos: Alexander Cason


Nothing Better than a Fireworks Show!

After all the parade watching, party-going, day drinking, and hamburger and hot-dog eatin’ there’s no better way to celebrate the good ol’ “Land of the Free” than a fireworks show.

These may not be the “bombs bursting in air” that we’ve all sang about, but it’s hard to throw it back to 1776 (aka the original Brexit) without lighting up the sky

Grab your friends and head out to some of these fireworks shows in and around the greater Charlotte area to celebrate July 4th with a bang:

Friday, July 1

The Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops: Celebrate America

  • Gates open at 5pm.
  • Fireworks after concert.
  • Location: Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road
  • Cost: $16

Red, White, and Belmont

  • 6pm concert by The Tams,
  • 9:30 - Fireworks
  • Location: Main Street, Belmont, NC
  • Cost: FREE

Saturday, July 2

Fireworks in the Cove - Queens Landing, Mooresville

  • 9pm - Fireworks
  • Location: 1459 River Highway, Mooresville, NC
  • Cost: FREE (Options to book & pay for fireworks cruise - $70)

Sunday, July 3

USNWC Fourth of July Celebration

  • All day activities featuring an 8pm concert by the Wood Brothers
  • 9:30pm - Fireworks
  • Location: 5000 Whitewater Parkway
  • Cost: FREE ($45 upgrade to terrace access - opens at 3:30pm)

Carowinds Military Days

  • 10pm - Fireworks
  • Location: 13523 Carowinds Blvd.
  • Cost: Park admission (FREE to any active, inactive, or retired military serviceman or woman with valid military ID.)

Monday, July 4

SkyShow Charlotte

  • All day street festival.
  • Fireworks following the Charlotte Knights game.
  • Location: Mint St & Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
  • Cost: Game admission for stadium seating. FREE when viewed outside the park (we suggest Romare Bearden!)

USNWC Fourth of July Celebration

  • All day activities featuring an 8pm concert by the Wood Brothers
  • 9:30pm - Fireworks
  • Location: 5000 Whitewater Parkway
  • Cost: FREE ($45 upgrade to terrace access - opens at 3:30pm)

Carowinds Military Days

  • 10pm -  Fireworks
  • Location: 13523 Carowinds Blvd.
  • Cost: Park admission (FREE to any active, inactive, or retired military serviceman or woman with valid military ID.)

Lake Wylie Fourth of July Celebration

  • All day activities include a land parade & boat parade.
  • 9:30pm - Fireworks
  • Location: 7725 Tega Cay Drive, Tega Cay, SC

As you can see, you can get your fireworks fix four days in a row! If you prefer to celebrate in your own backyard, make sure you know the laws about fireworks.

Stay safe, have fun, and don’t forget that we live in the land of the free because of the brave.