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July Fourth fireworks, festivals across the region

The Independence Day holiday means fireworks and festivals across the Charlotte region, and here’s a taste of what awaits you:

The fireworks

Friday

Belmont: About 9:15 p.m., at conclusion of Red, White and Belmont Festival’s opening night, downtown area.

Valdese: About 9 p.m., following 7 p.m. festival, behind Old Rock School.

Saturday

Cornelius: Concert featuring the Charlotte Symphony, 7 p.m. at Bailey Road Park, fireworks about 9:30 p.m.

Cramerton: 9:15 p.m., following 6:30 p.m. festival at Cramerton Town Center.

Denver: About 9:30 p.m., following 5 p.m. festival, at East Lincoln High School.

Fallston: About 9:45 p.m., following 5 p.m. parade and festival, Fallston Elementary School.

Polkville: About 9:45 p.m., following 11 a.m. festival, at Polkville Fire Department.

Troutman: 9:30 p.m., after 5:30 p.m. festival, at Iredell County Fairgrounds.

Troy: About 9:30 p.m., following 5 p.m. festival, Lowe Warner Memorial Park.

Sunday

Belmont: About 9:15 p.m., at conclusion of Red, White and Belmont Festival’s final night, downtown area.

Tuesday, July 2

Concord: About 9:30 p.m., following 5:30 p.m. Legends Racing program at Charlotte Motor Speedway (admission charge).

Gastonia: Following Gastonia Grizzlies’ 7 p.m. baseball game, at Sims Legion Park.

Kannapolis: Charlotte Symphony concert, 7 p.m., Village Park; fireworks about 9:15 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3

Charlotte - Symphony Park: About 9:15 p.m., following 8 p.m. Charlotte Symphony Concert at SouthPark.

Charlotte - Whitewater Center: About 9:30 p.m., following 4 p.m. festival.

Fort Mill-Knights Castle: WBT Skyshow; fireworks follow 7 p.m. Knights’ game against Durham Bulls.

Harrisburg: 10 p.m., following 4 p.m. Fourth of July Festival, Harrisburg Park off N.C. 49.

Kannapolis: Following 7 p.m. Kannapolios Intimidators game against Augusta, at CMC-NorthEast Stadium, off Lane Street.

Mooresville: 9:30 p.m., following 4 p.m. festival, Lowes YMCA, 170 Joe Knox Ave.

Shelby: 9:30 p.m., LeGrand Center, Marion Street.

Thursday, July 4

Blowing Rock: 9:30 p.m., Tweetsie Railroad, U.S. 321, between Blowing Rock and Boone.

Boone: 9:30 p.m., following 11 a.m. parade and 7 p.m. festival, at Clawson/Burnley Park, Hunting Mills Lane.

Carowinds: 9:30 p.m.

Charlotte-Uptown: About 9:30 p.m., following 6 p.m. Novant Health July 4 Spectacular at Memorial Stadium.

Charlotte-Whitewater Center: About 9:15 p.m., following 4 p.m. festival.

Faith: 10:30 p.m., at end of Faith Fourth Celebration, downtown area of Rowan County town.

Gastonia: 9:15 p.m., following all-day downtown festival.

Hamlet: 9:15 p.m., following 5 p.m. festival at Main Street Park.

Harrisburg: 10 p.m., following 4 p.m. Fourth of July Festival, Harrisburg Park off N.C. 49.

Hickory: Following Hickory Crawdads’ 7 p.m. game against Kannapolis Intimidators, at L.P. Frans Stadium, 2500 Clement Boulevard N.W.

Kings Mountain: 9:30 p.m., following 6 p.m. Revolutionary Fourth celebration at city’s walking trail park.

Lake Wylie: 9:15 p.m., at Buster Boyd Bridge, N.C.-S.C. 49.

Lincolnton: About 9:30 p.m., following 6 p.m. festival and 8 p.m. parade downtown.

Monroe: 9:30 p.m., following 7 p.m. festival at Belk-Tonawanda Park.

Morganton: 9:30 p.m., following Red, White and Bluegrass Festival (admission charge), Catawba Meadows Park, 701 Sanford Drive.

Oakboro: 11:30 p.m., at end of 4th of July Celebration, downtown area.

Waxhaw: 9:30 p.m., following 10 a.m. parade and 5:30 p.m. festival, Jackson Station on N.C. 16.

Friday, July 5

Wadesboro: 9:15 p.m., following 7 p.m. festival at Shelton Field, on Camden Road.

Saturday, July 6

Blowing Rock: 9:30 p.m., following all-day festival and 2 p.m. parade downtown.

Boone: About 9:30 p.m., following concert by The Band Perry (admission charge), at Appalachian State University’s Kidd-Brewer Stadium.

Oakboro: 11:30 p.m., at end of 4th of July Celebration, downtown area.

Multiple-day festivals

Belmont - Red, White and Belmont: Friday-Sunday, downtown.

Faith - Fourth Celebration: Friday-July 4 in downtown area.

Harrisburg - Fourth of July Festival: July 2-4 at Harrisburg Park off N.C. 49.

Oakboro - Fourth of July Celebration: Sunday-July 6, in downtown area. Compiled by Steve Lyttle

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