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You won’t have to travel far this week to celebrate Independence Day.

Parades, festivals and fireworks displays are scheduled across the Charlotte region, culminating with activities Wednesday on the holiday.

If fireworks are your thing, you’ll have opportunities Tuesday and Wednesday nights in Charlotte. That includes a pair of fireworks displays Tuesday night in uptown: at Memorial Stadium, and on the other side of uptown at BB&T Ballpark.

Across the Piedmont, the towns of Harrisburg (Cabarrus County), Oakboro (Stanly County) and Faith (Rowan County) host major festivals.

Here’s a schedule for the Charlotte region.

MECKLENBURG

Charlotte: Memorial Stadium, Tuesday; festival at 6 p.m.; fireworks about 9:30 p.m.

Charlotte: BB&T Ballpark, Tuesday and Wednesday; fireworks after 7:05 p.m. baseball games.

Charlotte: Sky Show, Wednesday, at BB&T Ballpark; fireworks after 6:05 p.m. Charlotte-Durham baseball game.

Davidson: downtown area, Wednesday; parade at 5:30 p.m., followed by live music.

Hickory Grove community: annual parade, Hickory Grove Road at East W.T. Harris Boulevard, 10:30 a.m.

Huntersville: Birkdale Village, Wednesday; festival 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Matthews: downtown area, Wednesday; parade at 5:30 p.m., followed by music at Stumptown Park.

Mint Hill: town hall, Tuesday; live music and festival, 7 p.m.

U.S. National Whitewater Center: Music and festival, Tuesday and Wednesday; fireworks about 9:30 p.m. each night.

BURKE

Morganton: Catawba Meadows Park, Wednesday; fireworks after Red, White and Bluegrass Festival; festival at 5 p.m.; fireworks about 9:45 p.m.

CABARRUS

Concord: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Tuesday; fireworks about 9:30 p.m., after Legends racing program.

Harrisburg: annual Fourth of July Festival through Wednesday at Harrisburg Park; Tuesday: festival, 4-10 p.m.; Wednesday: parade, 9 a.m.; festival, 4-11 p.m.; fireworks, 9:45 p.m.

Kannapolis: fireworks at Intimidators Stadium on Wednesday after Kannapolis-Hickory baseball game at 7 p.m.

CALDWELL

Lenoir: Lenoir Optimist Grounds, Wednesday; festival at 5 p.m.; fireworks about 9:30 p.m.

CATAWBA

Hickory: L.P. Frans Stadium, Tuesday; fireworks following 7 p.m. Hickory-Kannapolis baseball game.

CLEVELAND

Casar: Casar Park, Wednesday; festival at noon; fireworks about 9:30 p.m.

Kings Mountain: Deal Park, Wednesday; festival, other events at 5 p.m.; fireworks about 9:30 p.m.

Lattimore: Parade, 9 a.m. Wednesday in downtown.

Mooresboro: Mooresboro Park, Wednesday; fireworks at 9 p.m.

GASTON

Belmont: downtown area, Wednesday; festival, music at 4 p.m.; fireworks about 9:45 p.m.

Dallas: Cloninger Park, Wednesday; music, festival at 6 p.m.; fireworks about 9 p.m.

Gastonia: downtown area, Wednesday; music, other events at 7 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

IREDELL

Mooresville: Lowes YMCA, Tuesday; festival, 6 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

LINCOLN

Lincolnton: downtown, Wednesday; parade at 8:30 p.m.; fireworks about 9:30 p.m. at Lincolnton High School.

ROWAN

Faith: 72nd Faith 4th of July Festival through Wednesday; Wednesday’s schedule: parade at 10 a.m., festival at 11 a.m.-11 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m.

STANLY

Oakboro: annual Oakboro festival in downtown area, Wednesday; parade at 9 a.m., festival at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

UNION

Indian Trail: downtown area, Wednesday; parade at 11:30 a.m.

Monroe: Belk Tonawanda Park, Wednesday; festival, 4 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Unionville: downtown area, Wednesday; parade at 1 pm.

Waxhaw: downtown area, Wednesday; parade at 10 a.m.; festival, 6-9 p.m.; fireworks about 9:30 p.m.

N.C. MOUNTAINS

Banner Elk: Main Street, Wednesday; parade, 11 a.m.; fireworks about 9:30 p.m.

Beech Mountain: Kite Field, Wednesday; festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Blowing Rock: downtown, Wednesday; festival, 9 a.m.; parade, 2 p.m.; fireworks about 9:30 p.m.

Boone: downtown, Wednesday; parade, 11 a.m.; music, 7 p.m.; fireworks about 9:30 p.m.

Jefferson: Ashe County Park, Wednesday; festival, 3 p.m.; fireworks about 9:30 p.m.

YORK

Carowinds: Wednesday; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Lake Wylie: S.C. 49 at Buster Boyd Bridge, Wednesday; fireworks about 9:30 p.m.

Rock Hill: Downtown area, Tuesday; festival, 5:30 p.m.; fireworks about 9:45 p.m.

Tega Cay: Town center, Wednesday; festival, noon; fireworks about 9:30 p.m.

York: York Middle School, Wednesday; fireworks at 9 p.m.

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