Here’s a list of places to see fireworks this 4th of July

Carolinas residents will celebrate the nation’s 243rd birthday with parades, festivals, concerts and fireworks — plenty of fireworks.

Pyrotechnics displays are scheduled Thursday across the region, including several sites in Mecklenburg County, to celebrate Independence Day. But a number of area communities will do their celebrating on other nights this week.

Here is a look at some of the region’s Fourth of July events. All events are on Thursday unless otherwise noted.

North Carolina


Uptown Charlotte: Around 9:30 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark, following the Charlotte Knights’ sold-out game against Norfolk. The display will be visible from nearby Romare Bearden Park.

Carowinds: Fireworks around 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Davidson: Parade, 5:15 p.m. in downtown area; live music, 6-9 p.m. on the town green.

Hickory Grove: Annual parade at 10 a.m., along Shamrock Drive from Lawrence Orr Elementary to Aldersgate. Festival, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Aldersgate.

Huntersville: Bicycle parade, 10 a.m.; children’s events, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; at Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive.

Matthews: People’s parade, 5:30 p.m., from town hall to Stumptown Park; followed by live music and other events at 7 p.m. in Stumptown Park.

Plaza Midwood: Pig-picking, 4-11 p.m., at several sites along Central Avenue; live music outside the Diamond, 1901 Commonwealth Avenue.

Southpark: Charlotte Symphony concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday; followed by fireworks around 9:15 p.m.

U.S. National Whitewater Center: Live music from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, followed by fireworks around 9:30 p.m. each night.

Alexander County

Taylorsville: Saturday events at Alexander Central High, 534 Liledoun Road; concert, 7 p.m., followed by fireworks around 9:45 p.m.

Ashe County

Jefferson: Festival, 3-10 p.m., followed by fireworks around 9:30 p.m. At Ashe County Park, 527 Ashe Park Road.

West Jefferson: Christmas in July festival, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, in downtown area.

Avery County

Banner Elk: Parade, 11 a.m., followed by festival, noon-6 p.m. Main Street West.

Crossnore: Parade, 3 p.m.; festival, 5-9:30 p.m.; fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

Elk Park: Friday events – parade, 6 p.m.; festival, 6:30-10 p.m.; fireworks around 9:30 p.m. Winters Town Park.

Minneapolis: Saturday events – parade, 6 p.m.; live music and other events, 6:30-10 p.m.; fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

Burke County

Morganton: Red, White and Bluegrass Festival, Catawba Meadows Park, Catawba Meadows Drive. Events Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Fireworks around 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

Cabarrus County

Charlotte Motor Speedway: Fireworks following Tuesday’s Summer Shootout races.

Harrisburg: Annual town festival, 4-10 p.m. Wednesday and 4-11 p.m. Thursday; parade, 9 a.m. Thursday; fireworks around 10 p.m. Thursday; at town park.

Kannapolis: Fireworks following the 7 p.m. Kannapolis Intimidators’ game against the Rome Braves; at Intimidators Stadium, off Moose Road.

Caldwell County

Lenoir: Festival and live music, 5-10 p.m. at Mulberry Recreation Center; fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

Catawba County

Hickory: Fireworks following Hickory Crawdads’ 7 p.m. game against Columbia, at Frans Stadium, 2500 Clement Blvd. NW.

Cleveland County

Casar: Festival, 4:30-9 p.m. at Casar Park; fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

Kings Mountain: Festival and live music, 6-10 p.m. at Deal Park, North Cleveland Avenue; fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

Lattimore: Parade, 9 a.m., followed by festival at Lattimore Recreation Park.

Shelby: Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Friday, at the Shelby sports complex.

Gaston County

Belmont: Red, White and Belmont festival, 4-10 p.m. in downtown area; live music; fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

Dallas: Concert, 6-9 p.m.; fireworks around 9:15 p.m.

Gastonia: Fireworks Wednesday following 7 p.m. Gastonia Grizzlies’ game at Sims Legion Park.

Gastonia: Festival 5-9 p.m. in downtown area; fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

Iredell County

Lake Norman: Fireworks around 9:30 p.m. at Trump National Golf Club; admission only to area residents and members; fireworks can be seen from the lake.

Mooresville: Wednesday events at Lowes YMCA, 170 Joe Knox Avenue; festival, 6-10 p.m., with fireworks around 10 p.m.

Statesville: Wednesday fireworks display around 9:30 p.m., Signal Hill Road area.

Lincoln County

Lincolnton: Festival, 6:30 p.m.; parade, 8:30 p.m. on East Main Street; fireworks around 9:30 p.m. at Lincolnton High School.

Richmond County

Hamlet: Festival, 5-9 p.m. Main Street; fireworks around 9:15 p.m.

Rowan County

Faith: 74th annual Faith Fourth of July Celebration, 6-10 p.m. daily through Wednesday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday; parade, 10 a.m. Thursday on Main Street; fireworks around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rutherford County

Forest City: Festival, 7-10 p.m., with fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

Lake Lure: Wednesday events – festival, 5-9 p.m., with fireworks around 9:15 p.m.

Stanly County

Oakboro: 61st annual Fourth of July Celebration, 6-10 p.m. daily through Wednesday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday; parade, 9 a.m. Thursday; fireworks around 10 p.m. Thursday.

Union County

Indian Trail: Parade, 11:30 a.m. on Indian Trail Road in downtown area.

Monroe: Festival, 4:30-10 p.m., with fireworks around 9:30 p.m.; at Belk Tonawanda Park.

Unionville: Parade, 1 p.m.; festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Unionville Elementary School.

Waxhaw: Parade, 10 a.m. (no fireworks display this year).

Watauga County

Blowing Rock: Fireworks display at Tweetsie Railroad, around 9:30 p.m.

Blowing Rock: Saturday events – parade, 7 p.m.; fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

Boone: Parade, 11 a.m.; festival, noon-10 p.m.; fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

Todd: Parade, 11 a.m.

South Carolina

Lancaster County

Heath Springs: Summerfest, 6-10 p.m.

York County

Baxter Village: Parade, 9:30 a.m.

Brattonsville (McConnells): 10 a.m.-4 p.m., various historic-oriented events.

Fort Mill: Wednesday events – festival, 6-9 p.m. on Main Street; firing of cannons, 8:45 p.m.; fireworks around 9:15 p.m.

Lake Wylie: Fireworks around 9:30 p.m., fired from Camp Thunderbird.

Rock Hill: Red, White and Boom festival Wednesday; festival, 5:30-10 p.m.; fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

Tega Cay: Land parade, 9 a.m., followed by boat parade; festival, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; fireworks around 9:30 p.m.

York: Festival, 7-10 p.m. at York High, with fireworks around 10 p.m.