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Where are Fourth of July fireworks in the Charlotte area?

In preparation for 13 fireworks shows at BB&T Ballpark during the 2015 season, the Charlotte Knights conducted their annual fireworks testing on Friday, March 6 at 6:30 PM at BB&T Ballpark.
In preparation for 13 fireworks shows at BB&T Ballpark during the 2015 season, the Charlotte Knights conducted their annual fireworks testing on Friday, March 6 at 6:30 PM at BB&T Ballpark. dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

Celebrate the Fourth of July with one of these area events:

July 2

Kannapolis

Village Park: 7 p.m. Catch 22 a cappella performance. 8:15 p.m. Charlotte Symphony performance. 9:30 p.m. fireworks. Free. 8th Street Greenway. 704-920-4343. http://bit.ly/1JpjDro.

July 3

Mooresville

Lowes YMCA: 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. entertainment. 9:30 p.m. fireworks. Free. 170 Joe V Knox Ave. 704-716-4000. http://www.ymcacharlotte.org/branches/lowes/socialresp/events/july3.aspx.

Belmont

Red, White and Belmont: 6-10 p.m. Coming up Brass performance. 9:30 p.m. fireworks. Free. Main Street. 704-825-5586. http://bit.ly/1Hswbim.

Rock Hill

Red, White and BOOM: 5:30 p.m. kid zone opens, Black Street parking lot. 6:15 p.m. ice cream eating contest, Black Street. 8 p.m. The Fantasy Band performance. 10 p.m. fireworks. $10 kid zone wrist band. Concert is free. 144 E. Black St. 803-329-8756. http://onlyinoldtown.com/do/featured/44/red-white-and-boom.

Charlotte

U.S. National Whitewater Center: 8:30 a.m. park opens. 4 p.m. Shook Twins performance. 5 p.m. cornhole tournament. 6 p.m. Honeycutters performance. 9:30 p.m. fireworks. $45 VIP, including special viewing and special food and beverage access. $5 parking. 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. 704-391-3900. http://usnwc.org/relax/festivals/fourth-of-july-celebration/.

Symphony Park: 5 p.m. gate open for Summer Pops, 7 p.m. prelude performance, 8:15 p.m. Charlotte Symphony performance of “Celebrate America!” Mix of patriotic songs, ’50s songs and Michael Jackson tributes. 9:30 p.m. fireworks. $16. 4400 Sharon Road. 704-972-2000. www.charlottesymphony.org/summer/.

BB&T BallPark: 7:05 p.m. Knights vs. Gwinnett first pitch. Fireworks follow. $8 standing room available. 324 S. Mint St. 704-274-8300. https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=117450#.VZLfWI7F9AQ.

July 4

Charlotte

SkyShow: 2-10 p.m. SkyShow Street Party, Mint Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 6:05 p.m. USA vs. Cuba first pitch, BB&T BallPark. Fireworks follow. Times depend on length of game. $8 standing room available. 324 S. Mint St. 704-374-3720. www.wbt.com/skyshowcharlotte/.

USNWC: 8:30 a.m. park opens. 3 p.m. cornole tournament. Various events. $45 VIP. $35 Big Drop Party. $30 per cornhole team. $5 parking. 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. 704-391-3900. http://usnwc.org/relax/festivals/fourth-of-july-celebration/.

Carowinds: 10 p.m. fireworks. Regular admission, $44.99. 14523 Carowinds Blvd. 803-548-5300. www.carowinds.com/things-to-do/special-events.

Waxhaw

July 4th Celebration: 10 a.m. parade, Main Street. 4:30-8:30 p.m. beach party. 7 p.m. Smokin’ and Audio Wine will perform. 9:15 p.m. fireworks. View from nearby Food Lion parking lot, 1301 N. Broome St. 704-843-2195. http://waxhaw.com/.

Lake Norman

Queens Landing: 9 p.m. fireworks cruise. $75 per person. 9:30 p.m. fireworks. 1459 River Highway. 704-663-2628. http://www.queenslanding.com/EventCalendar/index.html.

Monroe

Belk-Tonawanda Park: 4:30 p.m. amusement rides open. 7-9:30 p.m. Darrell Harwood performance. 9:30 p.m. fireworks. Skyway Drive. 704-282-4500. www.monroenc.org/events/4th-of-july-event/.

Lake Wylie

Tega Cay: 9-10:30 a.m. land parade, Tega Cay Drive. 11 a.m. boat parade, Nivens Creek Landing. 9:30 p.m. fireworks, Glennon Center lawn. 15083 Molokai Drive. 803-548-3500. hwww.tegacaysc.org/DocumentCenter/View/7951

Buster Boyd Bridge: 9:45 fireworks. View from the bridge or surrounding areas such as the Buster Boyd Bridge boat landing. 803-831-2827. https://www.facebook.com/LKWFireworks.

Harrisburg

Harrisburg Park: 9 a.m. parade, N.C. 49. 4 p.m. Harrisburg Park opens. 4:15 p.m. Mayor’s Invitational Cornhole Tournament. 5-9:30 p.m. Zach Ludlham and Ken Knox & Company perform. 10 p.m. fireworks. 191 Sims Parkway. 704-455-7275. www.harrisburgnc.org.

Kannapolis

CMC-NorthEast Stadium: 9:30 p.m. fireworks. 6 p.m. children’s activities begin. $5 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under or seniors over 55. 2888 Moose Road. 704-932-3267. http://bit.ly/1dut5Op.

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