4th of July Celebrations & Fireworks near Asheville in Western North Carolina Towns
Lake Junaluska: While they are not doing fireworks for the 4th, this beautiful lake community is offering overnight packages that include lodging, a lake cruise on the Cherokee IV, and a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard rental. Go to their website for more details.
Beech Mountain: Fireworks are on for Saturday, July 4, launched from the slopes of Beech Mountain. The annual Hog Roast will not take place at the resort this year but instead be a to-go only event, with the meals cooked, boxed, and distributed next to Fred’s General Mercantile (501 Beech Mountain Pkwy). Order tickets in advance for a discount, which includes admission and meal. The Beech Mountain Resort will be open 10 AM-6 PM for downhill mountain biking, scenic lift rides, Mile High Yoga, and more.
Hendersonville: July 4th fireworks will begin at 9:30 PM at 201 South Main (Visitor's Center). Look for the giant red balloon to signify the visibility of the fireworks show. If you can see the balloon, you can see the fireworks from your location. Go to their website.
Maggie Valley: Backyard Fourth, gates open on July 4 at 6 PM and fireworks at dark. Free admission. Alcohol-free. Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Road Maggie Valley.
Sunset Fireworks Hike: Come celebrate the Fourth of July with an old-fashioned watermelon cutting, and view the Black Mountain fireworks display from the peak of Sunset Mountain, presented by the Swannanoa Valley Museum. Meet at 6:30 PM. The museum transports chairs up the mountain. Moderate 45-minute hike to the mountaintop. Cost: $40 for members, $55 for nonmembers, $30 under 18. To register, call 828-669-9566.
Morganton: On July 4th fireworks will be shot from Freedom Park at dark with plenty of parking areas around the park to watch from your car. Freedom Park will be closed off to maintain social distancing. Find more details on their website.
Reminder: Fireworks Illegal in National Forests
Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on all national grassland and national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Regulations are enforced, and violation is punishable as a misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.
For events throughout the year, see our list of seasonal calendars.