Happy 4th of July Lake Norman!
From nostalgic patriotic parades to community festivals with firework displays to myriad planned and spontaneous raft- up (boat) parties on Lake Norman, there truly is something for everyone here in the greater Lake Norman area this 4th of July. Get out of your home, save gas and have a great time!” I wrote this 10 years ago and it is still just as true this year. So, here is the run down on Lake Norman’s 4th of July festivities 2019:
The Town of Cornelius is holding their Symphony in the Park with fireworks on this Saturday, June 22nd! Bring your blankets and chairs and join us for an evening with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra at the Bailey Road Park Bandshell. The free KidZone will be open from 6 – 8 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Wine and craft beer proceeds benefit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. 6 p.m.: Gates Open. 6:30 p.m.: National Anthem by Sofia Swade. 6:45 p.m.: Prelude Performance by Rockie Lynne. 8:15 p.m.: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Celebrate America! with Albert-George Schram conducting. Fireworks immediately following the performance
Saturday, June 29th at 11:00am the 15th Annual Troutman Independence Celebration Parade will be held on a 3-mile route from the Iredell County Fair Grounds ending at the American Legion building. If you want to experience a slice of true, old-fashion, small-town Americana, this is a must attend parade. The streets are lined with flags, yellow ribbons and folks of all ages, many with signs honoring our military past and present. The parade itself has about 150 entries including floats with United States Veterans from all of our wars, military units, horses, submarines, classic and antique cars ,fire engines, beauty queens, re-enactment groups, politicians, WWII vehicles, trains, planes, and many more surprises. We are proud to honor all veterans. This year Our 2019 Grand Marshals are the Marines! (Two floats are available for any Marine veteran so let them know if you would like to take a ride! Again this year the parade is followed by the Troutman Independence Day Festival at the fairgrounds from 5:00-9:30 pm, ending with a breathtaking fireworks display at 9:30!
Celebrate our country’s freedom at the Lowe’s YMCA’s Summer Celebration on July 3rd for one of the biggest, baddest Independence Day fireworks show in the Lake Norman area. Festivities start at 6:00 pm. 15,000 – 20,000 people are expected to gather at and around the Y for family fun, music, food vendors and – of course – FIREWORKS! In partnership with the Town of Mooresville, the Lowe’s YMCA July 3rd Summer Celebration is a community staple, bringing together families from across the Lake Norman community to enjoy fellowship, local entertainment (local band, Irrashional, Classic Rock Done Right, will be performing) and food, kid-friendly activities, and of course, spectacular fireworks. Bring a blanket and chairs, and arrive early. The event is free and open to the public but all proceeds from sponsors and vendors will benefit the Lowes Community Support Campaign. Get there early to find a good parking spot!
The Town of Huntersville will be hosting their 14th Annual Fourth of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4th from 10:00am – 1:00pm at Birkdale Village…a family-friendly celebration! Join Birkdale Village as we celebrate our nation’s birthday with a gigantic family festival! Stage performances, face painting, balloon art, bounce houses, craft tables, bike decorating & patriotic bike ride, music, roaming entertainment and more!
The Town of Davidson will be holding its annual patriotic stroll/parade and concert on Thursday, July 4th. There are no fireworks in Davidson, but citizens are invited to celebrate our nation’s independence with a patriotic stroll along South Street to the town green and a concert on the green on Wednesday, July 4 . The parade will include a color guard, a fire engine, and lots of patriotic residents. Stroll participants are asked to line up on Wednesday, July 4 at McEver Field on South Street at 5:15 p.m., and the festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. All citizens are encouraged to walk dressed in Independence Day attire and to decorate their wagons, bicycles, tricycles, and pets in red, white, and blue. A color guard comprised of members of the police and fire departments will lead the parade up South Street onto Main Street and onto the town green.
Denver Fireworks Spectacular is on June 29th @ 5pm – 11:00pm at East Lincoln High School. This free festival will include top caliber musicians, a dunking booth, raffles, kid games and attractions, food, drinks and cold treats. This year they claim to be having the biggest fireworks and concert show ever in DABA history!
One of the best ways to celebrate the 4th of July on Lake Norman is to join one of the many events at Queen’s Landing Fireworks Show celebrations 2019 which is actually a 4-day celebration starting on Wednesday July 3rd and ending with their BIG FIREWORKS KABOOM SHOW on Saturday, July 6th. Click on the link for all of the details!