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Lake Norman’s 4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations 2015!

Lake Norman Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations


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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 SIX 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 2015:

Saturday, June 27th at 11:00am the 10th Annual Troutman Independence Celebration Parade will be held on a 3-mile route from the Iredell County Fair Grounds ending at the Troutman Elementary School. (Highway 21).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, WWII Vehicles, local clubs and civic organizations, beauty queens and just about any thing you can imagine including at least one John Deere Tractor! This year The Women in the Military Past and Present will serve as the Grand Marshals. What a great way to honor those who have given so much for our country! Again this year the parade is followed by the Troutman Independence Day Festival at the fairgrounds from 5:30-9:30 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. 15,000 – 20,000 people are expected to gather at and around the Y for family fun, music, food vendors and – of course – FIREWORKS! The celebration will kickoff at 4 pm with activities for the kids including inflatables, face painting, games, and balloons. This year, the Y has partnered with Bella Love and WSOC 103.7 to add live entertainment like never before. The July 3rd Summer Celebration will feature live music by three great local bands and will be co-hosted by 103.7 radio personalities.  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!

**NEWLY Added: Lake Norman’s Queens Landing 4th of July on Lake Norman is is back! 9 p.m. fireworks cruise. $75 per person. 9:30 p.m. fireworks. 1459 River Highway. 704-663-2628.

The Town of Huntersville will be hosting their 11th Annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4th from 10:00am – 1:00pm at Birkdale Village…a family-friendly celebration! Activities include a parade, a bike decorating contest, the annual water fight between the fire stations, childrens’ arts and crafts, face painting, a clown bounce, music, food and “A whole lot of fun!!!”.  The parade begins at 11:45am. For more details: 704.895.8744

The Town of Davidson will be holding its annual downtown parade and concert on Saturday, July 4th from 5:15 – 8 p.m. Festivities begin with their small-town parade. Parade marchers are asked to line up 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 march in the parade 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. The Concert on the Green will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will feature Pushh, music of the 80’s, 90’s and today.

The Town of Cornelius is holding their Symphony in the Park with fireworks on Saturday, June 27th. Presented by The McIntosh Law Firm
  • Saturday, June 28
  • Bailey Road Park
  • 6:00pm: Gates Open
  • 7:00pm: Prelude by Journey Church Band
  • 8:15pm: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Celebrate America!
  • Fireworks immediately following the performance

Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and chairs and join us for an evening with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra at the Bailey Road Park Bandshell!  KidsZone provided by Journey Church.  Concessions will be available. Wine and local/craft beer proceeds will benefit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists.  Bring your picnic baskets and blankets and join us for an evening with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra at the Bailey Road Park Bandshell! Children’s activities and concessions will be available. Coolers welcome, but NO glass containers, pets, smoking, tents or open flames.

4th of July firework’s display at The Point’s Trump International Golf Club in Mooresville at 9:30pm.This will be the fourth year of fireworks at the golf club community since Donald Trump purchased it. In the past the mortars and shells for the show were so large that the Fire Marshall’s office required New York-based BAY Fireworks Pyrotechnic Engineering to notify the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport that night so airplanes could be directed to a different flight plan!!! For residents and members of The Point and Trump International Golf Club Charlotte there are a whole day of activities offered starting with a tennis round robin at 9:00am.

Lake Norman Peninsula Golf  Club  (Not the Yacht Club)  is having a fireworks display at 9:30pm on July 4th.  19101 Peninsula Club Drive, Cornelius. They have been doing this for about 15 years but keep it quiet!

 4th of July Festival at the U.S. Whitewater Center: ”   Show your patriotism and break out your red, white and blue at the USNWC‘s 4th of July Festival, a two-day celebration featuring outdoor adventure, live music and spectacular firework displays. Musical performances on the Belmont Abbey Island stage will take place in the afternoon and evening, followed by a stunning firework display over the world’s largest manmade whitewater river. Bring out your blanket or chairs, pick out a great viewing spot and enjoy the show.
SKYSHOW Charlotte at BB&T Ballpark will offer the largest Fourth of July fireworks display in the Southeast on Saturday, July 4th 2014 at BB&T Ballpark.  News Talk 1110 WBT and 107.9 The Link  SkyShow 2015  presented by Carolina Chevy Dealers and NAPA Auto Parts, returns to Uptown Charlotte with the largest Fourth of July fireworks display in the Southeast powered by Fox 46 Charlotte on Saturday, July 4th 2015 at BB&T Ballpark. Team USA takes on Team Cuba, gates open at 5:00 PM.  Baseball, fireworks and fun come together for SkyShow Charlotte! Come early for the pre-game festivities at the SkyShow Street Party including live music, food, drinks, inflatables, kid crafts, carnival rides, games, prizes and more! After the game, we will honor our Veterans and Military Personnel in a patriotic flag ceremony followed by the most amazing choreographed fireworks in the Southeast!
Please check back as I will add and update as I learn about more events.  I just wanted to get this out early so you can make your plans!!
Have fun and be safe!!



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