July 4: 4th of July Celebration

HUNTERSVILLE – Huntersville Parks and Recreation will host the 10th Annual 4th of July Celebration 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 4 in Birkdale Village.

The event includes decorations for the children’s bikes to get them ready for the parade, bounce houses, face painting, water fight between the fire stations (12:15 p.m.) and music.

The Fifth Annual Bike Safety Rodeo will be also return to Birkdale on July 4, starting at 9 a.m. until the beginning of the parade (11:45 a.m.). The course will be designed to provide safety instructions and bike handling counsel to youngsters ages 3-16.

Volunteers from Cool Breeze Cycles will be on hand to provide free bike safety checks in its maintenance tent, coupons for discounted bike helmets and maintenance at its two stores and to man the safety course, coaching young riders.

Admission and parking are free.

For details on the Bike Safety Rodeo, call Geoff Steele 704-875-8876.


July 4: SkyShow Charlotte

CHAROTTE – The best place to view the fireworks from SkyShow Charlotte will be at the Charlotte Knights baseball game July 4 at BB&T Ballpark.

The Knights take on the Norfolk Tides at 7:05 p.m. Tickets start at $10.

The fireworks display will begin shortly after the last out of the game.

The best areas to see the fireworks for those unable to get a ticket to the game, will be at Romare Bearden Park or from the parking areas on Graham Street between MLK and 4th Street.

To guarantee a spot to view the fireworks, guests are encouraged to arrive between 3 and 5 p.m.

SkyShow Charlotte continues its tradition of providing a free street festival including a Ferris wheel, interactive kids activities and live entertainment. Food and drinks will be available.

The festival takes place 3-7 p.m. in front of BB&T Ballpark, 324 S Mint St.,

The SkyShow Charlotte fireworks soundtrack will air on News Talk 1110 am, 99.3 fm and 107.9 The Link. The soundtrack will be played inside the stadium as well as outside for anyone gathered at the park.

The street festival and fireworks are free.

Details: www.skyshowcharlotte.com.


July 4: Coulwood Community 4th of July

CHARLOTTE – The 56th annual Coulwood Community 4th of July parade begins at 9 a.m. July 4. 

The parade route begins at Coulwood Middle School and ends at Paw Creek Elementary School, via Kentberry Drive, Coulwood Drive and Cathey Road.

The event includes games and food afterward until 1 p.m. at the Coulwood Community Park, 506 Coulwood Drive.

To participate in the parade, go to Coulwood Middle School, 500 Kentberry Drive, at 8 a.m. to line up. No registration is required.


July 2-4: Harrisburg 4th Celebration

HARRISBURG – The Harrisburg July 4th Celebration will span three days, July 2-4, including two days of live music and two nights of fireworks.

The event kicks off with a Miss July 4 Pageant 6-9 p.m. at Hickory Ridge High School, 7321 Raging Ridge Road.

July 3 events include festivities at Harrisburg Park (4-10:30 p.m.), music by The Gal Friday Band (5 p.m.), opening ceremonies (7 p.m.) and music by Ken Knox & Company (8 p.m.), and fireworks (10 p.m.).

July 4 events includes a parade down N.C. 49 (9-10:30 a.m.), festivities at Harrisburg Park (4-11:30 p.m.), music by The Dickens Band (5 p.m.), music by Rough Draft (8 p.m.), fireworks (10 p.m.).

Details: http://www.harrisburgjuly4th.com.


July 2-4: All-American Community Celebration

KANNAPOLIS – The City of Kannapolis will pair a free Charlotte Symphony performance with a festival at CMC-NorthEast Stadium, home of the Kannapolis Intimidators.

The Charlotte Symphony performs at 7 p.m. July 2 at Village Park, 700 West C St. The All-American Community Celebration starts at 6 p.m. July 4 with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

The festival includes carnival games, little league baseball and an apple pie baking contest.

Tickets for the festival cost $5 for adults and $4 for ages 12 and younger. Buy them in advance by calling 704-932-3267, visiting www.IntimidatorsBaseball.com.


July 4-6: Red, White and Belmont

BELMONT – The Red, White and Belmont celebration will consist of a weekend-long event July 4-6 at Stowe Park.

The celebration will include live music, fireworks, vendors and carnival rides. Everything is free to attend, but food and drinks will be sold.

On Friday, the park’s activities will be open to the public 6:30-10 p.m. There will also be a concert on Friday night featuring Spontanes/Image. Fireworks follow the concert at 9:30 p.m.

The park’s activities will open to the public 2-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday includes a live concert featuring Dixie Still, an up-and-coming country group out of Gaston County. Fireworks will follow the concert at 9:30 p.m.

Some of the vendors that will attend include Pita Wheel, Funnel Cakes by Pam, The Grill Sergeant and multiple craft vendors and artists.

Park activities will include slides and inflatables.

Details: Reba Edwards, 704-813-2922.