Fourth of July Fireworks & Celebrations

Celebrate Independence Day at some of North Carolina's biggest and best patriotic events


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July 1-5

2016 Southeast Old Thresher's Reunion
The largest antique tractor show in the Southeast, includes a child and adult pedal tractor pull, wild west train ride, children's play area, petting zoo, pony rides, music, crafts, southern cooking and a big fireworks show for July 4th. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Preschool-age and younger are admitted free. Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton. 336-859-2755. dentonfarmpark.com

July 2-4

Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe's Sky Scream Fireworks Shows
Enjoy more than 40 acres of water park fun from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (extended hours), then relax inside the park and enjoy the dazzling display of fireworks at about 9:15 p.m. Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe, 3910 S. Holden Road, Greensboro. 800-555-5900. emeraldpointe.com

July 3

Freedom Run 10K and Firecracker Road Race
This event kicks off the Fun Fourth Celebration weekend. Come run in honor and support of Military personnel who protect and defend our freedom. Deck yourself out in a patriotic costume and show off your American spirit. Same great tradition, bigger finish party and swag. Registration at 6 p.m. Race at 7:30 p.m. Hamburger Square, 2108 Medford Lane, Greensboro. freedomrun10k.com.

Fun Fourth Festival: The American Block Party
Kick off the 4th in style with Sleeping Booty and Natty Greene. 8 p.m. Greene Street Circle, Greensboro. funfourthfestival.com.

Independence Day Celebration
Enjoy amusement park rides, blood drive, festival and aerial fireworks show. 5-10 p.m. Free. City Park, 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington. 336-222-5030. burlingtonnc.gov.

The Arts Council's Summer Parks Series: Patriot Pops in the Park
celebrate independence with a Patriot Pops concert. The Judy Barnes band joins the Piedmont Wind Symphony for a unique Patriotic Pops concert, featuring original music by Judy Barnes as well as your favorite patriotic and film music under the direction of Maestro Matthew Troy. Bring your blanket and your lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy a beautiful evening of incredible music. Food and beverages are available on-site for purchase. Free. Triad Park, 9652 W. Market St., Kernersville. 336-747-1465. intothearts.org.

July 4

4th of July at Creekside Park
The park will be open for visitors to enjoy carnival rides, food vendors, live music and a fireworks display. 3 p.m. Free. Creekside Park, 214 Park Drive, Archdale. 336-434-7315. archdale-nc.gov.

Fantastic Fourth Celebration
The festival honors our country's Independence Day with a patriotic beginning and offers amusements, music and activities for adults and kids of all ages. Entertainment is provided, and admission is free. The highlight of the festival is the evening fireworks display. Thousands attend from all over the region. Free. 6 p.m. Davidson County Fairgrounds, 400 Greensboro St. Ext., Lexington. 336-248-3960. lexingtonnc.net.

Fun Fourth Street Festival
Five areas filled with vendors, interactive games and connection with a community that has been at the forefront of the movement of freedom throughout its history. 2-8 p.m. Downtown Greensboro. funfourthfestival.com.

GSO Fireworks Concert
A free concert featuring the UHOP Trombone Praise Band, Spoken Word and the City of Greensboro Philharmonia. At the culmination of the concert, enjoy the biggest fireworks show in the Piedmont Triad from anywhere downtown. 8:30 p.m. Downtown Greensboro. funfourthfestival.com.

Independence Day Celebration at Old Salem
Enjoy hands-on activities, patriotic music, concerts, and demonstrations and more fun for the whole family. At the end of the day,  head to Salem Square to participate in a commemoration of the first July 4th celebration in Salem. All activities are included with the purchase of an All-In-One ticket. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Old Salem Historic District, 600 S Main St., Winston-Salem. 336-721-7300. oldsalem.org.

Lewisville July 4th Celebration
Each year the Town of Lewisville plays host to one of the largest July 4th celebrations in the Triad. Festivities include musical entertainment and fireworks at dark. Free. 6:15 p.m. Shallowford Square, Lewisville. lewisvillenc.net.

Kernersville 4th of July Fireworks
Bring your lawn chair, blanket, family and friends to the Kernersville Raiders football field for a free fireworks celebration; complete with live music. The sky will light up around 9 p.m. in a spectacular display of our great nation's independence. Kernersville Elementary School, 512 W. Mountain St., Kernersville. 336-996-3062. toknc.com.

Stars and Stripes Spectacular
Cheer on the Hoppers as they take on the West Virginia Power, and then celebrate July 4th with the Stars and Stripes Spectacular. Fireworks are free with the purchase of a game ticket. 7 p.m. NewBridge Bank Park, 408 Bellemeade St., Greensboro. 336-268.2255. milb.com.

Tweetsie Railroad's July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
The most spectacular fireworks show in the High Country will be even better this summer when Tweetsie Railroad celebrates America's Independence Day and the anniversary of the park's opening day. Over 200 large caliber pyrotechnic mortar shells will light up the sky for all to enjoy. This year, even larger aerial pyrotechnics will be added to the show to make this the biggest-ever July 4th event at the theme park. 9:30 p.m. 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock. tweetsie.com.

Uncle Sam Jam
Family friendly live music. The Kids Zone will be full of activities, including free kid-friendly entertainment, games and crafts. Inflatables will be available for a fee. A variety of vendors will be available for food, beverages and novelty items. Fireworks after dark. $10 per carload. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Oak Hollow Festival Park, 1841 Eastchester Drive, High Point. 336-883-3469. highpointnc.gov.

Winston-Salem Dash Fourth of July Festivities 
The best Fourth of July Fireworks display in the Triad is at BB&T Ballpark with the Winston-Salem Dash. First pitch is at 7 p.m., and an extended fireworks show follows the game. Fireworks are free with the purchase of a game ticket. BB&T Stadium, 951 Ballpark Way, Winston-Salem. 336-714-2287. milb.com.

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