There is nothing more American than an epic 4th of July celebration. Fireworks and family fun are what great Independence Day’s are made of and you’ll find just that and much more this 4th of July in the NC Smokies. With not just one, but multiple celebrations taking place across Haywood County, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Pair that with countless opportunities for a fresh mountain adventure and you have a pretty awesome holiday weekend in store for you here in Haywood County.
The Lake Junaluska Independence Day Celebrations include concerts by the award-winning bluegrass group Balsam Range and the Lake Junaluska Singers, fireworks, and other family activities. Packages and individual concert tickets available for purchase. www.LakeJunaluska.com/july4th 800-222-4930
Celebrate the 4th of July in small town America! The restaurants and shops are open and live music and entertainment will be located throughout the district and courthouse lawn. “Kids on Main” patriotic children’s parade starts at the historic Haywood County Courthouse and proceeds down Main Street at 11:00 am. Parade registration begins at 10:00 am on the courthouse lawn. Haywood Community Band patriotic concert on the courthouse lawn at 2:00. Great family fun for all ages! Visit: http://www.downtownwaynesville.com/calendar.html.
Bring the family and watch the valley come alive with beautiful fireworks. There is nothing quite like the booms from a fireworks show in Maggie Valley. The show will begin at dark but make sure you get there early for a good seat. Visit: http://maggievalley.org/events-in-the-valley/.
With two major firework displays taking place on the 4th of July, the town of Canton stands out with their own beautiful display the day FOLLOWING on the 5th of July. Keep the patriotic fun going with this special celebration along the banks of the Pigeon River at the Sorrells Street Park in downtown. Visit: http://www.cantonnc.com/node/546.
We hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July here in the NC Smokies! For more info or questions about what to do while you’re here, call us – 800-334-9036 or stop by the Haywood County Visitor Center at 1110 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC 28751.
Photos courtesy of Lake Junaluska Conference and Event Center