Fourth of July Celebration

  • Pack Square Park West

  • Address: 121 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Times: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Fourth of July Events and Fireworks in Asheville, N.C.

By Jason Tarr

How to Celebrate Independence Day in Asheville

Asheville takes great pride in celebrating our nation's Independence Day. From festivals to parades to fireworks, Asheville has a blast celebrating the Fourth of July here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

See a full list of events taking place on Fourth of July weekend.

Below, find information about fireworks and other large celebrations in and around Asheville.

Fourth of July Fireworks in Downtown Asheville

There's something special about watching fireworks burst over the twinkling skyline of downtown Asheville that keeps families coming back on Fourth of July year after year.

In 2022, the Ingles Independence Day Celebration returns to downtown Asheville on Monday, July 4 in Pack Pack Square Park. This free event features family-friendly activities and live entertainment throughout the day, with a fireworks display beginning at approximately 9:30 pm. Activities include:

Ultimate Air Dogs -- official jumps will occur at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., with practice and registration occurring from 12 to 4 p.m.

The Splasheville Fountain is expected to be running on the Fourth of July until 7 p.m. to give kids a space to cool off and splash about. 

Live Music - Kicking off the live music at 5 p.m. is Asheville's own, Hannah Kaminer. Hannah fuses echoes of Appalachian traditions with wistful, Americana-style songwriting. Country artist, Ricky Gunter, who hails from nearby Marshall, will then hit the stage at 6 p.m. Rounding out the evening will be Asheville's renowned busker turned artist, Lyric, at 7:30 p.m. She will also perform the national anthem at the fireworks extravaganza at 9:30 p.m.

Food and beverage vendors will open at 5 p.m. 

No tents or cooking are allowed. Also, no alcoholic beverages are permitted. Pets are not permitted within the special event boundaries; certified service animals are allowed.

Tips from the locals: The fireworks can best be seen from Pack Square Park. There are also some good spots along N. Spruce Street near the intersection with College St. Arrive early and bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Parking is available in the parking decks, on the streets and in private lots. 

The Renaissance Asheville Hotel will also host a fireworks viewing party in their parking lot with American cookout food and beverages available for purchase. There’s no cost to enjoy this event.

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