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WNC offering plethora of events for Fourth of July holiday
Monday, 01 July 2019 23:04

From Staff Reports

Western North Carolina will feature a number of events to celebrate the Fourth of July, with — possibly — the biggest bang being Asheville’s Independence Day gala from 2 to  10 p.m. in Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville.

The free event offers family activities throughout the afternoon, with live music beginning at 5 p.m. and the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.  Attendees are urged to bring chairs and blankets.

Following are other area holiday highlights:

• BILTMORE ESTATE — The annual July 4th Celebration Dinner will be served from 6 to 9 p.m. in the barn at Antler Hill Village, followed by a fireworks display at the resort.

• LAKE JULIAN — Fireworks will be fired off from 9 to 9:30 p.m. for those in the South Asheville area. 

• BLACK MOUNTAIN — The annual Street Dance and Fireworks will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sutton Avenue in downtown. Also, before the fireworks, the Land of the Sky Symphony Band will perform from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the White Horse nightclub.

• MONTREAT —  A parade wil be held at 10:30 a.m. , followed by daylong activities — and a square dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Montreat College Library.

* WEAVERVILLE — The town will hold a July 4 Block Party on Main Street from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Music by Devils in Dust will begin at 5 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.

• HENDERSONVILLE — The city ‘s Independence Day parade will begin at 11 a.m. A free celebration concert/dance, featuring the band Wishful Thinking, will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center in downtown. The fireworks show will begin at 9:30.

• LAKE LURE — The town will celebrate the holiday a day early — July 3, with family activities earlier, followed by fireworks at dusk over the lake fthat may be viewed from  Morse Park —or on the beach. Attendees are urged to bring picnics and lawn hairs. On the Fourth of July, Lake Lure’s Rumbling Bald Resort will offer a fireworks display for its guests, which others may enjoy from boats on the lake. 

• WAYNESVILLE —  The town will hold its Stars and Stripes gala from 11 a.m . to 3 p.m. downtown. At nearby Lake Junauska, fireworks will be fired off from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

• FRANKLIN  — Following a 10 a.m. parade on Main Street, activities, food and music will begin at 5 p.m. at Macon County Park. The Isaacs Independence Day Concert & Fan Jam BBQ will be begin at 5:30 p.m .at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. A fireworks show will begin at dusk at the park.



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