Independence Day is a time to celebrate, but barbecue supplies, fireworks, and drinks can add up in cost. Celebrating doesn’t have to be so expensive this 4th of July. Make your holiday more affordable by taking advantage of one of the many free celebrations around Charlotte, North Carolina, and York County, South Carolina.

Save this Independence Day with These Charlotte, NC, Area Events

The Carolinas are full of free July 4th celebrations that let you enjoy the holiday without needing to drain funds. Here are a few of our favorites.

Skyshow Charlotte

July 4th, 9:30 pm

Outside BB&T Ballpark

When it comes to 4th of July fireworks, the bigger, the better. So why settle for anything less than the biggest? Skyshow in Charlotte, North Carolina, bills itself as the largest fireworks display in the Southeast, and it is truly a sight to behold. Although the best seats are from BB&T Ballpark, you can get a stunning view of the spectacle from Romare Bearden Park or one of the nearby parking lots.

Harrisburg 4th of July Celebration

June 29- July 4th

Harrisburg Park

The town of Harrisburg in North Carolina always put together an impressive 4th of July Celebration, and 2017 is their 20th year. With three days of great activities, shows, and events, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Although there is a pageant on the 29th of June, and plenty to do on the 3rd of July, festivities kick into full steam on the 4th. After a 9 a.m. parade, visitors can enjoy a full evening of food, fun, live music, and fireworks.

Queen City Brass Band

July 3rd, 7:30

Mint Hill Town Hall

Take in some classic patriotic music this holiday with a free concert from the Queen City Brass Band. Bring along folding chairs or a blanket to lay out and enjoy the show. Even kids who might not appreciate the music will have fun with face painting and inflatable bounce houses.

Tega Cay’s 4th of July Celebration

July 4th, 9 am- 10 pm

Windjammer Park & Philip T. Glennon Center

Want a nautical Independence Day? Then you’ll love Tega Cay’s 4th of July Celebration. After a land parade at 9 am, decorated boats will make their way around the peninsula for the boat parade.

Your kids will love free swimming, snow cones, waterslides, and more at the Tega Cay Golf Pavilion Area from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Finish the night with fireworks for a perfect holiday.

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