Fourth of July in the Smokies
Nothing says summer more than the Fourth of July, and in Western North Carolina, we celebrate Independence Day with gusto. Between majestic fireworks, sizzling hot dogs and hamburgers, cotton candy, games, live music and craft demonstrations, there’s a little bit of everything for any and all. So, grab your lawn chair, sunglasses and adventurous spirit, and enjoy this special weekend.
For more information, go to greatsmokies.com/freedom-fest.
For more information, go to cantonnc.com/july-4th-plus-one-2.
Continental Divide (blues/soul) and Cashiers Community Chorus, dancing and more. The fireworks display will occur at dusk.
• “Independence Day Festival” will be held Tuesday, July 4, at locations around downtown. Activities from 9 a.m. to noon at Town Ball Field on Hickory Street. Outdoor concert with Diamond River Band from 6-8:30 p.m. at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. Fireworks display at 9 p.m. highlandschamber.org.
• The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will host the Independence Day "Fireworks Festivities” on Tuesday, July 4, in downtown.
Restaurants, breweries, shopping, galleries and cafes. Children’s patriotic parade at 11 a.m. Live concert by the Hayw- ood Community Band at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.