Red, White, And Blue Near You: COVID Edition

COVID has really changed a lot of plans this year. North Carolina is still in Phase 2. Governor Roy Cooper says the earliest we’d move into Phase 3 would be the middle of July. In South Carolina, some places are planning parades and shooting off fireworks. A couple of towns have decided on virtual celebrations. So, here’s a list of what’s happening in case you have to change traditions.

*Due to COVID-19 many events are following social distancing restrictions and cancelling live entertainment, food trucks and activities.

Baxter Village (Fort Mill) – CANCELLED TO THE PUBLIC

Baxter Village has decided to cancel its 4th of July parade to the public. Only Baxter Residents & Businesses can participate in the Parade.

  • Saturday, July 4th. from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

A drive-in movie AND fireworks at the speedway? We’re in!

  • Wednesday, July 1st
  • “The Goonies” will begin at 7:00 p.m. with fireworks to follow
  • Admission is $40 a car

Cabarrus Brewing Company

The brewery will host its 2nd annual hot dog eating contest!

  • Saturday, July 4th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Entry fee is $10

The Charlotte Museum Of History*

Celebrate virtually all week with the Charlotte Museum of History. Learn about independence, listen to the ringing of the American Freedom Bell and so much more!

The Town of Fort Mill*

The town has decided to celebrate all week with a fun lineup of virtual events. There will be singing competitions, BINGO, trivia, crafts, a pet contest and more. Sadly, the town will not be having fireworks.

  • Monday, June 29th – Saturday, July 4th
  • Follow The Town of Fort Mill on Facebook and Instagram

The City of Gastonia*

  • Downtown business will be open and offering specials all day.
  • Fireworks sponsored by CaroMont Health, will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Gastonia Grizzlies

Enjoy the first fireworks of the season!

  • Friday, July 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at Sims Legion Park.
  • Tickets start at $15

The City of Kings Mountain’s Revolutionary 4th: RED WHITE & BOOM Fireworks Show*

  • Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. You can watch them from downtown Kings Mountain or stream them live from the City of King’s Mountain’s Special Events Facebook page.

The City of Rock Hill*

The city has decided to celebrate virtually! Enjoy DIY face painting, scavenger hunts, sidewalk chalk contest and so much more.

  • Monday, June 29th – Saturday, July 4th
  • You can find a full list of activities, here!

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort

Take a trip up to the mountains to celebrate the 4th with live entertainment, food, drinks and fireworks.

  • The 4th Annual Summit Crawl begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • The Rockabilly’s will perform from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
  • The Typical Mountain Boys will play from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.
  • Fireworks start at 9:00 p.m. Take a ride on the Summit Express chairlift to enjoy a mountain-top view of the show.

Tega Cay

  • Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

We also contacted Charlotte Center City, the U.S National Whitewater Center and the Charlotte Knights. They told us due to North Carolina staying in Phase 2, they had to cancel their 4th of July celebrations.