July 4th is the most American of all celebrations and the highlight of summer at Lake Julian Park! The park hosts one of the largest fireworks displays in Western North Carolina. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and find a spot along the lake. All seats are perfect for a view of the fireworks display reflected on lovely Lake Julian.
Lake Julian Park is located just off Long Shoals Road in Arden. The park offers picnic tables, grills, a sand volleyball court, two horseshoe pits, boat rental and a playground. Bring your family and a picnic supper and plan to spend the evening at Lake Julian Park. Picnic shelters cannot be reserved for July 4 but there are plenty of picnic tables available, first-come, first-serve.
The park opens at 8 a.m. Fireworks start at dark. Parking will not be permitted inside the park on July 4. Parking is available in the parking lot of Estes Elementary School located across Long Shoals Road. Wear comfortable walking shoes for the walk from Estes to the park and bring a jacket or sweater. Evenings can be cool at the lake, even in July.
Last year’s display attracted over 4,000 people and this year’s show promises to be even bigger! For more information, contact Lake Julian Park at 684-0376.
More Fireworks in the Area...
There are places all around Buncombe County where you can see fireworks for the Fourth:
Big Ivy Community Center (Barnardsville): There will be music, food (hot dogs and barbeque), and drinks. Fireworks begin at dark.
Black Mountain/Montreat: Montreat will host a parade at 10:30 a.m. Black Mountain will have family fun and fireworks beginning at 7 p.m.
Brevard: Morning 5K/10K Firecracker Run. During the day, downtown streets are closed to an overflowing crowd. Transylvania Community Arts Council hosts its Annual Fine Arts & Craft Showcase. The Classic Automobile Show stretches for blocks and delights even the casual aficionado of 1920s to 1970s vintage vehicles. The Courthouse Gazebo is center stage for day-long musical entertainment. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Cherokee: Celebrate America's Independence with a bang at Cherokee’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks display, located at the Acquoni Expo Center. The festivities kick off at dark.
City of Asheville (Pack Square Park): An event for the whole family, the Ingles Fourth of July Celebration festivities start at 4 p.m. in Pack Square Park and close with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The day features live music, old-fashioned games, a variety of food from area vendors and a grand fireworks finale.
Hendersonville: Fireworks display at dark, viewable from downtown Hendersonville, with free live outdoor music 7-9 p.m. downtown at 201 South Main (Visitors Center).
Lake Julian Park: Fireworks begin at dark.
Maggie Valley: Red White & Boom! Free admission. Fireworks at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.
McCormick Field: Fireworks after the Asheville Tourist Game.
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