Asheville takes great pride in celebrating our nation's Independence Day. From festivals to parades to fireworks, you'll have a blast celebrating the Fourth of July here in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
There's something special about watching fireworks burst over the twinkling skyline of downtown Asheville that keeps families coming back on Fourth of July year after year. The fun at the Ingles Independence Day Celebration begins at 2 p.m. on July 4th in downtown's Pack Square Park.
The festival is family friendly with a toddler bouncy houses, two giant slides, an obstacle course and a slack-line area. The Splashville Fountain will be on until 6 p.m. for kids to cool off and splash about.
The afternoon is also a popular time for families to have a picnic on the Roger McGuire Green. Music kicks off at 5 p.m.
Have dinner at one of downtown's many great restaurants before heading back over to Pack Square Park for the fireworks show beginning just after the national anthem at 9:30 p.m. No outside alcohol, coolers, or pets are allowed in the park.
Tips from the locals: The fireworks can best be seen from Pack Square Park. There are also some good spots along N. Spruce Street near the intersection with College St. Arrive early and bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Parking is available in the parking decks (first hour is free), on the streets, and in private lots.