From the smell of hot dogs, to the pops of fireworks - there's no experience quite like Independence Day in Rowan County. If you've never had the chance to see it for yourself, we encourage you to join us this summer for an original 4th of July experience! So without further adieu, here is a complete breakdown of all the events you can look forward to this July 4th in Rowan County.


Faith, N.C. - Faith 4th of July Celebration

June 28 - July 4, 2024

Downtown Faith, N.C.


Fourth of July Parade


You wouldn’t expect such a large celebration to come out of such a small town, however, Faith is known across the state for their annual 4th of July celebration. The celebration lasts over a week and draws in thousands of people from North Carolina and beyond every year. When visiting Rowan County for this year’s 4th of July, you won’t want to miss this original event. Here is a breakdown of their day-to-day schedule so you don’t miss a thing:


June 28

6 P.M. - Food Booths & Rides Open

7:30 P.M. - Cat 5 Band Performs


June 29

1 P.M. - Rides Open ($35 armband good all day)

6 P.M. - Food Booths Open

7:30 P.M. - The Tonez Perform


June 30

3:30 P.M. - Rowan Big Band Performs

4:30 P.M. - Tonda Coutu, Author of "But I Am Still Here" Walk for Heroes

5 P.M. - Faith Patriotic Program at Faith Baptist Church

Food Booths & Rides Open

7:30 P.M. - Too Much Sylvia Performs


July 1

6 P.M. - Food Booths & Rides Open

7:30 P.M. - The Embers Perform


July 2

6 P.M. - Food Booths & Rides Open ($2 Tuesday - All Rides $2 Each)

7:30 P.M. - The Entertainers Perform


July 3

6 P.M. - Food Booths & Rides Open

7:30 P.M. - Rockie Lynne Performs


July 4

10 A.M. - Parade with Grand Marshall Linda Fink

After Parade - Food Booths Open, Flag Raising, National Anthem by Cheyenne Talley, Master of Ceremonies Kay Hirst, Welcome by Mayor Randall Barger, Crowning of Miss Rowan County Veteran

12 P.M. - Rides Open (all day ride armband $35)

7:30 P.M. - Darrell Harwood Performs

8:00 P.M. - Races, Games, Watermelon Eating Contest & Egg Toss at Faith Academy Charter School Ball Park

9:30 P.M. - Hot Dog Eating Contest

10:30 P.M. - FIREWORKS at Faith Academy Charter School Ballpark (National Anthem by Neil Wilkerson)


Faith isn’t the only town in our incredible county that knows how to celebrate. Spencerr and Kannapolis also have their annual 4th of July celebrations that you’ll want to check out during your visit.



Spencer, N.C. – Fireworks Over Historic Spencer Shops

June 29, 2024 5:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

N.C. Transportation Museum & Historic Spencer Shops

Spencer, N.C.


Fireworks at the behind a train at the N.C. Transportation Museum

Photo by the N.C. Transportation Museum


The N.C. Transportation Museum is hosting their fourth annual fireworks event. It is free and open to the public at the Historic Spencer Shops. After museum buildings and exhibits close at 5 P.M., join them for a night of games, music, food and fireworks.


June 29

5:30 P.M. – Activities include a balloon twister artist, bubble show, DJ music, inflatables, children’s craft area, corn hole, and other lawn games

9:15 P.M. – Firework show begins


For a small fee, guests are invited to take a ride in a WWII era Dodge Weapons Carrier, as well as a ride on our turntable, the centerpiece of railroad operations at the largest remaining roundhouse in North America. So pack a blanket and some snacks and make your way out to the N.C. Transportation Museum!


Looking to make it an all-day trip?

The N.C. Transportation Museum is also hosting their Moving the Military Tour throughout the day where you and your family can discover military vehicles and equipment in the museum’s collection. During this guided tour, you’ll travel back in time as you learn the importance of the exhibits and how they played a role in military history. The tour is included in museum admission and will begin at the Barber Junction Visitors Center.



Kannapolis, N.C. - Concert in the Park: Charlotte Symphony + Fireworks

June 29, 2024, 7 P.M.

Village Park, Kannapolis, N.C.


Outdoor concert in Kannapolis, N.C.

Photo by the City of Kannapolis


Join the City of Kannapolis for some Independence Day weekend fun with concert in the park! It's also a perfect event to get your fix of fireworks!


July 1

7 P.M. - Charlotte Symphony Performance and Fireworks



Downtown Salisbury, N.C. - 4th of July Kids Parade

July 6, 2024, 10 A.M. - 11 A.M.

City Hall to Rowan Museum, Salisbury, N.C.


Come celebrate the 4th of July with Downtown Salisbury with a 4th of July Kids Parade! All downtown shops will be open for this hometown tradition and prizes will be given out to some of the best dressed individuals and best decorated vehicles!


July 6

10 A.M. - 11 A.M. - 4th of July Kids Parade



Looking for more fun this July? Check out everything that's happening in Rowan County on our event calendar.