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 24 - July 4
Downtown Faith, N.C.
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:
7:30 P.M. - Town of Faith Street Dance Featuring Divide by 4 Performance
7:30 P.M. - The Catalinas Perform Sponsored by: Brent and Patti Lyerly, in support of Scallywags Bar and Grill and Veterans Walk – Walking Across America, and in loving memory of Kevin Smarr
7:30 P.M. - Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot Perform Sponsored by: The Soda Shop
1:00 P.M. - Rides Open
7:30 P.M. - The Tonez Perform Sponsored by: Brent and Patti Lyerly, in support of Scallywags Bar and Grill and Veterans Walk – Walking Across America, and in loving memory of Kevin Smarr
10:30 P.M. - Fireworks at the Faith Academy Charter School Ballpark
3:30 P.M. - Rowan Big Band Performs
5:00 P.M. - Faith Patriotic Band Performs at Faith Baptist Church
7:30 P.M. - Too Much Sylvia Performs Sponsored by: Brent and Patti Lyerly, in support of Scallywags Bar and Grill and Veterans Walk – Walking Across America, and in loving memory of Kevin Smarr
7:30 P.M. - Mother Trucker Performs Sponsored by: Spray Clean Power Wash, Price Pharmacy, Yard Stuff
7:30 P.M. - Darrell Harwood Sponsored by: Randy Marion
Faith isn’t the only town in our incredible county that knows how to celebrate. This year, both Spencer and Salisbury have original 4th of July celebrations that you’ll want to check out during your visit.
Spencer N.C. – Fireworks Over Historic Spencer Shops
July 1, 5:30 P.M. - 10 P.M.
N.C. Transportation Museum & Historic Spencer Shops
Photo by the N.C. Transportation Museum
The N.C. Transportation Museum is hosting their third 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.
5:30 P.M. – Activities include a balloon twister artist, bubble show, DJ music, inflatables, 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 the museum's turntable - the centerpiece of railroad operations - at the largest remaining roundhouse in North America. So pack a blanket and some snack 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.
Salisbury, N.C. - Fun 4th Kids Parade
July 1, 10 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Downtown Salisbury, N.C.
What could possibly be more festive than a parade to celebrate July 4th? Join Downtown Salisbury in celebrating our independence with a kid's parade from City Hall to the Rowan Museum on S. Main St.!
10 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. - Fun 4th Kids Parade in Downtown Salisbury
Kannapolis, N.C. - Concert in the Park: Charlotte Symphony + Fireworks
July 1, 7 P.M.
Village Park, Kannapolis, N.C.
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!
7 P.M. - Charlotte Symphony Performance and Fireworks
Looking for places to stay this July 4th weekend? Check out our lodging page to discover all the original places you can stay!