July 4th 2018 Local Events In The High Country

Last Updated on February 12, 2022 6:55 pm

Below is a list of events happening in the High Country for July 4th, 2018. Take note that not all events are happening on Wednesday July 4th. 

June 30 – Beech Mountain

The 47th Annual Roasting of the Hog, Beech Mountain's 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks display on Saturday, June 30! A pork or turkey barbecue meal, plus all the fixin's will be included in the ticket price. Food will be served starting at 6:00 pm (line forms around 5:45) & fireworks will go off at dark (approx. 9:00 pm). Tickets will be available in advance at or in the Beech Mountain Visitor Center. Tickets will also be available at-the-door on the day of the event.  For more information call the Visitor Center at (828) 387-9283, 800-468-5506 or email

July 4: Bethel Blast at Bethel Park and presented by Bethel Baptist Church

 Free BBQ Supper – Begins at 5pm. Live music from 5pm-9pm. Bring your chair, family event, Free parking. For more information visit

July 4 – Boone

Events begin at 11:00 a.m. on King Street with the annual July 4th parade. The parade will start at the Poplar Grove Extension traveling East on King Street through downtown Boone, concluding at Appalachian State University’s Legends Parking lot, located on Hardin Street. Following the parade, the Town of Boone and the Jones House will continue the celebration with free cake and watermelon on the Jones House lawn. The fun continues later that evening at Clawson-Burnley Park, located off of Hunting Hills Lane, near the “Tot Lot,” baseball fields, and Greenway. The entertainment starts at 7:00 p.m. with music provided by DJ Carl. The public is invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the annual fireworks display, which will begin around 9:30 p.m. For more information about July 4th activities please visit or contact the Town of Boone’s Cultural Resources Department at 828.268.6280. 

 July 4 – Banner Elk 

Banner Elk Fourth of July Parade at 11:00 a.m. The parade begins at the Lees-McRae campus library and goes down Main Street. The parade concludes with a “Party in the Park” in Tate-Evans Town Park, where folks enjoy lunch from several vendors and traditional lawn games like the egg-toss and sack race. Banner Elk’s Duck Race, which features hundreds of rubber ducks racing down the creek in the park. For more information visit this link. 

 July 4 – Tweetsie Railroad Fireworks Extravaganza

Park open until 9pm, fireworks at 9:30pm. For more information visit this link. 

 July 4 – Crossnore in Avery County

The Fourth of July is Crossnore’s biggest event. Sponsored by the Volunteer Fire Department, it begins with a Parade at 4:00. Hamburgers and hot dogs are for sell by the Fire Department. There is free watermelon for everyone and other goodies are sold for fundraising by the local churches, boy scouts and community groups. Children enjoy games in inflatable play places and an old fashion frog-jumping contest. Live music fills the air and finishes with a street dance at 7:00. For more information visit this link. 

 July 4: Todd

The 2018 Todd Liberty Parade meanders through downtown Todd ending at Cook Park with live music by the King Bees, dancing, and food to purchase. If you would like to walk in the parade, please be at the big field at the corner of Hwy 194 and Todd Railroad Grade Road at 10:00 a.m. to pick out a costume or banner. All are welcome to join. The costumes and decorations are hand-made and free for all to use during the parade. For more information visit this link. 

 July 4: Sugar Mountain

A spectacular fireworks show, sponsored by the Village of Sugar Mountain Tourism Development Authority, viewed from Sugar’s 5,300’ peak begins around 9:00 p.m. Live music at the base lodge from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The Summit Express chairlift runs Wednesday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. for mountain-top fireworks viewing. No mountain bikes after 6:00 p.m. For more information visit this link. 

 July 7: Blowing Rock

 Join the town of Blowing Rock for games, music, and fun! Free entertainment all day, plus the best small-town Main Street parade you’ll find anywhere.  All events take place in downtown Blowing Rock, except the fireworks which will be held at the Blowing Rock Country Club. The public is welcome at the Club for the special event. Find the games and music in Memorial Park on Main Street. For more information visit this link. 

Here’s the schedule for the 2018 celebration (times subject to change):

Friday, July 6th, 2018:
6-8pm: Park Dance in Memorial Park with Summer Daze Band

Saturday, July 7th, 2018:
9am-until: Adult Horse Shoe Tournament (18 years & up, prizes awarded)

Noon – 1:30 pm: Live music with Brian Collins

2pm: Independence Day Parade

3 pm – 4 pm: Live Music with the Cockman Family

3:30-4:30: Park Games (prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place in all games!)

9pm: Fireworks at the Blowing Rock Country Club

Sunday, July 8th, 2018:
Watauga Community Band concert in Memorial Park

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