Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day

Those looking for things to do this Independence Day need look no further. Here are a few suggestions of events going on in the Charlotte area:

Uptown- Shriners International 4th of July Parade at 2:30 p.m. in uptown Charlotte. This free event will be filled with marching bands, clowns and tiny cars. 

Indian Trail - Festivities begin today at 9:30 a.m. at Indian Trail Town Hall and the parade begins at 11 a.m. 

Birkdale Village and the Town of Huntersville will host the 8th Annual 4th of July Celebration today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Birkdale Village. Activities include bike decorating, face painting, a clown bounce,arts and crafts, a parade, water fight between the fire stations, music and food. 

Uptown- After a long day of parade watching, take a seat uptown for the annual firework show over the skyline. Center City Charlotte and Presbyterian Hospital will host the firework show in uptown Charlotte from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Fireworks will begin around 9:30 p.m. 

Whitewater Center- Live music will start off the afternoon at 4 p.m. and fireworks will begin at dark. Guests can watch fireworks being launched from Hawk Island and the show will display over our whitewater river. 

Lake Wylie- Fireworks at Lake Wylie near the Buster Boyd Bridge will begin around 9:45 p.m.

Photo:7/4/2005 - Fourth of July fireworks light the sky above the uptown Charlotte skyline. GARY O'BRIEN