What is the Best Thing to Do in Asheville, NC on the 4th of July?

Summer is just around the corner and for many, that means that it’s time to go on a fun family vacation. When it comes to summer, we all get this sense of relaxation and memories of our own summers as children and want to re-create that feeling as much as we can. One way to do this is to plan a fun trip to the Asheville, NC, for the 4th of July. Let us at Orchard Inn show you that planning a fun holiday trip to Asheville during the 4th of July will give you memories to last a lifetime.

Here Are Some of the Best Asheville, NC, 4th of July Festivals and Activities

Downtown Asheville Independence Day Celebration

This is the ultimate way to celebrate our country’s independence! Head to Park Square Park for the annual Downtown Asheville Independence Day Celebration. There will be entertainment, shows, food vendors, beer and wine, and so much more. Admission is completely free of charge, so bring the whole family!

Red, White, and Bluegrass Festival

During this time, there are a lot of festivals that will be happening in the area. One in particular that will be both fun and patriotic is the Red, White, and Bluegrass Festival. This festival will be held from July 4-7 in 2018, and will be filled with many musical guests and lots of different ticket structures so you have lots of options.

Freedom Train

Another option is hopping the train at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoying their Freedom Train. This also comes with a price structure based on where you will sit but one thing that is included in all of the tickets is a great BBQ meal. The train leaves at 7:30 and will follow the route that is the Nantahala Gorge Excursion. There will also be a spectacular fireworks display during this time.

Fireworks in Asheville, NC, on 4th of July

The biggest part of this holiday, besides usually the food we eat, is all of the impressive fireworks displays. Here in Asheville, there are many places to see fireworks.

  1. Park Square Park- There is always a wonderful show here that starts at 9:30 pm but the party there starts much earlier in the afternoon.
  2. Tourist Baseball Game- After the game, there is a fun and lively fireworks display and you will already have great seats for it!
  3. South Asheville-Join everyone at Lake Julian for not only a great fireworks show but also a breathtaking view of the lake.

Even More Ideas

There are so many different ways to enjoy an Asheville, NC, 4th of July! Here are a few more ideas you will love:

  1. Enjoy a brewery or a brewery tour.
  2. Browse local shops in downtown Asheville.
  3. Step back in time at The Biltmore.
  4. Go for a hike on one of the many mountain trails

Where to Stay During Your Asheville, NC, 4th of July Getaway

When you decide to come to Asheville, NC, for your 4th of July holiday, be sure to book a room with us at Orchard Inn. We are conveniently located near Asheville, NC, as well as many other Western North Carolina activities and places of interest. At our tranquil B&B, you have your choice between rooms in the main house as well as cottages for those who enjoy more privacy. Each morning with us, join everyone in our scenic dining room for a hearty and delicious breakfast. Contact us today and book your room for a fun trip to the mountains.

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