There’s something special about the 4th of July. Not only are we celebrating our nation’s independence, it also evokes fond memories of the past. For many, there is a sense of nostalgia that accompanies this celebrated day. Burgers and hotdogs with bright yellow mustard, hot summer air, and cold drinks seem to be the same Independence Day festivities that many of us shared. This year, make it special by spending your 4th of July in Western NC.
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How to Spend Your Fourth of July in Western NC
The Hendersonville Celebration
The celebration in Hendersonville is the closest to Orchard Inn! Gather on the main strip to watch their annual Independence Day Parade at 11:00 a.m. A free concert usually follows, and we recommend sticking around to grab lunch somewhere in town. There are many great restaurants here! At night, they usually have a fireworks celebration.
Stay in Town for Coon Dog Day
Coon Dog Day usually follows right after the 4th of July. This festival is one of the biggest events in Saluda, and it takes place just five minutes away from Orchard Inn. Thousands of people flock to the area for the music, delicious food, a parade, a dog show, and a 5K race.
Relax at Orchard Inn
Don’t make a big fuss about the 4th of July this year. Use your day off as a time to relax at Orchard Inn. Schedule yourself a massage at our spa or pick one of our many comfy reading spots to settle in with a good book. If the holiday falls on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, you can celebrate with a special meal at Newman’s!
Asheville, NC, 4th of July Festivals and Activities
Asheville is only about 40 minutes away from Orchard Inn, so you can have a quiet stay at our mountain retreat while still enjoying the city! Here are some of our favorite ways to spend the 4th of July in Asheville.
Downtown Asheville Independence Day Celebration
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
You’ll find that a lot of festivals come to town around the 4th of July. One of our favorites is the Red, White, and Bluegrass Festival. The festival lasts for three days and always begins on July 4th. Choose from a one day ticket or a three day pass to see all the bands play!
Where to See Fireworks in Asheville
If you’re in Asheville for Independence Day, there are a few places that have fireworks every year:
- Park Square Park- There is always a wonderful show here that starts at 9:30 p.m., but the party starts much earlier in the afternoon.
- Tourist Baseball Game- After the game, there is a fun and lively fireworks display and you will already have great seats for it!
- South Asheville- Join everyone at Lake Julian for a great fireworks show displayed over a breathtaking view of the lake.
Spend the Fourth of July in Western NC this year when you stay with us at Orchard Inn! Our mountain retreat is set back away from everything so you can relax during your holiday stay. There’s nothing like enjoying the fresh air on one of our many porches or going for a walk on our onsite nature trail. Browse our accommodations and book your stay today!