Summer is almost here! Along with that comes a time of year that so many look forward to, the time for summer vacations. There is something about summer where everyone breathes a collective sigh of relief and things slow down a bit and people tend to relax more. Here in Saluda, we love summer. One of the main reasons we love summer is the weather. Up here in the Western North Carolina mountains, our summers don’t seem to be as hot as others which is why so many people flock to our towns during the summer months.
We at The Orchard Inn love the influx of guests from all over, especially when they decide to spend holidays with us. One holiday in particular we love sharing is Independence Day. There is something about Independence Day where you can feel the community knitting itself together a little more on this day. While during the day there will be cookouts, entertainment, and so many things to do, the one thing that everyone looks forward to are the Independence Day fireworks. There is always a hunt to not only find the best Independence Day fireworks display but also a great seat. There is nothing like seeing an Independence Day fireworks show set against our mountains. Here are two great places to see Independence Day fireworks near us in Saluda.
The first place we suggest going to see Independence Day fireworks is in a great town called Hendersonville. During the summer months, they host a Music on Main concert series. They host it in downtown Hendersonville and it’s a time for locals and visitors to mill around and enjoy some wonderful local music. The event is always free and it is advised to bring a chair with you. On July 4th, they will host a special Music on Main concert as well as an Independence Day fireworks show. Going from 7-9:30, enjoy the musical talents of the 96.5 Band and then the fireworks starting at sundown. There will be a chance to honor all of those who have served in the military during this time as well.
If you are planning to head to Asheville, there will be a wonderful Independence Day fireworks display as well. Head downtown to Park Square Park for an afternoon of fun. There will be lots of entertainment planned for the day. The day will start at 2 pm with the Ultimate Air Dogs. Music will start at 4 pm and will feature a variety of local bands. While you are there, feel free to enjoy a beer or glass of wine from the vendors that will be there. There will also be lots of food trucks available to satiate your hunger. Or, if you would like, there are plenty of restaurants in walking distance that will give you plenty of time to eat and then head back for the Independence Day fireworks display. Their Independence Day fireworks show will start at 9:30 and the best seat will be in the park.
As you can see, we love celebrating Independence Day here in the Western North Carolina mountains. When you do decide to head our way during the Independence Day holiday, we hope that you will consider staying with us at The Orchard Inn. Our beautiful B&B is conveniently located in Saluda which is a great jumping off point to many area activities. While you are here, take a stroll on our property and enjoy our mountain views. Mingle with other guests and discuss ideas on area activities over a glass of wine. Each morning with us starts with a delicious breakfast prepared each morning by our in-house chefs. Be sure to have at least one dinner with us at our in-house restaurant, Newman’s. Contact us today and book your room for a wonderful holiday filled with fun and Independence Day firework.
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Photo by Jeremiah LaRocco