July 4 Celebrations & Events (visit website)

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Come and join area businesses and communities for a good old Appalachian 4th of July.

WHEELER’S PERFORMANCE (visit website) JULY 3 & 4 PICNIC … FREE FOOD, SNACKS AND DRINKS ALL DAY FRIDAY & SATURDAY. EVERYBODY WELCOME, PLEASE STOP IN AND SAY HI…. Located 1 mile north of Robbinsville NC on US129. Only 12 miles to the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap and Moonshiner 28, and 12 miles to the Cherohala Skyway. 828-479-4998

FONTANA VILLAGE RESORT (visit website) Celebrate Independence Day all weekend long at Fontana Village Resort! July 4th Festivity highlights include relay and field games, a watermelon eating contest, Cornhole competition, beach volleyball, patriotic face painting and colorful hairspray, and a cookout complete with burgers, BBQ, funnel cakes, sparklers, glo-sticks, and more! Fontana Village guest and community are invited to take part in the Patriotic Village Parade! End your night with live music by “The Chillbillies” who will perform before and after Fontana’s Independence Day Fireworks Celebration—THE best fireworks in the Great Smoky Mountain area! Come enjoy the 4th of July festivities and stay all weekend to experience everything Fontana Village has to offer for the whole family! Visit fontanavillage.com or call 800-849-2258 for more information! Fireworks will begin on the 4th at 10:00 pm. CLICK HERE for complete activity guide.

COPPERHEAD LODGE (visit website) located in the north Georgia Mountains. 4th of July – it’s not too late to spend your holiday in the mountains. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights, Fireworks at dark on Saturday.

GRAHAM COUNTY HERITAGE FESTIVAL (visit website) Music, Moonshiners, Motors, & Mountaineers, Robbinsville NC. Friday & Saturday, July 3 & 4, on Courthouse Square in downtown Robbinsville for entertainment, contests, food, fun and more. Motorcycle show and contest sponsored by Moonshiner Mark Ramsey on Saturday at 5pm. First place prize $500 Email visitrobbinsville@gmail.com for more information.

You can meet Moonshiners in their hometown where part of their popular television show is filmed and see a real moonshine still. Join the crowds who gather to watch local loggers compete in lumberjack contests, greased pig chase, cornhole contests, horseshoe tournaments, and more. No need to go hungry –enjoy delicious food while you listen to local bands play genuine mountain bluegrass and country music tunes. Want some exercise? Spend the evening dancing on the square. Fireworks Friday July 3, 10pm.

BRYSON CITY FREEDOM FEST (visit website) July 4, All Day – Bryson City’s Freedom Fest – Downtown Come join us for an old-fashioned street festival in charming downtown Bryson City. Our annual Fourth of July celebration begins with the Rotary Club Firecracker 5K and then continues with local artisans and crafters, a full day of local entertainment, festival foods, and fun events including a Watermelon Eating Contest, Hula Hoop-off, and – new this year – an Air Guitar Contest!
July 4, 10 pm – Fireworks in Bryson City

TWO WHEELS OF SUCHES (visit website) Celebrate July 4th weekend at TWoS. Cabins & lodge rooms available or camp with us. The fireworks in Suches are great, free and just a five minute walk from TWoS to Woody Gap School. Or buy a duck for the duck race held in the creek behind the school. Over 400 ducks are sold as a fundraiser. There’s prizes, music and a lot of good ole down home fun. Or just come hang out and enjoy riding in North Georgia.