Spending the 4th of July in Asheville!

Asheville Independence Day Celebrations
The Fourth of July is quickly approaching and we're getting more and more excited with each passing day! Asheville celebrates in a really big way, and to help you plan for the fun, we've put a spotlight on a few of our favorite events scheduled for this year's holiday!

Downtown Asheville Celebration
Beginning at 2:00 PM in Downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park, the Ingles Independence Day Celebration returns for another year of family friendly fun! Bring the kids to this super fun event - bouncy houses, Splashville Fountain, and other activities will keep them engaged, while the live music and local, craft food and drink will entertain the adults. Fireworks begin around 9:30 PM, so bring a chair or a blanket and settle in for a great show!
Black Mountain Fireworks Hike
The Black Mountain Fireworks Hike is the perfect combination of two of our favorite summer things.. firework displays and summit hikes! Put on by the Swannanoa Valley Museum, this event begins at 6:00 PM. The museum brings the chairs up the mountains while you enjoy a moderate 45 minute hike to the top. Once at the peak, an old fashioned watermelon cutting commences! To register, call (828) 669-9566.
South Asheville Fireworks
The fireworks show at Lake Julian is beloved by locals and visitors alike! Beginning at dark on the 4th, this event always promises a good time. Be sure to come early, as it is quite popular - the best spots along the lake fill up quickly. We love spending the entire afternoon at the park, enjoying the grills, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and more! 
Stay Local
Staying local is key to fully enjoying a holiday in Asheville. Staying in your own home away from home brings the experience to the next level of comfort and convenience.  Carolina Mornings has dozens of amazing vacation rentals in and around the Asheville area, each one unique. For a mountaintop home located just outside of Asheville, check out Montagne Vue! One of the newest additions to the Carolina Mornings Portfolio, this gorgeous 3 bedroom home boasts a pet friendly policy, long range mountain views, and multiple outdoor entertaining areas - perfect for a southern summer getaway!
To begin planning your Fourth of July trip to the mountains, contact Carolina Mornings at (855) 398-0712. A professional Vacation Planner will assist you in lining up your accommodations, while our Experience Planner helps put a local's touch on your area itinerary! Be sure to ask about our Mountain Discovery Pass - a gift included with every Carolina Mornings Reservation!
By: Dana Carrico