Top Ten Asheville Activities for Fourth of July 2013: Fireworks, Fireworks, Fireworks!

Celebrate the 4th of July holiday in Asheville with all things American: fireworks and baseball, parades and antique cars. Experience a vacation like no other, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and classic patriotic traditions!
1. Spectacular Fireworks!
Asheville's family-friendly Fourth of July Celebration festivities center around Pack Square Park with live music, old-fashioned games, and delicious goodies from food vendors. The spectacular fireworks show begins at 9:30 and is visible from anywhere downtown or on surrounding mountain peaks. Ask around to find out where the locals go for the fireworks grand finale!

2. Super Cool Antique Cars 
The annual Mountaineer Antique Auto Car Show runs from July 5th through 7th at the WNC Agriculture Center (located across from the Asheville Airport). With 18 acres of classic cars, trucks, and street rods to explore, this a great event for entertaining the whole family!

3. The Asheville Tourists Baseball Game
The baseball and fireworks double feature is an Asheville must-see for locals and "Tourists" alike. This year, there's two chances to get in on the action: July 2nd and 3rd, both nights hosting the Augusta Greenjackets. ranked the Asheville Tourists and McCormick Field as one of the Top 12 in its Best of Class A ratings!

4. Adventures in Brevard
Take a short drive to Brevard, where they block off the downtown streets and let the Fourth of July festivities take over for the whole day! It starts off with the 5K/10K Firecracker Run, followed by the Annual Fine Arts & Craft Showcase and the Classic Automobile Show. Favorites for the younger crowd: The Bicycle Parade, All-Star Pet Show, and all-day-long musical entertainment. The whole shebang tops off with evening fireworks!

5. Visit Surrounding Towns
Dozens of neighboring mountain towns have firework displays for the 4th, including Black Mountain, Cherokee, Hendersonville, Maggie Valley, and Franklin. Old Fort hosts an afternoon parade, and Lake Julian Park in South Asheville also hosts a free show with the ambiance of lakeside picnicking. The holiday provides the perfect excuse to explore WNC!

6. Hiking + Fireworks = Fun
View the Black Mountain fireworks display from the peak of Sunset Mountain. The Swannanoa Valley Museum hosts a holiday excursion and will provide watermelon and chairs on the mountaintop. A 45-minute trail leads you to an incredible vista, where you'll see fireworks explode over the valley town. 

7. Shindig on the Green
On Saturday, July 6th, Pack Square Park fills with people who've come to keep the holiday weekend party rolling along. Musicians and dancers from across Western North Carolina gather onstage to share their Southern Appalachian mountain culture and traditions - clogging, fiddling, yodeling, square dancing, and more! Shindig on the Green is a real ol'timey event that's fun for the whole family!
8. Brevard Music Center Festival
This summer music festival celebrates symphony, orchestra, opera - over 400 music students join professional musicians on the Brevard Music Center's 140 beautiful mountainside acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Several concerts take place during the week of July 4th, with the highlighted holiday concert performed by the Transylvania Symphonic Band. The Pendergrast Family Patriotic Pops concert is a beloved Brevard tradition, finishing up with the 1812 Overture and a live cannon!

9. Weekend Events in Asheville 
Explore over 25 galleries and jewelry studios that are within a walkable half mile radius of downtown Asheville. Find vintage wares, gourmet goodies, and boutique treats in dozens of delightful shops. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of Asheville's celebrated independent restaurants. At dusk, you'll find yourself shaking off your worries at Pritchard Park's Friday night drum circle, a local tradition that's decades strong. In the evening, live music can be found at several popular venues, local microbreweries pour tasty pints, and signature cocktails are served at upscale bars. Discover Asheville - you'll fall in love!

10. Free Tickets to Asheville Attractions
Carolina Mornings has partnered with the best adventure outfitters in Asheville to give you ABSOLUTELY FREE tickets to:
Biltmore Estate
Reems Creek Golf Club
French Broad Ziplining
French Broad Rafting Expeditions

Carolina Mornings is the only Western North Carolina vacation rental company that gives you free access to exciting Asheville adventures! Get your complimentary Mountain Discovery Pass with any mountain cabin rental. Every Carolina Mornings cabin comes with tickets to sponsored activities. The Mountain Discovery Pass saves you over $250!

Carolina Mornings has dozens of mountain vacation rental cabins available for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Many of them are pet-friendly Asheville cabins, plus there's a wide range of locations to choose from. Looking for a mountaintop vista? We've got plenty of them, like Mountainside Getaway, pictured here! Wishing you could get in some fishing? Creekside cabins are available, like the lovely Black Bear Cabin. How about a unique adventure? The houses at Horseshoe Farm offer an inside glimpse at the workings of a 104-acre equestrian farm.

Give our Vacation Planners a call today to discover the perfect vacation place for friends and family to celebrate 4th of July 2013.

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