by Madison V. Fisler
July 3, 2014. Tomorrow is the big day! The Fourth of July holiday is finally upon us, and if you’re like many in the High Country you are anticipating plenty of food, parades, music and more. But the Fourth of July holiday wouldn’t be complete without one of the most important staples of the festivities – fireworks!
Here, we have compiled a list of the best places to see fireworks in the High Country, so you and your loved ones can find the show most convenient to you and you can spend the rest of your time just enjoying your Independence Day together.
And did you know that there are three distinct shapes of fireworks?
- The Fish: The fish has a main burst in the center surrounded by squiggles of light that seem to “swim” away from the big burst in the middle
- The Peony: The peony is the most common shape of fireworks, and is explained as a quick explosion with no tails or falling stars away from the center burst.
- The Willow: The willow is described as trails of stars that produce a “weeping willow” outline.
The Boone fireworks show will take place at “dark-thirty” or a half hour past nightfall on July 4 at Clawson Brunley Park. Bring a chair or a blanket to share the fun with your friends and family. For more information about the Fourth of July activities please contact the Town of Boone at 828-268-6200 or The Jones House Cultural and Community Center at 828-268-6280.
A fireworks display will be shot off from the Blowing Rock Country Club in downtown Blowing Rock on July 5. There are many places to see the fireworks in the area, but the best spots by far are the Green Park Inn, which will host a reservations-recommended barbecue event, and Memorial Park where the Fourth of July festival will take place all day long. For more information, call the Green Park Inn at 828-414-9230 or the Town of Blowing Rock at 828-295-7851.
On Friday, July 4, Tweetsie Railroad’s parking lot will remain open until 9 p.m. for Tweetsie’s annual Fireworks Extravaganza. Tickets for the fireworks show are just $5 per car and offer a great view of one of the best fireworks displays in town. For more information about this event, click here.
This Friday night feel the sensations of American patriotism as you watch the area’s fourth of July fireworks show from the top of Sugar Mountain. Scenic chairlift rides operate this Friday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. specifically for the fourth.
Enjoy music, yummy moon pies, games and fireworks at the very end of the night. For more information about this event, call 828-387-9283.
Crossnore will host Independence Day fireworks following the annual Independence Day Celebration on July 4.
Grandfather Golf and Country Club
Grandfather Golf and Country Club will show fireworks starting at dusk on July 4.
Newland will host fireworks on July 4 at dusk.