Independence Day Celebration

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. WE ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED TO MAKE THIS ANNOUNCMENT. THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR VISITORS & CITIZENS IS MOST IMPORTANT TO US. 

Valdese Independence Day Celebration is held annually on the Friday before July 4th as part of the Family Friday Nights Summer Concert Series. 

Each year the Town of Valdese celebrates Independence Day by holding an impressive fireworks display on the football field behind the Old Rock School. Regarded as one of the most impressive fireworks displays in the area, the Town of Valdese sponsors this celebration with a brilliant light display that bursts at a lower altitude which allows for a variety of swirls and explosions. Plenty of ooohs and ahhhs for everyone! 

Main Street will close at 5pm to allow cars for the Classic & Antique Car Cruise In fill the downtown area. Amusement Rides for all ages on Faet Street and plenty of great eats! 


Event Schedule

5pm - Main Street Closes
6:45pm - Opening Announcements 
7pm - Bands TBA
Dusk - FIREWORKS! - Shot from behind the Old Rock School 


Event Parking - Faet Street Parking Lot, Bobo Street Parking Lot, Italy Street Parking Lot, Town Hall Parking Lot, Secondary Streets
Handicap Parking - Located on Rodoret Street near the Dry Cleaners


Restrooms! - Public Restrooms are located at Faet Street Parking Lot, Old Rock School Front Parking Lot, Town Parking Lot at Wells Fargo


Food! - Concessions provided by Old Colony Players & Check out our downtown restaurants! Friends of the Valdese Rec will be selling domestic beer at the tent near the Main Stage area on Main Street. 


Rides! - Amusement Rides are located in the Town Parking Lot at Wells Fargo


THIS EVENT IS PET FREE! Trust us, we LOVE to see your pups at our events, but please remember that animals are NOT PERMITTED at our Independence Day Event. So leave your fur babies in your nice, quiet, and air conditioned home!


Fireworks Display will launched at dusk (approximately 9:30pm) from behind the Old Rock School. The Fireworks Display can be seen from all over Downtown Valdese and will last between 20-25 minutes. Videos of past shows can be found here


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