7 ways to celebrate July 4th in Asheville

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The fireworks at Lake Julian are among WNC’s biggest + most popular. | Photo by @jakebraddockphotography

By Claire Schoenfeld

It’s the United States’ 245th birthday — and whether you’re looking for a classic fireworks show, great beer, or live music, Asheville is full of events to help you celebrate Fourth of July this Sunday.
If you want a classic experience:

Twisted Laurel Patio

While the patio is usually dog-friendly, fur babies are asked to stay home for this event. | Photo courtesy of Twisted Laurel

If you want something low-key:

  • Check out Twisted Laurel’s (130 College St.) July 4th Viewing Party from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Tickets for patio seats (which run $30/seat) must be reserved in advance by calling (828)515-4151.

If you love beer:


Jeff Santiago & Los Gatos blend sway, funk, rock + pop in their music. | Photo courtesy @jeffsantiago.losgatos

If you want a show:

If you want something philanthropic:

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