The 4th of July is a special time for most Americans as we celebrate the birth of our country. Visions of baseball, apple pie, picnics and fireworks come to mind when thinking about Independence Day. This article is about 4th of July fun in the Hickory, North Carolina area. I am a local to the area and write a sports column for the soon to be famous Claremont Courier. So I would really enjoy it if a Catawba County resident left a comment down below.
Please remember to not drink and drive or even drink and walk very far! First you don’t want to hurt anyone and second the NC Highway Patrol will be out in force. Also don’t get crazy with the fireworks or leave your grill unattended. Fire and Rescue visits are not my idea of 4th of July fun in the Hickory area.
Baseball and the 4th of July in Hickory go hand and hand. The Hickory Crawdads will be playing at home against Hagerstown on the 4th of July 2009. Minor league baseball is just a great thing to have in Hickory and I enjoy the Crawdads games very much. Visit their website for prices and more information.
Go out to the game which starts at 7 pm and have a good time. There is always good food and drinks available at the concession stands. Get there early for a free tote bag given to the first 1,000 fans through the door. The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will be putting on one of their great fireworks displays. The 4th of July, Baseball and Fireworks, you can’t beat that with a stick!
Town of Waxhaw 4th of July Celebration
Right up the road from Hickory they are having a nice 4th of July celebration in Waxhaw. The festivities will start at 10 am with a parade downtown. At 2pm there will be a cornhole tournament (no jokes please) at the Waxhaw information center. The events wind up with a fireworks show at 9:30 pm which will take place at Jackson Station. Check the town of Waxhaw website for more details.
Tweetsie Railroad July 4th Fireworks
About a hours drive from Hickory you can be at Tweetsie Railroad to enjoy their 4th of July Fireworks Show. The kids always enjoy a visit to Tweetsie and the weather should be a bit cooler up there on the mountain. The park will be open till 9 pm and that is when the fireworks show starts. If you are a Golden Rail Season Ticket holder then there is no charge for parking, if not then its $5. You can visit the Tweetsie Railroad website here for park pricing and more information.