Our festival has established itself as THE event to attend for July 4th. Already one of the largest July holiday festivals in the region, it continues to grow every year. Join us this year as we celebrate America's freedom with good ol' Southern hospitality in Downtown Gastonia.
Eight city blocks of family fun awaits you. Live music, food, food, and more food, crafts, jewelry, games, art, music, entertainment, eating contests, carnival rides, and of course one of the best fireworks shows in the entire Southeast!
A whole day of fun for every member of your family regardless of age. Gastonia rolls out the red carpet for its downtown so you can enjoy the day.
The festival is held on July 4th every year, rain or shine. The fireworks start at an estimated time of 9:15 pm but the start time may vary due to weather or other conditions.