Pack Square Park in the heart of Downtown Asheville will be a wonderful place to spend the 4th of July – a free event, all afternoon and through the evening (2pm – 10pm) with food, festivities, activities for kids, live music and more with a grand finale of fireworks at 9:30 pm.

For the family, LEAF Easel Rider will be providing children’s activities including bouncy rides – open and available for kids from 2-6 pm.  Wrist bands cost $3.00 and are good for all rides and activities for as many times as your child might wish to bounce.  Splasheville will be open till 6:00 pm – always a free and fun option on a hot summer day in the park!!  Hula Hoops will also be available to enjoy on the Roger McGuire Green area of the park, from 2-4 pm, hosted by Asheville Hoops.
While dogs are otherwise NOT permitted, Ultimate Air Dogs will have competitions taking place on the hour at 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm and lastly at 7:30 pm for the grand finale!!  This is always a treat to watch.  Registered dogs are permitted in the Ultimate Air Dogs show area.  For registration and doggy particulars be sure and visit the Ultimate Air Dogs website at
Live music & entertainment begin at 5:00 pm at the Park Stage, featuring Grammy award winner, fiddler and local talent, Mark O’Connor and the O’Connor Band.  Other opening acts include Savannah Smith & Southern Soul and The Greenliners.  Local, Kat Williams, will sing the National Anthem to kick off the fireworks show that again start at 9:30 pm on the fourth.  Food and Beverage vendors will have food, beer, cider, soft drinks, BBQ and other foods available for purchase.  
For more information, visit the Asheville Downtown Association website.
Other nearby venues to check out for 4th of July festivities are the West AshevilleTail Gate Market Events, and the nearby quaint little  Town of Weaverville at Lake Louise Park.
For lodging information, stay with us at Oakland Cottage B&B, just 2 miles south of Pack Square Park and The Roger McGuire Green, 828 994-2627 reservations and information about Oakland Cottage.