Freedom is a beautiful thing, y'all. This July 4th weekend, exercise your right to celebrate it. From live music to more live music to boozy brunches and beyond, we've got the scoop on everything that will make your weekend great. And we even have your holiday weekend weather report. Seriously.
Downtown Books and News Turns 28! @ DBN
9 am-9 pm
Highlights: Golden Tickets will be hidden throughout the store for prizes
Live music with Shane Parish, Wes Tirey and Hidden Gate
Wild Mohicans Mardi Gras Indian Tribe @ the Double Crown
10 pm // $10
Mardi Gras Indians celebrate with pageantry and sweet sounds.
Ooh La La Curiosity Market @ Pritchard Park
10 am - 4 pm
A weekly event that runs through the summer, featuring works from local vendors!
Island to Highland Reggae Showcase @ Highland Brewing
4-10 pm, with music from 6-10
3 bands (Station Underground, Chalwa, + Redlyte, Ras Ijah Eternal Fire and the Sound Movement Band), food, and, of course, beer.
Buxton Hall Fourth of July Dance Party @ Buxton Hall BBQ
10 pm-2 am
Boozy popsicles. Slushies. Hot dogs. Dancing. $3 suggested donation.
Bluegrass Brunch @ Mojo Kitchen
11 - 3pm weekly!
Enjoy delicious brunch items (jerk chicken and waffles with pecan-honey butter, anyone??) with free live music (and be sure to check out the current issue of WNC Magazine for a guide to AVL's musical brunches!).
Dustin Spagnola @ Satellite Gallery in the Broadway Arts Disrict
Reception Friday @ 6; Satellite is open 11-5 pm Sunday
Satellite Gallery in the Broadway Arts District hosts Dustin Spagnola's new show. The opening reception is Friday. Hit that and then cycle back Sunday after your brunch to take in this show and others in the BAD.
Monday -- the 4th of July!
City of Asheville 4th of July Celebration @ Pack Square Park
The beloved Asheville tradition returns with a full day of family-friendly activities throughout the park and on the Roger McGuire Green. A fireworks show caps off your night at 9:30 pm.
Intentional Swine + All Souls Pizza 4th of July BBQ
2-6 pm @ All Souls Pizza
Starting at 2 pm, this celebration of grilling out features all kinds of delicious food, inlcuding pork, grilled veggies, ribs, and burgers with beer, wine, and live music from Ain't Nothing Much and the Ouroboros Boys. It's all happening on the lawn by All Souls, and it's kid-friendly and finger-licking good. The Facebook images of food prep are making us swoon already.
Salvage Station 4th of July Party
Open at noon, music from 2-10 pm
Salvage Station is celebrating independence with free live music all week and through the weekend. On the 4th, enjoy the sweet sounds of Pleasure Chest, Crooked Beat Duo, and Liz Teague and Friends. Lawn games, food, drink, and party time by the river await.
BEATLIFE @ the Mothlight
9 pm--free 4th of July show!!!!
ElectroChemical and BomBassic headline with support from Samuel Paradise, DJ Kutzu, and Musashi Xero. Come out after the fireworks have ended and keep the party going!