Fireworks above old courthouse dome

Bryson City, North Carolina’s Freedom Fest – Monday, July 4, 2022

10:00 am – 10:30 pm

Showing schedule for 2021. Check back for 2022.

The fun begins at 10 am, when Everett Street is closed for our favorite arts, crafts, food and music festival followed by a super fireworks show at 10 pm. Visit our restaurants or food trucks for dining indoors or on a patio, or at shady picnic tables or pavilions. And you’ll find food vendors with all your holiday favorites – funnel cakes, shave ice, Philly cheese-steak sandwiches, BBQ, kettle corn and more.

Crafts vendors include pottery, wood-working, photography and art, jewelry, stained glass and more. (10 am – 6 pm)

Great music at Railroad Square – Beginning at 6 pm, Kevin Daniel (southern rock and blues) will perform until 8 pm. Then Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats (voted Asheville’s #1 Rock Band for 5 consecutive years, 2016-2020) will take the stage until the fireworks begin at 10 pm.

There’s a kid’s activity area at Riverfront Park with bounce house for the little ones, plus a slide, monster truck combo, and 30-foot obstacle course. $5 wristband for all-day play.

At 10 pm, experience the best fireworks show in the Smokies! There are plenty of good viewing locations throughout town. Where to view fireworks.

3 musicians

Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, playing 8 – 10 pm.

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Chosen one of 9 small towns that go all out for the Fourth of July! USA Today

Sponsors of Bryson City / Swain County Chamber of Commerce Events

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
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Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

210 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

Karen Proctor
Executive Director



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