Celebrate the holiday outside at the Whitewater Center. The festivities span over two days include live music, fireworks, races, multiple yoga practices, and more.

Festival Update: Fireworks will no longer take place on July 3rd or 4th. All other races, activities, and programming will proceed as scheduled.

July 3-4, 2023


July 3 - 4, 2023

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Tread, White and Blue 5K Trail Race

Three colors, three courses, one big twist.

Revolutionary Duathlon

Celebrate July 4th on the trails.

SUP Yoga

Enjoy the calm flatwater of the Catawba River while participating in a yoga practice on top of stand-up paddle boards.

Pass Activities

Explore more than 30 activities the Whitewater Center has to offer.

Live Music - Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll is a Texas singer songwriter who mixes rock & roll rhythm with swagger, an easygoing country attitude, and regular-guy storytelling.

Live Music - Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Driven by a relentless work ethic and an ecstatic sound, this fun-loving four-piece built their reputation on epic concerts blending addictive funk grooves with psychedelic jams and intoxicating energy.

Live Music - Dangermuffin

“Heart-centered folk rock" hailing from Folly Beach, South Carolina, Dangermuffin is an eclectic quartet that weaves lyrical themes of sea, sun, and spiritual connection with Americana, Island & Amp, and Jam-Band grooves.

Live Music - Chatham Rabbits

As one of North Carolina’s most beloved roots music duos, Chatham Rabbits has swiftly emerged from the fertile Americana scene in the Triangle with intimate harmonies and mature songwriting.


Is there a fee to enter the Whitewater Center?

No ticket or pass is required to access the Whitewater Center property, though the Whitewater Center charges a parking fee for guests who enter the facility by automobile.

Daily Parking Fee: $6 per vehicle
Oversized vehicles: $18
Annual Parking Pass: $60 (valid From January 1 – December 31 each year)

Can I bring my own food and beverage?

Outside food and beverage is not permitted on Whitewater Center property including the parking lots.

What is your pet policy?

Pets are always welcome at the USNWC and must remain on leash.