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

Experience a yoga practice on stand-up paddle boards while on the Catawba River.

Pass Activities

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

Live Music: GA-20

A Boson, MA-based blues trio named after the 1950s Gibson amplifier, GA-20 has a vintage Chicago blues sound performed live with just two guitars, vocals, and drums.

Live Music - Eddie 9V

Live Music - The Motet

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: $12 per vehicle
Oversized vehicles: $25
Annual Parking Pass: $40 (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, unless within the designated Off Leash area.

Can I bring a blanket or chair to sit on? What about a canopy or shade structure?

Blankets and chairs are permitted.

Canopies and shade structures are permitted as long as they are staked down and do not obstruct the view of other guests. Shade structures are not permitted on Belmont Abbey College Island.

What is your smoking/vaping policy?

Smoking and vaping are not permitted on Whitewater Center property, including the parking lots.