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

July 3-4, 2024


July 3 - 4, 2023

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Live Music - 49 Winchester

This six-piece alt-country band is making moves in the country music world, most recently playing gigs at the Grand Ole Opry House, CMA Fest and Bonaroo. Named after the lead singer's parents street address in the small town of Castlewood, Virginia, 49 Winchester has a traditional country sound mixed...

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.

Night Ops

The celebration goes into the night with illuminated pass activities, including sessions for kayaking and rafting, ziplining, plus deep water solo climbing.

Tread, White and Blue 5K Trail Race

Three colors, three courses, one big twist.

Live Music - Drew Foust & the Wheelhouse

Drew Foust’s music sounds like it’s made between the bleary hours of a rock bar’s last call and a southern preacher’s early morning prayer. His latest release, “Good Thing,” is inspired by the Memphis soul music from the 60’s and 70’s.

Live Music - Cece Coakley

Since her debut in 2021, Cece Coakley has cemented herself in the indie landscape. In the wake of her 2022 EP “Tender,” the 22-year old singer-songwriter is exploring a world beyond her native Knoxville.

Live Music - JB Strauss

From the true southern city of Macon, Georgia, and a family steeped in oral tradition, JB Strauss meshes music with storytelling in effortless fashion.

SUP Yoga

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


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.