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HENDERSONVILLE — Downtown Hendersonville is pulling out all the stops this year for a blockbuster July Fourth evening, with live music on two stages, kids activities, food vendors and a signature fireworks show.

The festivities will get under way starting at 7 p.m. on July Fourth. The popular band Dashboard Blues will be playing playing classic rock on the Visitor Center stage, including perennial favorites like Day Tripper, Margaritaville, Ain’t No Sunshine, Drive My Car, Stand by Me and How Sweet It Is.

Plus, a bluegrass concert featuring Lynn Goldsmith & the Jeter Mountain Band will be held in front of the historic courthouse. Concert seating areas won’t be open to the public until 5:30 p.m. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks, or coolers are allowed.

Meanwhile, games, face painting, kids crafts, inflatables and food trucks will be scattered through four blocks of downtown.

Around 9:30 p.m., a fireworks display visible from throughout downtown will be synchronized to music on local radio station WTZQ, found at 1600 AM on the dial.

Where to view the fireworks

The fireworks launch site this year is off of South Grove Street. They can be viewed from downtown Hendersonville and the south side of town near the intersection of Hwy. 225 South and Hwy. 176.

A large red balloon will be launched the morning of the 4th to signify the visibility of the fireworks show. If you can see the "Big Red Balloon", you can see the fireworks from your location.

The event is organized by Henderson County Tourism Development Authority and Henderson County Parks and Recreation.