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  • Jul 1 - Jul 26
    An Appalachian Summer Festival


     In its 30 year, this month long festival celebrates music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film.  One of the nations’ largest regional multi-arts festivals.
  • Jul 1 - Jul 6
    53rd Annual Alderson 4th of July Celebration


    Voted the best fireworks in the state. This exciting multi-day festival also features the Great Rubber Derby Race, children’s art contests, street dancing, bicycle races and a spirited grand parade.
  • Jul 3 - Jul 5
    Stone Mountain Park’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration

    Stone Mountain 

    Atlanta’s largest Independence Day celebration explodes with the thrilling LaserShow Spectacular ™ and dazzling fireworks shot from the base of Stone Mountain.  Free admission; parking is $10/day.
  • Jul 4
    Red, White and Blue


    Premier free event of the Upstate offers a full evening of musical entertainment, kids’ area, local foods and fireworks on Main Street synchronized to patriotic songs.
  • Jul 4
    Red, White, Blue and You!

    Lake Charles

    This 22nd annual patriotic celebration features Apple Pie Baking contest, parade through downtown, concert, sing-a-long, and fireworks extravaganza with a special tribute to the Armed Forces.
  • Jul 4
    Sertoma’s 4th of July Celebration


    Admission is free for the largest 4th of July Celebration on the Gulf Coast.  The daylong activities feature children’s area, live entertainment, a patriotic parade, arts and crafts, food vendors all culminating in a huge fireworks display over Pensacola Bay.
  • Jul 4 - Jul 6
    4th Fireworks


    Celebrate the 4th of July with U.S. Space & Rocket Center! It is Huntsville’s largest fireworks display.  Performances will include Liberty Legacy and the 274th Army Materiel Command Band playing patriotic tunes.
  • Jul 10 - Jul 12
    South Carolina Festival of Discovery


     This festival celebrates the history, culture, food, arts and crafts, music (Blues Cruise) and people. Kansas City Barbeque sanctioned event focuses on the art of cooking barbeque and hash.
  • Jul 11 - Jul 12
    Blue Angels Airshow

    Pensacola Beach 

    The U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron performs loops, barrel rolls and thrilling maneuvers at speeds of up to 700mph!  It’s a must see, free event held in the home of the Blue Angels.
  • Jul 11 - Jul 13
    37th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival


    This festival commemorates the memory of Uncle Dave Macon, the first superstar of the grand Ole Opry.  In 1986 the U.S. House of Representatives proclaimed Uncle Macon Days the National Championship in the Old-Time Banjo, Old-Time Buckdancing and Old-Time Clogging.
  • Jul 12
    Duncan Hines Festival

    Bowling Green

    Commemorating the life and legacy of Duncan Hines, the legendary man behind the cake mix, this annual event includes a Baking contest, Uncle Duncan’s Duck Derby, live music, inflatables and kids’ activities.  Held in partnership with Chaney’s Dairy Barn for a family fun event.
  • Jul 17 - Jul 19
    Virginia Lake Festival


    Experience free tethered hot-air balloon rides, sand sculpture artist creating larger-than-life art sculptures, children’s entertainment, hot-air balloons over the lake, live bands, juried arts and crafts, helicopter rides, and so much more.  Hot-air balloons galore!
  • Jul 17 - Jul 20
    Keeneland Concours d’ Elegance


    A unique four day event featuring over a hundred exquisite automobiles on the historic grounds of Keeneland Race Course.  Festivities include the Hangar Bash, Bourbon Tour, Tour d’ Elegance and a full weekend of fun-all benefitting the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
  • Jul 18 - Jul 20
    Cajun French Music & Food Festival

    Lake Charles

    A true celebration of the Cajun heritage and culture. Cajun music will have you dancing in no time-join in the Waltz and Two Step contests. Gumbo, Jambalaya and Etouffee will satisfy your love of all your favorite Cajun specialties. Plus, there are craft booths, games, and rides.
  • Jul 18 - Jul 27
    Folkmoot USA


    Folkmoot means “Meeting of the People.” Join hundreds of dancers and musicians, from countries all over the world, who travel to the Waynesville area for two weeks of cultural performances. North Carolina’s Official International Festival.
  • Jul 18 - Jul 27
    W.C. Handy Festival


    Approximately 300 events, over 10 days, encompassing 3 North Alabama counties.  Celebrate educational programs, a play, headliner concert and children’s events hosted by the Music Preservation Society.
  • Jul 19 - Jul 20
    16th Annual Butternut Creek Festival


    This two day family-oriented fine craft and art show in Meeks Park features great musical entertainment, live demonstrations and plenty of good food.  An opportunity for local artists and craftsmen to sell and share their works.
  • Jul 25 - Jul 26
    Marshland Festival

    Lake Charles

    While raising funds for 14 schools and church organizations, this event boast exhibits, games, arts and crafts booth, food and live entertainment.  And, is a tribute to the marshes that are famous in the Southwest Louisiana area along the Creole Nature Trail All- American Road.
  • Jul 26
    6th Annual Touch a Truck

    Roanoke County  

    Touch a Truck…Wheels, Wings, Water! How often does one get to blow the horn of a Big Rig, blast the siren of a Police Cruiser or swing high above the trees in a Bucket Truck?  Drivers and operators will be on hand to assist in your exploration.  A hayride, petting zoo, food vendors and other special attractions help add to the event’s appeal.
  • Jul 30 - Aug 2
    Shelbyville Horse Show


     Showcasing accomplished riders and novice horsemen, the show provides entertainment for everyone.  Dining and vendor options abound with horse-related fair and admission to the show is only $5. The Horseman’s Club offers unlimited food and drinks for $45.

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