Celebrate the birth of our country from two of the best vantage points in Western North Carolina--Morse Park and the Lake Lure Beach in downtown Lake Lure. The family-friendly celebration starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2019, and is open to the public. Fireworks begin around 9 p.m. The Beach will close at 6 p.m. and reopen free to the public at 8 pm for viewing the Fireworks. The annual event is sponsored and presented by the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge, the Town of Lake Lure, and Chimney Rock Village.