Experience the High Country’s Largest Fireworks Display at Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park Celebrates 61st Anniversary on Independence Day


The 4th of July is fast approaching and you can celebrate in a most exciting way at one of my family's favorite places! Tweetsie Railroad is hosting a spectacular fireworks show on the 4th, and you won't want to miss it! We visit Tweetsie nearly every summer, and always have a wild time enjoying train rides, the fair rides, yummy treats, and all of the amazing shows the park has to offer. It's just one of those family traditions you'll want to continue for years to come!


Don't miss the 4th of July Celebration at Tweetsie!

Blowing Rock, N.C. (June 5, 2018) --Tweetsie Railroad will host the most spectacular Fourth of July celebration in the High Country in honor of the nation’s birthday and the park’s 61st anniversary. On Wednesday, July 4, North Carolina’s first theme park will treat guests to a fireworks show featuring more than 200 large caliber pyrotechnic mortar shells illuminating the sky above the Blue Ridge Mountains. This year’s fireworks show is set to be one of the theme park’s biggest ever, and the largest display in Western North Carolina. The park will stay open until 9:00 p.m.; fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. 

Before experiencing the dazzling fireworks show in the evening, guests can enjoy a day of adventure with rides, live shows and other attractions at Tweetsie Railroad. Guests are encouraged to don their best red, white and blue attire and visit the theme park during the day, where they can ride a train pulled by one of Tweetsie Railroad’s legendary steam locomotives, visit animals in the Deer Park Zoo, pan for gold at Miner’s Mountain and much more.

Sixty-one years ago, on July 4, 1957, Tweetsie Railroad opened to the public with a one-mile train trip to a picnic area. This eventually evolved into a three-mile ride and an entire theme park that is beloved by generations of guests. Since its opening, Tweetsie Railroad has attracted visitors from far and wide to enjoy its Wild West-themed attractions and activities in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

An optional VIP experience will be offered to guests as part of the July Fourth Extravaganza, featuring a premium viewing area and an optional chicken and barbeque buffet at the Hacienda. VIP wristbands will be available at the Ticket Office on a first come, first served basis at $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 3 to 12; kids 2 two and under are free.
Parking during the July 4th celebration is free. In the event of severe weather, the fireworks show will be rescheduled for July 5. 



About Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad opens for the 2018 season on April 6th.  Hours and dates vary; check Tweetsie.com before planning your visit.
Daytime admission is $45 for adults, $30 for children (ages 3 to 12) and free for children 2 and under. Admission prices for Ghost Train and Tweetsie Christmas are $38 for adults and children. Tweetsie Railroad is located on U.S. Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina. For more information about Tweetsie Railroad, visit Tweetsie.com or call 877.TWEETSIE (877.898.3874).

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