July 4th Weekend Fireworks & Things to Do

Sugar Mountain July 4th

Find plenty of things to do on and near the Village Of Sugar Mountain for July 4th Week vacations in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

2023 Fourth Of July Weekend

June 30, July 1, 2, 3, 4: Lift Rides & Bike Park
For both scenic riders and bikers, the Summit Express chairlift operates all day Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday 10 AM-6 PM. Read more about the Bike Park and Lift Rides. Find food and refreshments in the base lodge all day. Address: 1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Sugar Mountain.

July 4th Fireworks
Where to watch the fireworks? The most unique and up-close vista is from Sugar’s 5,300’ peak via the Summit Express chairlift (fee) running 7-10 PM. Or watch from the lodge (free admission & parking) and enjoy live music on the deck 6-9 PM. They begin just after 9 PM. Also watch from the parking areas at the resort. Address: 1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Sugar Mountain.

Summit Crawl

July 4: Summit Crawl
At the Sugar Mountain Resort, join all ages in the challenging Summit Crawl. Run, hike, climb, or crawl from the lodge to Sugar Mountain’s 5,300-foot peak by way of the Easy Street, Gunther’s Way, and Northridge ski slopes. The 1.2-mile route climbs 1,200 feet in elevation! There is no time limit, so you don’t have to be a marathon runner. Entry fee ($45 adults, $35 children 12 & under) includes a t-shirt and downhill transportation on the Summit Express lift. The Crawl starts at 9 a.m. on the 4th and winners in each category get medals. Advance registration required, limited to 400 people. Register in-person M-F from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. or online anytime until 4 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2023. Packet pick-up on July 3 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and July 4 from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. No same day registration. Get info and register online at www.skisugar.com/crawl.

July 1 & 2: Art on the Greene
Held on the grounds of the Historic Banner Elk School with hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. Free admission. 10 AM-5 PM. Address: 185 Azalea Cir SE, Banner Elk. Read more.

July 4th: Banner Elk Parade
11 AM until Noon, down Main Street. Followed by a Duck Race & Party Noon until 3 PM in Tate-Evans Town Park with old fashioned games and food vendors. Read more.

More Things to Do
See our Summer Guide for many things to do within a short drive from Sugar Mountain. And don’t forget our municipal public golf course and tennis courts across from the ski resort!

Places to Stay
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