Fourth of July Celebration

USNWC‘s 4th of July Festival is a two-day celebration featuring outdoor adventure, yoga, live music, and spectacular firework displays. Musical performances on the Belmont Abbey Island stage will take place in the afternoon and evening of each day, followed by a stunning firework display over the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Bring out your blanket or chairs, pick out a great viewing spot, and enjoy the show.

For more information, please visit the Festival & Concert FAQs.


Monday, July 3, 2017:

Tuesday, July 4, 2017:

  • 9:30am – SUP Yoga
  • 11:30am – Yoga
  • 12:45pm – Acro Yoga
  • 2:00pm – Aqua Rock Deep Water Solo Bouldering Comp 1 Begins
  • 3:00pm – Cornhole Tournament
  • 3:30pm – Terrace Access Opens
  • 4:00pm – Aqua Rock Deep Water Solo Bouldering Comp 1 Ends
  • 4:00pm – Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band
  • 4:30pm – Aqua Rock Deep Water Solo Bouldering Comp 2 Begins
  • 6:00pm – Banditos
  • 6:30pm – Aqua Rock Deep Water Solo Bouldering Comp 2 Ends
  • 8:00pm – Lucero
  • 9:30pm – Fireworks
  • Post Fireworks – Terrace Access Closes

Terrace Access:

Join us at the Terrace Access Party for a premiere view of the music, festivities, and fireworks. The Terrace opens at 3:30pm and goes until the music ends, offering a catered meal (served between 5:30pm-7:30pm), private cash bar, indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, and exclusive viewing area.

  • Price: $45 per person
  • Terrace Access tickets are on-sale until midnight of Saturday, July 1, 2017
  • Menus:

Acro Yoga:

Acro Yoga is a partner based practice that incorporates elements of Acrobatics and Yoga. Acro Yoga teaches high levels of communications, trust, community and confidence all wrapped up in a super core and total body workout. In the “Acro Yoga” class, you’ll learn some of the basic moves and straight them together in a flow. See festival map above for location. More information and details on the USNWC’s Yoga Series can be found here.


Join us at the South Ridge (see festival map above for location) for yoga during both days of the 4th of July Celebration. Practices are one hour in duration and are led by a certified yoga instructor. More information and details on the USNWC’s Yoga Series can be found here.

SUP Yoga:

SUP Yoga offers guests the chance to take their yoga practice to the water atop stand-up paddle boards. Practice will be led by a local certified instructor on the flatwater of the Catawba River. There is no charge for SUP Yoga if participants bring their own equipment (SUP board, PFD, and paddle). If equipment is needed, it will be provided by the USNWC with the purchase of a Single Activity Pass, a Day Pass, or a Season Pass on a first come, first serve basis (SUP Yoga is limited to 15 participants). Please check in at the Kayak Center to reserve your spot 30 minutes prior to the start of the practice.

Cornhole Tournament

Pick your partner and let the festivities begin in the USNWC’s annual 4th of July Cornhole Tournament. Tournament check in starts at 2pm