7 p.m.

Valdese Independence Day Celebration on June 28, 2024, 7 p.m.

Downtown Valdese (Rodoret & Main Street)

2024 Independence Day will be held in conjunction with Valdese Summer Concert Series on June 28, 2024 (annually held the Friday before the 4th).

Each year the Town of Valdese celebrates Independence Day by holding an impressive fireworks display on the football field behind the Old Rock School. Regarded as one of the most impressive fireworks displays in the area, the Town of Valdese sponsors this celebration with a brilliant light display that bursts at a lower altitude which allows for a variety of swirls and explosions. Plenty of ooohs and ahhhs for everyone! 

Main Street will close at 5pm to allow cars for the Classic & Antique Car Cruise-In to fill the downtown area. Download the Cruise In Rules & Map Here - Participants must follow all guidelines outlined in this document to participate.

Amusement Rides for all ages & plenty of great eats! Bella Brush Face Painting & Light Up Balloons!

Event Schedule

5pm - Main Street Closes
6:45pm - Opening Announcements 
7pm - Band - RYAN PERRY BAND

Dusk - FIREWORKS! - Launched from behind the Old Rock School 

Event Parking - Faet Street Parking Lot, Bobo Street Parking Lot, Italy Street Parking Lot, Town Hall Parking Lot, Secondary Streets

Handicap Parking - Located on Rodoret Street near the Dry Cleaners

Restrooms - Public Restrooms are located at Faet Street Parking Lot, Old Rock School Front Parking Lot, Town Parking Lot near the Main Stage area


*NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL OR COOLERS. All alcoholic beverages must be contained within the designated areas.

Eats: Village Inn Pizza, Carolina Kettlecorn, Dig n' Dogs, Pelican Snoballs, 4 Fosters Slushies, Mountain Burrito,

Beer provided by Burke Sunrise Rotary

Waldensian Style Wines- try the Brenda's Peach Bellini!

**Try your luck in the 50/50 raffle to benefit the Rock School Renovation Project! **

Local Restaurants:

100 Main Restaurant & Bar
Mountain Burrito
Twin Brother's Pizza Company
Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant
Myra's Little Italy

Osaki Japanese Restaurant

Taqueria el Mana

Chubby's of Valdese

2 Sisters Deli

The Picnic Basket

Who is Ryan Perry?

With a raw and rugged talent, charisma, and a fierce passion for quality country music, Ryan Perry is quickly cementing himself as one of Country’s next big stars. Hailing from the mountains, of Western North Carolina, Ryan has a voice you won't forget and a contagious vibe.

As a singer and songwriter, Perry credits Travis Tritt, Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen, Hardy, and Luke Combs as his biggest influences. Perry also credits his parents as his guiding light providing “key lessons every single day and in everything I do.” They instilled a strong work ethic and taught him the importance of integrity, loyalty, respect, humility, and compassion. These lessons have been the driving force in his life, musically, with his family, and in everything he does. 

Perry has been on the road touring throughout the southeast honing his performance skills by playing clubs and festivals across the southeast. He has headlined countless shows and also opened for some of Country’s biggest stars including Tracy Lawrence, Toby Keith, Jamey Johnson, Ronnie Dunn, and more!