Independence Day

The Ingles Independence Day Celebration returns to Downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park on Tuesday, July 4. This event is produced by the Asheville Downtown Association (ADA) in partnership with the City of Asheville. The free event features The Ultimate Air Dogs, live music, local food and craft beverages, and a fireworks extravaganza.

The fun-filled day starts off with crowd favorite The Ultimate Air Dogs. Watch as the talented pups fly off the dock in a competition to see who can jump the furthest. Competitions take place at 1pm and 3pm. Think your dog has what it takes? No experience is necessary and your dog can jump too. Pre-registration is required to jump. Find more information here.

**Pets are only allowed in the Air Dogs area and not throughout the rest of the event. This is a City of Asheville ordinance.

4:30-5:15 Phantom Panton
5:30-6:15 Hit Dogs
7:00-9:00 Red Clay Revival

Food and beverage sales open at 5pm. Brews from locals Sierra Nevada, French Broad Brewing, Flat Rock Cider Company, as well as brews from Lagunitas, Sam Adams, Foothills Brewing, and wine from Noble Vines will be available for purchase. Water and other drinks will also be available for purchase.  

Local food vendors include: 
Day vendors in North Pack Square: Ben and Jerry's and Sweet Squeeze Lemonade
Evening Vendors in South Pack Square: Buggy Pops, Paris Festival, Jamaican Flavors, Smasheville, Sunshine Sammies, Tin Can Pizzeria, El Kimchi, Kona Ice, Bears BBQ, Funnel King, and Kernel Mike's Famous Kettle Corn.

Asheville Ultimate Club (AUC) fosters the sport of Ultimate Frisbee by providing opportunities to learn, play, and teach spirited ultimate in the greater Asheville area. Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of ultimate is played by two teams with a frisbee disc on a field with end zones. For many, ultimate brings together all the things they love: active play, sportsmanship, community-building, and dedicated time to be social with our friends.
Founded in 1994, AUC started in Asheville as a pick-up game. Today, they organize pay-what-you-can youth and adult leagues, provide year-round coaching and play opportunities in middle and high schools, host annual tournaments drawing teams from across the US, support traveling teams and growth in leadership, and provide a youth summer camp!

Thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible: Ingles Markets, Skyla Credit Union, Go Minis Portable Storage, Empire Distributors, Renewal by Andersen, Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Kudzu Brands, 99.9 Kiss Country, Star 104.3, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Flat Rock Cider Company, Noble Vines, Samuel Adams, French Broad Brewery, Foothills Brewing, Bears Smokehouse BBQ, Asheville Color & Imaging.

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We also encourage you to check out our transit service, Asheville Rides Transit or use multi-model transportation.

And if you enjoy adult beverages at our events, please use AVL Ride or another ride-share service. 
• Harrah’s Cherokee Center Garage - enter from Haywood Street or Rankin Avenue

• Rankin Avenue Garage - enter from Rankin Avenue or Walnut Street

• Wall Street Garage - enter from Otis Street near Patton Avenue

• Biltmore Avenue Garage - enter from Biltmore Avenue or S. Lexington Avenue 

• Buncombe County Garage - enter from College Street
• Coxe Avenue Garage - enter from Sears Alley
• On-street metered parking is free after 6pm Monday - Saturday, free on Sundays
• Private lots - if you park in a private lot, be sure to read any signage and pay fees to avoid fines or towing

Prohibited Items

• Pets are not allowed in permitted special event boundaries (this is a City of Asheville ordinance), certified service animals are excepted
• Weapons of any kind Illegal substances (including narcotics) or drug paraphernalia
• Outside alcoholic beverages
• Fireworks and explosives
• Coolers
• Tents
• Unauthorized vendors
• Moshing, crowd surfing, and/or stage diving
• Unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, give-aways, etc.          



We strive to make our events accessible to persons with disabilities. Accessible portajohn/s are located near other portable restrooms. Regarding wheelchair accessibility, sidewalks run throughout the event. These sidewalks will remain open for the duration of the event and provide the best route for ingress, egress and concert viewing. Some event areas are grassy or paved and may present bumps or inclines. Food vendors are required to be prepared to serve people with disabilities. If you have suggestions as to how we can better serve our neighbors with disabilities, please let us know by emailing
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