you're reading...

Cornelius News

It’s almost Independence Day. What you need to know 

Fourth of July activities are planned at Birkdale Village and in Davidson. Cornelius celebrated early, with the Symphony in the Park and fireworks at Bailey Road Park June 19. 

The Peninsula

The Peninsula Club is holding a private Fourth of July event with fireworks that can be seen by boaters and the crowds that park along Jetton Road. There’s always quite a crowd, starting before sunset.

Birkdale Village 

10 am – 1 pm. Have the children bring their bikes and decorate them  before the bike parade around Birkdale Commons Parkway. Following the bike parade, there will be a block party in the Grove with magicians, special performers, face painters and more. 

Schedule: 10 am – 10:45 am, bike decorating in the Grove (decorations will be provided by Birkdale Village); 11 am – 11:30 am, Huntersville Police Department leads the Bike Parade down Birkdale Commons Parkway; 11:45 am – 1 pm, Block Party in the Grove with a live DJ, face painters, stilt walkers, magicians and more.


The Town of Davidson July 4 Independence Day celebrations  kick off with the Patriotic Stroll down South Street beginning at 5:15 p.m. and ending at the Village Green in downtown where the Concerts on the Green season will begin with a performance by Thurston Howell from  6 to 8 pm. There are no fireworks.


Trump National Golf Club Charlotte in Mooresville is not putting on a fireworks display this year, according to a spokeswoman. In the past, boaters would gather there, as well as the Peninsula Club.

Keep your dog calm

Dogs can become frightened by the sounds and smells of fireworks. Here’s advice  from the American Kennel Club about how to keep your dog calm.

Local government, waste collection

The Town Halls in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville will close on Monday, July 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday, re-opening Tuesday, July 6. Waste pick-up in all three towns will be operating as per usual on Monday, July 5.