Fireworks will be flying over the Swannanoa Valley on Thursday, June 27 when the Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center puts on its 27th annual Independence Day Celebration.

The public is invited not only to this free fireworks celebration but also to the live music, activities and game booths that will be set up on the Black Mountain Center’s campus, west of downtown Black Mountain on Old U.S. 70.

Pets and alcohol are not allowed.

Festivities will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with games for the children, barbecue and hot dogs in the food tent, as well as a 50/50 raffle. The popular Tuxedo Junction will provide the evening’s musical entertainment. Good music and enticing aromas will hang over the evening air as the fireworks kick off later that night.

Financial support for the Independence Day Celebration is provided by the Black Mountain Center Foundation in partnership with several community supporters (Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, a state-operated residential facility, receives no money from the state for the annual Fourth of July event). The Black Mountain Center’s Foundation’s sole mission is to expand the events and activities available to the people who call the Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center home. 

The goal of the annual Independence Day Celebration is to enhance the lives of the center’s residents by helping them socialize and interact with each other and with the community in which they live. By attending and taking part, the public not only has fun but also brings joy to the residents of the center.

To learn more about the event or the foundation, call 828-259-6773 or visit

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