Have Gun, Will Travel performs as part of the River Jam concert series. The band hails from Florida and blends folk, pop, rock and country. The series continues Thursdays and Saturdays.
When: 7-10 p.m.
Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy., Charlotte
The Indies+Docs film series screens the 80-minute documentary “Tim’s Vermeer.” Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve how 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer painted photo-realistic paintings 150 years before photography was invented. Buy tickets in advance. Tickets cost $10.70 for Cornelius residents and $11.70 for others. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with a reception.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius
Details: www.studioccinema.com or 704-996-7724
Iredell County Parade
The 10th Annual Troutman Independence Celebration Parade rolls through Main Street. This year’s event pays tribute to veterans of the Afghanistan war. The event will be followed by an Independence Day Festival 5:30-9:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Iredell County Fairgrounds, 630 N. Main St., Troutman
Denver Fireworks Show
Nashville recording artist Chris Janson will headline the Denver Area Business Association’s free annual fireworks show. The entertainment will begin with local performer Dylan Riddle, followed by Bruce Hedrick, a Nashville recording artist, who will open for Janson.
When: 4:30-10 p.m.
Where: East Lincoln High School, 6471 N.C. 73, Iron Station
Symphony in the Park
The Town of Cornelius celebrates America with an assist from the Charlotte Symphony. Fireworks follow the Symphony in the Park concert. Bring a picnic basket and blanket. The event will include children’s activities.
When: 8:15 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
Where: Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius
Mingling on the Greens
Bassist and songwriter Bryan Anderson performs a free concert as part of the Mingling on the Greens Concert Series. Take a break from shopping to hear his fusion of smooth jazz, funk, Latin and island music. The Charlotte resident has been performing at events such as the Pop Ferguson Blues Heritage Festival in Lenoir while recording a gospel album.
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville
Grandma Lee will serve up a batch of delicious punch lines at her upcoming stand-up comedy show. The Jacksonville, Fla., native has been featured on TV shows “America’s Got Talent,” “Last Comic Standing” and the “Jenny Jones Show.” Tickets cost $10.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius
Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782
Fourth of July Fireworks
Lowe’s YMCA holds its annual July 3 fireworks show. This year’s event will feature performances from the Part Time Blues Band, The Glass Hammers and Pluto for Planet. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
When: 4-10 p.m.
Where: Lowe’s YMCA, 170 Joe V. Knox Ave., Mooresville
Families watch a screening of the G-rated film “The Jungle Book.” The Disney animated film is about a boy who finds himself at home in the jungle with the likes of Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Panther.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius
Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800
Use insect and arachnid toys to make art. Admission costs $8.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville.
Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300
Families watch a screening of the PG-film “Despicable Me 2.” You’ll recognize the voices of Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Ken Jeong and Benjamin Bratt.
When: Noon-2 p.m.
Where: Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson
Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000