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If there was ever a community synonymous with the word “history,” it’s Kings Mountain. The town takes its name from the Revolutionary War battle fought just five miles south, which is why the town’s motto is, “The Historical City.” Of the battle itself, Thomas Jefferson proclaimed it “the turning point of the American Revolution.” It became a regional center for sawmills and textiles during the late 1800s, and its proximity to Charlotte grew the town and economy. The city’s most recent theme is, “Active, Healthy and Historic Kings Mountain,” – a vision everyone who lives in this beautiful, vibrant community can achieve together.

IN Kings Mountain

  • Earth Day at the Gateway Trail – April 25
    Educational activities, music, activities, and fun for the entire family!
  • Revolutionary Fourth – July 4
    Live music, a performance featuring a scene from “Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama” written by Bob Inman, fireworks show, food vendors, and more!
  • Beach Blast – August 22
    Once a year, Kings Mountain feels more like Myrtle Beach than an inland community. Beach Blast goes from 10 a.m. ‘til 10 p.m., with an all-day free concert featuring some of the hottest beach music bands in the South. Check out the water games, contests, inflatables, a Woodie car show, and tons of craft and food vendors. It’s a little slice of sand, sun, and fun, over 200 miles from the coast.
  • Mountaineer Days Heritage Festival – September 25-26
    History demonstrations, music, contests, and a Homecoming Parade

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