The Town of Waxhaw is located only 20 minutes from south Charlotte and approximately three miles from the South Carolina state line.
Dating back to the 1700s, Waxhaw is one of the oldest towns in Union County, taking its name from the Waxhaws (originally called the Wysacky), an Indian tribe that once inhabited the area. When chartered in 1889, Waxhaw established its rightful place as the third oldest town in Union County.
Things to do in Waxhaw
Attend Waxhaw’s First Friday
First Friday is put on by the Small Town Main Street Promotions Committee. The event occurs the first Friday of every month. Businesses stay open later so visitors can explore what local merchants have to offer. Each Friday is based around a theme and merchants host events that are tied to the planned theme, feature special sales or provide refreshments. Events Calendar
Upcoming Events in Waxhaw
July 4th Parade 2015
Waxhaw is perhaps best known for the July 4th parade and fireworks show. The parade takes place on Main Street in Waxhaw beginning at 10 a.m. and is attended by over 12,000 enthusiastic revelers. The celebration continues with the Waxhaw Beach Party starting at 5 p.m. and culminates with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks are launched at Jackson Station next to CVS and the beach party takes place across the street behind and next to the car wash.