June 30, 2011

Celebrate 4th of July in Charlotte, NC

Happy Birthday America

July 4th weekend is coming up and there is no shortage of things to do in Charlotte, NC to celebrate the holiday!  Here is a rundown of some of the events happening for the 4th of July weekend:

  • Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular - Fireworks and family fun activities at the Memorial Stadium in Charlotte City Center.  Activities from 4-9 and fireworks at 9:30 (weather permitting)
  • Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops - Sunday, July 3rd in South Park.  The CSO performs Celebrate America, a performance including "America, the Beautiful," "God Bless America," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and the "Liberty Bell March."  Admission is $10 for adults and children are free (See also: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Summer Pops Season 2011)
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway Summer Shootout - The July 4th edition of this weekly summer event will include a huge fireworks display in addition to the Legends Car and Bandolero racing.
  • WBT SkyShow - On July 4th, watch the Charlotte Knights baseball team take on the Norfolk Tides at Knights Stadium and enjoy a fireworks display set to patriotic music following the game (rain or shine).
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center 4th of July Festival - 3 days of live music and fireworks from July 2nd through July 4th.  Music begins at 4 each day with fireworks at nightfall.  Bands include Jason Isbell (formerly of Drive-By Truckers) and the 400 Unit, Langhorne Slim, and Anders Osborne.
  • Snow in July? The extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail is hosting a fundraiser for the USO. The Great American Snow Day seems like a great way to beat the heat before the fire works!

If you're looking for more options or other things to do in Charlotte, NC, visit CharlottesGotALot.com and you'll find a full events calendar with descriptions, links, photos, and more.

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