The wonderful city of Charlotte is once again ready to celebrate another holiday in style. Independence Day is known for bringing family, friends, and colleagues together to honor the independence of our nation from Great Britain. This year Charlotte has an extensive list of events that will have you anticipating next years Fourth of July!
“Nights of Fire” at Carowinds Theme Park: 12523 Carowinds Blvd. Charlotte, NC, 28273
Carowinds Theme Park is a great choice for celebrating the Fourth of July at any age. Offering something for everyone, whether it be food, games, or rides, your entire party will be satisfied. Beginning July 4 through August 12 on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, Carowinds will present a “night of fire” with a beautiful fireworks display. The display will be shown in the sky above Carowinds. The display will also depend on permitting weather. Visit their website for summer hours of operation.
Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular: Memorial Stadium, 310 N Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC, 28204
Enjoy family-friendly activities from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the Presbyterian Hospital of Charlotte. This event is alcohol-free and will feature grocery label reading activities, a wheel of health nutrition quiz boards, medical and foam art, face painting, teddy bear clinic, and health related games. Presbyterian Healthcare information & giveaways will be featured as well. The Community Care Cruiser and the Pediatric Ambulance will be on site. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes. This event is free. Dr. Getwell, their mascot will also be making a guest appearance! Parking is available for $5 at Memorial Stadium. Click here for more information.
The Coca-Cola 4th of July Festival: 5000 Whitewater Center, Charlotte, NC, 28214
The Coca-Cola 4th of July Festival will begin on July 3rd and last through the 4th of July. Music will begin each afternoon at 4 p.m., the party will continue each night with a fireworks show. Fireworks will launch from Hawk Island and the show will display over the whitewater river. Some of the featured acts are Eric Lindell and These United States. Early arrival is recommended so you can enjoy the festival atmosphere and there will be free samples of Edy’s Slow Churned Ice Cream available all day. Fireworks will begin at nightfall; admission is free, however you may purchase VIP tickets here. Food and drinks are available with VIP Passes as you will also see the best view of the festival and access to a private bar.
For an enjoyable holiday please plan your family’s attendance at one of these fun filled events! In addition to these events if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, and Freedom Park are great places to pack a picnic and enjoy quality time with the people you love.