Fourth of July Events in Charlotte NC

Fourtof July 2012 Events in Charlotte NC

Are you looking for something to do in the Charlotte Metro area for the Fourth?  Independence Day is celebrated in every nook and cranny in the city each year here in Charlotte!  You’re surely to find something that suits your patriotic taste.  Here’s a list for the 4-day 4th of July 2012 celebrations available for those in the Charlotte Metro area.

Happy Independence Day!

Things to do in Charlotte NC for the Fourth of July 2012

 

SundayJuly 1

Legends Big Money 100

Monday, July 2 – Tuesday, July 3, 2012
US Legend Cars International

The largest grassroots race in history will once again offer the largest Legend Car and Bandolero purse of the year as drivers do battle on the speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile oval.  The event will feature a day of practice on July 1 and two days of racing, culminating in the Legends Big Money 100 on Tuesday evening. Tuesday’s finale will include a Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza.

Register by phone: 888-882-8722 or here’s a link for Online Registration 

Town of Belmont Red, White and Belmont Celebration
7:00 to 10 p.m.
Stowe Park, Belmont
Enjoy live music from the Catalinas, games and other events at Stowe Park.

 

MondayJuly 2

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Village Park, Kannapolis
Enjoy the “Celebrate America” theme for this free Kannapolis event.

Legends Big Money 100
Monday, July 2 – Tuesday, July 3, 2012
US Legend Cars International

The largest grassroots race in history will once again offer the largest Legend Car and Bandolero purse of the year as drivers do battle on the speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile oval.  The event will feature a day of practice on July 1 and two days of racing, culminating in the Legends Big Money 100 on Tuesday evening. Tuesday’s finale will include a Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza.

Register by phone: 888-882-8722 or here’s a link for Online Registration

TuesdayJuly 3

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
SouthPark’s “Celebrate America”
The July 4th symphony will be a “Celebrate America” theme.  Pineville, as well as Kannapolis, also offer free events.  The SouthPark Symphony in the Park charges $10 for adults for admission and under 18 are admitted free of charge).

Tuesday July 3, 2012 | Gates open at 5:00 and performance begins at 8:15 (www.CharlotteSymphony.org/summer.asp)

U.S. National Whitewater Center Coca-Cola Fourth of July Festival
4, 6 and 8 p.m.
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway

  • Celebrate the Fourth with a three-day music festival at the USNWC. Admission is free, but, there is a standard $5 parking fee.   U.S. National Whitewater Center’s Coca-Cola 4th of July Festival, don’t miss the grande finale on Monday, July 4.  Each day the music will begin at 4 p.m. with fireworks at nightfall.  Performers include Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Langhorne Slim, and Anders Osborne.
  • 4 p.m. – Sol Driven Train
  • 6 p.m. – Eric Lindell
  • 8 p.m. – Tab Benoit

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Park in Charlotte (SouthPark – 4400 Sharon Road)
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Summer Pops series celebrates the July 4th holiday with a “Celebrate America” theme to the concerts.  Admission for Southpark concerts is $10 for adults and under 18 are free.

“Nights of Fire” at Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd.
Carowinds will be hosting their annual “Night of Fire” celebration with a large fireworks display. Active and retired U.S. military personnel are admitted free to Carowinds on July 2 through July 4!


WednesdayJuly 4

Fireworks Independence Day 2011   Charlotte Fourth of July Celebrations

Uptown 4th of July Spectacular
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
310 N. Kings Drive
The biggest show around; this spectacular fireworks show in Uptown Charlotte with the city spending $50,000 on the fabulous 20 minute show, is a huge hit each and every year.  This show attracts over 250,000 people to the Uptown area and the show can be viewed from miles around. AOL Travel ranked Charlotte’s Uptown show the 13th best in America and it never disappoints. Plenty of family-friendly activities are planned for all to enjoy including face painting, watermelon eating contests, sack races, tug of war, live music and plenty to do for adults and children alike.  Activities start at 4 p.m. and last until 9 p.m.   At 9:30 p.m., the fireworks display begins!

WBT SkyShow 2012
7 p.m.
2280 Deerfield Dr.
Fort Mill, SC 29715
704-357-8071
Locals refer to this one as “the area’s biggest and best fireworks show,” Get your tickets early as tickets do tend to sell out for this event every year at Knights Stadium following the end of the game between the Charlotte Knights and the Norfolk Tides.  The tailgate party starts at 5 p.m. with the first pitch at 7:15 p.m. and a fireworks show will be choreographed to patriotic music immediately following the game (rain or shine).

Independence Day Celebration
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive
704-568-1774
What a great day to learn about the birth of our nation. The Charlotte Museum of History will host colonial games and various activities for the day. Don’t forget your picnic lunch and enjoy some fun before the fireworks begin.  Museum admission is free.

U.S. National Whitewater Center Coca-Cola Fourth of July Festival
4, 6 and 8 p.m.
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Celebrate the Fourth with a three-day music festival at the USNWC. Admission is free, but, there is a standard $5 parking fee.

  • 4 p.m. – Have Gun, Will Travel
  • 6 p.m. – These United States
  • 8 p.m. – Moreland & Arbuckle

Summer Shootout Series
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
Charlotte Motor Speedway will have a show of fireworks following its Summer Shootout Series.

“Nights of Fire” at Carowinds
Carowinds will be hosting their annual “Night of Fire” celebration with a large fireworks display. Active and retired U.S. military personnel are admitted free to Carowinds on  July 4 –  9:00 – 10:00

Lake Wylie, S.C.
3990 Charlotte Highway
Lake Wylie, SC
What a great view for a fireworks display!  Lake Wylie provides a very large annual display, with the best viewing from the Buster Boyd Bridge area. View the show from the boat landing or from one of several restaurants which provide excellent viewing venues.

Town of Harrisburg
Harrisburg Park
Parade at 9 a.m.
Games and entertainment 9 a.m. to midnight; fireworks at 10 p.m.

Indian Tail
Crossing Paths Park
Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. at Indian Trail Town Hall, and the parade begins at 11 a.m.

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