4th of July Events & Celebrations in Charlotte

4th of July Events & Celebrations in Charlotte

4th of July Events & Celebrations taking place in and around Charlotte during the holiday weekend. Enjoy and be safe!

4th of July Celebrations in Charlotte

4th of July Celebrations in Charlotte

Like always, Charlotte Happening is here to provide you with a detailed listing of events for a major holiday or special occasion; this time being the 4th of July. Happy Independence Day!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Red White and Bluegrass Festival
Friday, July 1, 2011 – 10:00am
at Catawba Meadows Park, Morganton, NC
Four day Bluegrass music festival, bluegrass camp for kids, food vendor/tent sales, wagon rides, July 4th fireworks. Over 35,000 attendees expected.
(828) 291-0048
Catawba Meadows Park | 701 Sanford Dr, Morganton, NC
www.redwhiteandbluegrassfestival.com

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Friday, July 1 @ Belle Johnston Park in Pineville
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Summer Pops series runs all summer long, but the July 4th weekend is always a highlight. There will, of course, be a “Celebrate America” theme to the concerts. Pineville and Kannapolis are free events, but the one symphony has started charging admission for Southpark concerts ($10 for adults, under 18 are free).
358 Lake Drive Pineville, NC
www.charlottesymphony.org

Saturday, July 2, 2011

4th of July Casino Trip
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Join Great America Tours as we journey to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on July 2nd. Enjoy a comfortable ride in aboard a deluxe charter bus. $10 Casino credit will be issued upon arrival at Harrah’s. Book our bus tour for a chance to win big in mountains! Must call to reserve seat or visit www.greatamericatours.com to reserve.
Time: 7:00am – 10:20pm Cost: $45 per person
Meeting at Walmart Parking Lot | 8180 South Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
www.greatamericatours.com

Red White and Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, July 2, 2011 – 10:00am
at Catawba Meadows Park, Morganton, NC
Four day Bluegrass music festival, bluegrass camp for kids, food vendor/tent sales, wagon rides, July 4th fireworks. Over 35,000 attendees expected.
(828) 291-0048
Catawba Meadows Park | 701 Sanford Dr, Morganton, NC
www.redwhiteandbluegrassfestival.com

Founding Fathers BASH
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Join us in celebrating the fourth of July at our Founding Fathers BASH. This event boasts live music, fun games for the family, great food for a great price. Face painting, a boot camp challenge for kids, fireman and their fire truck, cake walks, contests with great prizes and cookie decorating – what more could you ask for?
Time: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Earth Fare Charlotte (Ballantyne) | 12235 N. Community House Rd, Charlotte, NC

U.S. National Whitewater Center Coca-Cola Fourth of July Festival
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The USNWC is having a three-day music festival to celebrate the fourth. Admission is free, but there is a standard $5 parking fee. If you haven’t checked out the Whitewater Center, it’s an excellent venue for a concert or just to relax by the waterside.
4 p.m.: Do It To Julia
6 p.m.: Riley Etheridge Jr.
8 p.m.: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC
www.usnwc.org

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, July 2, 2011 @ Village Park in Kannapolis
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Summer Pops series runs all summer long, but the July 4th weekend is always a highlight. There will, of course, be a “Celebrate America” theme to the concerts. Pineville and Kannapolis are free events, but the one symphony has started charging admission for Southpark concerts ($10 for adults, under 18 are free).
740 West C Street, Kannapolis, NC
www.charlottesymphony.org

RED, WHITE & BLUE CELEBRATION at Wild Wing Cafe
Saturday, July 2, 2011
CELEBRATE JULY 4TH WEEKEND @ THE WING FOR
“RED, WHITE & BLUE” CELEBRATION FEATURING:
HARD TO HANDLE -BLACK CROWES TRIBUTE
w/Special Guests – Almost Famous
$2.50 COORS LIGHT bottles
$3.00 CORONA/CORONA Light bottles
$12 Voodoo Buckets (Category #9 Hurricanes, Planter’s Punch, or Margaritas)
210 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
http://epicentrenc.com/event/red-white-blue-celebration/13372

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Red White and Bluegrass Festival
Sunday, July 3, 2011 – 10:00am
at Catawba Meadows Park, Morganton, NC
Four day Bluegrass music festival, bluegrass camp for kids, food vendor/tent sales, wagon rides, July 4th fireworks. Over 35,000 attendees expected.
(828) 291-0048
Catawba Meadows Park | 701 Sanford Dr, Morganton, NC
www.redwhiteandbluegrassfestival.com

U.S. National Whitewater Center Coca-Cola Fourth of July Festival
Sunday, July 3, 2011
The USNWC is having a three-day music festival to celebrate the fourth. Admission is free, but there is a standard $5 parking fee. If you haven’t checked out the Whitewater Center, it’s an excellent venue for a concert or just to relax by the waterside.
4 p.m.: Holy Ghost Tent Revival
6 p.m.: Overmountain Men
8 p.m.: Langhorne Slim

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC
www.usnwc.org

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, July 3, 2011 @ Symphony Park in Charlotte
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Summer Pops series runs all summer long, but the July 4th weekend is always a highlight. There will, of course, be a “Celebrate America” theme to the concerts. Pineville and Kannapolis are free events, but the one symphony has started charging admission for Southpark concerts ($10 for adults, under 18 are free).
4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC
www.charlottesymphony.org

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2011 @ Birkdale Village
Come show your patriotism when Birkdale Village and the Town of Huntersville host the 8th Annual 4th of July Celebration on Monday, July 4th.
Activities will take place in Birkdale Village from 10am-1pm. There will be bike decorating, face painting, a clown bounce, children’s arts and crafts, a parade, a water fight between the fire stations, music, food, and a whole lot of fun!!!
Time: 10am – 1pm Cost: Free
Birkdale Village | 8712 Lindholm Dr, Huntersville, NC

Red White and Bluegrass Festival
Monday, July 4, 2011 – 10:00am
at Catawba Meadows Park, Morganton, NC
Four day Bluegrass music festival, bluegrass camp for kids, food vendor/tent sales, wagon rides, July 4th fireworks. Over 35,000 attendees expected.
(828) 291-0048
Catawba Meadows Park | 701 Sanford Dr, Morganton, NC
www.redwhiteandbluegrassfestival.com

Independence Day Celebration @ The Charlotte Museum of History
Monday, July 4, 2011 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bring your family and learn about the birth of our nation. The Charlotte Museum of History will have colonial games and various family-friendly activities. Bring a picnic lunch and have some fun before your regular nighttime festivities. Museum and program admission is free.
704-568-1774 | 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC
www.charlottemuseum.org

Charlotte Knights Present WBT Skyshow 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Come out and see the area’s biggest and best fireworks show this July 4th at Knights Stadium. Tickets will sell out early, so call now or visit our website to purchase your ticket.
The Charlotte Knights will be taking on with a first pitch time of 7:15 p.m. Fireworks will immediately follow the game. Tailgating is encouraged and Knights Stadium parking lots will be available early to setup your tailgate. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. to enter the stadium. Visit the website to purchase tickets or call (704) 357-8071. Monday, July 4th | Time: 7:00pm
2280 Deerfield Dr, Fort Mill, SC
www.CharlotteKnights.com

U.S. National Whitewater Center Coca-Cola Fourth of July Festival
Monday, July 4, 2011
The USNWC is having a three-day music festival to celebrate the fourth. Admission is free, but there is a standard $5 parking fee. If you haven’t checked out the Whitewater Center, it’s an excellent venue for a concert or just to relax by the waterside.
4 p.m.: Sol Driven Train
6 p.m.: The New Familiars
8 p.m.: Anders Osborne

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte
www.usnwc.org

Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular
Monday, July 4, 2011
Head down to Memorial Stadium on July 4th for Red, White & Boom! There will be plenty of family-friendly activities for all to enjoy including watermelon eating contests, sack races, tug of war and more! There’s also live music and plenty to do for adults Activities start at 4 p.m. and last until 9 p.m., when the real attraction takes over. At 9:30 p.m., one of the area’s biggest and longest fireworks displays begins.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
310 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte
www.presbyterian.org

“Night of Fire” at Carowinds
Monday, July 4, 2011
Carowinds theme park will be hosting their annual “Night of Fire” celebration with a large fireworks display. In addition, active and retired U.S. military personnel get into Carowinds for free July 2 through July 4!
14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC
www.carowinds.com

Charlotte 4th of July Party @ Marriott Center City
Monday, July 4 8:00pm
Marriott Center City | 100 W. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.marriott.com

Lake Wylie 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2011
Lake Wylie also provides a very large annual display, and it’s an annual tradition for many. The best viewing is from the area around the Buster Boyd Bridge that crosses over the lake. There’s the boat landing and several restaurants, all of which will provide excellent viewing.
3990 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie, SC

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