2016 Memorial Day / Weekend Events In Charlotte

Start Date: May 27, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2016
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Location: Various Locations: Charlotte, NC

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2016 Memorial Day / Weekend Events Taking Place In & Around The Charlotte Area. Festivals, live entertainment, boat rides, fireworks, NASCAR, & more!

Friday, May 27th

Mint Hill Madness
Three-day festival, returns to Mint Hill’s Veterans Park, Memorial Day Weekend. The festival, which celebrates the founding of the town, takes place Friday, May 27th, 2016, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 28th, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, May 29th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The festival features live music, a carnival, an arts and crafts fair, a parade and fireworks. The parade begins 10 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free but there are charges for some activities.
8850 Fairview Rd, Charlotte, NC
http://minthillmadnessfestival.org

Saturday, May 28th

Kiss Anchor Island (weekly event kickoff)
Kiss 95.1 FM, Ragin’ Uptown, and Luxury Yacht Charters host this annual boat party series on Lake Norman, each Saturday from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, which means this is the kickoff for the year. There’s music, food, a cash bar, radio personalities, games, and a water slide.
Time: 10am -2pm | Cost: $20
Registration and shuttle pick up at Mojos Grill and Pub: 19901 Holiday Ln, Cornelius, NC
www.kissanchorisland.com

Mint Hill Madness
Three-day festival, returns to Mint Hill’s Veterans Park, Memorial Day Weekend. The festival, which celebrates the founding of the town, takes place Friday, May 27th, 2016, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 28th, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, May 29th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The festival features live music, a carnival, an arts and crafts fair, a parade and fireworks. The parade begins 10 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free but there are charges for some activities.
8850 Fairview Rd, Charlotte, NC
http://minthillmadnessfestival.org

Lake Norman Beerfest
The biggest names in brewing will gather at the Galway Hooker in Cornelius, N.C., on May 28, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the fifth annual Lake Norman Beerfest, a spectacular showcase of the nation’s and region’s craft beers. Headline entertainment will include Joystick and Gump Fiction.
GA: $40 in advance; $50 at the door; VIP: $75
17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius, NC
http://lknbeerfest.com/

Sunday, May 29th

6th Annual Memorial Day Celebration @ U.S. National Whitewater Center
The USNWC is the ideal location to enjoy a long holiday weekend, and the Memorial Day Celebration gives you a reason to do just that. 5 and 8-mile trail races start the day, followed by a cornhole tournament and live music into the evening. Stick around to enjoy our firework display at dusk, capping off a fun-filled Memorial Day at the USNWC.
Time: 9am-10pm | Cost: Varies | 704-391-3900
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC
http://usnwc.org/relax/festivals/memorial-day-celebration

Carowinds Military Days
Sunday and Monday. Active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D. can get into Carowinds for free. Enjoy activities planned each day along International Street.
www.charlotteonthecheap.com/carowinds-military-days

Coca Cola 600
See an amazing pre-race show honoring our Memorial Day military heroes and then enjoy the 56th running of the legendary Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s most challenging test of man and machine.
Events All Day. Race Starts at 6:15pm
5555 Concord Pkwy South, Concord, NC
www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/coca_cola_600

Mint Hill Madness
Three-day festival, returns to Mint Hill’s Veterans Park, Memorial Day Weekend. The festival, which celebrates the founding of the town, takes place Friday, May 27th, 2016, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 28th, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, May 29th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The festival features live music, a carnival, an arts and crafts fair, a parade and fireworks. The parade begins 10 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free but there are charges for some activities.
8850 Fairview Rd, Charlotte, NC
http://minthillmadnessfestival.org

Monday, May 30th

Patriot Festival Go The Extra Mile 5K
SouthPark’s Symphony Park will host its annual 5K Race Monday. Participants can either register for the traditional 5K, or register for the Go The Extra Mile race, which has an additional mile to honor veterans. Following the race, there will be an awards ceremony and festival.
Registration Opens at 6:45am.
4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC
www.patriotcharities.org
https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Charlotte/PatriotFest5k

Carowinds Military Days
Sunday and Monday. Active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D. can get into Carowinds for free. Enjoy activities planned each day along International Street.
www.charlotteonthecheap.com/carowinds-military-days

Memorial Day American Flag Paint Party at Paint Craze Studio Charlotte
Honor Memorial Day with this patriotic themed flag painting. Our artist will walk you through the steps needed to create your own canvas painting to take home. Use coupon code paintcraze50 for 50% off at checkout – discounted tickets $17.50 each Feel free to bring your own snacks. 980-221-9988
5028 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC
www.paintcraze.com

Music in the Vineyard Memorial Day Celebration
Enjoy your Memorial Day with an afternoon of music at Raffaldini Vineyards! Purchase a refreshing glass of wine from our award-winning selection as we feature a local musician. Celebrate summer with live music and make a day of it with a picnic from our fully-stocked deli case. Stop by the tasting room, visit our website www.raffaldini.com, call 336.526.1078
Time: 11am-5pm | Cost: Free
450 Groce Rd, Ronda, NC
www.raffaldini.com

Memorial Day Ceremony at Birkdale Village
Birkdale Village hosts a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30th, 2016, at 7 p.m. Mayor John Aneralla is the master of ceremonies at the tribute, which features Central Piedmont Community Chorus, flag-folding by the Junior ROTC from North Mecklenburg High School, the placing of the wreath, buglers and more. You can see the complete schedule here.
Birkdale Village: 16805 Birkdale Commons Pkwy, Huntersville, NC
www.huntersville.org

Syracuse at Charlotte Knights Baseball
Time: 7pm
BB&T Ballpark: 324 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC
www.charlotteknights.com

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