Happy Wednesday Smarties! July is here and that means holiday weekend. There are many family-friendly events going on all over the region. You have three opportunities to catch the Charlotte Symphony, a three day festival at the Whitewater Center and plenty of opportunities to catch lots of music! Get Out and Enjoy the 4th of July!
An update from Toys & Co.
Visit Toys & Co. on Facebook to check out their “Summer Daily Deals” offered Monday- Friday. Their July 4th Daily Deal, will be “anything “Rockets” 25% off! Tuesday, July 5th at 11:00 a.m. join them for a space adventure as we make a spaceship and decorate it for a special journey! Every Friday we host a sing a long with Mr. Nigel at 11:00 a.m. Join us for a fun filled summer. Keep your eyes peeled for a special LEGO event coming soon.
Alice in Wonderland Jr
Dale F. Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College
July 1-2, 10:00am
Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game as only Disney could imagine her. This fast-paced stage adaptation of “Disney’s Alice In Wonderland” animated feature updates the dialogue and contains new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as “I’m Late,” “The Un-birthday Song” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.” Cost is $7-$10.
Charlotte Symphony Pops Concert
Belle Johnston Park, Pineville
July 1, 7:00pm, prelude; 8:15pm, concert begins
Enjoy orchestral favorites and celebrate America with the Charlotte Symphony. Cost is $10; Free 18 and younger.
Super Kids Save the World!
Put on your super-hero cape and grab your galoshes because it’s time to save the world at The Magic House! From a farmer’s market to a recycling center, this exhibit teaches kids how to live green! In the house, kids learn what they can do in their own homes to help the environment. They’ll also get a chance to sit in an energy efficient car. In the research lab kids get to wear lab coats and pretend they are scientists. Parents love the “Re-Use Charity Shop”…Because they’ll find a lot of familiar toys! It’s an exhibit teaching an important message and giving kids & parents a super way to have fun! Ages 3-11.
Red White Belmont
July 1-3, Fri., 7:00pm-10:00pmpm; Sat. 10:00am-10:00pm and Sun. 1:00pm-9:30pm. Fireworks, Sun., 9:30pm
Carnival Rides, Games, Food, Friday Night Live Concert & Fireworks.
Matthews Fun Family 4th of July
Stumptown Park, Historic Downtown Matthews
July 2, Bike decorating at 5:30pm, parade at 6:00pm, concert at 7:00pm
Come decorate your bikes, scooters and wagons, then join us in the People’s Parade, a non-motorized parade from Matthews Station St. (in front of Town Hall) to Stumptown Park. The evening will be capped off with a concert in the park by “Too Much Sylvia”.
Queen’s Landing Fireworks Show
July 2, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Come out and celebrate the July 4th weekend at Queens Landing and enjoy Lake Norman’s best firework show. We will be having special cruises you can ride on to enjoy the show, or enjoy live music in our amphitheater.
Coca-Cola 4th of July Festival
U.S. National Whitewater Center
July 2-4, Music starts at 4:00pm; Fireworks, 9:30pm
With music beginning at 4 p.m. each day, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better free music lineup. Saturday’s show will feature the blue-eyed soul of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, along with openers Riley Etheridge, Jr. and Do It To Julia. On Sunday, we will play host to the Americana rock of Langhorne Slim, the Overmountain Men and Holy Ghost Tent Revival. We’ll close out the weekend on Monday, with the blues-rock of Anders Osborne, The New Familiars and Sol Driven Train. The party will continue each night with a fireworks show. We’ll launch the fireworks from Hawk Island and the show will display over our whitewater river. If you have ever seen fireworks at the USNWC, you know that there is not a bad seat in the house. We recommend you come early so you can enjoy the festival atmosphere all day long. Whether you come early for a trip on the new Canopy Tour, or simply just to relax by the river, there is no better place to celebrate Independence Day weekend than at the USNWC. Cost is free, parking is $5.
Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops Concert
Symphony Park, SouthPark
July 3, Prelude at 7:00pm; Orchestra at 8:15pm
Enjoy orchestral favorites and celebrate America with the Charlotte Symphony. Pack a picnic and enjoy the Symphony under the stars. Cost is $10; Free 18 and younger.
Rock Hill’s Red, White and Boom
144 E. Black St., Rock Hill, SC
July 3, 5:30pm-10:00pm
The Atlanta Party Band will perform as part of the 9th annual Red, White & BOOM! festival where the community comes together in Old Town to celebrate America with a live concert, ice cream eating contest, food, beverage and craft vendors, children’s activities and fireworks.
Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular
July 4, 4:00pm-9:00pm; fireworks at 9:30pm
Spend your Fourth of July with friends and family in Center City Charlotte at Memorial Stadium for the Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular! Family-fun activities will take place from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Find your viewing area, grab a blanket and claim a spot for the spectacular fireworks show beginning at 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting). FREE admission, fee to park.
Birkdale Village 8th Annual July 4th Celebration
July 4, 10:00am–1:00pm
Face painting, bike decorating, , clown bounce, a parade, a water fight between the fire stations, children’s arts and crafts, music, food, and a whole lot of fun!
Cornelius Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 6:30pm
Join in a fun and laid-back evening with live music and children’s activities.
Independence Day Celebration
Charlotte Museum of History
July 4, 11:00am-3:00pm
Are you home for the 4th of July? Bring your family and learn about the birth of our nation. We will have colonial games and various family-friendly activities. Bring a picnic lunch and have some fun before your regular nighttime festivities. Cost is free.
WBT Knights Skyshow
July 4, 7:15pm game. Post-game fireworks
Join the Charlotte Knights and News Talk 1110 WBT at Knights Stadium for the area’s GREATEST fireworks spectacular. Nothing goes together better than baseball, hotdogs and fireworks on the Fourth of July, and you can be part of the action! Knights Castle Gates open at 5:00 p.m. for ticket holders to enter the stadium, and the WBT Tailgate Party opens at 5:00 p.m., with entertainment and a Military Museum and Kids Fun Zone. It’s fun for the entire family at WBT’s SkyShow at Knights Stadium.