Legends Big Money 100 & Fireworks Extravaganza
Monday, July 2 – Tuesday, July 3
Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Parkway South
Concord, NC 28027
Two days of racing will culminate in the annual Legends Big Money 100 Tuesday evening, July 3. Fireworks will cap the night. Cost is $10 for adults, under 13 are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267).
Shriners International 4th of July Parade
Tryon Street and Ninth Ave.
A 4th of July parade in uptown Charlotte comes alive with marching bands, clowns and their tiny cars and Shriners in fezzes. Bring the family. Free. www.shrinersinternational.org/en/events
Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular
310 Kings Drive
Games and activities galore begin at 6 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. with fireworks at this alcohol-free event. Come early, seating is on-field only. Free.
WBT Skyshow 2012
2280 Deerfield Dr.
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Fantastic fireworks will light the sky after the Charlotte Knights take on the Gwinnett Braves. Pre-game festivities include music, food, drinks and an interactive kids area. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets $8 – $14. Parking is $5.
U.S. National Whitewater Center Coca-Cola Fourth of July Festival
1825 Belmeade Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Tuesday July 3 – Wednesday July 4
The Coca-Cola festival features two days of live music and fireworks. Music starts each day at 4 p.m. and ends after dark with a fireworks show. They’ll launch the sky explosions from Hawk Island and the colorful lights will burst over the whitewater river. It gets crowded, come early and explore. Free, $5 parking. www.usncwc.org
“Nights of Fire” at Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 6 to August 12 Carowinds theme park will celebrate with “Nights of Fire,” as the sky lights up weather permitting with stunning fireworks. For ticket information please visit www.carowinds.com/tickets. Free admission July 3 and July 4 for active and retired military personnel.
No Fishing License Required
According to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, 2012 everyone can fish without a license in any of North Carolina’s public waters. Fishing regulations and park use fees still apply. Close to 500 areas throughout the state are accessible to the public for fishing.