Arts and Entertainment
|Where to watch fireworks for Fourth of July|
|Time to celebrate the nation's independence|
|Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013|
Happy Fourth of July! The nation has celebrated it’s birth, freedom and independence on July 4 for more than two centuries, and this year the tradition continues. Here are a few places to watch the fireworks in and around Charlotte:
Whitewater Center Parkway). The festival kicks off at 4 p.m. both days with fireworks at dusk. Admission is free. Parking is $5. For more information, visit (704) 391-3900.
Carowinds Military Days – July 3, 4
U.S. military personnel with valid military I.D.During both days, presentations of the colors, flag ceremonies, performances and all-you-can-eat picnics will take place. And the “Celebrate America” fireworks show will illuminate the sky Thursday night. 14523 Carowinds Blvd. For more information, visit (704) 588-2600.
310 N. Kings Dr.) Thursday for Charlotte’s largest fireworks display. Arrive early for family-friendly activities, food and non-alcoholic drinks from 6 – 9 p.m. Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is $5. Visit (704) 332-2227 for more information.
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra – June 3
4400 Sharon Rd.). Gates open at 5 p.m. Prelude acts begin at 7 p.m. and the symphony’s performance will follow at 8:15 p.m. (704) 972-2000.
approximately 9:45 p.m.) the show will begin by the Buster Boyd Bridge (S.C. Highway 49 at Lake Wylie). Some of the best viewing spots include the Buster Boyd Bridge boat landing, T-Bones on the Lake outside deck, and the Rey Azteca deck at Lake Wylie Plaza.
Wednesday evening the Charlotte Knights baseball team takes on the Durham Bulls at 7:15 p.m. Following the game atKnights Stadium (2280 Deerfield Dr., Fort Mil, S.C.), will be the annual fireworks show. Tickets are $8-$15. Visit (704) 357-8071 for more information.
Plaza Midwood Pig Pickin’ and Block Party – July 4
Want some good BBQ this holiday? Hang out on Gordon Street in Plaza Midwood and enjoy food, drink, street performances and live music all beginning at 4 p.m. Hang out past dusk and see the city fireworks without leaving the party.
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