As summer rears its head and the days grow longer, there are plenty of community events around Charlotte, North Carolina to take advantage of. Here are a few upcoming events that the whole family can enjoy.
May 23-25 – Circle K Speed Street: This year marks the 25th year of Circle K Speed Street, a concert series celebrating the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. To properly kick off the summer months, head to this event and enjoy live music, food, and various other family-oriented activities.
June 7-9 – Taste of Charlotte: This three-day festival celebrates the very best of local cuisine, offering samples from over 100 restaurants from the area. Alongside tasty food and treats, the festival offers live music, tons of activities for children, and street performances. What’s more, the event is free.
June 15 –Cars and Coffee: Let’s face it: everyone loves to admire classic cars and hot rods. On June 15, you can do just that, as the Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Fan Zone will host a Cars and Coffee event. The event is free and fun for classic car owners and enthusiasts alike.
June 16 –Star Wars: The Music: Celebrate Father’s day with this family-friendly and out-of-this-world event. The Charlotte Symphony will be performing Star Wars scores in Symphony Park at 8:15pm, and we can’t think of a better way to round out the holiday.
July 3 – Celebrate America! With Fireworks: This event also features the Charlotte Symphony at Symphony Park. On the night before the Fourth of July, the orchestra will perform all-America classics like America the Beautiful and the Armed Forces Medley. The event will conclude with a spectacular fireworks show that everyone will surely enjoy.
July 3-4 – Fourth of July Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center: For nearly a decade, the U.S. National Whitewater Center has hosted a fun, two-day Fourth of July Celebration. The celebration features an array of activities aimed at getting people outside and moving, like outdoor yoga and a Battle Royale Sup Sprint. Both nights will feature a fireworks display beginning at 9:30 p.m.