Family Friendly 4th of July Activities in Charlotte for 2017

Take the family out for some star-spangled fun to celebrate this 4th of July in Charlotte. From fireworks, to 5K’s, to brews and BBQs, there are numerous options all weekend long to experience some of the best 4th of July family activities in Charlotte—and everyone at True Homes Charlotte is excited to celebrate, as well!


Carowinds Military Days, Saturday through Monday

A thrilling, fun day—for free! During the holiday weekend, park admission is free for any active, inactive or retired United States Serviceman or Servicewoman with a valid military ID. There will even be fireworks on the nights of July 3rd and 4th, 2017.

14523 Carowinds Blvd.

Charlotte Firecracker 5K, 7 p.m. Sunday.

Whether you’re competing or running for fun, family members of all ages can participate in this year’s 4th of July Charlotte Firecracker 5K. The course runs through the Old Providence neighborhood and finishes with a pool party at Windyrush Country Club where you’ll also find music, food and drinks. Free parking will be available at the Olde Providence Elementary School where childcare will be available between 6 and 8pm. 5K tickets cost $30 and Family Fun Run tickets cost $15 when you purchase them before race day—after that the cost will increase to $35 for the 5K and $20 for the Family Fun Run. Registration online.

Olde Providence Elementary School Parking/Race/Start at 3800 Rea Road

Race/End/Pool Party at Windyrush Country Club, 6441 Windyrush Road

SkyShow Charlotte, 3 p.m. Tuesday

Start the day with a FREE street party, catch a Charlotte Knights game, and finish the night off with the largest fireworks show in the Southeast. The street party will offer kids crafts and activities in an Interactive Kids Area while News Talk 1110 WBT will be broadcasting live from the street with SkyShow Radio. Food vendors will be serving tasty lunchtime treats and you can also purchase drinks from the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery beer booth and wine from Shelton Vineyards. Live entertainment will be on hand from 3-9 p.m., though you may want to watch the Charlotte Knights take on the Pawtucket Red Sox at BB&T Ballpark at 6:05 p.m.—$11 standing-room-only tickets are still available. After the game, the fireworks show will begin!

Mint Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Fireworks at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5 p.m. Tuesday

Get those 4th of July motors running! Bring the family to the Charlotte Motor Speedway to participate in a free autograph session before watching Legend Cars and Bandoleros race during the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series. And of course there will be a full-throttle fireworks show after the race. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord.

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