Thursday, July 2, 2009

Poppin' 4th of July events

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Check out this list of events celebrating the 4th of July in Charlotte and the surrounding area — as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

WBT KNIGHT'S SKYSHOW Hosted by Al Gardner and Tara Servatius. Jon Wilson broadcasts live. Skyshow radio heard live on 1110 A.M. and 99.3 F.M. Skyshow tailgate party at 5 p.m., Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls at 7:15 p.m. Skyshow fireworks will follow the game. Sat., July 4. $7 and up. Knights Stadium, Fort Mill. 803-548-8050. For more information, call 704-364-6637 or visit

9TH ANNUAL PIG PICKIN' Featuring live performances by Belmont Playboys, The Needles, The Dead Kings, M4 Messenger and Black Lashes. Sat., July 4. The Penguin, 1921 Commonwealth Ave.

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT HOLIDAY INN CENTER CITY This 4th of July celebration will feature live DJ music, a rooftop view of uptown fireworks display, cash bar, food and more. Sat., July 4, 7-11 p.m. $10-$15 for all-you-can-eat. Holiday Inn Center City, 230 N. College St.

BREAKFAST CLUB JULY 4TH PARTY Three levels of totally 80's. $2 PBR bottles, party favors, and view of uptown fireworks. visit for more informtaion. Sat., July 4. Breakfast Club, 225 N. Caldwell St. 704-374-1982.

CAROWINDS' INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION This all day event includes country music performances, the Miss Carowinds' 2009 Swimsuit Competition, live DJ, and the yearly Night of Fire. Sat., July 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd. 704-588-2600.

CONCERT ON THE GREEN Come celebrate the Fourth of July at the Village Green, where R & B band, Rough Draft, will play. Pack your "most patriotic" picnic for the contest. Sat., July 4. Free. Davidson Village Green, Concord and Main St., Davidson.

TOWN OF DAVIDSON PARKS AND RECREATION FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION Dress your bicycles, wagons, pets, and strollers in your favorite patriotic attire and come to Davidson's annual Fourth of July small town parade and evening of music and games. Sat., July 4, 4:30-8 p.m. Davidson Village Green, Concord and Main St., Davidson.

FOURTH OF JULY AT BLUE RESTAURANT In honor of Independence Day, Blue Restaurant and Bar is offereing a three course dinner special for $34.95 and 1/2 price bottles of red and white wines. The Pressley Brothers will be playing live music. Sat., July 4, 5 p.m. Blue Restaurant, 5th & College.

RED ROCKS, WHITEWATER & BLUEGRASS 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL Spend your Fourth of July at the USNWC. With festivities starting at noon, enjoy music, food, beer, wine, and activities for the whole family. Then, later, sit back and watch the fireworks display. Sat., July 4, 12 p.m. US National Whitewater Center, 820 Hawfield Rd.

RED, WHITE & BLUE FEST Charlotte's only deck party and premiere fireworks view. Queens City Car Wars & Bike Show. For more information, visit Sat., July 4. $5, Free for children 12 and under. The Blake Hotel, 555 South McDowell St.

RED, WHITE, AND BOOM! PRESENTED BY LANCE Come celebrate the 4th at this family-friendly festival full of activities, musical entertainment, food vendors, and more. Fireworks show begin at 9:30 p.m. Sat., July 4, 6-10 p.m. Free, $5 parking fee. Memorial Stadium, 310 North Kings Dr.

RED, WHITE AND BOOM! ROCK HILL Event features live music from the Oneppo Brothers and ZoSo. There will be food vendors, kids activities and the fireworks start at 10 p.m. Sat., July 4, 6-10 p.m. Free. Old Town Amphitheater at City Hall Black Street, Rock Hill, SC.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT THE CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY Bring your family and learn about the birth of your country through colonial games, various family-friendly activities and bring a picnic lunch. Sat., July 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

CELEBRATING AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE Featuring firearms demonstrations, historic readings, cooking demonstrations and more. For more information, visit Sat., July 4,  10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3-$6; Free for children 3 and younger. 1444 Brattonsville Rd, McConnells, S.C.

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