Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BIG LIST: Independence Day 2015 in Charlotte

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Check out this list of events celebrating Independence Day in Charlotte and the surrounding area - as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. (This list will keep growing with more parties/events. To get listed, email aovercash@clclt.com)

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Friday, July 3
Kitchapendence Day Pop Life presents Kitchapendence Day, featuring Power 105, Ciroc Boy & The Prince of New York, DJ Self. Doors at 10 pm, entry is free until 11:30 pm. Advance tickets $10. Opening will be “The Blend King” DJ. For more information, visit eventbrite.com. July 3, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St.

Summer Pops: Celebrate America at Symphony Park Charlotte Symphony presents this outdoor concert with patriotic pieces, including “America the Beautiful,” “God Bless America,” plus a “Back to the Fifties” medley and some of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits. Opening this years’ festivities will be Chuck Johnson and the Charlyhorse Band, following with Albert-George Schram conducting the symphony and fireworks to close the event. $16. July 3, 7-9:45 p.m. Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road. charlottesymphony.org/summer/.

4th of July Festival at U.S. National Whitewater Center Enjoy a two-day celebration (July 3 & 4) of America with live music, fireworks and more. July 3: Shook Twins perform at 4 p.m.; Cornhole tournament at 5 p.m.; The Honeycutters at 6 p.m.; Greensky Bluegrass at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free with $5 parking. July 3. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. 704-391-3900. usnwc.org.

Jazz at the Bechtler Celebrate the 4th of July with Jazz at the Bechtler. The museum presents a special two-night concert (July 3 & 4) with vocalist Maria Howell and the Ziad Jazz Quartet. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Snacks will be provided, as well as a cash bar with beer, wine and select liquor. $14. July 3-4, 6 p.m. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. 704-353-9200. bechtler.org.

Patriot Acts Burlesque Show Big Mammas House of Burlesque presents a special patriotic all American show featuring performers from Ophelia Pop Tart, Veronica Broadchest, Meredith Sparkles, Pepper La Rouge and Big Mamma D. $15. July 3, 10 p.m. UpStage, 3306 N. Davidson St. 704-430-4821. upstagenoda.com.

Red, White & Brew Bash at Howl at the Moon The party features drink specials ($3 Bud Light, $5 Jack Daniel’s & Jack Daniel’s Honey cocktails and $20 86oz “Top Gun” buckets). July 3, 5 p.m. Howl At The Moon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-936-4695. howlatthemoon.com.

Red, White & Belmont Festival This 4th of July festival in downtown Belmont features carnival rides, games, vendors, entertainment, live music from Coming Up Brass, food and fireworks. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. July 3, 6-10 p.m. Stowe Park, 24 South Main St., Belmont.

Summer Celebration at Lowe’s YMCA This annual family-friendly event in Mooresville is partnered with Bella Love and WSOC 103.7 to feature live music (Rockie Lynne, The Glass Hammers and more), vendors, inflatables, games and fireworks. Free. July 3, 4-10 p.m. Lowe’s YMCA, 170 Joe Knox Ave., Mooresville.

Saturday, July 4
4th of July Pig Pickin’ in Plaza Midwood The annual 4th of July celebration, held in Plaza Midwood, will feature live music, beer, food, fireworks and more. For more information visit: facebook.com/pmpig. Free. July 4. Plaza Midwood Neighborhood, Central Avenue & The Plaza.

Red, White & Brew Bar Crawl The crawl includes craft brews, free cover and discounts participating EpiCentre restaurants and bars - including Blackfinn, Whisky River, Strike City, Rooftop 210, Vida, Vida Vida, Suite and Bubble - and a T-shirt. Registration begins at 7 p.m. at Rooftop210. For more information, visit redwhitebrewcrawl.eventbrite.com. $15. July 4, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

The Skyshow Street Party The Skyshow Street Party begins at 2 p.m. on Mint Street. It features face painting, balloon animals, games and prizes, and live dance performers. At 5 p.m. gates to BB&T Ballpark will open for ticket holders and the Charlotte Knights game begins at 6:05 p.m. Following the game will be a patriotic flag ceremony to honor veterans and military personnel, and then fireworks. July 4, 2-10 p.m. BB&T Ballpark, 324 South Mint St.

4th of July Celebration at Charlotte Museum of History A patriotic celebration featuring presentations, tours of the Hezekiah Alexander home site, children’s crafts and refreshments. $5 general public. July 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive. 704-568-1774. charlottemuseum.org.

4th of July Festival at U.S. National Whitewater Center Enjoy a two-day celebration (July 3 & 4) of America with live music, fireworks and more. July 4: Cornhole tournament at 3 p.m.; Kansas Bible Co. at 4 p.m.; Stokeswood at 6 p.m.; Donavon Frankenreiter at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free with $5 parking. July 4. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. 704-391-3900. usnwc.org.

4th of July Fiasco at Milestone Featuring live performances by Dinner Rabbits as Ennio Morricone,. Nerve Endings as Shellac, Crackers And Snackmeat as Team America: World Police, Aloha Broha featuring Cat Glenn (of Dead Cat) as No Doubt, The Spice of Life as Rage Against The Machine, October / Musket King as Kyuss, This is a Catastrophe as Placebo and more. $10 in advance. July 4, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Road. 704-398-4072. themilestoneclub.com.

4th of July in Davidson The Independence Day celebration kicks off with a parade at 5 p.m. and is followed by Concerts on the Green (featuring live music from Pushh), from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. July 4, 5-8 p.m. Davidson Village Green, Concord and Main St., Davidson. concertsonthegreen.com.

4th of July Parade & Celebration at Hickory Grove The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. from Hickory Grove Recreation Center and continues along at 10:30 a.m. from Harris Boulevard to The Grove Presbyterian Church where the celebration will continue until 2:30 p.m. The family-friendly event includes live music, contests, food concessions, kid activities and entertainment. Free parking is at the Grove Church on E. WT Harris Blvd. Free. July 4, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Grove Presbyterian Church, 5735 E. WT Harris Blvd.

Independence Day Celebration at Raffaldini Vineyards Featuring wine tastings, live music (Nita B Jazz Duo), gelato, food selection from Canteen Catering and more. Free admission. July 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Road, Ronda.

Jazz at the Bechtler Celebrate the 4th of July with Jazz at the Bechtler. The museum presents a special two-night concert (July 3 & 4) with vocalist Maria Howell and the Ziad Jazz Quartet. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Snacks will be provided, as well as a cash bar with beer, wine and select liquor. $14. July 3-4, 6 p.m. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. 704-353-9200. bechtler.org.

King Day Party — Fourth of July Edition The 4th of July Day Party will be featuring live music from DJ Complete of The Charlotte Hornets & DJ T.O. from 300’s rooftop terrace and Doma Lounge. For more information, visit kingentevents.com. July 4, 4-8:30 p.m. Bar Charlotte, 300 N. College St.

Kiss 95.1 Anchor Island: July 4th party at Lake Norman The cruise features radio personalities, music, a cash bar, a water slide and a scenic ride on Lake Norman. Lineup: Cruise registration and yacht shuttle pickup (shuttles starting at 9:15 a.m.), 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.; Cruise time, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $20. July 4, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mojos Pub and Grill, 19901 Holiday Lane, Cornelius.

4th of July Celebration at Birkdale Village Parade starts at 10 a.m. Activities throughout the day, including bike decorating, face painting, bounce houses, a bike rodeo, a community arts project, and the fire department’s annual water fight at 12:15 p.m. Free. July 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindolm Drive, Huntersville. birkdalevillage.net.

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