Charlotte, NC – July 2014 Events – Independence Day Celebrations!

By David Boling

Boom! Crackle! Ahhhhhhhh!

Fourth of July Flag

We all have memories of Independence Day fireworks every July 4th in this country. In Charlotte, Fireworks in Uptown have been a constant since I was a young child. Unfortunately, this year it’s going to be a bit harder to get a good view. On the other hand, the relocation of the activities to near the BB&T Ballpark may just be inspired. Read all about the change in this article from the Charlotte Observer.

Luckily, with Charlotte’s growth in recent years, we now have a multitude of options to celebrate our American Independence. Here is a quick list of some that might fit your bill for entertainment. Even if you aren’t looking to stay out all night.

The Charlotte Symphony’s outdoor Summer Pops series ends on July 3rd 

Plaza Midwood Pig Pickin, July 4th, 4pm – Check their Facebook page for details.

NoDa Summer Music Fest, July 4th, 9pm – 2am at the Chop Shop.

US National Whitewater Center 4th of July Festival, July 3rd and 4th, varying times and activities.

Charlotte Museum of History, July 4th event, 10am

And of course, even though you may have to find a new traditional spot or attend the Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides game at 7pm, don’t forget Uptown for the July 4th Spectacular Skyshow following the game!

Check back next week for more events in July!

These are just a few of my personal picks of things to do in Charlotte. For more information on Charlotte events I suggest you check out these great resources.

Charlotte’s Got A Lot • Blumenthal Arts • Charlotte Center City

 US National Whitewater Center • Tosco Music Party

David is a guest blogger for and will be providing content occasionally that we hope you’ll find useful and valuable. He grew up in Charlotte, so has intimate knowledge of Charlotte’s neighborhoods, restaurants, hot spots, and also hidden gems. When not guest blogging for us, he runs a successful branding and media consulting company.  

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