Charlotte’s Novant Health July 4th Spectacular Announced
What: Center City July 4th Fireworks & Family-Fun Activities
When: Thursday, July 4th 2013
6-10pm (Gates open at 5:30, Fireworks at 9:30)
Where: Uptown Charlotte- Memorial Stadium: 310 North Kings Drive
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – (June 18, 2013): The 2013 Novant Health July 4th Spectacular will once again celebrate Independence Day with Charlotte’s largest fireworks display and alcohol-free family fun in Center City.
Gates open at 5:30pm with activities taking place at Memorial Stadium from 6-9pm and a 9:30pm fireworks show. Seating is available on both the lawn and in half of the stadium, with a maximum capacity of 15,000 people. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and claim a spot on the field grass for the spectacular fireworks show. Once the stadium reaches maximum capacity, attendees will be asked to watch the fireworks at Independence Park, located adjacent to Memorial Stadium.
Please leave coolers and pre-packaged food at home as there will be plenty of food and beverages available on-site for purchase. Come early as seating is limited.
Beginning at 6 p.m., activities will include kids’ inflatables, relay races, face painting and obstacle courses. Lacrosse team The Charlotte Hounds will be on-site to interact with kids along with mascot “Blue.” For each child to participate, there will be a liability waiver that a parent or guardian must sign. They will be given a wristband which gives kids unlimited access to all children’s activities.
The Swingin’ Richards will provide the evening’s entertainment on the main stage with a wide variety of music ranging from rock to R&B and everything in between.
The fireworks are being staged from the Central Piedmont Community College campus. Some streets around the campus will close at 8:00pm to accommodate the fallout zone, so expect traffic delays in that area. Streets will reopen immediately following the show.
Novant Health July 4th Spectacular fireworks show will be approximately 20 minutes long. The show begins at 9:30pm (weather and fire department clearance permitting). The show will be synched to a music track that will be heard exclusively at 104.7 FM and played live at all viewing venues. The show can be viewed from a variety of locations around the city.
Parking around Memorial Stadium and Central Piedmont Community College, but on-street parking will be restricted to keep traffic lanes open as fireworks viewers drive in and out of the city. Parking in nearby residential neighborhoods is also restricted. Towing will be enforced in areas where parking is restricted.