The City of Charlotte is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, and will kick off the celebration on Tuesday, July 3rd, with the Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks at American Legion Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Drive.
This will be a free family celebration.
Doors open at Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m.
- Food for purchase, including from food trucks
- Family entertainment
- Live music from The Voltage Brothers
- Kids’ activities
- Learn about CLT250, Charlotte’s 250th anniversary events
- Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.–20-minute show of high-altitude fireworks
- Fireworks will be synched to a music track that will be heard on 102.9 FM, The Lake
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 (no lawn chairs) and claim a spot on the field grass for the spectacular fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Once the stadium reaches maximum capacity, attendees will be asked to watch the fireworks outside the stadium, either in the Uptown area or at Independence Park, located adjacent to Memorial Stadium.
The show can be viewed from a variety of locations around the city.
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.
Parking is abundant, and easy to find around Memorial Stadium and Central Piedmont Community College as well as the Uptown area, but on-street parking will be restricted to keep traffic lanes open as fireworks viewers drive in and out of the city. On-street parking in nearby residential neighborhoods, including the First Ward and the Elizabeth neighborhood, is also prohibited. Towing will be strictly enforced in areas where parking is not allowed.
Participants can avoid traffic by riding a bike or using the LYNX Blue Line or the streetcar. Charlotte B-cycle will also host a complimentary bike corral.
More 4th of July fireworks and celebrations
See a big list of Charlotte fireworks. Or look at a day-by-day list of 4th of July events: