Memorial Day 2022 in Charlotte will feature events celebrating the beginning of summer, as well as events to commemorate our fallen military personnel.
We will also share information on Memorial Day freebies and discounts when they’re announced. And we also have a schedule below of everything on our event calendar for Memorial Day Weekend, 2022.
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Memorial Day Weekend Freebies and Discounts
Check back soon! We’re just getting started. There will be lots of freebies and discounts for military service members.
- Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Military service members and first responders get 10% off all year. Now through June 19th, 2022, if you purchase $50 in gift cards, you’ll receive a $10 bonus card to use on your next Carrabba’s visit, from June 21st through August 21st, 2022.
- Bonefish Grill: Military service members and first responders get 10% off all year. Now through June 19th, 2022, if you purchase $50 in gift cards, you’ll receive a $10 bonus card to use on your next Bonefish visit, from June 21st through August 21st, 2022.
- Marco’s Pizza: 20% off any pizza from May 26th to 29th, 2022. Use promo code MEM20. Offer valid on menu-price pizza through Marco’s app and online orders.
- Sonic Drive-in: From May 27th to 30th, 2022, buy one hot dog through Sonic Drive-in’s website or app, and get a second one free.
Memorial Day Weekend 2022 Events
Memorial Day Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center
The Whitewater Center’s Memorial Day Celebration is back! It will take place Saturday, May 28th, and Sunday, May 29th, with the main celebration being Sunday. On Saturday there will be a trail race at 9 a.m., followed by several yoga sessions and live music by Craig Waters and the Flood at 7 p.m., as part of the River Jam music series. Then on Sunday, there will be yoga sessions starting at 9:30 a.m., and then live music starting at 6 p.m. The music lineup on Sunday features Dane Page and Brett Dennen. Admission is free, and parking is $6. Regular prices apply to the activities at the Whitewater Center like rafting, climbing and zip-lining.
Fireworks at Carowinds
Carowinds is putting on its Celebrate America Fireworks Show on Saturday, May 28th, 2022, at 8:45 p.m. If you go to Carowinds this weekend, make sure to stay for the fireworks show! The firework display will be visible throughout the park, but the best viewing locations can be found in the Carolina Boardwalk, County Fair, and Celebration Plaza areas. If you do plan to go, and you don’t have a season pass, make sure to get the best Carowinds discounts!
Party in the Park
On Sunday, May 29th, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., relax on the huge lawn of Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, for Party in the Park. Enjoy live music, a food truck and a cash bar. The event is free to attend and also offers free admission to the museum.
Food Truck and Movie Night at The Green at Prosperity Village
Prosperity Village’s first movie and food truck night of the season is taking place on Saturday, May 28th, 2022, at The Green at Prosperity Village, 5334 Docia Crossing, Charlotte. Multiple food trucks will be on site starting at 5 p.m., and the movie, Encanto, will be shown at dusk. This is a free event.
Swim and Splash
Many area pools and spraygrounds open this weekend! Check out the details of the places to swim in the Charlotte area, including lakes and a quarry!
Free Flags from Ace Hardware
Check back soon on this one. Every year, Ace Hardware gives out free American flags! We will update as soon as the information is available.
Please check out our huge list of 50+ hikes and walks in and near Charlotte. You’ll find plenty of interesting hikes on greenways and nature preserves right in Charlotte, as well as hikes to spectacular waterfalls, mountain views and more, just a short drive away.
Huntersville Memorial Day Ceremony
The Town of Huntersville is holding its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30th, 2022, at 11 a.m., at Veterans Park, 201 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, NC.
Indian Trail Memorial Day Ceremony
The Town of Indian Trail is holding a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30th, 2022, at 11 a.m., at Veterans Memorial Garden, 315 Matthews-Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail.
Kings Mountain Memorial Day Ceremony
The City of Kings Mountain is holding a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30th, 2022, at 10 a.m., at Mountain Rest Cemetery, 111 S. Dilling Street, Kings Mountain, NC.
Waxhaw Memorial Day Ceremony
The Town of Waxhaw’s Memorial Day Ceremony takes place Monday, May 30th, 2022, at 10 a.m., at the Waxhaw Military Wall of Honor, 100 E. North Main Street, Waxhaw.
Memorial Day Flags and Poppies in Harrisburg
Check back soon for Harrisburg’s Memorial Day plans. Last year, the American Legion Post 523 Auxiliary placed 100 flags in the green space of Veterans Park, Harrisburg, and they handed out poppies.
Memorial Day service at Sharon Memorial Park
McEwen Funeral Service is hosting a Memorial Day service at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte. It will take place on Monday, May 30th, 2022. It will start with live music from Stained Brass at 9:30 a.m., followed by a service at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served.
Memorial Day program in Cornelius
The Town of Cornelius and Legion Post 86 is presenting the Cornelius Memorial Day program on Monday, May 30th, 2022, at 10 a.m., at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius. The program will feature patriotic music by Hough High School, the Hough High School JROTC, a 21-gun salute, and POW/MIA Empty Chair and Wreath of Remembrance ceremonies.
Swim in a Quarry
Carrigan Farms is planning to open its Swimming Quarry on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 with some extra precautions, including reduced capacity. You’ll need to reserve your spot ahead of time.
Two drive-in theaters in our area have been operating this spring: Badin Road Drive-In in Albemarle, and Hound’s Drive-in in Kings Mountain. Follow the link to see the movies each will be playing, and the ticket prices.