Top 5 Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend in Charlotte


Memorial Day weekend is almost here! There is no better place to remember our armed forces, relax with family, and celebrate America than in Charlotte!

Here are the top 5 things to do on Memorial Day weekend in Charlotte;

#1 USNWC Memorial Day Celebration

USNWC memorial day fireworksThe US National Whitewater Center is the ideal location to enjoy a long holiday weekend, and the Memorial Day Celebration gives you a reason to do just that.

5 and 8-mile trail races start the day, followed by a cornhole tournament and live music into the evening.

Make sure you also stick around for one of the best firework displays in Charlotte, starting at dusk.

#2 Charlotte Knights vs. Columbus Clippers

charlotte knights secure top spotMake sure to check out Uptown Charlotte’s ultimate summer destination spot, which was recently named as the “Best Ballpark in Minor League Baseball” by Baseball America.

Monday’s Memorial Day game against the Columbus Clippers will feature $1.00 all American Hot Dogs during the entire game at the concession stand by left field concession stand.

The game will start at 7:05pm on Monday, May 25th. Click here for more information or to buy tickets.

#3 Mint Hill Madness

mint hill madnessOne of the most attended Memorial Day weekend celebration every year is Mint Hill Madness. This year, the historic 3-day festival will return to the Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park. The festival was originally started to celebrate the founding of the Town.

Mint Hill Madness has something for everyone in the family; delicious food; great music ranging from country to rock; a fantastic family carnival; an arts/crafts fair; an all-American parade; and of course, a spectacular firework show.

Madness will take place at the Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park located at 8850 Fairview Road in Mint Hill from May 22-24, 2015. Find out more information by visiting the event website here.

#4 Memorial Day on The Lake

lake wylie memorial dayWhat better way to spend Memorial Day than relaxing on the Lake!

With Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, and Mountain Island Lake all short drives from Charlotte so there are are plenty of options for spending some time by the water.

Cookout on a park by the lake, lay on one of the many local beaches, or rent a part boat for a dozen of your friends and family.

Groupon is now offering a 40% off discount for all party boat rentals on Lake Wylie for Memorial Day weekend.

#5 Celebrate in Style

ferrari in uptown charlotteOn Memorial Day Weekend in Charlotte, Groupon is also offering tons of discounts on such things as;

North Carolina wine toursFerrari rentalshorse-back riding, golf lessons, and painting classes.

Hope everyone has an incredible Memorial Day weekend in Charlotte!


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