"Red, White, and Boom! 2009 will bring wholesome family fun to Uptown Charlotte for our nation’s birthday. Sponsors include Lance, CPCC, 96.9 The Kat, and Charlotte Center City Partners.
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.
Red, White and Boom! 2009 will be approximately 20 minutes long. The show begins at 9:30pm (weather and fire department clearance permitting). The show will be synced to a music track that will be heard exclusively on 96.9 FM and played live at all viewing venues.
The show can be viewed from a variety of locations around the city. If you are in the eastern part of the city and you can see the skyline, chances are, you can see the fireworks display.
There is ample parking in Uptown Charlotte, but on-street parking will be not be allowed to avoid restricting traffic lanes as fireworks viewers drive in and out of the city."