Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular Returns to Memorial Stadium

Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular Returns to Memorial Stadium


  • What: Center City July 4th Fireworks & Family-Fun Activities
  • When: Monday, July 4th 2011, 6-10pm (Fireworks at 9:30pm)
  • Where: Uptown Charlotte- Memorial Stadium: 310 North Kings Drive & Independence Park

Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular will bring wholesome, alcohol-free family fun to Center City Charlotte in celebrating Independence Day, Charlotte’s largest fireworks display!

Gates open at 5:30pm with family-fun activities taking place at Memorial Stadium from 6-9pm with a 9:30pm fireworks show. Due to construction, there will NOT be stadium seating available. The field will accommodate a maximum capacity of 5,000 people in the IN-FIELD ONLY. You 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.

KIDS ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE: Rapid slide, swings, obstacle course, rock slide, double shot basketball, moon bounce, circus train crawl through and a 22’ super slide. 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 Boy Scouts of America/Mecklenburg County Official/Etowah District will have a camping demo area, outdoor cooking demo and a soapbox derby cars display.

Conder Flags will be offering people a FREE 3’x5’ printed polyester flag if you bring your NC or USA flag to the event to retire. If you want another size or material, you can visit Conder Flag’s shop and they will give people 20% discount on their purchase.

On stage for the countdown:

  • Mayor Anthony Foxx
  • Commissioner Jennifer Roberts
  • Michael Smith, President and CEO, Charlotte Center City Partners
  • Amy Vance, Chief Operating Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare

Sponsors and partners in the evening fireworks display over Uptown’s eastern sky include Presbyterian Hospital, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), 96.9 The Kat WKKT, Mecklenburg County Park and Rec, Conder Flags, The Boy Scouts of America/Mecklenburg County Official/Etowah District 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.

Presbyterian Hospital 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 on 96.9 FM WKKT, The Kat 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 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 the Elizabeth neighborhood is also restricted. Towing will be enforced in areas where parking is restricted.

Please visit www.findyourcenter.com for all the best citywide viewing spots and tune into The Kat 96.9 for the soundtrack simulcast.