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Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular Returns to Memorial Stadium
7/2/2012
Charlotte Center City Partners will partner with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation to present the “Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular” beginning with family-fun activities at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Admission is FREE.
Charlotte, NC- Memorial Stadium will once again serve as a destination for fireworks in uptown Charlotte this Independence Day. Charlotte Center City Partners will partner with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation to present the “Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular” beginning with family-fun activities at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Alcohol is not permitted. Event is weather permitting.

Due to construction, there will be LIMITED stadium seating available in the first section of the stands only. The lawn will accommodate a maximum capacity of 5,000 people in the in-field. 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.

Family activities include: 

Kids Inflatables: 22’ super slide, rat race, slam dunk, radar speed pitch, rope a calf and 3 funny mirrors. Inflatables will be deflated promptly at 9pm so please get there early!

Other activities include a three legged race, sack race, tug-o-war, mascot race and there will be a History tent with President memory games, puzzles, coloring sheets and a marble guessing game. 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.

Also, there will be a contest for the best dressed Uncle Sam! Come dressed as your best patriot and you’ll be recognized on stage with an award and your picture taken which will appear on our website.

On stage for the countdown:
  • Special VIP guests from the City and County
  • Michael Smith, President and CEO, Charlotte Center City Partners 
  • Paula Vincent, Sr. VP Novant Foundations & Development, Presbyterian Healthcare
  • Presbyterian Healthcare will include:
  • NEW! Presbyterian Breast Center Mobile Mammography Unit 
  • Information on how to find a physician
  • Presbyterian Hemby Children’s Hospital Ambulance
  • Various Activities for Kids
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Information & Give-a-ways
Presbyterian Healthcare will include:
  • NEW! Presbyterian Breast Center Mobile Mammography Unit
  • Information on how to find a physician
  • Presbyterian Hemby Children’s Hospital Ambulance
  • Various Activities for Kids 
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Information & Give-a-ways
Mascot Appearances
  • Dr. Getwell, Mascot of Presbyterian Hemby Children’s Hospital
  • Chubby, the Charlotte Checkers Mascot 

 

Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular fireworks show will be approximately 20 minutes long. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. (weather and fire department clearance permitting). The show will be synched to a music track that will be heard exclusively on K 104.7 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. Click here for a map of viewing locations around Memorial Stadium.

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.

Only a few streets will close, in the early evening, in the immediate area around the fireworks launch. Streets will reopen shortly after the show is over. Click here for a map.

Sponsors include: Presbyterian Hospital, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC),  Kiss 95.1, K104.7, WFNZ 610AM, WSOC 103.7 (CBS Radio) and Charlotte Center City Partners.




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