It’s not too late to enjoy July 4th fireworks around Charlotte

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Fourth of July festivities are well underway throughout the Charlotte area, and despite some rain in the holiday weather forecast, don’t let that keep you from fireworks displays.

Mary Ramsey of The Charlotte Observer’s service journalism team compiled a list of some big shows for CharlotteFive. Here’s a few events with fireworks for Sunday and Monday:

Uptown Charlotte: The WBT SkyShow will light up the sky following a Team USA baseball game at Truist Field. Tickets are required for the game, but there will be good viewing from Romare Bearden Park. Monday. 324 S. Mint St.

Rock Hill: Red, White and BOOM! features live music, food trucks, inflatables. Free. Main Street Rock Hill. Sunday.

Gastonia: Food trucks, KidsZone, music. Monday. 107 N. South St., Gastonia.

Kannapolis: The Cannon Ballers, a Class A minor-league baseball team, will host the Carolina Mudcats, with post-game fireworks. Monday. 210 Oak Ave., Kannapolis.

Lake Wylie: Recommended viewing locations include the Buster Boyd Bridge boat landing and nearby restaurant patios and decks. Monday. S.C. Hwy 49 at Lake Wylie.

If you’re into capturing the fireworks with your smartphone or camera, the Observer’s award-winning photography staff has some tips at CharlotteFive.com.

A mostly vacant, 5-acre lot at the corner of West 9th and Johnson streets sits close to a large flour mill off Interstate 277. A developer has proposed to build 82 townhomes.
A mostly vacant, 5-acre lot at the corner of West 9th and Johnson streets sits close to a large flour mill off Interstate 277. A developer has proposed to build 82 townhomes.

Council to talk plan for uptown site

A rezoning petition for a 5-acre site near uptown Charlotte will be up for discussion during the City Council’s zoning meeting Tuesday night.

Developer Lennar Carolinas wants to rezone the parcel at the corner of West 9th and Johnson streets from industrial to mixed use, the Observer’s Gordon Rago reported last month. Its plans include 82 townhomes and commercial space.

The site sits near the historic Elmwood and Pinewood cemeteries and music and entertainment venues along NC Music Factory Boulevard. ADM also has been produced flour and animal feed in the area for the past three decades, and the mill’s owners are worried about the encroachment of residents.

The council’s zoning committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be broadcast on the Government Channel and the city’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners: The board will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting can be watched on the Government Channel or online at watch.mecknc.gov.

Holiday closings: Most Mecklenburg County offices and services will be closed Monday for the Independence Day holiday, including Social Services and Public Health, and all recreation centers, senior centers, aquatic facilities, skate park.

The City of Charlotte’s Solid Waste Services (trash pickup) will operate on a normal schedule.

The Charlotte Museum of History on Monday will hold a U.S. Oath & Naturalization Ceremony for new U.S. citizens for the first time since 2019.
The Charlotte Museum of History on Monday will hold a U.S. Oath & Naturalization Ceremony for new U.S. citizens for the first time since 2019.

From CharlotteFive

Witness a U.S. Oath & Naturalization Ceremony for new U.S. citizens 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday. Free. Register online. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive. https://bit.ly/3xSmbyd

Bring the kids to SEED Wildlife Garden for storytime and crafts with Rutherford Rabbit, followed by exploring the gardens. 1-3 p.m. Tuesday. Register online. SEED Wildlife & Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave. https://bit.ly/3ngJ4X4

Channel your inner Van Gogh at an abstract/impressionist-style paint and sip event at Catawba Brewing Company. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. $25. Register online. Catawba Brewing Company, 933 Louise Ave., #105. https://bit.ly/3Oq7OrY

Sports in Charlotte

Nashville SC comes to Bank of America Stadium to face Charlotte FC at 7 p.m. Saturday. TV: FS1, Fox Deportes

The Charlotte Knights head down to Georgia to play a six-game series against the Gwinnett Stripers on Monday, and then Wednesday through Sunday.

Don’t Miss

The Barbershop Harmony Society is hosting its musical convention at Charlotte Convention Center through Sunday. Yes, these are the barbershop quartets. Some of the events and performances will be streamed at barbershop.org, and day passes are available.

Compiled by Rogelio Aranda

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