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