14 Star-Spangled Weekend Ideas for Family Fun

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Happy Fourth of July!

Matthews People Parade and Festival
Start the day with a parade and bike decorating, and finish the night with live music and fireworks. Stumptown Park, 232 Matthews Station Street, Matthews.

Harrisburg July 4th Celebration
Watch the parade go by on Highway 49 and enjoy live music, food and carnival rides. Harrisburg.

Huntersville’s 4th of July Celebration (at Birkdale Village)
Bike decorating, face painting, bounce houses, bike rodeo, parade and fire department water fight. Free. 10am-1pm. Birkdale Village, Birkdale Commons Parkway and Sam Furr Road, Huntersville.

Indian Trail 4th of July Parade and Celebration
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to watch the parade and participate in a watermelon-eating contest. Downtown Indian Trail.

WBT SkyShow Charlotte
Go early for the street festival that includes interactive kids games, bounce houses, a Ferris wheel and performances by Caroline Calouche and Co. Fireworks following the Knights baseball game. Mint Street by the Charlotte Knight Stadium, 324 S. Mint St.

See where all the July 4th events and big fireworks shows are happening in and around Charlotte.

Bottle Boats and Cereal Canoes
Use those crafting skills to build small boats out of natural materials. Canoe Rental Facility, Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.
Meet Ariel’s aquatic friends and watch the journey to meet her prince. Dalton F. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.

Firecracker 5K and Super Soaker Dash
Incorporate healthy into your Fourth of July weekend with a 5K, and 100-yard dash for the kids. Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatic Center, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville.

Red, White and Belmont
Enjoy carnival rides, cornhole tournaments and live music. Stowe Park, 24 S. Main St., Belmont.

Sensational Saturday Storytime
Read different stories and make crafts based on the books read. Barnes and Noble, Morrison Place, 4020 Sharon Road.

Davidson Concert on the Green
Watch and listen to live music. Make sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Davidson’s Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson.

Over the River and Through the Woods
Watch this comedy about a grandfather who will do whatever it takes to prevent his grandson from moving to Seattle. Pease Auditorium, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.

Rockin’ & Racin’ Exhibit
Explore a variety of artificats including a 1959 Corvette featured in a country star’s music video. NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Find more Things to Do this weekend in our calendar of events!

Have a great weekend.