Whatever you choose to do this Memorial Day weekend, a gathering at the pool at your apartment in Mooresville, heading to NASCAR events, enjoying downtown Charlotte, or going to a cookout on Lake Norman, there is plenty to do in Charlotte this weekend.
Celebrate Memorial Day and honor our veterans at Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, 9 to 5, Monday, May 27. Participate in or watch "Go the Extra Mile" & 5K Run/Walk. Experience an activity-filled day with your friends and family with live music, kid fun area, military vehicles, fire trucks and special military maneuvers scheduled throughout the day. With live music and entertainment for the whole family and a Rib Burn-Off Competition and Picnic – featuring backyard BBQ enthusiasts, local restaurants showing off their best BBQ Ribs, and an activity-filled Kids Zone featuring a Big Daddy’s Burger Bar “kids menu”.
NASCAR Coca-Cola 600
May is NASCAR month in Charlotte, and a favorite event comes to Charlotte around Memorial Day. Sunday, May 27 is the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a pre-race tribute to the military. Have fun if you are headed to the track this weekend.
Speed Street 600 Festival
On May 24 to 26 the Speed Street 600 Festival takes place in Uptown Charlotte. Speed Street 600 features appearances, autograph sessions and demonstrations from some of NASCAR's drivers and pit crews. There will also be live entertainment and hundreds of food and merchandise vendors. If you can't make the race, this is your next best option.