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July 24, 2013

Excited for the Electric Run!

I’m so excited that it’s finally here. Gearing up for the big day, I’m picking up my t-shirt and packet this afternoon at Charlotte Running Company.

If you haven’t heard about this, The Electric Run is this Friday and, if you watched the video above, you can see that it looks awesome. This 5K is held in many metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. and the U.K. The website says it features,

  Immersive “Lands” of light and sound that transport the participant into an electric wonderland, Electric Run promises to transport the mind, body and soul to a new world in a healthy and drug-free way. Participants are encouraged to join in on the art by lighting up with glow sticks, LEDs and anything else their imagination can conjure up.

Our Electric Run is at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord. This will be my first night run, and certainly the first one with music, dance and best of all glow sticks!

I got my tickets months ago when were they first released, but if you put it off — Good news! Tickets are still available. The site says it’s 98% sold out though. So if you are looking for something to do this Friday night, I wouldn’t drag my feet on this one. Registration was pretty simple. You can register or find out more here.

But if you’re not able to attend, why not browse some inspiring photos from previous runs?

From the event sponsors  or from the participants here

These were my favorites:

July 3, 2013

4th of July in Charlotte

From Fireworks to Festivals the Queen City is Bursting with Patriotic Festivities

Festival Calendar

Today, June 3

 

WBT Skyshow

Charlotte Knights Stadium

2280 Deerfield Drive

Fort Mill, SC 29715

Phone: 704-357-8071

 

 

News Talk 1110 WBT and 107.9 The Link presents Skyshow 2013, the largest Fourth of July fireworks display in the Southeast on Wednesday, July 3rd 2013 at Knights Stadium. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Baseball, fireworks and fun come together for Skyshow 2013! Come early for the pre-game festivities including live music, food, drinks, an interactive kids area, prizes and more! After the game, we will honor our Veterans and Military Personnel in a patriotic ceremony and don’t forget the most amazing choreographed fireworks display presented by Lake Norman & Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram! Get your tickets now and we’ll see you at the game! Play ball! – See more at: http://www.skyshowcharlotte.com/skyshowcharlotte/index.aspx#sthash.pGEvT7UC.dpuf

 

Coca Cola 4th of July Festival

 

4th of July Festival

Wed., July 3, 4 p.m. and Thu., July 4, 4 p.m.

U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway

Phone: 704.391.3900

Price: Free

 

Rock your red, white and blue at the USNWC with the Coca-Cola 4th of July Festival, a two-day celebration taking place on July 3rd and July 4th. Both days will feature live music, as well as fireworks over our man-made whitewater river. Every seat is a good seat to view the stunning fireworks display, but we recommend guests arrive early to pick a spot. For more info http://usnwc.org/coca-cola-4th-of-july-festival-2/

Thursday. July 4

Novant Health July 4th Spectacular

Memorial Stadium

310 N Kings Drive

Charlotte, NC 28202

704-332-2227

 

Novant Health July 4th Spectacular will bring wholesome, alcohol-free family fun to Center City Charlotte in celebrating Independence Day, Charlotte’s largest fireworks display! Gates open at 5:30pm with family-fun activities taking place at Memorial Stadium from 6-9pm with a 9:30pm fireworks show. 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. Fore more info: http://www.charlottecentercity.org/events/july-4th-spectacular/

 

Fountain_Pictures_062209_0069th Annual 4th of July Celebration

Birkdale Village

16805 Birkdale Commons Parkway

Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: 704-766-2220

10am – 1pm     Bike decorating, kids art, face painting, bounce house and more!

 

11am – 1pm     Fun and Games with Radio Disney

11:30am          Parade lineup next to Banana Republic

11:45am          Parade begins

Noon                Awards ceremony presented by Mayor Jill Swain at the fountain for Best Decorated Bike and Presentation to Fire and Police Departments

12:15pm         Fire Department Water Fight next to Banana Republic

NOTE: Birkdale Commons Parkway will be closed during the event, 9:00am – 2:00pm.

For more info http://www.birkdalevillage.net/events

 

(sources: Creative Loafing, Charlotte’s Got a Lot)