#QueenCityWknd: May 25-29

Happy Memorial Day Weekend AKA the unofficial start of summer! With that comes plenty of fun, outdoor activity! We want to know what your Memorial Day weekend looks like, so take a picture and share it with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #QueenCityWknd. Is Facebook your thing? We've got that, too.

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600 Festival

This massive festival helps kick off one of the most popular pastimes in Charlotte: NASCAR. The entire festival includes a parade, 5K race and concert series featuring big names like DJ Jazzy Jeff, Billy Currington and Jake Owen.

Where: Multiple spots around Charlotte
When: Concerts will be May 25th, 26th, 27th
Time: Varies by day
How Much: $15/concerts on Friday and Saturday

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USNWC 6th Annual Memorial Day Celebration

This celebration spans three days, featuring a movie series, music, yoga and races. There will also be fireworks Sunday night.

Where: US National Whitewater Center
When: May 26th, 27th and 28th
Time: Varies by day
How Much: Depends on activity, but music/movie is free!

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Mint Hill Madness

This festival celebrates the founding of the small town. With food, music, a carnival, fair and fireworks, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy!

Where: 8850 Fairview Rd, Mint Hill, NC 28227
When: May 26th. 27th and 28th
Time: Friday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
How Much: Free Admission! $20 wristband to ride the rides on Friday.

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Kannapolis Memorial Day Parade

Celebrate Memorial Day with a parade! This one travels down Main Street Kannapolis to Veteran’s Park.

Where: Downtown Kannapolis
When: May 29th
Time: 11:30 a.m.
How Much: Free!

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Angry Ales Memorial Day Weekend Party

Jam out with live music and the potential to win a trip to Charleston at Angry Ales!

Where: 1518 Montford Dr. 
Charlotte, NC 28209
When: May 27th
Time: Music starts at 8 p.m. (Specials run all weekend)
How Much: Free!

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Carolina Fair

The is fun for kids of all ages! There will be carnival rides, animal shows and even some magicians on hand for a great time at the fair!

Where: Park Expo Center
800 Briar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28205
When: May 26th – June 4th
Time: Varies by day
How Much: Free!

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