• The Town of Matthews will celebrate the 4th of July Saturday, July 2. Activities begin at 5:30 pm in front of Town Hall as everyone gathers to decorate their bicycles, scooters or wagons with free patriotic items provided by the Matthews Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. A “Peoples Parade” will start at 6 pm. The parade route is from Town Hall to Stumptown Park. Games and activities are from 6:30-7 pm. End the night with “Too Much Sylvia” who will perform a free concert in Stumptown Park at 7 pm. The event is co-sponsored by the Arts & Science Council.

• The Town of Mint Hill host The Queen City Brass Band July 3 starting at 7:30 pm on the lawn of town hall. This is the last concert of the season in the June Tunes series. The Queen City Brass Band was established in 1992 and is a community based organization that promotes music in a traditional British brass band style. Their repertoire consists of marches, hymns, original works for brass band, classical transcriptions, jazz, show tunes, movie scores and more. The event is free.

• The Charlotte Museum of History will host an event July 4 from 11 am to 3 pm. The museum will have colonial games, family-friendly activities, and open house tours of the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite. Bring a picnic lunch and have some fun before your regular nighttime festivities.
The museum is located at 3500 Shamrock Drive, between Eastway Drive and Sharon Amity Road. (Charlottemuseum.org)

• The Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular will take place July 4 from 6-10 pm in downtown Charlotte, with the fireworks beginning at 9:30 pm. […]