As winter draws to a close many seasonal parks will be re-opening, one of those being Carowinds in Charlotte, NC.
Today the park released a rundown of this years happenings at the park!
First though, the progression of both new offerings at the park are coming along nicely as seen via the numerous updates from the park.
Also Carolina Harbor is coming along nicely as the park shared in this construction update and here is a neat picture they shared on twitter showing the wavepool progress:
No matter what part of the operating season you visit the park there will almost always be a fun event to go to! Here’s a rundown of the park’s 2016 events:
Season Passholder Preview Night – March 24
Experience Carowinds before the general public during our exclusive Season Pass Preview Night on Thursday, March 24 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. As a passholder, you’ll be one of the first to experience the all-new Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare: 3Z Arena, the world’s first intra-active 3-D digital experience. You’ll also enjoy a wide variety of local bands, DJs and tons of awesome giveaways! Plus, you’ll receive a $9.99 Bring-A-Friend coupon valid for one guest that can be used any day before May 8!
Opening Weekend – March 25-27
Let’s get this party started! Our 2016 season kicks off March 25 – 27 and will be the BIGGEST WEEKEND EVER at Carowinds. We’ll have tons of fantastic prize giveaways, live music and much, much more.
Spring Break & Easter Eggstravaganza – March 25-April 3
Carowinds will be open daily for one week when local schools have spring break. Our own Eggward the Easter Bunny and Snoopy the Easter Beagle will stop by Carowinds during our Easter Eggstravaganza March 25 – April 3. Guests can get photos taken with Eggward and Snoopy, and take part in our eggstra-special activities, crafts and entertainment.
Taste of the Carolinas – Saturdays and Sundays from April 9-May 1
It’s home grown, y’all! Guests can eat, drink and experience the best of what the Carolinas have to offer during our Taste of the Carolinas food festival. Sample culinary foods from Carolina regions, along with recommended pairings of local craft beer and wine.
Military Days –May 29-30; July 2-4
Join us as we say thank you to our brave military service men and women. We’re offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States service men and women with a valid military I.D.
Harmony Hall Concert Series, Friday nights from June 17-July 22
After a hard week at work, wind down at the summer’s social hot spot, Carowinds’ own Harmony Hall. On Friday evenings from June 17 through July 22, relax with us on the patio and enjoy fantastic concerts and sensational food and beverage specials.
NEW! BrewFest – June 4-5
The Carolinas are becoming quite popular for our specialty craft beers, and Carowinds is showcasing the best of the best at its first-ever BrewFest. Purchase sample suds from a variety of breweries and micro brews from all around the Carolinas. We’ll also have mighty fine eats to go along with the brew during a backyard cookout.
Dine-In Movies, Saturdays from June 18-August 20
Treat your family to the ultimate movie night at Harmony Hall. On Saturdays from June 18 through August 20, we’ll be showing family-favorite flicks on our big screen! Movies start at 8:30 p.m.
NEW! KidsFest – July 16-17
Calling all kids! Come to Carowinds on July 16-17 for an extra-special event that’s all about YOU! KidsFest will feature super-fun interactive games and activities designed just for kids and their families.
Bands, Brews and BBQs – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays July 29-August 14
Barbecue is a revered institution in the Carolinas. Folks come from far and wide to experience it, and friendly rivalries exist about which sauce – tomato, vinegar or mustard – reigns supreme. Combine our beloved BBQ with local music and craft beer, and you’re in for a mighty fine time. You’ll sample BBQs and craft beers from all over and enjoy tunes on the porch of Harmony Hall.
For more info as it becomes available on each event be sure to check out the park’s event page.
It is going to be a fun and exciting year in the Carolina’s and we can’t wait to check out some of these events! Carowinds is a great park with lots to offer including 2015’s best new ride FURY 325 a new personal favorite of ours:
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