Charlotte is a great vacation spot for the summer with lots of things for every member of the family to enjoy, including sports, food. music, the arts and fun in the great outdoors.

All Summer Long

This summer visit the NASCAR Museum and see the “Lights. Camera. NASCAR” Exhibit in the Great Hall and see how NASCAR has influenced and promoted movies. From 10 am to 6 pm.

Also through the summer, kids can visit “Arthur’s World Tour” at Imaginon and enjoy this interactive exhibit that helps kids learn to love reading.

Kids can learn what life was like when Dinosaurs ruled the earth at “Dinosaurs Alive!” at Carowinds Park in Charlotte. This exhibit is fun for all ages. For more visit


On August the 1st, country superstar Kenny Chesney will be performing at the Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at 7 pm.

On August 8, the fans of American Idol have the opportunity to see Season 8’s finalists performing live on “American Idol Live!” at the Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena. The show is at 7: 30 pm. For more information and tickets visit

On August 21, the Backstreet Boys, Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly D will perform at the Verizon Wireless Theater.

On August 27, pop superstar Bruno Mars will bring “The Moonshine Jungle World Tour” to Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena. The show will also feature special guest Fitz and the Tantrums. For more: