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New Live Shows in 2018

Ashlyn Hunter

Digital Marketing Content Coordinator

At Carowinds, we’re known for record-breaking coasters, family fun, Carolina food and world-class entertainment. And in 2018, we have more live shows than ever before, sure to entertain all audiences and take your best day ever to the next level. With five new shows and four fan-favorites, you don’t want to miss this talented lineup.

Here’s everything you need to know about our new live shows in 2018:

Seasons of Cirque

Over the past two years, guests have been left speechless and awe-struck after enjoying the stunning performances of Cirque Imagine. This year, we’ve given this fan favorite a fun, new twist. Seasons of Cirque will take you on a journey through all four seasons of the Carolinas with a combination of aerial stunts and precision choreography along the way.


M, T, TH, F, SUN: 3:00PM, 5:00PM, 7:00PM

SAT: 1:30PM, 3:00PM, 3:30PM, 5:00PM, 7:00PM

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Seasons of Cirque performances are held in the Carowinds Theater.

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Seasons of Cirque begins on June 23 and ends September 3.

Turn It Up

When the sun goes down, the fun turns up! This nighttime celebration features a live band and singers with performances so packed with volume, excitement and fun that we couldn’t fit it all on the stage. The cast is currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on the choreography of this brand new show so they’ll make you want to TURN IT UP!

Showtimes (M, W, TH, F, SAT, SUN)

8PM Close: 5:30PM, 6:30PM, 7:30PM

10PM Close: 7:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:30PM

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Turn It Up takes the Plaza Stage June 9 – August 26.


End your day of fun in the sun at Carolina Harbor waterpark soaking in the tunes of Driftwood. A few talented musicians make up this band that performs all types of beach music, a Carolina favorite. Performances give a nostalgic nod to artists like James Talyor, Kenny Chesney and the Beach Boys.


M, T, TH, F, SAT, SUN: 4:00PM, 5:00PM, 6:00PM

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Driftwood performances are located at Surf Club Harbor in Carolina Harbor June 9 – August 26.

Happy Campers

Join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy and their friend JT on a camping adventure! This interactive show features music, dancing and audience participation, perfect for the little ones. Bring the whole family because the Happy Campers show is sure to make an outdoorsman of anyone.


SAT, SUN: 11:00AM, 1:30PM, 4:30PM

Happy Campers performances are in the Camp Theatre located in Camp Snoopy March 24 – September 8.

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Franklin’s Dance Party

Little ones can enjoy an interactive dance part like no other with Franklin and his friend JT! Stick around after the show for pictures with Franklin.


TH, F: 11:00AM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM

SAT, SUN: 2:30PM, 3:30PM

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Franklin’s Dance Party is in Camp Theatre located in Camp Snoopy March 24 – September 8.

In addition to these five new shows, four fan-favorites (Decades, Catawba Creek Duo, New Roots Bluegrass and Lunch with the PEANUTS) will be returning for the 2018 season. For a complete lineup of our 2018 live entertainment, click here or pick up an entertainment guide when you enter the park.



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