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Special Events

Besides building the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster, Carowinds is introducing the largest and most unique array of events ever held at the Thrill Capital of the Southeast in 2015. A new spring event called Taste of the Carolinas will feature the park’s new executive chef, as guests can eat, drink and experience the best of what the Carolinas have to offer. Other summer events include a Friday night concert series at Harmony Hall, “Dive In Movies” at Boomerang Bay waterpark and enhanced Easter and Spring Break festivities. Check out the entire array of new events below.

Opening Weekend
Opening Weekend

March 28 - 29

Let’s get this party started! Our 2015 season kicks off on March 28-29 and will be the BIGGEST WEEKEND EVER at Carowinds. We’ll have tons of fantastic prize giveaways, awesome music from the area’s top performers and much, much more. This is definitely a momentous event you won’t want to miss!
Spring Break
Spring Break

March 30 - April 12

You've been working hard all school year long and it’s time to take a break – a Carowinds break! Join us for rip-roaring thrills, unlimited laughs and power-packed fun. Call out that two week time period. If you didn't come for opening weekend, this is your opportunity.
Easter Eggstravaganza
Easter Eggstravaganza

April 3 - 5

Who’s that hoppin’ down the bunny trail? It’s our own Eggward the Easter Bunny and Snoopy the Easter Beagle! Come to Carowinds during our Easter Eggstravaganza April 3-5 to get your photo taken with Eggward and Snoopy and take part in our eggstra-special activities, crafts and entertainment.
Taste of the Carolinas
Taste of the Carolinas

Saturdays & Sundays April 18 - May 17

It’s home grown, y’all! Carolinians know that home is all about food, and this Spring we invite you to Carowinds to eat, drink and experience the best of what we have to offer. At our inaugural Taste of the Carolinas event on Saturday and Sundays from April 18 through May 17, you can get a taste of just why we love it here. Sample culinary art from nine Carolina regions – from wild boar ravioli of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains to Calabash seafood of the coast – along with recommended pairings of local craft beers and wine. What’s more, we’ll treat you to Carolina-grown entertainment and special activities. Y’all come!
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JoyFest
JoyFest

Saturday, May 23

One of the country’s largest gospel music festivals is coming to Carowinds! Be blessed and inspired from award-winning gospel musicians Fred Hammond and Tye Tribbett. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or at any Ticketmaster location.
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Military Days
Military Days

May 24 - 25 & July 3 - 5

Join us as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by 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
Harmony Hall Concert Series

Friday Nights May 29 - August 7

After a hard week at work, wind down at summer’s social hot spot, Carowinds’ own Harmony Hall. On Friday evenings from May 29 through August 7, relax with us on the patio and enjoy fantastic concerts and sensational food and beverage specials.
Rock the Park
Rock the Park

Saturday, June 13

Get ready for the ultimate rock and worship experience at Rock the Park at Carowinds on Saturday, June 13. Award-winning bands Casting Crowns and Skillet will perform their favorite hits and galvanize your faith. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or at any Ticketmaster location.
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Dive-In Movies
Dive-In Movies

Saturdays July 11 - August 15

Come to Carowinds’ version of a drive-in movie – a DIVE-in movie! On Saturdays from July 11 through August 15, we’ll show family-favorite flicks in our Boomerang Bay Water Park.
Run and Ride
Run and Ride

September 12 - 13

The thrill of the run and the thrill of the ride – all in one day. Carowinds is excited to present year two of our Run and Ride series, which will have your heart pounding during one of the running events through the park and then your lungs screaming as you take on some of the best roller coasters in the country, including the new Fury 325. With a half-marathon, 10k, 5k, and 1-mile fun run to choose from, there’s something for everyone to try. Free park entry for the half-marathon and 10k, and discounts for 5K and 1-mile fun run.
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