Special Events

Carowinds Events & Charlotte Events

From food festivals and live music to kids activities and "dine-in" movies, you'll be amazed and entertained with our 2016 Special Events line-up!


Run and Ride
Run and Ride

September 10 - 11

The thrill of the run and the thrill of the ride – all in one day. Carowinds is excited to present year three 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 on September 10 and 11, 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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SCarowinds
SCarowinds

Select Nights September 16 - October 30

Carowinds is transformed from a “theme park” to a “scream park” at SCarowinds – the Carolinas' largest Halloween event. Experience the thrills on your favorite rides and scream at the chills of over 16 different haunted shows and attractions. Whatever you fear is here! Visit select nights Sept. 16 through Oct 30.
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The Great Pumpkin Fest
The Great Pumpkin Fest

Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 17 - Oct. 30

During the day, Carowinds puts the “Wee!” in Halloween. The Great Pumpkin Fest has family-friendly Halloween attractions for the little ghosts and goblins from 11:00am – 5:00pm including a costume parade, foam zone, mazes and more! It’s kid-sized frights that every age will love and of course, all of your favorite rides. It’s all fun and no fear at Carowinds. Join us for a day packed with Halloween fun on Saturdays & Sundays from Sept. 17 through Oct. 30.
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Christian Music Day
Christian Music Day

September 24

Enjoy a powerful evening of Christian music, featuring some of today's most popular artists, including Toby Mac, Chris Tomlin and Lauren Daigle. Ticket includes entry into the park.
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