Special Events

Carowinds Special Events - 2017

From food festivals and live music to kids activities and "dine-in" movies, you'll be amazed and entertained with our 2017 Special Events line-up!


Season Passholder Preview Night
Season Passholder Preview Night

March 24 from 6pm - 10pm

Experience Carowinds before the general public during our exclusive Season Passholder Preview Night on Friday, March 24 from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. As a 2017 Season Passholder, you'll be one of the first to experience the all-new County Fair and our four new rides! Join us for a night of fun with local bands, DJs and tons of awesome giveaways!
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Opening Day
Opening Day

March 25 from 10am - 10pm

Let’s get this party started! Our 2017 season kicks off on March 25 with tons of fantastic prize giveaways, awesome music and good times. This is definitely a momentous event you won’t want to miss!
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Easter Eggstravaganza & Spring Break
Easter Eggstravaganza & Spring Break

March 25 - April 3

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 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 22 - May 14

The Carolinas' signature event is back - bigger and better than ever in 2017! #TasteCarolina

Experience the best of the Carolinas during our annual Taste of the Carolinas festival. Eat, drink and explore the Carolinas on Saturdays and Sundays from April 22 through May 14. Sample authentic regional cuisine from seven Carolina regions, accompanied with recommended pairings of local craft beer and wine. You'll be treated to home-grown entertainment throughout the park, including live music, celebrity chef demonstrations, crafters and more. Y'all come!

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Carolina Harbor Opening Day
Carolina Harbor Opening Day

May 20 from 11am - 6 pm

Carolina Harbor waterpark will open for another season of fun in the sun on May 20th! Help us kick off the second season of our new waterpark and enjoy coastal Carolina festivities throughout the day!

*Entry into Carolina Harbor is included with the price of admission into Carowinds
Military Days
Military Days

May 28-29 & 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.
Dine-In Movies
Dine-In Movies

Wednesdays and Saturdays June 7 - August 12 at 8:00pm

Treat your family to the ultimate movie night at Harmony Hall. On Wednesday and Saturday nights from June 7 through August 12, we'll be showing family-favorite flicks on our big screen! Movie listings coming soon...

Movies start at 8:00 p.m.
Cirque Imagine Season Passholder Preview
Cirque Imagine Season Passholder Preview

June 16

2017 Season Passholders will get an exclusive, early showing of Cirque Imagine - the popular show that held audiences at the edge of their seats during their debut season in 2016. Be among the first to witness the high-flying, comedic performances of 2017. Invites will be emailed; RSVP required.


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Cirque Imagine - Opening
Cirque Imagine - Opening

June 17

Back by popular demand, Cirque Imagine returns to the Carowinds Theatre for the 2017 season on June 17. This action-packed show features incredible displays of high-flying acrobatics, feats of strength, raw athleticism, beauty, grace and sidesplitting humor. You’re sure to stay on the edge of your seat and keep coming back for more!
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KidsFest
KidsFest

July 15-16

Calling all kids! Come to Carowinds on July 15-16 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.