Straddling the state line, Carowinds Theme Park has been a Carolina staple since 1973! Not only is Carowinds home to more than 50 rides and attractions, but it's also famous for its world-class events. Here are upcoming events you don't want to miss at Carowinds this season.


Opening Day

Carowinds Opening Day

March 9, 2024

Mark your calendars for Carowinds’ Opening Day! Another AMAZING season awaits and the fun and thrills for everyone officially return for the season. Filled with nearly 60 rides, shows, and attractions.


Spring Break 


March 29 - April 7, 2024

Put away the textbooks and head to the Carowinds!

During spring break, entertainment offerings include The Marvelous Mutts, a thrilling canine spectacular sports entertainment show. Snoopy will return to Carowinds as the Easter Beagle and meet with guests throughout the Easter weekend in Camp Snoopy.


Memorial Day Fireworks

Carowinds Fireworks

May 25, 2024

Experience a Memorial Day fireworks spectacle at Carowinds!

The patriotic celebration will feature an all-American soundtrack, creating unforgettable fireworks displays.


Carolina Harbor Opening Day

Carolina Harbor

May 25, 2024

A summer of splashes kicks off on Carolina Harbor Waterpark opens for the 2024 season!

Boogie Board Racer, the Southeast’s longest mat-racing slide. Take it easy at the Surf Club Harbor wave pool. Let the kids have a blast and splash at Seaside Splashworks with over 80 play elements and a 423-gallon tipping bucket.


July 4th Fireworks

Carowinds Fireworks 

July 3, July 4, and July 5, 2024

Experience a 4th of July fireworks extravaganza at Carowinds! 

The Celebrate America Fireworks Show will occur on July 3, July 4, and July 5. The patriotic celebration will feature an all-American soundtrack, creating dazzling fireworks displays.


Labor Day Fireworks

Copy of Lake Wylie fireworks

September 2, 2024

Experience a Labor Day fireworks spectacle at Carowinds! 

The patriotic celebration will feature an all-American soundtrack, creating impressive fireworks displays.




Select Nights, September 13 - October. 27, 2024

SCarowinds, returning for the 2024 season, is the Carolinas’ largest Halloween event. 

Guests will sleep with the lights on after experiencing this new generation of SCarowinds, located along the North Carolina-South Carolina state line. Every corner is freshly cursed with horrifying haunted mazes, spine-tingling scare zones, and live entertainment.                                                                                  

SCarowinds will scare the living daylights out of you, but it is an amazing night and one of the best things to do for Halloween in the Carolinas. 


Tricks And Treats

Pumpkin Fest

Saturdays and Sundays, September 14 to October 27, 2024

This fall, ghosts and ghouls of all ages are invited to don their favorite costumes and celebrate during Carowinds’ Tricks And Treats. Taking place on select days from September 14 through October 27, this special event, with just a speck of spooky, is available during park operating hours. 




Select Nights, November 15, 2023 to December 31, 2024 

Gather with friends and family to make lifelong memories at Carowinds' WinterFest, the Carolinas’ most immersive holiday event. Savor the season with a festive ambiance and fun holiday activities at WinterFest.