Susie Skog

Symphony in the Park & Fireworks

by | Jun 19, 2024

Summer evenings in Cornelius are magical, especially when paired with music and fireworks. On June 22, 2024, Bailey Road Park will host the beloved “Symphony in the Park & Fireworks” event. This annual tradition attracts thousands of visitors, offering an enchanting night filled with music, family fun, and dazzling fireworks display.

An Evening with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

The highlight of the evening is a performance by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra at the Bailey Road Park Bandshell. Starting at 6:00 PM, the orchestra will treat the audience to a mix of patriotic, classical, and pops performances. The music, conducted by Albert-George Schram, creates a perfect ambiance for a summer night under the stars.

Fireworks Extravaganza

As the evening progresses, anticipation builds for the grand finale. After the symphony’s performance, fireworks light up the sky. This breathtaking show is a favorite for families and friends. It offers a perfect ending to a night of beautiful music and community spirit.

Food and Concessions

Arrive hungry, because the event features a wide array of food trucks and vendors. You can enjoy local favorites like A Little Taste of Chicago, Bam’s Sandwich Bistro, and Handel’s Ice Cream. There’s something to satisfy every craving, from savory meals to sweet treats.

Tips for a Great Experience

To ensure you have the best experience possible, here are a few tips:

  • Bring Your Own Seating: Don’t forget to bring chairs or blankets to sit on.
  • Follow the Rules: The event is family-friendly and has specific rules for safety and enjoyment. No pets, smoking, e-cigs, open flames, tents, sparklers, or glass containers are allowed.
  • Arrive Early: To get a good spot and avoid the last-minute rush, plan to arrive early. The event starts at 6:00 PM, but arriving a bit earlier will help you settle in comfortably.
Support and Sponsorship

The event is free to attend, thanks to the support from local sponsors and the Town of Cornelius. Proceeds from alcohol sales at the event support the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. This makes the evening enjoyable and beneficial for local conservation efforts.

“Symphony in the Park & Fireworks” is a cherished tradition in Cornelius, offering an unforgettable night of music, food, and fireworks. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this event is a must-see, capturing the essence of summer in Lake Norman. Mark your calendar for June 22, 2024, and join us for an evening of community celebration and spectacular entertainment.


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