28th Annual Mint Hill Madness
Downtown Mint Hill, Matthews-Mint Hill and Lawyers Road. 704-573-8282. www.minthillchamberofcommerce.com.
Hours: 6-10 p.m. Sept. 24; 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 25 ; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26. The Mint Hill Madness Parade will be held 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25. There will be free shuttle parking each day.
Cost: Ride wristbands are $15.
Activities: Mint Hill Madness is a festival that offers carnival rides, games, arts and crafts, and entertainment to the community. Guests can enjoy entertainment such as an island luau for kids, karaoke, fireworks, raffle drawings, and a parade.
For road closings during the event, visit the Chamber's website.
Target Audience: All ages.
Directions from uptown: Head southwest on South Tryon Street toward West Hill Street. Take the second right onto West Morehead Street. Slight right onto the I-277/U.S.-74 E ramp to I-77/I-85. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Bobcats Arena and merge onto I-277 N/U.S.-74 E. Slight right at U.S.-74 E (signs for N.C. 27 E/Independence Expressway). Continue onto Albemarle Road. Turn right at Wilgrove Mint Hill Road. Turn right at Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
Distance from Charlotte: About 25 minutes.