Sponsored by Circle K and Kangaroo, the uptown street fair will run from noon to midnight Thursday, mainly along Tryon Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Food and drink vendors will be spread along Tryon between Stonewall and Trade streets. Admission is free. Details: http://600festival.com/speed-street
Entertainment and activities
Classic K9’s NASCAR Speed Dog Show: About 15 high-energy dogs race, do tricks and perform comedy routines; 1, 3, 5 p.m., Levine Avenue for the Arts.
Autograph Zone: Racing celebrities including Daniel Hemric, Joe Nemechek, John Hunter Nemechek, David Stremme and Ross Kenseth, 1-3 p.m.; Jennifer Jo Cobb, Donnie Allison, Bobby Allison, Justin Allison, Ernie Irvan, Jared Irvan, Taylor Stricklin, Jeremy Clements and others, 7-9 p.m.; Tryon Street between Trade and Fourth streets.
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Ford Ride & Drive: Test-drive Ford vehicles, including the redesigned F-150 truck; noon-6 p.m.; Tryon Street between Stonewall Street and Levine Avenue.
Revlon Love is On Pop-Up Shop: The cosmetics maker offers manicure, makeovers and consultations; noon-6 p.m.; Tryon between Stonewall and Levine Avenue.
Family activities: Ultimate Family Dance Party with Mr. Nigel, 2-4 p.m.; Ultimate Family Concert with Mr. Nigel & Friends; 4-5 p.m.; Kati & Jessica, 5:15-6:15 p.m.; Family Stage, Tryon between Fourth and Trade streets.
The Reason You Stayed: The all-female Charlotte band performs original songs, classic rock and “familiar pop with a twist”; 7-8 p.m., Coca-Cola Stage, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in front of NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Appetite for Destruction: Billing itself as “the ultimate Guns N’ Roses Experience,” the tribute band has been recreating Guns N’ Roses’ songs and appearance for 15 years; 8:30-10 p.m., Coca-Cola Stage.
Departure: The Journey tribute band uses two lead singers to help it recreate the 1980s supergroup’s phases; 10:30-11:45 p.m., Coca-Cola Stage.