We loved Dale Earnhardt. It was not uncommon to see him at the radio station back in the day. And he, his memory and his family will always hold a special place in our hearts. Many folks around here feel the same way. This iconic North Carolina racing family will be honored with a street race and festival in Kannapolis.
Old Armor Beer Company and US Legends car teams are collaborating with Dale’s oldest son Kerry for the event. The Earnhardt Outdoors Showdown will be May 25 according to Channel 9. Kerry will serve as grand marshall and other members of the family reportedly will attend.
You can expect a parade of cars and drivers, led by an “original” Intimidator. Both Kerry and his Dad drove that car according to the television station. There will also be food trucks on site, even a special beer made just for the occasion by Old Armor called Earnhardt Outdoors Ale.
So where is it and how much does it cost? It is free! The iconic North Carolina family honored with a street race and festival event will start at 2:30 on May 25. You can find it at North Research Campus Drive in Charlotte. The legends car race starts at 5. To get all the details about the race and festival, check them out right here.
23 North Carolina Festivals In 2023
Who doesn’t love a good festival? It’s a great excuse to visit a new town across our state. And luckily there is no shortage of engaging festivals taking place in North Carolina in 2023. Whether you’re looking for small-town fun celebrating some of what makes our state great, or huge festivals we’ve got something for you. Many North Carolina festivals celebrate foods that are important to their local area. One celebrates everything North Carolina has to offer. You’ve got arts and crafts vendors, lots and lots of food, beer and wine, rides and other activities for kids, 5Ks, and more.
Events are spread all throughout the state so you’re sure to find one that’s near you. Or if you want an excuse to travel (do you ever really need one?) plan a trip! North Carolina has so much to offer and many of these small towns might be overlooked by you without the draw of these events. Festivals take place throughout the year. So plan a visit this year and experience something new! If you need me I’ll be at the fair food booth trying a new concoction of fried treats. Or shopping from local vendors.