Summer at Carowinds Memorial Day Kickoff

Rejoice at JoyFest and Celebrate Our Military Heroes at Military Days
 Carowinds greets the summer with a Memorial Day celebration! It’s a jam-packed weekend at the place where the Carolinas come together! Park goers can listen to the tunes of uplifting songs during our annual gospel concert—JoyFest, catch some rays at Carolina Harbor, ride their favorite coaster and help honor military heroes during Military Days this holiday weekend.

Carowinds is home to rockin’ performances all season long! Get in the summer concert spirit and worship with passionate fans at JoyFest, a Gospel music festival being held on Saturday, May 27. See the talents of Kirk Franklin, The Mann Family, Tasha Cobbs and more! This show packs the Paladium Amphitheatre, so get ready to rejoice and fellowship at this inspirational concert.

To give back, we want to pay tribute to military service men and women by honoring their bravery during Military Days on Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29. Active, inactive and retired service members are granted FREE admission to Carowinds by showing a valid military I.D. On Sunday, May 28, Beasley Radio Station V 101.9 will have a local ROTC color guard to perform a flag ceremony to honor military service members.

Splish, splash and laugh in the sun at Carolina Harbor ! With an area just for the kiddos, thrill-seeking waterslides, two wave pools and more, there are over 2-million gallons of water-loving fun for every member of the family. 
Plus, guests can relax poolside in a private oasis by reserving a cabana around Surf Club Harbor, Tidal Wave Bay and Myrtle Turtle Beach.
Buy a season pass now before prices increase on May 30! This Memorial Day weekend welcomes full operating hours for Carowinds and Carolina Harbor and you won’t want to miss a second of fun.
Visit for park hours and to find out about the fun events we will have all summer long!
Check out all the other cool things to do with your weekends on the “Things to Do” channel.