CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 4, 2017) – From a parade of colorful big rigs to an outdoor movie to racing stars in go-karts and nationally-acclaimed musical groups, the 600 Festival covers the spectrum of entertainment and family fun during the month of May.
The 600 Festival and its many events have become a tradition to help celebrate the NASCAR races at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the month of May. For more than 30 years, area residents and race fans from around the world have flocked to one or more activities.
“Now that May is here, you can feel the excitement building for the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the many forms of entertainment that the 600 Festival brings to the region,” said Jacqueline Gafrarar, executive director of the 600 Festival Association. “After the month has wrapped up, we hope that families and guests have created unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.”
The 600 Festival’s lineup of fun begins May 5 at 8 p.m. ET with Movies on the Campus, a family-friendly free event in Kannapolis, held in conjunction with Jiggy with the Piggy. This year’s outdoor movie selection: “Monster Trucks.”
On May 18, NASCAR’s big rigs will be rolling through downtown Concord for Haulers on Union Parade and Fan Fest presented by Freightliner. Starting at 5 p.m., the event will feature the sounds of iconic beach music band Chairmen of the Board along with The Executives. In addition, there will be celebrity appearances, show cars, mascots and more.
The fun moves to GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville on May 23 at 5 p.m. for the Little 600 go-kart battle between some of NASCAR’s top drivers including Darrell Wallace Jr., Brandon Jones, Daniel Suarez and John Hunter Nemechek. There also will be a race pitting NASCAR spotters against each other.
The month-long 600 Festival is capped off by Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola May 25-27 in Uptown Charlotte. For three days, the streets will be filled with the sounds of musical acts, show cars, some of NASCAR’s top drivers, interactive displays, kids’ events, food vendors, runners competing in the PNC Speed Street 5K and much more.
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The event has been promoted and produced exclusively by CSM Production, formerly known as JHE, since 1996.
About the 600 Festival™ Association
The 600 Festival Association is a nonprofit that has been commemorating the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway with spectacular, family-oriented events for more than 30 years. This year’s lineup of events includes Movies on the Campus in conjunction with Jiggy with the Piggy in Kannapolis (May 5); Haulers on Union Parade and Fan Fest presented by Freightliner in Concord (May 18); Little 600 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville (May 23); the PNC Speed Street 5K (May 25); and Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola in uptown Charlotte (May 25-27). For more information on the five 2017 600 Festival Association events, follow us on Facebook, Twitter @600festival and Instagram @600festival.