Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 4, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Presbyterian Hospital July 4 Spectacular at Memorial Stadium
* WBT Skyshow at Knights Stadium
* Coca-Cola 4th of July Festival at U.S. National Whitewater Center
* Family Fun Fourth at EpiCentre
* Shriners International 4th of July Parade at Tryon Street and 9th Street