Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 4, 2013 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Coca-Cola 4th of July Festival at U.S. National Whitewater Center
* 12th Annual Plaza Midwood Pig Pickin' on Gordon Street
* Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular at Memorial Stadium
* Fourth of July Celebration at Charlotte Museum of History
* Concert on the Green at Davidson Village Green