300 South Church St
Charlotte NC 28202
Gone are the days of Tryon Street being closed down, with a long walking lane of NASCAR vendors and sponsors. Starting with this year’s event (rescheduled from May 21-23 to Oct. 8-10), Romare Bearden Park will host all of the events in a more circular fashion much more reminiscent of, dare we say … a racetrack? Previously, the park was home to the concerts alone.
With 5.4 acres in the park and surrounding streets closed for food vendors and foot traffic, there will be plenty of room for festival guests to wander. Seven entrances will offer plenty of ways to get in and out while also allowing for bag checks.
With all this space, there will be plenty to eat and drink, live entertainment and other events. “Since Circle K Speed Street has always been the home of your NASCAR fans, we will have NASCAR race cars on display. We will also have NASCAR drivers here to sign autographs. We’re also looking to have mascots from our area sports teams and lots to see and do,” said Jacqueline Gafrarar, the Executive Director of the 600Festival, which runs the Circle K Speed Street.