Memorial Day Celebration

Enjoy the holiday weekend with friends and family at the USWNC for the Memorial Day Celebration. Weekend includes 5 and 8-mile trail races, yoga, film screenings, Deep Water Solo rock climbing, as well as live music on Sunday afternoon and evening. Stick around to enjoy our fireworks display at dusk, capping off the Memorial Day Celebration at the USNWC.

Please visit our Festival & Concert FAQ for more information.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017:

Festival Map

Terrace Access

Join us at The Terrace for a premiere view of the music and festivities during the Memorial Day holiday. The Terrace Access opens at 3:30pm and goes to the end of fireworks, offering a catered meal (served between 5:30pm-7:30pm), private cash bar, indoor and outdoor seating, restrooms, and exclusive viewing area.

  • Price: $45 per person
  • Terrace Access tickets are on-sale until midnight of Saturday, May 27, 2017
  • Menu


Join us at the South Ridge for yoga during both days of the Memorial Day Celebration. Participants will meet at the South Ridge (see map for location). Practices are one hour in duration and are led by a certified yoga instructor. More information and details for the USNWC’s Yoga Series can be found here.


SUP Yoga offers guests the chance to take their yoga practice to the water atop stand-up paddle boards. Practice will be led by a local certified instructor on the flatwater of the Catawba River. There is no charge for SUP Yoga if participants bring their own equipment (SUP board, PFD, and paddle). If equipment is needed, it will be provided by the USNWC with the purchase of a Single Activity Pass, a Day Pass, or a Season Pass on a first come, first serve basis (SUP Yoga is limited to 15 participants). Please check in at the Kayak Center to reserve your spot 30 minutes prior to the start of the practice.

Cornhole Tournament

Pick your partner and let the festivities begin in the USNWC’s second Cornhole Tournament of 2017. Tournament check in starts at 2pm.


Questions / Comments

  1. Chris Smith January 24, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    What are the prizes for the cornhole tournament? Is it single or double elimination?

    • usnwcadmin January 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

      The tournament will be single elimination. Prizes have yet to be determined, but often included USNWC day passes or gear from industry sponsors.

  2. Chris padgett July 4, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Cornhole today at 3?

    • usnwcadmin July 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Hey Chris, yes cornhole begins at 3PM today.

  3. kelly May 27, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    do you have to buy ticket for $45 if you are just coming out for yoga?

    • usnwcadmin May 27, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      Hey Kelly, no ticket purchase is required to attend the Memorial Day Celebration. Spectating the music and fireworks is free, as is the 11:30 AM yoga session. The $45 ticket is just for Terrace Access if you would like to be on the viewing deck for the music/fireworks and have a catered dinner option and private cash bar.

      • Amanda May 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm

        Are there seating options and a bar and food in areas other than the Terrace?

        • usnwcadmin May 31, 2016 at 9:13 am

          Hey Amanda, yes we will have several food and beverage outlets available and all seating is on the lawn around our property.

  4. Adele Boyle May 27, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Are reserved tickets required for Memorial day event festival Sat?

    • usnwcadmin May 27, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Hey Adele, no tickets are required to attend the Memorial Day Celebration this Sunday (5/29) but you will need to purchase a pass if you want to participate in activities like Whitewater Rafting or Ziplines.

  5. Stephen West May 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    There may be an obvious answer to this, but are pets allowed for the afternoon through to fireworks show?

    • usnwcadmin May 27, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Hi Stephen, yes leashed dogs are always welcome at the USNWC. Please keep in mind that some dogs do not react well to fireworks.

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