Whitewater center

11 bands are performing at the Whitewater Center’s signature event

The Whitewater Center’s signature event returns the first weekend of October for the first time since 2019. Tuck Fest will welcome thousands of visitors Friday through Sunday to take in the celebration of outdoor lifestyle and typically held in the spring. There will be 11 bands taking to the stage across the three days, while the best of the best […]

Mountain Island, Mount Holly restaurant health inspections – August 2021

Health departments in Mecklenburg and Gaston counties inspected the following restaurants and food-service establishments July 16 to August 15: Mecklenburg County – Mountain Island/Northwest Charlotte Chex Grill and Wings, 2910 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road – 100 Food Lion, deli/bakery, 2526 Little Rock Road – 95.5 McDonald’s, 2603 Sam Wilson Road – 96.5 U.S. Whitewater Center Restaurant, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. – […]

Tennessee band kicks off River Jam’s 2021 Revival


The Whitewater Center’s summer-long music series is returning May 1. After a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, River Jam will bring live music back to the middle of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Genres including roots rock, Americana, bluegrass, folk and funk are featured on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from May through September and at each […]

River Jam brings live music back to Whitewater Center

The U.S. National Whitewater Center’s summer-long music series will return this year. After a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, River Jam will bring live music back to the middle of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Genres including roots rock, Americana, bluegrass, folk, and funk are featured on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from May through September and […]

St. Patrick’s celebrations still offer green, gold

St. Patrick’s Day was the first celebration to be impacted by the pandemic, as restaurants closed at 5 p.m. on the holiday. We featured the U.S. Whitewater Center’s green river on the cover last March, but that event was canceled too. We’re still in this thing, but here are some ways you can still share your Irish spirit. Feeling lucky […]

Whitewater Center holds ‘Frigid’ races, Latta celebrates presidents

The U.S. National Whitewater Center holds two race events in February. Feb. 6: The Frigid Trail Race & Plunge represents the first trail race of the 2021 Whitewater Race Series. There are two distances to choose from – 5K and 10K – and “one frigid plunge” into the Deep Water Solo pool. Under a dispersed race model due to the […]

Mountain Island-east Gaston County restaurant scores – Dec.-Jan.

Health departments in Mecklenburg and Gaston counties inspected the following restaurants and food-service establishments Dec. 1, 2020, to Jan. 15: Mecklenburg County – Mountain Island/Northwest Charlotte La Fiesta Grande, 10916 Black Dog Lane – 96.5 Showmars, 2540 Little Rock – 94.5 U.S. National Whitewater Center Restaurant, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. – 98 7-Eleven, 6606 Tuckaseegee Road – 95.5 Edible Arrangements, […]

Skating, Santa 5K highlight winter Whitewater schedule

CHARLOTTE – Ice skating has returned to the U.S. National Whitewater Center for a second year. The 17,000-square-foot rink is located on the upper pond and features three distinct programming areas and an on-ice Airstream serving hot and cold beverages. Skate rentals are included in pass purchases. Unlike its inaugural season last year, the skating will have a more limited […]

Trail races return to Whitewater Center

Visitors to the U.S. National Whitewater Center have been able to raft, climb and zip-line since late May, though there have been no special events under COVID-19 restrictions. That will change in September with the Labor Day Trail Race Saturday, Sept. 5. The annual event has transitioned to a dispersed race model to allow for greater distancing. The race is […]

These activities are returning to the Whitewater Center May 9

The U.S. National Whitewater Center will open for limited, single-person activities beginning Saturday, May 9, in accordance with the state’s adjusted stay-at-home order taking effect that day. After the grounds were only available for walking and running since mid-March, guests will now have access to mountain biking, flatwater (river) kayaking, standup paddleboarding and whitewater kayaking. Group whitewater rafting is still […]