As Carowinds celebrates “50 years of Carolina fun” in 2023, new attractions and returning seasonal favorites will give park guests something to experience nearly every week. At the center of the 50th anniversary celebration will be the all-new Aeronautica Landing, a tribute to the Carolinas’ spirit of invention, exploration and aviation. This area introduces five new themed attractions as well as retheming an existing ride, for a total of six rides, opening in spring 2023.
An overview of seasonal events at Carowinds:
Grand Carnivale (June 24-July 9): This international festival high-energy live music, delicious international food, lively games, and unique crafts.
The Great Pumpkin Fest (Saturdays and Sundays, September 16-October 29): The Great Pumpkin Fest offers Halloween family friendly and event exclusive entertainment throughout the park. During this special event, guests can celebrate the season, with just a speck of spooky, alongside the PEANUTS Gang and discover sweet and savory menu items inspired by fall flavors and the Halloween season.
SCarowinds (select nights, September 15-October 29): SCarowinds returns this fall with all-new scares. Guests will come face to face with scare zones, mazes and ominous shows. Specialized foods and themed adult beverages are created to further enhance the immersive experience. Guests also can revel in select attractions open during SCarowinds and enjoy exclusive photo opportunities.
WinterFest (select nights, November 20, 2023-January 1, 2024): Celebrate the holiday season at Carowinds with holiday light displays, ice skating, family activities, live entertainment, holiday-inspired comfort food and beverages, and select attractions. The WinterFest Wonderland Parade, a nightly Christmas parade, includes decorated floats, festive music, and performers.