LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over Westminster Abbey and Elizabeth Tower near Parliament as thousands of revelers gather along the banks of the River Thames to ring in the New Year on January 1, 2019 in London, England. Parliament confirmed that after being silenced for renovation work since 2017, Big Ben's famous bongs would ring out at midnight again to welcome in 2019. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

We are already into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, which means firework spectacles abound.

Several events in our area should provide plenty of entertainment if you’re looking to get out and about.

This year certainly stands in contrast to last year with COVID-10 cancelling fireworks and businesses shuttered.

It’s game time at Truist Field, and something they haven’t seen around here for a while was fans, thousands of them. They are packed into seats ready to get back into the swing of summer.

“It’s lovely to see crowds again,” Dickerson said.

This will be the first time the famed SkyShow will be in the air over Charlotte in two years, and crews are busy getting ready for the big event.

“We’re able to have a full fireworks show.”

And it’s not just the ballpark that’s seeing the crowds come back.

The vibe has definitely returned to Queen City. In the middle of the action is the Halal food truck. Customers were lined up and the cash was rolling in.

Many businesses were glad to stick it to COVID-19.

At Bad Axe, chucking deadly weapons at wooden targets had to be postponed until the pandemic mostly passed.

“Wound up getting pushed back till September,” McMillian said.

People bringing out their inner Conan the Barbarian is hopeful the worst of it is in the rear-view mirror.

“I’m just thankful that we’re past that now,” said one of the customers.