Over 200,000 People Flocked To Uptown Charlotte’s Speed Street (Video)


Over 200,000 NASCAR fans and Charlotte residents flocked to the the 22nd annual Speed Street festival in Uptown Charlotte.

The 3-day festival lines the streets of Uptown with tons of food, giveaways (from NASCAR sponsors), games, and music.

Charlotte Stories was on hand to capture some of the more interesting moments on Saturday;

This year Speed Street saw hundreds of thousands of fans and visitors from across America as they came to the Queen City to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend, visit Mecklenburg County’s first beach, and watch the historic Coca-Cola 600 race (the longest race in NASCAR).

City Manager Ron Carlee even declared the 2016 Speed Street festival an Extraordinary Event in anticipation of record-breaking crowds in order to meet increased service demands and respond to incidents.

Did you go to Speed Street? What did you think?



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