Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were out in full force Wednesday night in uptown to make sure things stayed safe for families.
A report released showed that it was a mostly problem-free Fourth of July event.
Police said they arrested seven people, including two for disorderly conduct, two for resisting arrest and one for assault on an officer.
Wednesday night’s fireworks show at Memorial Stadium was expected to draw up to 100,000 people to uptown.
The city declared the celebration as an extraordinary event, like Speed Street and the Democratic National Convention, which meant more police power to regulate what items could be brought into the area.
"The extraordinary event just allows us to investigate a little further if we see someone with suspicious items. Again it's all in the intent that the person has with the items," said Maj. J.W. Estes of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
The ordinance prohibits a list of things like bars, chains, duffel bags and backpacks, even coolers if they are carried with the intent to conceal weapons or other prohibited items.
One man who tried to bring an umbrella said he was stopped by police.
During last year’s event, police arrested only four people, but 11 juveniles were cited for curfew violations.