Whew what a great and hot time this year at Carolina Panthers FanFest...every summer they host a free event to everyone in Charlotte to come and cheer on the Carolina Panthers right before the season starts. The gates open at 6:30pm and you can go watch the Topcat Cheerleaders perform and the Purrcussion Band Play as well as Sur Purr the team Mascot go around and throw gifts to the crowd. The the players come out and do drills and scrimmages for everyone to watch. It was super crowded waiting to get in but once we got to our awesome seats it was perfect....the food lines were long but the kids loved the buckets of popcorn and watching the Panthers. We didnt stay as late as the fireworks because the boys wouldnt make it that late plus the crowd leaving would have taken forever but we did stop on the way home at Red Robin for dinner so I would say it was a good night. Can't wait for Football season and some cooler weather to get here....Go Panthers!!!!