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Recurring Events in Charlotte

NoDa Brewing Run Club: The club meets at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday for 1, 3 and 5 mile routes. NoDa Brewing, 2921 N. Tryon St


Coco and the Director’s series of events:

Every other Wednesday is Wine & Color Wednesday. Guests are invited to decompress with art supplies, coloring books, $5 glasses of wine and half priced pastries. Patrons can submit their works for a chance to win free coffee for an entire week, with the winner being announced via social media the following day. 100 W. Trade St.

Each Friday, Final-E Friday Acoustic hosts local musicians that perform a variety of genres from pop and R&B to rock and country. Guests can enjoy $4 tall boys while enjoying to the music.

Trivia night is now every other Thursday, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Greenway Summer Concert Series: Anne Springs Close Greenway has brought back this concert series for its fifth year, with 14 concerts scheduled every Thursday from June through August. Check out the schedule here. Attendees should bring a blanket and/or chairs. Food trucks will be in attendance and beer, wine and sodas will be available for purchase. Free for Greenway members, $5 for non-members, $5 for parking, 6:30 p.m., Anne Springs Close Greenway, 104 Adventure Road, Fort Mill.

  Picnic in the Park: A free, live music event will take place every Sunday this summer in Fourth Ward Park. View the schedule here. All ages welcome. Free to attend, every Sunday (June 4 – August 27), 4 – 5:30 p.m., Fourth Ward Park.
  Party in the Park: Enjoy Wednesdays this summer with Party in the Park, a free, live music event. View the schedule here. Free to attend, every Wednesday (June 7 – August 30), 6 – 9 p.m., Romare Bearden Park, 300 S Church St.  Summer Jazz Series: Stop by these free events on June 24, July 29 and August 26 at Freedom Park to enjoy good music, food trucks and beer. 6 – 9 p.m., 1900 East Blvd.
  Front Porch Sundays: Come shop with us from 12-5pm on the first Sunday of every
month and enjoy the sunshine and the South End neighborhood. Local vendors, food, and entertainment abound. Walk over on the Rail Trail or take the light rail, or there’s parking on Hawkins Street. Learn more about this month’s vendors on the official #FrontPorchSun Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Free Admission to the Shiele Museum Twice a month!The museum offers free admission the second Tuesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Camp North End, 1830 Statesville Avenue, will be hosting live music events every Friday night through the end of October. There will be beer, a food truck or two, and a band. They’ll run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Topgolf, 8024 Savoy Corporate Drive, is hosting Topgolf Nights, presented by Pepsi, every Friday and Saturday, starting at 9 p.m.
Kannapolis’ Summer Entertainment Series is starting up! It includes concerts of many genres, fireworks, movies and stories for children. All of the events are free. For more information, call Kannapolis Parks & Recreation at 704-920-4343. No pets, and no smoking. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.



Business and Brews: Come hang out with local attorneys and other business professionals with a gorgeous view of Romare Bearden Park. Register for drinking either beer or wine at the event here.
Free to attend, June 20, 5 – 8 p.m., COTERIE Company at Packard Place, 222 S Church St.
“Body Language” Fashion Show: Come see the upcoming and refreshing Fall/Winter 2018 collection of this North Carolina fashion designer, Humble Connor. The dress code is ‘dress to impress,’ so come dressed as your highest self. Get your tickets here. Ticket prices range from $10-30, June 22, 5 – 7 p.m., Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N Tryon St.

Blumenthal Performing Arts Open Mic: Interested in participating in an open mic event? Now’s your chance. The event is open to performers and spectators of all ages. If you’re interested in performing, please send an email to by June 23 with the following information:

1. First and last name of the performer(s)
2. Performance genre (singing, playing an instrument, telling a story, etc.)
3. Current city
Free to attend, June 23, 7:30 p.m., McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N College St.


Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops: Celebrate America!
Albert-George Schram, conductor Join your Charlotte Symphony for a rousing salute to America with a night of patriotic favorites including Sousa Marches, God Bless America, the Armed Forces Medley–all topped off by a spectacular fireworks finale. Park Gates open at 5:00 pm. Single Tickets on sale May 1.

Novant Health Presents Family First: The Intersection; A Conversation About Hip Hop Culture & Education with JAHI of PE 2.0. The Intersection explores the relationship between Hip Hop and education. Utilizing a variety of media tools in this interactive workshop, JAHI will begin with a performance, then demonstrate how to blend culturally responsive, family-friendly and life-affirming elements of Hip Hop culture in the community, the classroom and your home. This youth-oriented program plays upon the “call and response” tradition, and requires audience participation to enjoy the full experience.  Admission- less than $10

4-July Holiday

WBT’s Skyshow– “Join us on July 4th for WBT’s Skyshow. We’re taking over Mint Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in front of BB&T Ballpark starting at 2pm until 10pm for the SkyShow Street Party. Whether you climb, slide or bounce down the street, there’s sure to be some fun for kids of all ages! Pick up your wristband at any kid’s activity for a small fee and play all day! We will be broadcasting live from the street with SkyShow Radio, so stop by and meet some of our personalities. While you’re at the WBT set, grab your free American Flag on your way into the Stadium thanks to Conder Flag Company. Look no further than SkyShow 2017 for the Southeast’s largest outdoor fireworks spectacular. The fireworks will start after the Team USA vs Team Cuba baseball game, which begins at 6:05pm. Since we partner with the Charlotte Knights, the best views of the fireworks is inside BB&T Ballpark. If you’re not looking to go to the game, you can still enjoy the show from many places around the park.”

Independence Day in the James H Lynn Planetarium & Science Theater– Enjoy a marathon day of shows featuring the new SciDome XD digital technology that immerses visitors in a full dome science theater experience. General admission + regular planetarium fees. Admission- less than $10.

Laser Quest “Happy 241st Indepenence Day”!-Celebrate America at Laser Quest Charlotte! We will be offering buy one, get one free games all day! That means pay just $9.50 and get two games. Beat the heat at Laser Quest Call to reserve 704567-6707

Gastonia 4th of July Festival– “Join us this year as we celebrate America’s freedom with good ol’ Southern hospitality in Downtown Gastonia.   8 city blocks of family fun awaits you.  Live music, food, food, and more food, crafts, jewelry, games, art, music, entertainment, eating contests, car show, carnival rides, and of course one of the best fireworks shows in the entire Southeast!”

Downton Gastonia
111 n south street gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-244-4854
Hickory Grove 4th of July Parade & Celebration– “This family oriented event features a parade starting at the Hickory Grove Rec. Ctr. on Pence Rd down Harris Blvd. 10:30am. Floats, cars, neighbors, Dune Cats, mascots and more. Ends at the celebration site, The Grove Presbyterian Church. A DJ, raffle, music, bouncies, contests, food and fun for the whole family.”

Hickory Grove Parade Association
5735 East W.T. Harris Blvd. CHARLOTTE, NC 28215
Phone: 704-537-2269

Fourth of July Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony–  10-2 pm.

The Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Dr. Charlotte, NC 28215
Phone: 704-568-1774

Watermelon Day – Charlotte Regional Farmers Market (1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, NC 28217) annual Watermelon Day! Representatives from the NC Watermelon Growers Association will be passing out free watermelon samples from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. You may also get the chance to meet our North Carolina Watermelon Queen! Come relax in the shade with royalty while you nibble on watermelons, only at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market.

8- July

2017 Strikes for Charity Bowl– Charity Bowl is a charity bowling event hosted by Chris Smith of the Cincinnati Bengals and special guest Kony Ealy of the New England Patriots. Come out and bowl for charity with Chris and his NFL friends. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Charlotte and West Rowan High School in Salisbury, NC. Autograph and photography opportunities will be available!

7-9 July

Jersey Boys at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts!- “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” says the New York Post regarding JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30!  JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” cheers The New York Times!

15-16 July

Kids Fest at Carowinds– KidsFest, our two-day celebration just for kids, returns this year July 15 and 16! Have fun with interactive games and activities including arts and crafts, plus live entertainment and so much more!

17-21 July

Passport to World Geography Camp– Campers at the Passport to World Cultures Geography Camp will explore the geographic regions and cultures of the world through research, stories, crafts, and activities. Campers will build and label a topographical map, research and present a country’s unique culture, learn about and participate in the Olympic Games, explore world cultures with an international meal, and more. Each day of camp will focus on a different topic, such as Animals and the Environment, History and Government, Architecture and Monuments, and Celebrations and Customs. Cost- $150 Ages 8-11. Purchase 3+ tickets for $125 each.


Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Teacher Career Fair– An exciting opportunity to meet and network with 50+ CMS hiring managers. Schools will be interviewing & selecting candidates for licensed/certified positions including, teachers, media specialists and counselors. They welcome candidates from both in and out of state, and will not be staffing for school administration (Principals and Assistant Principals), central office, auxiliary, or unlicensed positions during this event.


Summer Love Music Festival at Flight-The Summer Love Music & Arts Festival is a community event highlighting artists and musicians, supported by local business owners. We are bringing people together to raise money and resources for #Smileback

An evening of entertainment, music, art, food, and local vendors from around Charlotte.

Duke Mansion Home & Garden Tour: Join others in this free tour at this historic landmark home at the 3rd annual “Beyond the Fountain Tour.” Learn about the history of the Duke Mansion as well as take a glimpse of the beautiful overnight rooms and 4.5 acres of gardens. Tours fill up quickly, so sign up here or call (704) 714-4453 today. Free to attend, July 23, 1 – 8:30 p.m., The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Rd



Emmet Cahill’s Ireland: Celtic Songs and Tales– Sony Music recording artist and Celtic Thunder lead singer Emmet Cahill makes his first solo appearance in Charlotte to perform songs from his debut orchestral album, “Emmet Cahill’s Ireland.” His album reached #1 on the Amazon, iTunes and “Billboard” World Music charts and offers the very best of the traditional Irish repertoire. Song selections include: “Danny Boy,” “An Irish Lullaby,” “My Cavan Girl,” “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” “The Parting Glass” and more. Cahill’s concert also includes Broadway favorites, movie hits, folk classics and gospel songs, plus an occasional operatic aria that will showcase his classical vocal training received at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.


Dance In The Park Charlotte:  Dance In The Park is a one day festival held in Charlotte, NC that celebrates the journey of dance music. The day will be filled with the sounds from popular local, regional and national DJ’s spinning the best in dance music from it’s origins in Disco to Deep House. The 5 acres park will feature food truck vendors and will have a beer garden serving beer and wine all day.

Age Range:Adults (18+)
Discounts:Group Discount
Facility Amenities:Accessible by Public Transportation, Complimentary Local Shuttle, Concession Stands, Food/Beverage Service, Parking off site
General Information:Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location:NoDa (N Davidson Arts District)
Payment Methods:American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa
Phone: 336-317-5942


Bubble Day– This program for our Charlotte kids will feature a series of activities including arts & crafts, bubble-making stations, water play areas …and more! Light, cooling refreshments and take-home treats will be provided.

James K. Polk Historic Site
12031 Lancaster Highway Pineville, NC 28134
Phone: 704-889-7145


8-12 Aug

Kemba Walker & Jeremy Lamb Basketball ProCamp® presented by SunnyD-  2 day camp.

Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lamb, and our coaches will offer tips and hands-on instruction, including lectures, fundamental basketball skills stations, contests, and scrimmage games in a high-energy, fun, and positive environment. Campers will be placed in small groups by age to ensure that each child gets maximum instruction. The comprehensive camp experience is great for athletes of all skill levels, whether they are new to the game or have been playing for years. Individual and team awards will be given in each age group. We are committed to providing your child with the experience of a lifetime at an affordable price. Each attendee will receive:

•a souvenir autograph from Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb (item provided – outside items not permitted)

•a camp team photo with Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb

•a limited-edition Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb Basketball ProCamp t-shirt.


The Queen City Business Expo features over 50 businesses from the Charlotte Metro. These companies are the back bones of our communities and the future employers to develop the city. Music, food, shopping, and entertainment round out the festive event.


Age Range:All Ages
General Information:Hours of Operation: 2pm-7pm
Type:Conference, Convention, Trade Show & Expo\

The Carole Hoefener Center
610 E. 7th St Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-771-3522 | 704-771-3522



Great Gatsby Gala Saturday August 19th, 6-11pm Wells Fargo Atrium, 301 South Tryon Street The award-winning 1920s-themed event returns for its 29th year. Kick up your heels on the dance floor, enjoy tasting stations from Charlotte’s most celebrated restaurants, open bar wine & beer, a fantastic silent auction and much more.

Wells Fargo Atrium

301 S. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: 18003444867 | 704-525-2955 , Admission:More than $50, Age Range:Adults (21+), General Information:Hours of Operation: 6:00pm – 11:00pm, Location:Center City (Uptown), Payment Methods:Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Type:Benefit & Fundraiser


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