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CLTtales Calendar

 

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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.

August

19-Aug

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

gatsbygalaclt@gmail.com , 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

24- Aug

Latin Music Concert Series– The Latin Music Concert Series seeks to showcase different music rhythms from Latin America and Spain, highlighting the talents of local musicians. From classical music to Latin jazz, these concerts will provide a taste of the variety of cultures from all corners of Latin America and beyond. $20 Admission / $15 Mint members $100 VIP tables for up to four people includes a bottle of wine

 

26 Aug

Queen City Battle of the Bands– This event was created to enhance the exposure of Historically Black Colleges & Universities marching bands. The Queen City Battle of the Bands event highlights the community’s exclusive interest in HBCU marching bands and the roles that they play in educating aspiring musicians & developing our future leaders.

The annual Queen City Battle of the Bands event will attract over 15,000 fans, alumni, school and family members and have donated more than $250,000 in scholarships to the participating universities in over four years. This event was established to support the experience offered by the showmanship, commitment and dedication that it takes to be in a Historically Black College & Universities Marching Band.

Saturday
7-10 pm
Womens Equality Day Celebration– “Purple Girl Designs by Amber is teaming up with Blue Blaze Brewing to celebrate National Women’s Equality Day on Saturday, August 26th from 2-6pm. National Women’s Equality Day: ‘The amendment was first introduced many years earlier in 1878. Every president has published a proclamation for Women’s Equality Day since 1972, the year after legislation was first introduced in Congress by Bella Abzug. This resolution was passed in 1971 designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day.’ Come out and celebrate the accomplishment of women all over the world and especially in our beautiful Queen City of Charlotte! We will have The lovely Gayle of Good Vibes Wellness leading a Yoga class from 11:30-12:30. The class costs $5. Plus we will have over 20 local women artisans and businesses represented as well as Food Trucks and Live Music! Everyone is welcome!”

Pizza Wars–  Want a pizza this? Join us for a messy battle while Uptown Charlotte’s favorite restaurants compete for the BEST PIZZA IN TOWN! Great day for lounging with friends, listening to music, tastings and more!This outdoor festival showcases Charlotte’s favorite pizza joints competing for Charlotte best gourmet pizza.YOU get to be the judge!

26-27 Aug

Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade– Get ready for an exciting 2017 Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade! The Queen City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Pride event will be held this year, August 26-27, 2017, in Uptown Charlotte.

  • 2017 VENDOR APPS NOW OPEN:
    http://charlottepride.org/
  • vendorsFREE festival & parade in Uptown Charlotte.
  • VIP PASSES NOW ON SALE:
    http://charlottepride.org/vip/
  • Event details, entertainment bios and stage schedule, festival and parade map, parking and transit info and much, much more will be announced soon at: http://charlottepride.org/
  • Sign up for events, sponsor, vendor and volunteer alerts! involvement! http://eepurl.com/uTeB
  • The Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade attracted an historic 130,000 visitors over its two-day, weekend event last year and we’re going to draw even bigger crowds when we return to Uptown in August! The premier event is the culmination of a week-long slate of events highlighting the social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and civic diversity of the metro Charlotte area’s LGBTQ community. 

27-Aug

Puerto Rican Festival 2017– Come out to Symphony Park Charlotte in South Park.  “Les trae a el Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.”

 


September

1- 4 Sept

Matthews Alive Festival– Matthews Alive is a family-oriented festival with 3 stages of incredible music, 30+ food vendors, 150+ arts and crafts, carnival rides, and loads of fun for all ages. We are located just 10 miles from Charlotte, NC. All proceeds benefit the local nonprofit organizations in the Matthews Community.

 

4-Sept

Levine Jewish Community Center 4th Annual Kosher BBQ Championship– Food Concessions range from $6-$15; Beverages are $1-$4; Raffles tickets available for $5 or 6 for $25. Kids inflatables, live music and eating contests are free.

 

7- 30 Sept

Chinese Lantern Festival at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden– “We may call these “lanterns,” but make no mistake – these are not hand-held, candle-lit lamps. From humble beginnings of silk and paper, the Chinese lantern has evolved into the wondrous shapes and sizes of the Chinese Lantern Festival. Enter “The Wild,” a world of life-size (sometimes larger than life) illuminated panda bears, lions, flamingos and more fauna from the world’s seven continents. Each of the lanterns is made by masters of the craft in Zigong, China’s center of lantern heritage. Others are made of small glass medicine bottles filled with colored liquid. Arranged in the shape of dragons, peacocks, and giant pearls, they glimmer like crystal rainbows. It’s Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s largest exhibition to date and over 800 handmade lanterns will fill more than 12 acres.” (9/7/17 to 10/29/17)

 

8- Sept

Culture Feast- Celebrate Culture For All! Share a community table dinner, enjoy unique cultural happenings and dance the night away with music from RevelWood Mission in Uptown Charlotte and the Lake Norman Big Band in downtown Cornelius.

Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 from 7p.m. – 11p.m. (gates open at 6:15p.m.)

Location: Uptown Charlotte and Downtown Cornelius

Tickets: bit.ly/CultureFeast17

9-10 Sept

Festival of India– At Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

9-Sept

Catawba Indian Festival– Explore the culture and history of the Catawba Indians, one of the Carolina’s earliest inhabitants. Listen to traditional stories, feel the beat of the drum circle, step inside a Bark House, and try your hand at primitive skills. Join us and members of the Catawba Nation for singing, dancing, hands-on activities, crafts and more! $3 upcharge with paid museum admission.

 

10- Sept

Spartan Workout– Charlotte, NC. Prepare for race day with a Spartan Workout. Led by our SGX-certified coaches, the Workout Tour will benefit both the fitness rookie and the seasoned veteran. In addition to learning new training techniques while meeting new friends, you’ll also receive an exclusive “I’m Training for a Spartan Race” t-shirt. Accept the challenge and sign up today:http://sprtn.im/CharlotteNCWOT

Harris YMCA
5900 Quail Hollow Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

16- Sept

Epic Mud Maze Charlotte– At Hodges Family Farm and Pumpkin Patch. Tickets on sale now!

 

Woofstock 2017– Come out to NoDa Brewing! SEPTEMBER 16th 11am-4pm @ NoDa Brewing CHARLOTTE NC

Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue are teaming up to bring you this great event! There will be cool vendors…several rescues…AWESOME silent auction…food and drink and great music….and lots of adoptable dogs!

$5 donation at the door gets you your first craft brew on the house. Please check back often for updates on this years Woofstock!!!

 

Nature and Heritage Festival– “This festival will encourage visitors to gain an appreciation for nature, to learn and understand their regional history, and to discover the many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors at Kings Mountain NMP and other public lands.

30- Sept

Great Grapes Wine Festival– At symphony park! “Come out and see GDFRL at this AWESOME Wine Festival!

Join us for our 14th Annual Celebration. Great Grapes! is Charlotte’s premier casual wine tasting with HUNDREDS of wines available for tasting. Take your souvenir tasting glass as you enter the festival and stroll from tent to tent and table to table tasting and sampling the rich heritage of North Carolina vines. As you sip and savor the afternoon, relax in the beautiful setting of the Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall.

220+ Wines from 20+ Wineries
Great Live Music
Fun Festival Eats
Arts and Crafts and Gourmet Items
FREE Kids Area”

 

Night Nation Run at Charlotte Motor Speedway– From pm-10pm come out with your friends and family! The Night Nation Run is the World’s first Running Music Festival. A musical voyage filled with live music, lights, lasers, all set to the latest in Electronic Dance Music. Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure with music carrying you every step. Your journey will take you through an illuminated racecourse to multiple on course DJ stages, finishing with an explosive main stage after party featuring top EDM DJ’s and special guest celebrity performers.

 


October

14- Oct

Huntersville Fall Festival– “Join us for the 5th Annual Community Huntersville Fall Festival. Shop at local art & craft vendors, relax with all day live entertainment from HC Oaks Band, Coddle Creek and Tobacco Road, enjoy games for all ages, build a scarecrow and visit the pumpkin patch and much more! Come hungry!! We will have over 10 food trucks on site! Parking and admission is free. All day game wrist bands available for purchase. Festival is rain or shine from 10am – 4pm.”

1- 29- Oct

Chinese Lantern Festival at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden– “We may call these “lanterns,” but make no mistake – these are not hand-held, candle-lit lamps. From humble beginnings of silk and paper, the Chinese lantern has evolved into the wondrous shapes and sizes of the Chinese Lantern Festival. Enter “The Wild,” a world of life-size (sometimes larger than life) illuminated panda bears, lions, flamingos and more fauna from the world’s seven continents. Each of the lanterns is made by masters of the craft in Zigong, China’s center of lantern heritage. Others are made of small glass medicine bottles filled with colored liquid. Arranged in the shape of dragons, peacocks, and giant pearls, they glimmer like crystal rainbows. It’s Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s largest exhibition to date and over 800 handmade lanterns will fill more than 12 acres.” (9/7/17 to 10/29/17)

 


November

11-Nov

CLT’sMACdown– Mac-n-Cheese Competition and Craft Beer Tasting. Saturday, November 11 at 2 PM – 6 PM EST. 935 S Summit Ave, Charlotte, NC 28208-5231, United States. “CLT s’MACdown: A Mac-n-Cheese Competition & Craft Beer Tasting that celebrates the dish by featuring variations spanning continents and cultures. Explore the culinary genius of Charlotte chefs as they carefully prepare exquisite versions of your favorite comfort food dish. Participating restaurants will forever transform your perception of your childhood favorite; from truffle braised duck mac & cheese to white cheddar and chorizo macarón con queso all paired with your favorite craft beers from around the region and Charlotte!”


 

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