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Here’s all the stuff you can enjoy this weekend in the Queen city!

It’s CIAA weekend in the Queen City, so expect lots of people to be in town this weekend.

If you’re looking for fun stuff to do this weekend, here are some of the cool things going on in the 704.




March First Friday Gallery Crawl

  • Historic South End
  • Many neighborhood galleries  will stay open late to host lively receptions for new art exhibitions with music, food and drink, and an opportunity to meet the artists
  • 6-10 p.m.
  • Free.



College Baseball Series

  • BB&T Ballpark
  •  Appalachian State University will host Gardner-Webb University
  • 7:05 p.m
  • $15.



Funny As Ish Comedy Tour

  • Ovens Auditorium
  •  Mike Epps, Lavell Crawford, Karlous Miller and Mark Curry will be performing live.
  • 7 p.m.
  • $61-$127.



Tournament Bar Crawl

  • Flight, Lucky’s & Fitzgerald’s
  • See three different DJs with food and drink specials and giveaways at each location.
  • Noon to 9 p.m.
  • $10-$450


2019 Mardi Gras Party & Gumbo Cookoff

  • Draught Charlotte
  • Come try homemade gumbo, authentic King Cake, bloody marys and specialty beers. Proceeds will benefit a scholarship fund to help a student from the Carolinas attend LSU.
  • 2-5 p.m.
  • $7-$15.


Tournament Takeover featuring Ludacris 

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Whisky River at the Epicentre
  •  See the famous rapper perform live while you celebrate the tournament.
  • 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • $40-$1,500



Job Fair at Carowinds

  • They’re ready to hire 4,000 new employees in a range of departments, so come discover what opportunities they have. Apply in advance so your information is already on file at the fair.
  • 1-5 p.m.
  • Free.





  • Tyber Creek Pub
  • There’s going to be DJs, live music, a flip cup tournament and more.
  • 7 p.m.
  • $10.



Frozemont: 2 Day Bar Olympics

  • Rosemont Bar
  • Bundle up and grab your team to win prizes all weekend long. They’ve got tons of tournaments lined up (beer pong, giant darts, cornhole and more), plus live music, shotskis, food and drink specials and fire pits.
  • 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Free.


2019 CIAA Fan Fest – Novant Health Pavilion

  • Charlotte Convention Center
  •  Enjoy educational programming, step shows, concerts, talks from celebrities like Sonya Curry and free health services.
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Free.



  • Bojangles’ Coliseum and Spectrum Center
  • See a men’s or women’s basketball game and/or hit up all of the parties and fan events happening over the weekend.
  • All day Tickets start at $200.