Weekdays 12:00PM-3:00PM

As back to school time is fast approaching, it’s important to live it up on the last few weekends of Summer that we have. Luckily, there are plenty of events and things going on around Charlotte this weekend to take advantage of if you want to get out of the house.

As a reminder though, the Delta variant is continuing to spread, so please follow all CDC recommendations, and  remember to stay safe if you are out and about.


First Friday Gallery Crawl

  • South End
  • Tour South End art galleries Dilworth Artisan Station and Gallery C3 at Alchemy, and do an interactive, self-guided mural tour along the way.
  • 6-10pm.
  • Free.

EMO Night

  • The Music Yard
  • Expect songs from My Chemical Romance, Panic at the Disco!, Blink 182, Fall Out Boy and Paramore to name a few.
  • 5-11pm.
  • $10-$160.

University City Food Truck Friday

  • 8821 JW Clay Blvd., Ste. 1
  • This week’s food truck lineup features Deejai Foodtruck, Momo Truck, Perry’s À La Carte, Yappy Hour Bakery and ScratchKitchenClt. Starving Artist Market will also be set up with plenty of vendors to support.
  • 5-9pm.
  • Free

Panthers Fan Fest

  • Bank of America Stadium
  • Check out the Panthers as they practice on the stadium field. There will be performances by the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and the Black & Blue Crew, plus a firework and laser show to top off the evening.
  • 6pm.
  • $5.

The Whiskey Club

  • The Ballantyne Hotel
  • Join the Ballantyne Hotel’s whiskey club for their monthly tasting event featuring a rotating selection of curated whiskeys.
  • 6:30-8pm.
  • $65.

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra al Fresco: Harp in Chamber Music Online

  • The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra invites you to enjoy this virtual concert series featuring a diverse range of works.
  • 7:30pm.
  • Free.


8th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival

  • 345 North College St.
  • All are welcome to celebrate the rich heritage of the African-American community. Festivities will include musical performances, food, dancers and more.
  • 10am to 10pm.
  • Free.


  • Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park in Belmont
  • This family-friendly festival will be held on the banks of the Catawba River and be a day of action-packed with fun.
  • Noon to 5 pm.
  • Free.

Skiptown Pet Pop Up

  • 222 Rampart St.
  • Pamper your pet with locally made goodies like dog treats, pet accessories, and pet grooming products at Skiptown’s Pet Pop-Up.
  • Noon to 5pm.
  • Free.

Paint and Sip Picnic in the Park

  • Freedom Park
  • Tickets include art supplies, a mini wine bottle, cheese and a fruit tray, but you’re welcome to bring food of your own, blankets and speakers.
  • 4pm.
  • $40-$130.

Montclaire Night Market 

  • 658 Griffith Rd.
  • Support Black-owned businesses by shopping at the Montclaire Night Market.
  • 4-10pm.
  • Free

Marvel Years Live at The Music Yard ft. Jason Leech

  • 5pm.
  • $10-$145.

Blakeney Summer Concert Series

  • Blakeney Shopping Center
  • Shop and dine then enjoy a live music performance by rock and r&b group, Vinyl Alley. Lawn chairs, blankets and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Coolers are not allowed.
  • 7-9pm.
  • Free.


Patio Yoga at Free Will Craft and Vine with CorePower Yoga

  • Join CorePower Yoga for a bodyweight workout and vinyasa flow mash-up exercise. Bring a mat, some water and a towel. After class, treat yourself to a post-sweat sesh drink for $5.
  • 11am to noon.
  • Free.

Vanna’s Totally 80’s Birthday Drag Brunch

  • 200 East Bland St
  • Head to All American Pub to see the all-American divas of drag put on a drag show you won’t want to miss. Tickets include the show and a tasty brunch.
  • 11am to 2:30pm.
  • $10.

Dog Days Of Summer

  • 4001 Brewers at Yancey
  • Bring your four-legged friend to the taproom for a full day of fun. There will be local vendors, a dog costume contest and treats for your pups.
  • Noon to 5pm.
  • Free.

Bougie Brunch at Stroke Putt

  • 1318 Pecan Ave., Ste. 101
  • Spend your Sunday Funday enjoying brunch offerings like buttermilk Belgian and red velvet waffles, tee sandwiches and breakfast flatbread. Specials include live jazz from 1-3pm and $10 unlimited golf all day.
  • 11am to 3pm.
  • Prices vary.


CLT Burger Week 

  • participating restaurants
  • Enjoy 10 days of unbeatable burger specials from more than 25 participating restaurants.
  • August 6-15.
  • $6.

BLKMRKTCLT New Growth Series Featuring Kin featuring Jamila & Wabwila

  •  1824 Statesville Ave.
  • BLKMRKTCLT’s New Growth Series continues with two phenomenal mixed media artists showcasing various pieces representing their pasts and travels.
  • 6-9pm.
  • Free.

Pilot Brewing’s 3rd Anniversary Celebration

  • 1331 Central Ave.
  • Join Pilot Brewing for a weekend-long celebration filled with beer releases, local eats, and a community fundraiser.
  • 2pm.
  • Free.