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If you live in or around the Charlotte area, then chances are you are familiar with Ballantyne and possibly even Ballantyne’s Backyard. Ballantyne has been internationally recognized as one of the most successfully designed and executed mixed-use communities. They’ve got it all. From apartments to single-family homes, to hotels, and even to the highest-rated public schools. They also offer 25 miles of walking paths and bike lanes, dozens of restaurants, and medical and retail amenities. Northwood Office has announced its fall festival lineup featuring large-scale, family-friendly events taking place monthly in Ballantyne’s Backyard.

  • Charlotte International Arts Festival

    September 16th – October 2nd

    According to a press release, “In conjunction with the Charlotte International Arts Festival, Blumenthal Performing Arts will bring larger-than-life installments to Ballantyne’s Backyard. “Man” by Parer Studio will be positioned overlooking a pond, and the Architects of Air Luminarium will be situated on the lawn at the main entrance of the Backyard. Additional installations and performances include QC Crown Towers, Mazing Shadows, Grid, Queen Charlotte’s Secret Garden, I Am, Jason Hausman – Music for Man and Wanted. Northwood Office and Blumenthal plan to enhance the viewing experience with local food trucks, breweries, live music, yoga classes, and more. For more information, visit charlotteartsfest.com

    Ballantyne's Backyard Arts Festival

  • Das Best Oktoberfest

    October 15th – 12n-5pm

    Get ready to celebrate Charlotte’s first Das Best Oktoberfest. Eventgoers can look forward to hundreds of craft beers, wines, ciders, and schnapps as they enjoy live music all day long in Ballantyne’s Backyard. Food options include brat concessionaires, German-inspired dishes, food trucks, and other festival favorites. The event will also feature games and contests, including cornhole, beer stein holding, finger wrestling, and more.

    Tickets $39 or VIP $75

    charlotte.dasbestoktoberfest.com

    Das Best Oktoberfest

  • Whiskey, Wine & Fire Festival

    November 5th | 5pm-9pm

    The Whiskey, Wine & Fire Festival will feature whiskey bars, elegant wines, and cocktails, music, plenty of food options, and intimate firepits throughout Ballantyne’s Backyard. Guests are encouraged to relax and enjoy an inspired take on fire-kissed barbecue, specialty grilling, and drink pairings. Stop by seminars in the tasting theater with master distillers, brew masters, grill masters, butchers, and pit masters. As added entertainment, firebreathers and artists will set the night ablaze.

    Tickets start at $59 and VIP tickets are $89

    charlotte.whiskeywinefire.com

    Whiskey, Wine & Fire

  • Carolina Holiday Light Spectacular

    December 12-31 | 5pm-10pm

    The Carolina Holiday Spectacular will transform Ballantyne’s Backyard with an outdoor walking trail filled with over a million illuminated lights, larger-than-life holiday installations, and dazzling scenes tailored for all ages. Guests will experience a winter wonderland featuring magical oversized snow globes, hundreds of decorated trees, an alpine avalanche snow tube slide, Santa Claus, ballerinas, and a holiday village complete with local boutiques, shops, and rotating food trucks offering seasonal fare.

    Ticket prices start at $15

    ncholidaylights.com

    Holiday Light Spectacular