Weekend: 33 Fun Things to Do in Charlotte This Weekend

    Presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway, hosted by Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 29. Expect a race, military salute and performances from the Lynyrd Skynyrd and the 82nd Airborne Chorus. Buy tickets ($49+).

    96. Sunny. 4% chance of rain.

    YOGA AT Roses Wine Garden Noda: Gather in the park for an early morning vinyasa stream through noise-canceling headphones. 8:30 – 9:30 am. 10 bucks. details.

    Big tent for sale in Cotswold Market: Furniture, home décor, art, rugs, lighting, and more will all be salvaged in this weekend sale. There will be more than 80 sellers, merchants, and artists on the site to browse from. May 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. free. details.

    Pinball party at Super Apari: Compete against other local pinball players or watch to see who will qualify for 16th place. The tournament will start on Friday and run through Sunday. 12:30 pm. 2 dollars. details.

    24-hour time relay race at Whitewater Center: Gather your fellow outdoors (or outdoor women) to compete in a 24-hour relay race. Points will be awarded based on the number of laps completed and the difficulty of the laps. Team members will alternate between running and competing in a series of mini-competitions. May 20-21. $130 per person. details.

    Captain Jack’s Music Festival at Olde Mecklenburg & Biergarten: Stop by the biergarten on Saturday or Sunday to enjoy live music by local musicians including The Dave Matthews Tribute Band, refreshing beer and delicious food. May 20-21. free. details.

    Justin Gaye at The Music Yard: Check out guest artist Justin Jay, Producer/DJ in Los Angeles. 6-11 pm. $15 or more. details.

    Puff Phi V Star Wars raffle dinner Dilworth Neighborhood Network: Join Buff Faye and her girls on an out-of-this-world Star Wars-themed show. 7-9 pm. $35. details.

    Paraison Invitational Tee Off Cocktail at Novelty House: The Paraison Invitational is a charitable golf tournament that supports the local non-profit organization A Kid Again. By attending this event, proceeds from the evening will go toward providing resources and hope for families raising children in life-threatening circumstances. From 7 to 11 pm. free. details.

    Beer Garden movie night in Brewers in 4001 Yancy: Watch a screening of Talladega Nights in the sitting room. There will be free popcorn and specialty drinks available for purchase. 7:30 pm. free. details.

    93. Scattered thunderstorms. 33% chance of rain.

    Plant Sale in a PlantHouse Depot (11540 Courage Street): The famous factory store introduces its first ever warehouse sale. Ceramics, accessories, and home décor are on sale with up to 70% off but for one day only. From 8 am to 2 pm. free. details.

    5K Big Steps in Brewing a Suffolk Punch: Join this 5 km walk to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis. The rally will take place on the South End Railroad track. 8:30 am. A gift. details.

    Yoga in the Pinhouse: Join the co-founder of Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts, Yasmine Vialez Revitalizing exercise designed for all levels. Then, after class, stick to music, drink, and lots of good vibes. From 10 to 11 am. 10 bucks. details.

    Southern Railway track cleaning: Supplies will be provided and after the cleanup, the union will host an appreciation event for volunteers and provide those who helped with a drink ticket. From 10 am to 1 pm. Free, registration required. details.

    Celebrating two years at Fairwood 226: In honor of turning two, Fairwood 226 does a great job with a weekend celebration complete with live music, local vendors, food carts, raffles, and drink specials. May 21-22. Free with RSVP. details.

    Summit Seltzer/Midnight Mulligan’s Wellness Festival: Enjoy a full day of wellness-inspired activities like a yoga class with Charlotte Pop-Up Yoga, healthy food trucks, live music and more. From 11 am to 3 pm. $15 for yoga. details.

    Mick Des Day at the Charlotte Museum of History: Immerse yourself in the history of Charlotte’s most legendary moment – the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, which took place on May 20, 1775. Events include a book conversation with local author, Landis Wade; Read MeckDec; Illustrated Family Book Walk; Private Guided Tour of 1774 Rock House, homeite and 18th Century Cooking Show. From 11 am to 4 pm. 7- 10 US dollars. details.

    Drag me to brunch with The Vanity House at Free Will Craft + Vine: Charlotte Dancing Diva, Erica Chanel host this show with some help from DJ Vanna Vanity. Food and drinks can be purchased separately. 11 am. $15. details.

    Craft Beer Party at Brewers at 4001 Yancy: Visit the taproom for special food and beer pairings, brewery tours and live music. 11 am. free. details.

    Beer, bourbon, and barbecue in Ballantine’s backyard: Fuel your taste buds with a selection of unmissable barbecues from the many vendors on site. Food selection includes pulled pork from whole pigs, ribs, brisket, chicken, sausages and all the fixings. From noon until 6 pm. 42 dollars. details.

    Secret Gardens of the Fourth Wing in the Historic Fourth Wing: This walkable, self-guided event allows tour-goers to explore hidden downtown oases while strolling the brick sidewalks of this charming neighborhood in full bloom. There will be complimentary cocktail tastings and freshly peeled oysters from Sea Level and Charlotte Joy Rides along the way. May 22-23. $30 – $40. details.

    Charlotte Cuban Festival at A Piece of Havana: Celebrate the food, music, and vibrancy of Cuban culture at A Piece of Havana’s Cuban Festival. Everyone is welcome. 1 pm. $15. details.

    Muggsy Bogues personally signing a book at Park Road Books: Charlotte Hornets legend Muggsy Bogues join Park Road Books to sign his new book, sensory. 2-3 pm. free. details.

    MAY-di Gras Block Party at Brevard Court: Try a slice of the Big Easy while strolling the shops and restaurants of Brevard Court. From 3 to 11 pm. free. details.

    Colors: Plush and Ink & Ivy’s Sun-Day Party: If you are looking for an occasion to bring out linen and cotton clothes, this is the one to attend. This annual day party has become a favorite of Charlotte fashionistas and even draws attendees from Charleston, Raleigh/Durham, Atlanta and even the DMV. 4-8:30 p.m. $25. details.

    Nebel’s Alley “Plant Alley” Edition: This one is for all the plant lovers out there. This market will feature a planting bar, photo shoots, and other vegan-themed activities from 4 to 10 p.m. free. details.

    Business Film Workshop at Camp North End: Learn the art of film production in this workshop led by Benjamin Covey of BC Cinematics, LLC. From 4 to 6 pm. $50. details.

    Date Night at Luck Factory Games: Enjoy a night of board games with your partner and connect with other couples. This outing makes a great double date with friends. Tickets include a selection of beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverages for one person and dessert for two. From 7 to 10 pm. $32 per couple. details.

    Plow – Dance Show by Megan Payne + Joy Davis at Goodyear Arts: This dance performance explores the intimacy of home, the value of proximity, and the perversion of Central Appalachian culture. 7:30 – 9 pm. 10 bucks. details.

    A rock ‘n’ roll fundraising bash from Bad Residents at The Music Yard: Support a good cause while having a good time. Expect music, food and drinks. 8-11:30 p.m. $20. details.

    87. Evening thunderstorms. 45% chance of rain.

    The pop-up tribe girl in Alexander’s house: Shop for a few new springtime pieces while supporting a jam-packed selection of women-owned businesses. From 10 am to 5 pm. 5 bucks. details.

    Best Charlotte Wedding Show at Lenny Boy Brewing Co: If you are planning a wedding and don’t know where to start, this is the event for you. Charlotte’s Prideguide brings together the region’s best wedding vendors under one roof to showcase boutique style wedding dresses. 1-5 pm. 5 bucks. details.

    BABE Bash in literal palate: Join NetworkQueen to connect with aspiring entrepreneurs, established entrepreneurs, and other like-minded women in the city. The event will feature vendors, artists, food and beverages, and proceeds will go to a women-owned business and Carolina Breast Friends. 1-5 pm. $25. details.

    Charlotte for the Ukraine Rally at Romer Bearden Park: Solidarity with Ukraine and gathering with people in the community. After the rally there will be a walk through Uptown. 4-5:30 p.m. free. details.

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