Donut Party, Puppies, Fit Fest, 24 Hours of Booty – What to Do this Weekend

Whether you hit the beach or the pool this weekend, you’re definitely going to need a way to cool off. Beat the heat with our round-up of where to go and what to do this weekend in Charlotte.


Jones von Drehle Wine Dinner
Thursday, July 28
Assorted Table Wine Shoppe

where to go and what to do this weekend in Charlotte

Come out to the 7th Street Market for an evening of vino and great eats. Sip and sample seven Yadkin Valley wines and feast on five delicious courses from Local Loaf: Bakery & Restaurant. $55 per person. Call 704.277.3234 to reserve.





Movies Under the Stars- Rear Window
Thursday, July 28
Carolina Theatre Pocket Park

movies under the stars

Get in a little pre-Friday fun with an outdoor movie series under the Uptown lights. Each week, entertainment and vendors will start at 7:30 pm, and movies start at 8:30 pm. This week the film is classic favorite Rear Window. This event is free and open to the public.





Orange Theory Arbo 1 Year Anniversary Party
Friday, July 29
Orange Theory Arboretum


Help OTF Arbo celebrate their one year anniversary. Mingle with local vendors while enjoying bites and drinks.





Charlotte Fit Fest
Friday, July 29
Romare Bearden Park

fit fest

Think you’re too busy to work out? Think again. This Friday, over 30 local fitness studios are gathering in Romare Bearden Park to connect working professionals with the on-the-go fitness they need. Enjoy a free 45 minute class hosted by Pure Barre SouthPark and CorePower Yoga, music, free juice, healthy food samples and free raffle prizes.




24 Hours of Booty
Friday, July 29-Saturday, July 30
Myers Park Neighborhood

24 hours

Get in gear for 24 Hours of Booty, the 24-hour cycle event where over 1,200 riders raise awareness and funds for local and regional cancer-fighting organizations. The three mile loop in Myers Park will be filled with passionate cyclists and cheering supporters. This year the event will benefit the Levine Cancer Institute, LIVESTRONG Foundation, Keep Pounding Foundation, WindRiver Cancer Wellness Retreats, GoJenGo Foundation and the Brain Tumor Fund of the Carolinas.





Charlotte Artist Showcase
Friday, July 29
Sugar Creek Brewing

clt artst showcase

It’s a locally sourced night of beer, art and great causes at Sugar Creek Brewing. Attendees at this free event will peruse local art and even contribute to the interactive art piece themselves while sipping on Sugar Creek’s White Ale. Proceeds benefit the Carolinas HealthCare Foundation.





National Dance Day
Saturday, July 30
Wells Fargo Plaza

national dance day

Dance it out in Wells Fargo for National Dance Day this Saturday. This nationwide initiative celebrates health and self-esteem with all-day dance activities. This event is free and open to anyone, no experience required!





The Great American Bar Crawl: Charlotte
Saturday, July 30
Uptown Charlotte

great american bar crawl

After these weeks of election news, show your American pride at The Great American Bar Crawl. A $20 ticket gets you a commemorative cup, drink specials and the first 300 participants receive their own American flag and patriotic shades.





Donut Ice Cream Party Summer 2016
Saturday, July 30
Joe’s Doughs

donut sunday party

When it’s this hot out, can you blame us all for screaming for ice cream? Joe’s Doughs and Hart’s Soda Shop is serving up some sweet treats at their Donut Sundae Party. Enjoy four specialty donuts combined with four specialty sundaes for an unbeatably sweet cool down.





Sunday, July 31
Sycamore Brewing

pints and puppies

Bring your furry BFF for a day of fun in the sun at Sycamore Brewing. Pints+Puppies is the perfect excuse to enjoy some beer, participate in friendly competitions and support Rescue Carolina Paws. Tickets are $20 and include entry into the costume competition, two beers from Sycamore and two sliders or tacos from Tin Kitchen Food Truck.




Sips, Sweets and Jewels Party for Pat’s Place
Tuesday, August 2
Kendra Scott in South Park Mall

kendra gives back

Drop in to Kendra Scott this Tuesday to shop for a cause. From 5-8 pm, 20% of all purchases will go directly to Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that provides a supportive physical environment that reduces trauma and promotes healing from sexual abuse. Hosted by Laura Tompkins of Laurel Belle Photography.



Charlotte Restaurant Week 2016
July 22-31
Various participating locations

where to go this weekend in charlotte

It’s your last chance to flock to those restaurants on your must-try list. Or to enjoy the crowd-free status of those places who are not participating. Either way, this is a good week to get out and eat.





Charlotte Burger Week
Through July 30
Various locations

where to go and what to do this weekend in Charlotte

Take a bite out of Charlotte’s burger scene before Charlotte Burger Week comes to a close. Over 25 participating restaurants offer their favorite savory creations for just $5, and you help crown the best burger in Charlotte with your vote.






Allison Hancin
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!