Everywhere from Matthews to Rock Hill, things are buzzing in SOUTH South Charlotte. September offers so many fun foodie, music and family-friendly events on the South side of town. Here’s our guide by neighborhood and date to make planning a breeze:
BLACKLION Annual Tent Sale
September 14- 17 | 10635 Park Rd.
Set the scene for fall by picking up some items at BLACKLION’s Annual Tent Sale. Hours are Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m.
Stonecrest Music at the Fountain Music Series
Fridays and Saturdays in September | Stonecrest | 7 p.m.
The summer concert series continues Friday and Saturday evenings in September. Here’s the month’s line-up:
September 15-16: Woodie & The String Pullers
September 22-23: Buff Dillard Music Group
September 29-30: The Dukes & Smith Band
Outdoor Movie – Fan Vote
Friday, September 15 | Promenade On Providence | 7:30 p.m.
Vote on Facebook for your pick (choose from Beauty and The Beast (live action), The Secret Life of Pets, Moana and Storks) and then bring the kids to the fan’s choice outdoor movie at Promenade on Providence. Don’t forget blankets and lawn chairs!
BRAKES 10th Annual Charity Gala
Saturday, September 16 | Quail Hollow Club | 6 p.m.
B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) will host their 10th annual charity gala to support their mission to provide training and education to teenage drivers. The evening includes an open bar, dinner and keynote speaker ESPN College Basketball Superstar Jay Bilas, all emcee’d by NASCAR TV personalities Jeff Hammond & John Roberts.
Music on the Green
Saturday, September 16 | Promenade on Providence | 7 p.m.
Don’t miss the rock, rhythm and blues from the band Ariel View at the next Music on the Green. The tunes start at 7 p.m. at the Promenade on Providence.
Spartan Strong at Whole Foods Waverly with Bill Heatherly
Saturday, September 16 | Whole Foods Waverly | 9 a.m.
Join Bill Heatherly Life Time Athletic Charlotte for a free Spartan Strong class. Get ready to conquer obstacles, increase your strength and sweat through an hour of resistance training and cardio drills.
It’s just one of the free Saturday morning classes offered at Whole Foods Waverly. Here’s the line-up for the remaining Saturday classes:
Rea Village Pizza Baking Class
Tuesday, September 19 | Ilios Noche (Rea Village) | 6 p.m.
Learn how to mix, build and bake your own pizza from Chef James himself. $20 per person. Call to reserve your spot: 704.814.9882.
Ballantyne Rocks Fall Music Series
Wednesdays all month | Ballantyne Village | 6 p.m.
Celebrate making it halfway to the weekend with the Ballantyne Rocks Fall Music Series. Here’s the line-up for September concerts:
September 13: John Sullivan & Friends.
September 20: Coddle Creek
September 27: Borderlyne
Champagne Tea with Jane Austen
September 13-16 | The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
Don your best Regency Era frock for a special Champagne Tea time in honor of Jane Austin. Sip and nibble on tea and authentic dishes while watching film adaptations of her most beloved romance works. $45 for adults and $25 for children ages 5-12 (excluding tax & gratuity). Reserve your spot: 704.248.4100.
Blackfinn One Year Anniversary Party
Blackfinn Ameripub – Ballantyne | Saturday, September 16 | All day
Help Blackfinn celebrate it’s one-year anniversary with a free event featuring live music, outdoors bars, giveaways, and of course, college football. Kick off the fun with a special brunch and $2 mimosas.
10th Annual 5k/10k For Kids Cancer
Saturday, September 30 | Ballantyne Corporate Park | 8 a.m.
Lace up for the 10th Annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5k/10K. Opt for the 5K, 10K or one-mile fun run, then stick around for kids activities and a silent auction. Participation benefits The Isabella Santos Foundation and their commitment to Neuroblastoma research and other local organizations that help families fighting pediatric cancer.
Bodega Catena Zapata Wine Dinner
September 13 | The Pump House | 6:30 p.m.
Indulge in this four-course wine dinner with a view. Preview the menu here. $125 per person. Call to reserve your spot: 803.329.8888.
Food Truck Friday
Friday, September 15 | Fountain Park | 6 p.m.
Over 25 of the area’s best food trucks will gather ’round Fountain Park for the next Food Truck Friday. In addition to gourmet truck fare, enjoy live music and kids’ activities.
Tap the Rock
Saturday, September 16 | Main Street Bottle Shop | 2-7 p.m.
Get your tasting glass ready! Tap the Rock is your chance to taste unique and rare raft beers, along with the best in gourmet food truck fare.
Wine Tasting ~ A Taste of Italy
Tuesday, September 19 | grapevine wine shop | 7 p.m.
Head to grapevine wine shop to taste six wines from Italy. $15 per person.
Art on Tap
Friday, September 22 | Gettys Art Center | 5:30-7:30
The next Art on Tap event brings art to downtown Rock Hill. Help renowned artist John Daso create public works of art, shop the art market for your own piece of local art, drink craft beer and enjoy live music by Small Axe.
Fall Frolic on the Greenway
Anne Springs Close Greenway | Saturdays and Sundays through October 29 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The popular fall festival, now in its seventh year, will kick off Saturday, September 30 and runs through Sunday, October 29. Bring the whole family out for wagon rides, kiddie corn mazes, a petting zoo, face painting, food vendors and a homegrown pumpkin patch for picking. $10 per person for Greenway members and $12 for non-members, and free for children under four.
Cultural Arts Festival
Chestnut Square Park | Saturday, September 23 | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Discover the rich history of Indian Trail with the help of local vendors, artisans, musicians and more at the city’s Cultural Arts Festival.
Wine, Women and Shoes Charlotte 2017
Thursday, September 21 | Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte | 6:30 p.m.
Support the mission of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to end hunger in our area by sipping, shopping and mingling. The evening includes wine tastings, fashions from upscale boutiques, savory bites, a fashion show and a dream closet raffle.
ArtWalk & JazzFest of Matthews
Saturday, September 30 | Historic Downtown Matthews | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Head to Downtown Matthews to be a part of an over 32-year tradition. The ArtWalk & JazzFest features art shows and exhibits, live jazz performances, an arts and crafts market and kids activities that bring culture to life.
Summer Food Truck Rally
Saturday, September 16 | 7725 Tega Cay Dr. | 6 p.m.
Tega Cay’s final food truck rally of the summer is sure to be one to remember. Choose from trucks including Maki Taco, Plated Palette, Spoon’s BBQ and more, then stick around for live music and kids activities.
Mushroom Tasting Menu
Sunday, September 17 | Heirloom | 6:30 p.m.
Discover Chef Clark Barlowe’s favorite mushrooms as he prepares a five-course tasting menu for guests on September 17. Here’s a sneak peek at the menu. $60 per person, $85 with wine pairings.