The fun doesn’t stop once you get to Pineville-Matthews Road. Here are 15+ events and noteworthy buzz happening South of the city lights.


Wine Down Wednesday
Every Wednesday | Whole Foods Market Waverly | 5 – 8:30 p.m.

Did you know? You can stop by Whole Foods each Wednesday for $2 off select wine glasses, plus bites of oysters, sandwiches, tacos and more.


Ballantyne Rocks Music Series
Wednesdays | Ballantyne Village | 6 – 9 p.m.

Get over the mid-week hump with live music the weekly Ballantyne Rocks series. This month, catch Colby Hobbs, Dead Man’s Banjo, Greg Lilley & Co, and 77th Street.


Music at the Fountain Series
Thursdays and Fridays | StoneCrest Shopping Center | 7 – 10 p.m.

StoneCrest’s weekly summer concert series is back. Enjoy live music from Randy Paul & The Revelry, Flute Praise and Greg Lilley weekends in May.


Music on the Green Series
Fridays and Saturdays | Promenade on Providence | 7 p.m.

Borderlyne, Caution! Blind Driver, Stepside Deluxe and The Stark Reality will all play live at Promenade on Providence’s Music on the Green series. Check their site for event details.


Summer Food Truck Rally & Concert
Saturday, May 12 | Runde Park | 6 – 10 p.m.

Tega Cay’s first food truck rally includes tunes from DJ Tim Brown, a performance from U-Phonik, kids activities and multiple food truck options.


Ballantyne Spring Wine Festival
Saturday, May 12 | Ballantyne Village | 2 – 7 p.m.

Tell your fellow vino lovers to start counting down – the Ballantyne Village Spring Wine Festival is coming May 12. Sip your way through new and favorite vineyards and wineries, enjoy live music and shop from local vendors. $30 for general admission, $40 for VIP.


10th Annual BeachFest Matthews
May 11 – 12 | Stumptown Park

Matthews’ 10th Annual BeachFest offers attendees a coastal getaway complete with live beach music, shag dancing, arts and craft vendors, carnival rides a car show and more. Friday 6 – 10 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.


2nd Annual Seaboard Rosé Fest
Saturday, May 12 | Seaboard Brewing | 1 – 5 p.m.

Seaboard’s 2nd annual Rosé Festival includes unlimited samples of 30 rosé wines, souvenir glass, snacks and live music. $45 per guest.


Opening soon: Brown Bag Charlotte in South Charlotte

via Facebook

Brown Bag is bringing their popular food truck and catering options to a brick and mortar location on May 14. Enjoy one entree and two sides for $9-10 in a fast-casual setting.


Nation Ford FFA Farm To Fork Dinner
Monday, May 14 | Legal Remedy Brewing | 6 – 9 p.m.

Chef Mike Ramsey and partners at Legal Remedy will treat guests to a family-style dinner made with local farm fresh ingredients. Legal Remedy beverages available for purchase.


Wine Tasting
Tuesday, May 15 | grapevine Wine Shop | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Head to grapevine to taste six unique wines for $15:

  • Nugan Estate “Drover’s Hut” Chardonnay
  • Sherwood Estate Pinot Noir
  • Antucura Calcura
  • Painted Wolf “The Den”Pinotage
  • Nugan Estate “Third Generation” Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Fisticuffs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


23rd Annual St. Philip Neri Italian Festival
May 17 – 19 | Saint Philip Neri Church, Fort Mill

Enjoy homemade Italian fare, live entertainment, artist booths, children’s activities, an Italian Idol contest, live auctions and more at the 23rd annual Italian festival May 17-19.


Outdoor Movie Series – Coco
Friday, May 18 | Promenade On Providence | 8 p.m.

Start your weekend off with free family fun at Promenade on Providence’s screening of Coco. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets, movie starts at dusk.


Food Truck Friday
Every Third Friday | Rock Hill, SC | 6 p.m.

Be there for the return of Rock Hill’s Food Truck Fridays at the Fountain. Every third Friday of the month, enjoy offerings from over 25 food trucks and live music performances.


Royal Wedding Festivities at The Ballantyne
Saturday, May 19 | The Ballantyne Hotel

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Because we’re sure our invitation got lost in the mail, The Ballantyne offers two ways to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in style. Enjoy brunch at Gallery Restaurant featuring a menu inspired by the couples’ favorite fare on Saturday, May 19. 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Follow brunch with afternoon tea, served from 1 – 4 p.m. In addition to classic teas offered in England’s tea houses and traditional sandwiches, scores and sweets, indulge in savories including the Markle quiche and smoked salmon. $45 per adult. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve.



The Super Run 5k
Saturday, May 19 | McAlpine Creek Greenway Park | 8 a.m.

It’s easier than you think to be a superhero. Lace up for Charlotte’s Super Run, a superhero-themed 5K benefitting local nonprofit organizations. All participants receive their own hero cape and finisher’s medal.


Big View Diner Ice Cream Class
Thursday, May 24 | Big View Diner | 6:30 p.m.


Beat the heat by learning how to make cold treats with the pros at Big View Diner. The class will learn to make strawberry shortcake ice cream bars, a traditional chocolate ice cream sandwich and orange creamsicle push pops. $45 per person, dinner is included.


Artist Talk by Nancy O. Albert
Saturday, May 26 | Met Contemporary Gallery of Fine Arts | 1 – 2 p.m.

Artist Nancy O. Albert gives patrons a glimpse into her work: The Strangeness of the Known World- Blue Series at The Met Contemporary Gallery of Fine Arts.


Art Live
Sunday, May 27 | The Ballantyne | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy art and cocktails in the beautiful setting of The Ballantyne as Jonathan Grauel, Laura McRae Hitchcock, Diane Pike, Jean Cauthen and Emily Andress paint outdoors for guests to watch.


Moonlight Series: KAYAK
Tuesday, May 29 | Anne Springs Close Greenway | 8:15 p.m.

Explore the waters of Lake Haigler by moonlight on this after dark adventure. bring closed-toe shoes, towels and water bottles. Kayaks, paddles and flotation devices provided. $15 for a single kayak, $20 for a double. Additional $5 fee applies for nonmembers.