Tired of the same old same each weekend? Break out of your rut and try something new with our day-by-day round-up of what to do this weekend in Charlotte:


DIY Across America
July 20 – 21| AR Workshops

what to do this weekend in Charlotte

In addition to their regularly scheduled classes, AR Workshops is hosting a special weekend of DIY projects July 20 – 21 sponsored by HGTV Magazine, where attendees will score an HGTV Magazine gift bag and exclusive promotions. Get $10 off with your Scoop exclusive code: GIRLSNIGHT10. 

Chinoiserie Squirrel Sale
July 19-21 | 511 E. 25th St. | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Favorite vendors from the beloved Potato Sack flea market will return for this warehouse pop up in NoDa. Shop unique home furnishings all weekend long. Cash, checks and Venmo accepted.

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week
July 20 – 29 | Various locations

what to do this weekend in Charlotte

Try something new or visit a tried and true favorite during Queen’s Feast. 125 area restaurants will offer special menus and prices (typically three courses for $30-$35) from July 20 – 29. View our picks here or check out all participating restaurants and start making reservations here.


Amélie’s & Birdsong Collab & Sorbet Pairing
Birdsong Brewing Co. | 5 – 7 p.m.

Birdsong and Amélie’s French Bakery & Café will team up for this special beer release and pairing. Try “La vie en Lavender”, a Lavender Lemon Tart Saison, alongside Amélie’s Lavender Lemon Macaron Sorbet Sandwiches. $2 from each pint of La vie en Lavender sold will benefit Time Out Youth.

6th Annual Young Professional Multi-Group Mixer
The Fillmore Charlotte | 6 – 8 p.m.

Learn more about over 50 local non-profits and how you can get involved while networking with other young professionals. Ticket includes one complimentary drink and four tickets to upcoming cover band shows.

July MEGA Wine Tasting
Vin Master Wine Shop | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Start the weekend early with Vin Master’s monthly mega wine tasting. Try up to 20 different wines for just $15. Pay upon arrival.

CORRECTION: This wine tasting was incorrectly promoted in the article as being $5 per tasting. The correct price is $15 and we are sincerely sorry for our error.


GW Grand Opening
3609 South Boulevard | 9 a.m.

GW, Goodwill’s fashion-forward boutique that gained a following after a 2015 holiday pop-up and flagship opening at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, will open a second store Friday in South End. In addition to shopping the latest in thrift fashion, shoppers can purchase grab-and-go options from Community Table Bistro located in the expanded retail space. Each item sold supports job training and employment services.

Bechtler By Night: Splash Into Summer
Friday, July 20 | Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 5 – 9 p.m.

July’s Bechtler By Night invites you and your girlfriends to explore galleries for free, create your own piece of art, sip on a Lemonade Gin Shandy (the featured cocktail), enjoy gallery games, play Bechtler trivia and more.

Music Matchup
Coaltrane’s Char Grill | 8:30 p.m.

Show your competitive side at Coaltrane’s, where they host weekly music bingo and $3 draft specials each Friday.

Sounds on the Square: Biscuit Miller & The Mix
Spirit Square | 7:30 p.m.

In this edition of Sounds on the Square, Biscuit Miller brings his funky approach to the blues to the stage. Free admission with concessions and beverage available for purchase. Don’t forget a lawn chair.

Bats & Buds: Fireworks, Dinner & Drinks
Draught Charlotte | 5:30 p.m.

Catch the Charlotte Knights at home from the Home Run Porch, enjoy drink specials and fireworks after the game as part of Draught’s Bats & Buds. $10 ticket in advance includes your ticket, three beers and the fireworks show.

Science on the Rocks: A Night on Mount Olympus
Discovery Place Science | 5 – 9 p.m.

Travel back to Ancient Greece for a night at the museum with the gods. This edition of Science on the Rocks invites guests to try their hand at lightning bolt throwing, gaze at constellations in the StarLab planetarium, test their Greek mythology trivia and more. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Barista Craft Dessert Series
Barista Craft Highland Creek | 7 – 9 p.m.

In this monthly series, baker Antwine Antoinette teaches attendees how to make easy and fun desserts. This month, build your own dessert kabob from cakes, fruits and toppings. $15 class fee includes supplies and instructions, a glass of wine and a recipe to take home.


Fish Fry
Reid’s Myers Park | Noon – 3 p.m.

Nothing says summer like a fish fry. Head to Reid’s in Myers Park for the perfect Saturday lunch: fried catfish, hushpuppies, coleslaw and tartar sauce. All for $10.99. Available for dine-in or takeout.

Firefighter Pancake Breakfast
7th Street Public Market | 8 – 11:30 a.m.

The market’s annual pancake breakfast will feature both plain and blueberry pancakes cooked and served by Charlotte’s firefighters. Suggested donations of $3 for children and $5 for adults will support the Firefighters’ Burned Children’s Fund.

Yoga on the Deck CLT
Parking deck above Rhino Market & Deli | 8:30 a.m.

Is there a better way to start your Saturday than a yoga class with a view? Join in this 60-minute flow class perfect for all skill levels. $10 drop-in includes the class, free mimosas and 10% off brunch at Rhino Market & Deli.

Peach Day at the Market
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Savor the flavors of summer as the market’s vendors pass out free peach recipes and samples. Pick up a few to snack on, plus shop peach desserts and jams.

Red Clay 3rd Birthday Bash
Red Clay Ciderworks | Noon – 11 p.m.

Help Red Clay celebrate their three year anniversary with special cider releases, live music and food in this day-long party.

Restoration Vintage + Handmade Summer Market
Free Range Brewing | Noon – 6 p.m.

The first Restoration Vintage and Handmade Market will feature multiple local vendors, food options, donuts and treats. Plus, beer from Free Range Brewing.

2018 Heart of Gold Fundraiser Gala
Wells Fargo Atrium & Plaza | 6 – 10 p.m.

Support the Omar Carter Foundation in a night of music, dancing heavy hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. $45+.

Jazz in July
Blue Blaze Brewing | Noon – 7 p.m.

Jazz and beer meet at Blue Blaze’s Jazz in July event. The day features live music from 2 – 5 p.m. by the Troy Conn Trio, food from the Cajun-inspired food truck Jazzy mike’s and plenty of beer options.


International Champions Cup: Liverpool FC v Borussia Dortmund
Bank of America Stadium | 4 p.m.

Charlotte will host this International Champions Cup match between Liverpool FC & Borussia Dortmund. Tickets start at $40.

Charlotte Peruvian Festival
Camp North End | Noon – 8 p.m.

Charlotte’s Peruvian festival offers a day of live music, Peruvian folk dancing, local artists, kids entertainment and traditional cuisine. $5 admission, children 10 and under are free.

Cops on The Block + Midwood Market
Plaza Midwood | Noon – 8 p.m.

Head to Thomas St. and Commonwealth Ave between The Plaza and Pecan for a block party hosted by Plaza Midwood businesses and the Eastway Division of CMPD. Enjoy activities, food and more as the officers raise money to support the Special Olympics.

Picnic in the Park feat. Matt Stratford
Fourth Ward Park | 4 – 6 p.m.

Picnic in the Park returns with Matt Stratford’s second performance of the summer. Pack a picnic and enjoy music in the park for free.