In Charlotte, fun isn’t limited by ZIP code. Here are 15+ events and happenings going on in South Charlotte, Waxhaw, Fort Mill and beyond this September.

Open Now: Queen City Craft and Gourmet

Ballantyne’s newest spot boasts something for everyone, including beer and cheese flights, salads, sandwiches and even a kids’ menu. Visit them at 5349 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy Suite 100.

StoneCrest Summer Concert Series

Head to the fountain at StoneCrest at Piper Glen shopping center for live music every Friday and Saturday night through September. Check out the full line-up here.

[email protected] Reception for Sharon Dowell Solo Exhibit
Friday, September 14 | LOOM Coworking, Fort Mill | 6 p.m.

Celebrate the current works focusing on architecture and the energy of place in Sharon Dowell’s exhibit Urban Studies. There will also be work on display from artists Kathryn Waller, Jessica Calloway, Sabrina Frey, Julia Belk, FMHS and Kevin Marion.

Oktoberfest at Mary’s
Saturday, September 15 | Mary O’Neill’s, Waxhaw | All day

Join friends and neighbors in Mary’s Beirgarten for beer steins, brats, communal seating, German music and dance and more. Prizes will be given for Best Dressed Fraus and Frauleins, Das Boot, Chicken Dance Off, Beer Stein Race, and Yodel contest. $5 entry fee includes a stein for the first 200 guests.

Flipside Dinner & Beer Pairing
Sunday, September 16 | Amor Artis Brewing, Fort Mill | 6:30 p.m.

Amor Artis Brewing and The Flipside Cafe team up to host a five-course meal complemented by five brews. Guests will sip, taste and learn about each carefully selected item. $80 per person, limited to 60 guests.

Verde Charlotte Grand Opening
Monday, September 17 | 15105 John J. Delaney Drive | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Help (officially) welcome Verde to the Ballantyne neighborhood by getting to know their menu of fresh salads, wraps, wholesome grain bowls and more with specials and samples of fan favorites. Any signature Creation bowl or wrap will be just $5! Plus, everyone who joins the “Saladbration” has a chance to win Verde for a full year.

Autumn Harvest Tea
September 19 – 22 | The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge | 1 – 4 p.m.

Welcome the new season with a special tea at The Ballantyne. In addition to seasonal treats and teas, guests can enjoy Earl Grey-infused or pumpkin flavored hot toddies for $10 or a complimentary glass of Champagne. $45 per adult, $25 for children ages 5-12, $15 for children four and under. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve.

Greek Baking Class
Thursday, September 20 | Big View Diner | 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to whip up Greek classics like baklava, feta cheese pie, loukoumades and more with instruction from the professionals at Big View Diner. Dinner is included in your $45 ticket.

September Wine Dinner
Wednesday, September 26 | Bistro D’Antonio, Waxhaw | 6:30 p.m.

September’s wine dinner offers a five-course menu with complementary wine pairings guided by tasting notes given by leaders at various vineyards. $55 per person. Call 704.243.0633 to reserve your seat.

The Whiskey Club at Ballantyne
Friday, September 28 | The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge | 6:30 p.m.

Toast to National Bourbon Heritage Month with tastings of “Bourbon Originals” including Bakers, Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek and Maker’s Mark paired with light hors d’oeuvres. $65 per person. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your spot.

11th Annual 5k/10k For Kids Cancer
Saturday, September 29 | Ballantyne Corporate Park | 8 a.m.

The 11th Annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5K/10K is back with multiple route options, including a one mile fun run. Beyond the finish line, enjoy food and refreshment options, raffle prizes and plenty of kids activities.

Fall Into Fabulous- Fashion Show
Saturday, September 29 | Waverly Charlotte | 6 – 9 p.m.

Get a sneak peek into the hottest fashions for fall as new pieces from Waverly’s boutiques hit the runway, plus enjoy food and fun with emcee Michelle Boudin. This GNO is also a chance to give back – bring gently used handbags and accessories to donate to Dress for Success. Free admission.

Wine and Mammograms
Saturday, September 29 | grapevine Wine Shop | Wine Bar, Fort Mill | Noon – 8 p.m.

Breast Cancer Awareness month is just around the corner. Bring your best girlfriends to Grapevine in Baxter Village for wine and 3D mammograms. Schedule yours here.