Looking for something fun to do on the south side of town? We’ve got just the thing. From themed teas to beer festivals, check out these happenings in South Charlotte this March:
Mary Poppins-Inspired Afternoon Tea
March 7 – 10 | The Ballantyne | 1 – 4 p.m.
Experience the major of Mary Poppins with this inspired tea at The Ballantyne. Offerings include selections from Rare Tea Company, warm savories and sweets. $58 for adults, $25 for children ages 5 – 12 and $15 for those four and under. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your table.
Cookie And Beer Pairing
March 7 | Carolina Ale House – Waverly | 4 – 7 p.m.
See which brews play nicely with your favorite cookie flavors at this Carolina Ale House tasting.
Beers on tap:
- Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager
- Kentucky Blackberry Porter
- Lonerider Sweet Josie
- Cigar City Jai Alai
Chick-fil-A Arboretum Grand Opening
March 7 | Arboretum Shopping Center
Don’t miss the grand re-opening of the Chick-fil-A in the Arboretum Shopping Center. For opening weekend, they’ll donate 15% of all movie sales to two charities on March 7 and 8.
Blood Drive for The Isabella Santos Foundation
StoneCrest Firebirds/Jersey Mike’s and 12239 N. Community House Rd.
This regional blood drive in memory of Isabella Santos on what would have been her 14th birthday has two South Charlotte locations: StoneCrest Firebirds/Jersey Mike’s and 12239 N. Community House Rd. Make an appointment here.
Greenway Speaker Series: Local Food Hubs
March 9 |Anne Springs Close Greenway | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Catawba Farm and Food Coalition and Clemson Extension representatives Gloria Kellerhals and Ben Boyles walk through how local food gets on local plates and ways we can all support the local food movement. Guests will also enjoy complimentary refreshments.
Beertopia ~ A Festive Utopia of Beer
March 9 | grapevine Wine Shop | Wine Bar, Fort Mill | 2 – 6 p.m.
The 11th annual Beertopia includes over 150 beers from more than 65 breweries. Grab your collectible tasting glass and get to finding a new favorite.
Keto Cooking Class
March 9 | The Southern Olive, Fort Mill | 6:30 p.m.
Learn how to make easy weeknight meals that follow the Keto eating plan from Chef Jules and BJ. On the menu is pull apart rolls, broccoli cheddar soup and a one-pot sausage vegetable medley. $30 per person.
March 9 | Carmel Country Club | 7 p.m.
Charlotte Pediatric Society’s annual Casino Night benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte includes casino games, cocktails, dancing and a silent auction.
Wine Tasting – Schug Estate
March 12 | grapevine Wine Shop | Wine Bar, Fort Mill | 7 p.m.
Taste you way through through six wines in the Schug Estate portfolio. $20 per person. Reservations are required. Featured wines:
- Carneros Chardonnay 2016
- Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016
- Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2016
- Sonoma Valley Merlot 2013
- Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
- Sonoma Valley Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Ladies Night Out – Making a Spring Grapevine Wreath
March 13 | Sweet Repeats & More, Waxhaw | 6 p.m.
Get your home ready for spring, starting with your entryway. Make your own grapevine wreath filled with hydrangeas and greenery with the help of experts, plus bring your own wine or beer. $35 per person.
Cereal With CC Breakfast & Workshop
March 15 | The Ballantyne Hotel | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Get your tickets now to support Caroline “CC” Casey and other children facing life-altering or terminal diagnoses at Cereal With CC. The inspiring breakfast and workshop aims to inspire attendees to Give Where You Live and discover ways to support other families. Early Bird Tickets are $55.
Shamrockin’ The Village
March 15 | Ballantyne Village | 4 – 11 p.m.
This free event includes tons of St. Patrick’s Day fun, from Irish food and drink features, live music in the courtyard, Irish bagpipers, giveaways and March madness on the big screen.
Baxter-Fort Mill Spring Fest & St. Patrick’s Parade
March 16 | 900 Market St, Fort Mill | 2 – 6 p.m.
Baxter’s 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and Spring Festival includes more than 100 exhibitors, live music and entertainment, costs and prizes, on-stage demos and more. The parade, which starts at 5 p.m. features professional sports mascots, bands, classic cars, floats, Irish dancers and more. Free admission.
Cooking Class at Le Cochon D’or
March 16 and 30 | 11 a.m.
Chef Helen Tobio will demonstrate a three-course meal that you can enjoy for lunch at the restaurant and then re-create in your own kitchen. $50 per person including food, wine and recipes. Call 704.256.5382 to reserve your spot.
Spanish Wine Dinner
March 20 | The Pump House, Fort Mill | 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a five-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Michael Griswold complete with pairings of five bold Spanish wines. $85++ per guest. Call 803.329.8888 to reserve your seat.
Race to Rescue 5K
March 23 | Walter Y Elisha Park, Fort Mill | 8 a.m.
Every Life Matters, Project Safe Pet and Halfway There Rescue team up for the first Race to Rescue 5K Run and Walk. Proceeds fund York County’s free spay/neuter program. $30 in advance, 435 day of event.
March 27 | Bistro D’Antonio, Waxhaw | 6:30 p.m.
This month’s wine dinner at Bistro D’Antonio features five courses paired with wines picked specifically for each dish. $55 per person. Call 704.243.0633 to reserve your seat.
Charcuterie and Wood Trays with Chef Jill Aker-Ray
March 28 | AR Workshop Waxhaw | 6:30 p.m.
Learn the art of creating a Charcuterie tray with guest instructor Chef Jill, plus make your own customized board, lazy Susan or round sign in this hands-on DIY class. From $49.50.
Peanut Lovers Baking Class
March 28 | Big View Diner | 6:30 p.m.
Join the professionals at the Big View Bakery to learn to make a peanut butter brownie swirl cheesecake, peanut butter spritz cookies and chocolate peanut butter mousse pie. The $45 class includes dinner.
Blue Star Blitz: Outdoor Recreation Festival
March 30 | Anne Springs Close Greenway | 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Celebrate the great outdoors at the third annual Blue Star Blitz Outdoor Recreation Festival. Ride along the short track mountain course, run along the 5K and 10K trail courses, conquer the hiking course and more, plus enjoy live music and beer tastings.
Spring Pop Up Market
March 30 | Ballantyne Village | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ballantyne Village’s Spring Pop Up Market is the perfect opportunity to shop more than 35 different vendors, many of whom will offer special discounts.