Spring’s in full bloom, and so is the scene in South South Charlotte. From Ballantyne to Fort Mill, here are the not-to-be-missed events happening on the south side of town.
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April 4 – 13 | Rock Hill
Be a part of Rock Hill’s “annual salute to spring” at the city’s Come-See-Me Festival. The festival features nearly 80 events including garden shows, live music, kids activities and fireworks. Start planning your festival experience here.
Historic Rock Hill Art & Craft Fair
April 6 | The White Home, Rock Hill | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
As part of Rock Hill’s Come-See-Me-Festival, don’t miss the Art & Craft Fair at The White Home. You’ll be able to shop local vendors, meet artists and enjoy the spring blooms at the historic home. A suggested donation of $5 per person will benefit Historic Rock Hill and our educational endeavors.
The Third Annual Twirl ‘N Swirl 5K/Walk
April 6 | Carmel Commons | 8:30 a.m.
Lace up for the third annual Twirl ‘Swirl 5k Run/Walk and Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run to support The Judge Bill Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund, established to honor the late Mecklenburg County Chief District Court judge’s work to improve conditions for North Carolina’s abused and neglected children, protect the rights of young people in the legal system, unite child welfare and domestic violence advocates and establish best practices for family court proceedings.
LRB Spring Recess 2019
April 6 | Legal Remedy Brewing, Rock Hill
Who says recess is just for kids? Grown-ups can let loose at Legal Remedy for a day of live music, special food and beer menus and more. Your $5 entry fee includes a souvenir glass.
Moroccan Night at Le Cochon D’Or
April 9 | Le Cochon D’Or, Waxhaw | 6 p.m.
This intimate evening at Waxhaw’s French bistro includes a three-course Moroccan dinner with wine pairings and two Moroccan dance performances. $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 704.256.5382 to reserve your seat.
Ballantyne Wine Club
April 12 | The Ballantyne Hotel | 6:30 p.m.
The next gathering of the Ballantyne Wine Club will feature five J. Lohr wines each paired with a chef-created bite. $49 per person. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your spot.
April 13 – 14 | Blakeney Shopping Centers
Blakeney will host a weekend of Easter fun April 13 – 14 complete with visits with the Easter bunny, family-friendly activities including a bounce house and face painting and more.
Wine Tasting – Kaesler from Down Under
April 16 | grapevine Wine Shop | Wine Bar, Fort Mill | 7 p.m.
At Grapevine’s next tasting, you can sip six wines from the Kaesler (Barossa Valley, Australia) portfolio for just $20 per person.
Earth Day in Ballantyne
April 18 | 15801 Brixham Hill Ave. | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ballantyne’s annual Earth Day celebration offers a full day of fun: Food trucks, music, giveaways, fresh produce, free electric scooter rides and more. There’s even a station for free and secure shredding/recycling available to the public.
Food Truck Fridays in Rock Hill
Starting April 19 | Fountain Park, Rock Hill | 6 p.m.
Food Truck Fridays in Rock Hill will return on April 19. Every third Friday of the month, everyone can enjoy more than 25 food trucks, live music, kids’ activities and more.
6th Annual Easter Extravaganza
April 20 | Ballantyne Village | 1 – 3 p.m.
Ballantyne Village’s sixth annual Easter Extravaganza has fun for the whole family. Kids can play with live bunnies, make arts and crafts and enjoy face painting and a balloon artists, then everyone can pose for photos with the Easter bunny.
Beer & Tapas
April 23 | Main Street Bottle Shop, Rock Hill | 7 p.m.
Enjoy four beers paired with four creative sliders, including a breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert variation.
White Street Art + Brews Crawl
April 26 | Multiple Rock Hill locations
Head to five Rock Hill locations to see a public art unveiling, meet artists and enjoy food trucks, live music and craft beer. This family-friendly event is free to attend.
Things That Bling Pop Up Market
April 26 | Ballantyne Village | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Get a head start on your Mother’s Day shopping at Ballantyne Village’s Things That Bling Pop Up Market. Shop from more than 30 local vendors as well as the center’s boutiques.
Queen’s Cup Steeplechase
April 27 | 6103 Waxhaw Hwy, Mineral Springs
Whether you go for the tailgates, the festive attire, the hats or the horses, the Queen’s Cup has something for everyone. Grab your tickets here.
Pie & Prosecco | Friday Arts Project’s Fundraising Party
April 27 | Gettys Center, Rock Hill | 7 p.m.
The inaugural Friday Arts Project Pie & Prosecco fundraising party includes music, poetry, auctions, raffles and more in support of the non-profit Friday Arts Project. $25 general admission.