Whether you add weekly markets to your routine or mark your calendar for an annual festival, here’s where to find local art, artists, crafts and makers this spring in Charlotte (plus a few save the dates). We’ll be updating later as the summer dates for shopping pop ups start rolling in, so bookmark this post and stay tuned.
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Front Porch Sundays
First Sunday each month | 2161 Hawkins Street | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
At this monthly market, shop more than 65 local vendors, enjoy beer from Sycamore Brewing, live music and other activities like free bootcamp classes and pet adoptions.
Morning Markets 2019
First Saturday of each month | Camp North End | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kick off your weekend with a morning at Camp North End. On the first Saturday of each month through June, you’ll find coffee, breakfast food, shoppable vendors and family-friendly programming.
May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17
There are four dates this summer where you can shop ore than 60 vendors in one spot, offering everything from handmade goods, vintage wares and plants. There will also be food trucks on site.
2nd Friday Street Festival
Second Friday of Each Month Beginning May 11 | Cornelius
The 2nd Friday Street Festival series in Cornelius returns for the season with a line-up of live bands, food trucks, craft breweries, local artists, kids activities and more.
South End Farmers & Artisans Market
Every Saturday | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Add a stop by Atherton into your Saturday morning routine. At this outdoor market, in addition to fresh farmers market produce, you can shop jewelry, soaps, candles and more from local vendors. As of May 4, the South End Market is located outdoors at Atherton Mill on the outparcel on the corner of South Boulevard and Tremont Avenue.
Starving Artist Market CLT
Multiple dates through June
Starving Artist Markets bring together local, handmade artists from all forms, and gives shoppers a one-stop experience for local goods. Upcoming market events include:
- May 11 at Catawba Brewing
- May 18 – The Wild Hunt NoDa Market
- June 15 – Makers Market at Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company
- June 22 – Metropolitan Takeover
SHOPPABLE POP-UPS & FESTIVALS
Mother’s Day Sip & Shop
May 10 | 7th Street Public Market | 4:30 – 9 p.m.
Find the perfect gift for mom at the market’s sip and shop. The first 100 guests will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
Ladies Night Out – Pop Up Market + Fashion Show
May 10 | Stowe Family YMCA | 7 – 10 p.m.
At this ladies night out, shop an outdoor pop-up market featuring health, beauty, fashion and lifestyle vendors. There will also be food trucks and live music. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers and $15 at the door.
Spring into Arts Festival
May 11 | Downtown Concord | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Concord’s annual family-friendly festival showcases and promotes the visual and performing arts through a juried art show, live entertainment, local vendors, beer and wine, food and kids’ activities.
Spring 2019 Pottery Festival
May 11 | Carolina Clay Matters | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
View and shop works by more than 60 potters at this free and family-friendly festival.
QC Sip and Shop
May 11 | The Unknown Brewing Company | 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
In addition to shopping more than 30 vendors, enjoy live music, food trucks and of course, plenty of beer.
Mother’s Day Bazaar
May 11 | Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts | 11 a.m.
Shop local vendors and enjoy live music at this day-long bazaar. There will also be giveaways and drink specials: expect $5 mimosas, $5 beer-mosas and $2 off any glass of regular or sparkling wine.
Pop-Up Artisan Market
May 18 | Veterans Park, Huntersville | 12 – 6 p.m.
Shop homemade jewelry, pottery, art and more as local vendors gather in Veterans Park in Huntersville for a pop-up artisan market.
May Pop-Up Market
May 18 | Ballantyne Village | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Shop the latest in fashion, accessories and art from Ballantyne Village boutiques and more than 30 local vendors, plus a fresh produce market.
Annual Fantastic FLEA & Spring Market
May 18 | The Albemarle Marketplace | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This open air market in Albemarle will feature more than 150 vendors offering vintage and repurposed items, antiques, handmade goods, collectibles, home accents and more.
3rd Annual Lake Norman Festival of the Arts with Craft Marketplace
May 18 – 19 | Birkdale Village, Huntersville
This two-day festival near Lake Norman offers the chance to see and shop original work from more than 60 vendors, including sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media.
June Nebel’s Alley Night Market
June 7 | South End | 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Stroll through the alleys of The Design Center in South End while shopping and connecting with local businesses. The night market also includes live jazz and activities. They’ll also host another market on August 2.
Summer Pop Up Market
June 29 | Ballantyne Village | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Shop over 30 local vendors offering jewelry, beauty products, home goods, art and more in the heart of Ballantyne Village. Other market dates include July 27 and August 24.