There’s no shortage of things to do on the south side of town. Between shopping and dining with our exclusive south Charlotte scoop deals, make time for these new spots and must-do events.
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
First Watch – Open now
Now serving breakfast, brunch and lunch, First Watch just may be your new go-to for daytime fare. We’re eyeing the smoked salmon tzatziki toast with wild Alaska smoked sockeye salmon, whole grain artisan toast with tzatziki cream cheese, English cucumbers, radish, red onion, feta and fresh dill. First Watch is open daily from 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Find them at 2373 Len Patterson Rd., Suite 100 in Fort Mill.
The Lucky Duck Gastropub – Open now
In Fort Mill’s Baxter Village, find this Irish-inspired gastropub serving small plates like house smoked salmon and Irish poutine, as well as entrees including steak frites bangers and mash and shepherd’s pie. Open now at 993 Market St. in Fort Mill.
Napa at Kingsley – Opening soon
Napa at Kingsley will open in July in Fort Mill. Expect Napa Valley-influenced fare, plus twists on traditional Italian and Fresh dishes. They’ll also feature new Napa creations from Executive Chef Michael Griswold including oven roasted lamb chops, lobster orecchiette, veal saltimbocca and wild boar agnolotti. Browse the menus here and find them soon at 1310 Broadcloth Street Suite 101 in Fort Mill.
Southern Living Inspired Show Home
Through June 30 | 427 Bramble Way, Fort Mill
See the latest trends in architecture and interior design on a self-guided tour of the Southern Living Inspired Home. The home is open for tours Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 4 p.m. $16 general admission. Proceeds benefit the Levine Cancer Institute – Rock Hill & the Anne Springs Close Greenway – Equestrian Program.
Thursday Sunset Yoga
Every Thursday | Anne Springs Close Greenway | 6:15 p.m.
Instructors Lidia and Suzanne lead this all-levels class weekly at the Anne Springs Close Greenway. Classes are $5 each. They’ll happen during the greenway’s Summer Concert Series, so attendees are encouraged to stay after class and enjoy live music, food trucks and beer. $5 parking fee applies.
Crossings 25th Birthday Party
June 14 – 15 | Crossings On Main, Fort Mill
Help the Crossings on Main celebrate their 25th birthday with mimosas, mini cupcakes, giveaways and and free SCOUT totes with each $50+ purchase.
2nd Birthday Bash at Barre3 Fort Mill
June 22 | barre3, Fort Mill
Enjoy free classes all day, giveaways and more. Save your spot before the classes fill up!
Summer Wine Walk Series
Third Thursday of the month through August 15| Blakeney Shopping Centers
As part of Blakeney’s Summer Concert Series, attendees 21 and up can take part in a Summer Wine Walk to sip, shop and stroll through select Blakeney retailers while sampling wine and enjoying exclusive sales and promotions. Admission is a $25 donation to that week’s charity:
- June 20 – Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation
- July 18 – Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation -The HEARTest Yard Foundation
- August 15 – Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids
Paws on the Patio
Last Saturday of the month | Rea Farms | 2 – 5 p.m.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and the Humane Society of Charlotte team up for an afternoon of live music, adoptable pets, raffles and giveaways, caricatures of your pets and more. $1 from each beer and frozen drink benefits the Humane Society.
Mondays | Amor Artis Brewing | 8 p.m.
Watch your favorite weekly guilty pleasure at Amor Artis Brewing, where they’ll have a $5 rosé special and popcorn.
Fundraiser: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
June 8 and 15 | AR Workshop Waxhaw
At these two special AR Workshop classes, register to make a lemonade stand plank sign and zippered pouch to support the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Ladies Night Out – Wooden Planter Workshop
June 21 | Sweet Repeats & More, Waxhaw | 6 – 8 p.m.
At this ladies DIY night out, you’ll make your own wooden planter, perfect for your front porch. $35 per person, BYOB and snacks.
Uptown Dueling Pianos LIVE
June 21 | Blackfinn Ameripub – Ballantyne | 9 p.m.
Uptown Dueling Pianos returns to Blackfinn for a night of all-request, sing-a-long fun.
June 26 | Bistro D’Antonio, Waxhaw | 6:30 p.m.
This month’s wine dinner features five courses with wine pairings picked for each dish. Learn about each wine from experts from each vineyard. $55 per person. Call 704.243.0633 to reserve your spot.
Summer Pop Up Market
June 29 | Ballantyne Village | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Shop over 35 local vendors (plus a farmers market and live music) offering jewelry, art and home goods, gourmet foods and more.
FAMILY FUN EVENTS
Waxhaw Fun Days in the Park
Every Wednesday | Waxhaw Parks | 9:30 a.m.
This free program offers families the chance to explore different Waxhaw area parks through a unique activity or theme. Upcoming themes:
• Jun. 12: Waxhaw “ROCKS” Day
• Jun. 19: Fairy Trail Day
• Jun. 26: Backyard Games
Summer Concert Series
Thursdays June – August | Blakeney Shopping Centers | 6 – 9 p.m.
The Blakeney summer concert series is back on Thursdays through August. Kids can enjoy The Blakeney Playground. Lawn chairs, blankets and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.
Matthews Food Truck Fridays & Concert Series
Second and fourth Fridays | 120 S Trade St., Matthews | 5 – 9 p.m.
Through September, enjoy a family night out with a variety of gourmet food trucks, live music line-up, craft beer and wine and plenty of kids’ activities.
Summer Concerts in Fort Mill
June 14 | Walter Y. Elisha Park | 7 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts at different locations throughout the summer. First up is Trial by Fire, a Journey tribute band, on June 14. The night will also feature fireworks.
Live Music – The Mo Money Band
June 22 | 7 – 10 p.m. | Waverly Charlotte
Waverly’s first Saturday night concert event of the season will feature tunes from the Mo Money Band. Grab dinner or takeout for a picnic during the show.
Music on the Green
Fridays and Saturdays | Promenade on Providence | 7 – 10 p.m.
Spend weekend evenings enjoying free live music at Promenade on Providence. View the full line-up here. Bring your own chairs and blankets.
Jammin’ by the Tracks Concert Series
First Friday of the month | Downtown Waxhaw | 7 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy live music in downtown Waxhaw under the Water Tower on the first Friday of the month through September. View the full line-up here.
June 24 | Anne Springs Close Greenway | 7:30 p.m.
A fun family activity or date night, you can paddle down the waters of Lake Haigler on this guided sunset kayak tour. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak. $15 members/$20 nonmembers for a single kayak and $20 members/$25 nonmembers for a tandem kayak which includes kayak equipment and guide.
Big View Kids Baking Class
June 24 | Big View Diner | 5:30 p.m.
This kids cooking class features recipes families can make together while school is out, including birthday cake popcorn, strawberry cake pops, butterscotch chip cookies and a s’mores casserole. Dinner is included $35 kids/$45 adults. Children must be 8+ years of age and accompanied by an adult.
Summer Concert Series
Thursdays | Comporium Amphitheater at the Anne Springs Close Greenway | 6:30 p.m.
The seventh annual Summer Concert Series continues with live music, food truck vendors and beer, wine and other refreshments for sale. View the full schedule here.
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