Free Jeni’s, TheSkimm in Town, Juneteenth Festival, Whole Foods Freebies, Father’s Day Fun & More. What To Do This Weekend CLT – 6/10

Looking for something new to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. From live music to charity events and even some Father’s Day fun, find it all in our day-by-day round-up of weekend events in Charlotte:


Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Truck Tour Coming to Charlotte with FREE Ice Cream
June 12 – 14 | Various locations

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The 2019 “Jeni’s Makes Summer Better” Truck Tour is bringing delicious flavors to Charlotte and giving away FREE ice cream at select locations next week. Try their Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Salted Peanut Butter, Brambleberry Crisp, Cream Puff, Frosé, Gooey Buttercake and Darkest Chocolate flavors. View all stops and locations here.

Father’s Day Fest
June 14 – 15 | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Take dad to OMB for weekend-long giveaways and activities, including the chance to win beer for a year, a golf contest, a stein hoisting contest, live music and more.

Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas 2019
June 13 – 16 | 1215 Thomas Ave.

The 22nd annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas is a free outdoor festival that will celebrate African culture through performances, art, music and more.

Charlotte Squawks 15: Quackceañera
Through June 23 | Booth Playhouse

Charlotte Squawks is celebrating 15 years with a show that’s part Saturday Night Live, part Broadway and all Queen City. Get ready to laugh at loud with jokes covering pop culture, sports, politics and more. Tickets start at $24.50.


Anne Springs Close Greenway Summer Concert Series
Comporium Amphitheater at the Anne Springs Close Greenway | 6:30 p.m.

The seventh annual Summer Concert Series continues with a performance by the HC Oakes Band. Attendees can also expect food truck vendors and beer, wine and other refreshments for sale.

NIC+ZOE Grand Opening Event Phillips Place
6815 – C Phillips Place Court | 12 – 6 p.m.

NIC+ZOE will celebrate their grand opening in Phillips Place with an afternoon of sips, shopping, light bites and special offers. Free and open to the public, but please RSVP here. Enter to win a $100 gift card here!

Whole Foods Market Uptown Charlotte First Anniversary Celebration
Whole Foods Market Uptown | 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the anniversary of Whole Foods Uptown with all-day fun including:

  • 7-10 a.m.: FREE small coffee to the first 50 people by Pure Intentions Anniversary Blend
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: BBQ lunch with FREE birthday dessert samples
  • 4 – 9 p.m.: Tap Takeover featuring Birdsong Brewery and Blue Blaze Brewery
  • All Day: Demos and in-store samples by our product teams

Beerly Funny Comedy Show – Free Monthly Showcase
Bold Missy Brewery | 7:30 p.m.

Be there for Beerly Funny‘s first monthly stand-up comedy show. $1 from every pint sold that evening will go to Operation Sidekick, a project dedicated to training and providing service dogs to veterans and minors that suffer from PTSD. Free admission.


theSkimm Night Out
McGlohan Theatre | 8 p.m.

The founders of theSkimm will host a night of networking and conversation in celebration of their new book How to Skimm Your Life that will have you and your girlfriends empowered to tackle all those things you’ve been putting off. Tickets include pre-show networking and a copy of How to Skimm Your Life. Tickets begin at $45.

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night
Mint Museum Uptown | 7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

At this adults-only night, enjoy four hours of Afro-House, Afro-Cuban, and Latin American dance rhythms with a DJ and live musicians, plus free dance lessons starting at 8 p.m. Complimentary snacks available while they last, along with a cash bar. $13 general admission, $9.75 for Mint members. $1 off admission before 9 p.m.

The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute
Knight Theater | 8 p.m.

Don’t miss your chance to see The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute take the stage at Knight Theater. You’ll hear all of your favorite Beatles classics including “Yesterday”, “Here Comes The Sun” and more. $19.50+.

Thomas Rhett: Very Hot Summer Tour 2019
PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m.

Kick off your weekend with some country music courtesy of popular artists Thomas Rhett. $38+.

Sounds of Summer in First Ward Park
First Ward Park | 7 p.m.

The Sounds of Summer series continues with performances by Hiss Golden Messenger w/ The Dead Tongues. Concerts are free, and there will be food and beer/wine vendors onsite.


The Skilled Body Project w/ Master Yoga Instructor Grace Morales
720 Gov Morrison Blvd. | 2 – 4 p.m.

Join Master Yoga Instructor Grace Morales for this Functional Line Training Workshop, which uses light hand and ankle weights to tone the arms, slim the waistline, lift the inner thighs and flatten the lower abdominal wall. You’ll learn to move more efficiently, prevent injury, improve balance and flexibility and build strength. $35.

On the Menu: Experience the Vibrance of Spring at Myers Park
Reid’s Fine Foods Myers Park | 12 – 2 p.m.

Chef Wanda, Pastry Chef Mary Director of Wine and Special Events Leyla Arcovio will host this celebration of spring ingredients, with dishes featuring green shoots and stalks, sweet peas and beans, edible flowers and fragrant herbs paired with wines. $35 per person. Call 704.377.1312 to reserve your spot.

Freedom Jazz Series
Freedom Park | 6 – 9 p.m.

The “Freedom Jazz Series” returns for another summer of free, live music. Marqueal Jordan and special guest John Dillard will take the stage at this edition, plus enjoy food trucks and beverage vendors.

Mixology with Bob Peters
Earl’s Grocery | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Join nationally recognized mixologist Bob Peters as he demonstrates how to create craft cocktails you can make at home. Admission is free, but seating is very limited.

QC Sip & Shop Father’s Day Style
The Unknown Brewing Company | 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Shop for dad at this pop-up market that features local vendors. There will also be live music, food trucks and onsite ax throwing.

Indulgence Day at the Market
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market| 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Give into your indulgences this week at the market. Vendors will have tasty desserts and treats to sample, plus gluten free and vegan options.

Retro Pride Party: Celebrate Stonewall50
Bar Argon | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Celebrate with Charlotte Pride and mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Uprising with favorite retro remixes from across the decades and 1969, the year of the riots. $5 for Argon members. $10 for guests. A portion of admission proceeds benefit Charlotte Pride.

Brew Dash – 6K and 12K Trail Race
U.S. National Whitewater Center | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Choose from two distances: the 6-pack distance (6K) or the 12-pack distance (12K) and then enjoy four 4 oz. samples of small-batch craft beer from Sycamore Brewing, Bold Missy Brewery, Amor Artis Brewing and New Sarum Brewing.

June Uptown Flea
406 N Tryon St. | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Uptown Flea returns with more than 50 vendors. You’ll find local shops, handmade goods, vintage wares and more.

20th Anniversary 90’s Throwback Party
Carolina Ale House – Waverly | 3 – 10 p.m.

Help Carolina Ale House celebrate 20 years with a Throwback to the 90’s Party featuring drink specials, live music from the Nathan Davis Trio and beer samplings from 5 – 9 p.m.

Lobster & Beer Fest
Sycamore Brewing | 12 – 11 p.m.

Enjoy the best in food truck seafood from Cousins Maine Lobster, Baltimore Crab Cake Company – Charlotte, Lobster Dogs-Food Truck, Papi Queso Food Truck, Cuzzo’s Cuisine Food Truck, The Feathered Fin and more. Plus, plenty of live music and new beer releases.


Beyond the Fountain: Duke Mansion Home & Garden Tour 
The Duke Mansion | 1 – 8 p.m.

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Perfect for a girls day out, the 5th annual Beyond the Fountain Home & Garden Tour is your chance to take a self-guided tour of the historic inn and gardens, plus enjoy summer cocktails.

Star Wars: The Music
Symphony Park | 8:15 p.m.

Experience an electrifying journey to a galaxy far, far away as the Charlotte Symphony celebrates Father’s Day with the sounds of your favorite Star Wars scores. $11.50+. Buy tickets online here.

Father’s Day at The Golf Club at Ballantyne
The Golf Club At Ballantyne | All day

Dads can enjoy an enhanced golf experience featuring cigar and beverage stations on the course with one complimentary beverage at each station. Reserve tee times online or call 704.248.4383.

Father’s Day Dad Bod Brewery Tour
The Unknown Brewing Company | 1 – 4 p.m.

Unknown Brewing Company owner Brad will lead this Dad Bod Brewery Tour. $20 includes a brewery tour for two, one flight of beer and one Unknown Brewing Co. t-shirt for Dad.

Father’s Day Tailgate Brunch
Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Treat dad to brunch with a twist: Heist will open early at 10 a.m. for a “pregame” before serving BBQ from Moe’s Original BBQ.

Divine Barrel Sushi Class
Divine Barrel Brewing | 6:30 p.m.

In this two hour hands-on class, learn how to make perfect sushi rice and rolls, plus tasty sauces. You’ll also learn all about where to shop and buy the freshest sushi ingredients. Includes two rolls and take-home materials.

Father’s Day Pig Roast
Sycamore Brewing | 12 – 9 p.m.

Rollicious Ribs & More, LLC will handle the pig roast, all you have to do is show up and enjoy new seasonal brews and live music by The Hwy.

Father’s Day at Pilot Brewing
Pilot Brewing | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Celebrate Father’s Day at Pilot Brewing with the release of their new Czech Bag Pilsner and $3 Goblets all day. They’ll also have food from Adeline’s Indian Cuisine and dads will get a free pint glass.


Allison Hancin
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!