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In a post-July 4 holiday weekend rut? If you’re searching for something new and fun to fill these dog days of summer, look no further than our round-up of the best events and openings on the South side of town. Here’s our South Charlotte news and events round-up for July:
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Burney’s in Waxhaw – Opening July 9
The newest location of North Carolina-based Burney’s Sweets and More hosted a soft opening on July 4 in Waxhaw. The bakery, known for its glazed and filled croissants, will open July 9 at 318 E. South Main St.
Napa at Kingsley – Opening July 15
Napa at Kingsley will open on July 15 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 at 1310 Broadcloth Street Suite 101 in Fort Mill.
Reservations are now available online or by phone for dinner service only. Lunch service will be available in early August.
Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse Rea Farms – Opening soon
Duckworth’s is bringing its fan-favorites menu and wide craft beer selection to Rea Farms in South Charlotte. They’re wrapping up soft openings over the holiday weekend, so expect an officially opening date soon. Find them at 9805-D Sandy Rock Place.
Host your next kid’s pool party at The Ballantyne
Just in time for summer, The Ballantyne now offers kids’ pool party packages. Packages start at $30 per child and include two hours of swim and a cabana for food and beverage. Add-ons are available. See all details here.
DropSound Yoga on the Dock
July 9 | 1309 Broadcloth St, 104, Fort Mill | 6 – 7 p.m.
This outdoor power yoga class taught by Lisa Felton Gajdzis at the Kingsley Amphiteater uses DropSound headphones to help you tune in to your practice. $10 per participant.
Barre3 + Candlebar Charlotte
July 10 | barre3, Fort Mill | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Candle Bar and Barre3 will team up for an evening of fitness, bubbly and custom candles. Tickets include a 30-minute Barre3 full body workout, a custom candle pouring and a glass of champagne.
Free Class: Savvy Succulents
July 13 | Pike Nurseries, 12630 North Community House Road | 10 a.m.
Learn about the types of succulents and how to select and care for them in this free class. Registration required.
Summer Tea in the Carolinas
July 18 – 21 | The Ballantyne
Experience a specialty summer tea featuring selections from Rare Tea Company, savories and sweets. $58 for adults, $25 for children 5-12 and $15 for children four and under (excluding tax & gratuity). Reservations required at 704.248.4100.
Ribbon Cutting: Greenway Gateway Grand Opening
July 24 | 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill | 11:30 a.m.
Celebrate the opening of The Anne Springs Close Greenway’s new 6,300 square-foot visitors center, known as the Greenway Gateway. As the first major building constructed since the Greenway’s formation in 1995, the center will give the public a place to learn about the Greenway’s mission and year-round activities.
Paws on the Patio
July 27 (Last Saturday of the month) | Rea Farms | 4:30 – 7:30 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.
Cracking Up For Adoption 2019
July 28 | 390 York Southern Road, Fort Mill | 6 – 8 p.m.
The Third Annual Cracking Up For Adoption is part comedy show and part fundraiser, featuring comedians Shawn Reynolds and Ari Funny and host Chris Ruppe. $15 in advance and $20 at the door, with proceeds assisting local families with adoption expenses.
WINE & FOOD EVENTS
Live Music Thursdays – Saturdays
Corkscrew Kingsley, Fort Mill | 8 p.m.
Looking for a place to wind down over the weekend? Corkscrew’s Kingsley location hosts local musicians each Thursday – Saturday nights.
Wine Tasting with Elizabeth Spencer
July 9 | grapevine Wine Shop | Wine Bar, Fort Mill | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Taste through six wines in the Elizabeth Spencer portfolio for just $15 per person, including:
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Chenin Blanc
- Rose of Grenache
- Pinot Noir
- Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
PlumpJack Wine Dinner, Waverly
July 11 | The Porter’s House | 7 – 10 p.m.
Scot Gaffney, Eastern Regional Sales Manager of PlumpJack Winery, will lead this wine dinner featuring PlumpJack Chard, Cade Sauvignon Blanc, Adaptation Cabernet and Cade Cabernet Howell Mountain.
Summer Wine Walk Series
July 18| 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 Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation -The HEARTest Yard Foundation.
Break out of your restaurant and try something new as favorite spots offer prix fixe dinner menus at just $30 or $35 per person. Our top picks for the south side of town:
- The Pump House ($35)
- Burtons Grill & Bar – Blakeney ($35)
- Cantina 1511 – Stonecrest ($30)
- Civetta Italian Kitchen + Bar ($35)
- Gallery Restaurant ($35)
- New South Kitchen & Bar ($30)
- The Porter’s House ($35)
- Via Roma ($35)
- Napa at Kingsley ($35)
Bistro Wine Dinner
July 31 | Bistro D’Antonio, Waxhaw | 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy five courses and wine pairings, with tasting notes and wine history by representatives from each featured winery. Call 704.243.0633 to reserve your seat. $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Free Kids Class Series: Garden Critters
July 10 | Pike Nurseries | 10 a.m.
In this kids-focused class, gardeners-in-training will learn all about worms, ladybugs and butterflies, and make their of butterfly feeder to take home. Children must be accompanied by a parents or guardian and registration is required.
Kids Pasta Making Class
July 12 | The Southern Olive, Fort Mill | 6:30 p.m.
Kids will learn how to make pasta from scratch and chop ingredients for a fresh summer salad. $35 per participant.
1st Annual Charlotte Children’s Business Fair – Summer Edition
July 13 | StoneCrest at Piper Glen | 4 – 8 p.m.
Kid entrepreneurs ages 6-14 can launch their very own start-up business at this one-day pop-up market. Let them stretch their imaginations and promote their own service or product to the public.
Live Music – The Mo Money Band
July 20 | Waverly Charlotte | 7 p.m.
Waverly’s next Saturday night concert event will feature tunes from the Mo Money Band. Grab dinner or takeout for a picnic during the show. Leashed pets welcome.
LEGO fun with Discovery Place
July 27 | StoneCreast at Piper Glen (Plaza)
As part of a traveling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums, kids can enjoy coloring sheets, tattoos, a pop-up photo op and a take-home building challenge.
Summer Concert Series
Thursdays through 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.
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.
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.