Live on the south side of town? We’ve got good news for you. Here are our 20+ hand-picked events and news for everyone on the south side of 51.

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY

Southern Sugar Cafe closing until August 20 and will reopen with dinner service

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Fort Mill’s Southern Sugar Cafe is trading in the bakery for a full-service dinner menu. They’ll be closed August 11 – 20 to prepare for the new changes, and will reopen to offer dinner Monday – Saturday starting at 5 p.m. Expect menu items including bison, duck, gumbo and steak.

They’ll also start offering Sunday brunch on August 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tiff’s Treats – Opening August 24

Tiff’s Treats, a bakery focusing on baked-to-order cookies, will celebrate its grand opening in Waverly on August 24 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Meet special guests Andy Roddick & Brooklyn Decker from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. The day benefits Mecklenburg County Special Olympics.

Hawthorne’s NY Pizza & Bar relocating to the Village at Robinson Farm

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The favorite for pizza and pasta is moving to a new spot at the Village at Robinson Farm where they’re expected to double seating capacity. It’s expected to open by late August.

Foxcroft Wine Co. Coming to Waverly

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Foxcroft Wine Co. will open their third Charlotte-area location in south Charlotte’s popular Waverly development. Find them soon at 7416 Waverly Walk Avenue Suite H-1.

Bistro Brunch Buffet Returns
Sundays | Bistro D’Antonio, Waxhaw

Bistro D’Antonio now offers a brunch buffet Sundays from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Expect $5 bloody Mary’s and mimosas and a menu that includes a waffle of the day, fried french toast, assorted pastries and other brunch fare.
$17 per person, children 10 and under are half off.

FUN TO-DOS

Summer Sidewalk Sale
August 10 | Crossings On Main, Fort Mill | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Crossings On Main will celebrate its annual summer Sidewalk Sale (and make room for new fall arrivals) by offering everything on the sidewalk for 50% off. Don’t miss your chance to shop!

Free Class: Growing Orchids & African Violets
August 10 | Pike Nurseries, Ballantyne | 10 a.m.

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This free class gives attendees insight into different orchid varieties, plus how to properly plant and care for orchids and African violets. 

Live Music – The Breakfast Club
August 17 | Waverly Charlotte | 7 – 10 p.m.

Go back in time and jam out with 80s-inspired band The Breakfast Club as they take the stage as Waverly’s The Terrace. Guests can grab takeout for a picnic and enjoy local brews on tap in The Terrace Beer Garden.

Barre Bootcamp & Bubbly
August 23 | Club Pilates (Fort Mill) | 7 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate back-to-school season with a 60-minute barre and bootcamp class followed by some after-class bubbly. $20 cash only with all proceeds supporting Pilgrims’ Inn in Rock Hill.

Local Makers Market
August 24 | Ballantyne Village | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shop more than 35 local makers offering jewelry, art, kids and pet wear, artisan foods and much more. While you shop, enjoy live music.

Paws on the Patio
August 31 | 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.

WINE & FOOD EVENTS

Live music line-up at Corkscrew Kingsley

The new Corkscrew in Kingsley has an August live music line-up you won’t want to miss. Catch acts including Acoustic Soulution, Rumor Mill Duo, New Local, Dan Vitco, Matt Stratford and more.

Summer Wine Walk Series
August 15 | Blakeney Shopping Centers | 5 – 8 p.m.

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 Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids.

Wine Dinner at OGGI
August 19 | OGGI Charlotte | 6:30 p.m.

Jay Murrie of Piedmont Wine Imports will team up with Chef Andrés and Chef Carlos for a five-course tasting and wine pairing. $65 per person.

Freemark Abbey Wine Dinner
August 20 | The Pump House, Fort Mill | 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy five courses of delicious dishes from Executive Chef Michael Griswold, paired with five wines from Freemark Abbey. $90++ per person. Call 803.329.8888 to reserve your spot.

FAMILY TO-DO’S

Arts and Science Council – Culture Bites
August 8 | Morrison Family YMCA | 5 – 8 p.m.

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The second annual ASC Culture Bites brings together arts, culture and food through live performances, kids activities, giveaways, a variety of food booths and more. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets! Free admission.

Cartoons & Coffee
August 17 | Rea Farms | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Head to Rea Park’s video wall to catch Paw Patrol at this month’s Cartoons and Coffee. They’ll even have a meet-and-greet with characters from the show where the first parents in line will receive a Starbucks gift card.

Music at the Fountain Series
Fridays and Saturdays | StoneCrest at Piper Glen | 7 – 10 p.m.

20 years of great music is happening all summer long at the Fountain Plaza at StoneCrest. Check out the full schedule here.

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.  August acts include classic rock and beach tunes by the Triple Play Band on August 8 and top 40 hits from the KRVE Band on August 15.

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.

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