Round out your summer with a weekend of shoppable markets, live music and plenty of opportunities to raise a wine glass. Start planning with our day-by-day guide to what to do this weekend in Charlotte:
Vintage Market Days of Charlotte ‘Enjoy the Ride’
August 23 – 25 | Charlotte Motor Speedway
Shop this upscale vintage-inspired market boasting original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, seasonal plantings and more. Tickets are $15 on Friday, $10 on Saturday and Sunday and available at the gate.
The Band’s Visit
August 6 – 25 | Knight Theater
This 10-time Tony Award-winning musical makes a stop at the Knight Theater August 6-25. Tickets start at $25.
It’s Time To Drink New Sh!t: Island Wines
Fin & Fino | 6:30 p.m.
Expand your palate by trying a variety of “Island Wines” from Corsica, Sicily, Canary Islands, Mallorca and Greece. The evening also includes a family-style Mediterranean dinner. $75 per person, inclusive of gratuity and tax.
Sharon Dowell’s “Temporal States” Opening Reception
AC Hotels by Marriott Charlotte City Center | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the arrival of Sharon Dowell’s art series “Temporal States” with an exclusive look at her paintings, conversations with the artist and complimentary light bites and beverages. A percentage of all sales will go to support Girls Rock Charlotte.
Food Truck & Music In The Garden
Wing Haven | 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Enjoy an evening in the garden with “The Oinker” food truck, live music from Hot Chocolate and Vanilla Soul Duo and beverages available for purchase. The event is currently sold out, but you can join the wait list here.
Queen + Adam Lambert: The Rhapsody Tour
Spectrum Center | 8 p.m.
Queen + Adam Lambert will make a stop in Charlotte as part of their 23-date North American Rhapsody Tour. Get tickets now to hear your all-time favorites hits.
Summer Concert Series
Quail Corners Shopping Center | 6 – 10 p.m.
Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy live tunes from Jesse Black Music. Kids activities also available.
Local Makers Market
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.
The Bad Daddies
Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark | 7 – 10:30 p.m.
Get your dancing shoes ready, because The Bad Daddies are returning to Reid’s SouthPark. Purchase your $20 tickets in-store.
Freedom Jazz Series
Freedom Park | 6 – 9 p.m.
The Freedom Jazz Series returns with smooth jazz sounds from Michael Manson and special guest Jazz Revolution.
Legion Jam Fest
Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood | 5 – 11 p.m.
Legion Brewing’s Friends of Summer Event Series continues with Legion Jam Fest, featuring live music by the Abbey Elmore Band and Swim in the Wild plus a release of Pineapple Juicy Jay, a twist on their flagship brew. Free and family-friendly.
Charlotte Tacos & Margs Crawl
Uptown Charlotte | 2 – 9 P.M.
The Tacos & Margs Crawl is back, taking over 10 of Uptown Charlotte’s best bars for a taco and tequila-inspired bar crawl featuring Whiskey River, Vida Vida, World of Beer and more.
Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral | 6:30 a.m.
Lace up ahead of the annual Yiasou Greek Festival for what’s been called Charlotte’s “flattest” 5K. Packet pick-up available on race day.
Alan Jackson: Honky Tonk Highway Tour
Spectrum Center | 7:30 p.m.
Hear your country music favorites as Alan Jackson celebrates 30 years of making music with his Honky Tonk Highway Tour.
Midwood Smokehouse Park Road | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Executive Pit Master Matthew Barry will share decades of barbecue secrets, from how to smoke the perfect game-day wings to how to prepare other tailgating favorites. $25 per person.
QC Sip and Shop End of Summer Bash
The Unknown Brewing Company | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Shop more than 30 local vendors and close out the summer in style at this vendor market hosted at Unknown Brewing.
PNC Pavilion | 7:30 p.m.
Squeeze in a final outdoor summer concert as Brad Paisley takes the stage at PNC Pavilion.
Pumpkin Latte Blonde Can Release Party
Sycamore Brewing | All day
Think it’s too early for pumpkin? Think again. Let your excitement for fall shine as Sycamore releases their Pumpkin Latte Blonde in cans.
The Great Gatsby Gala
The Hilton – Charlotte Center City | 7 – 11 p.m.
The Annual Great Gatsby Gala takes guests back to the roaring 20s with a live orchestra, swing dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and desserts from Charlotte restaurants. Proceeds support the National MS Society.
Sir Purr Meet & Greet at Reid’s SouthPark
Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Celebrate the return of football season with a meet and greet with Sir Purr himself. They’ll also have cookie decorating for kids and a giveaways for the adults.
Tiff’s Treats Grand Opening
7314 Waverly Walk Ave. | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tiff’s Treats, a bakery featuring 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.
Angeline’s Summer Sidewalk Sale
303 S. Church St. | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Relax, sip and discover new favorite local items. Angeline’s patio takeover will feature several boutique vendors, a rolling bar with refreshing libations and music from DJ Trife.