Get out and enjoy the first weekend of October with 20+ fun events to choose from.
Our day-by-day guide to what to do this weekend in Charlotte:
Fall Plant Sales ~ Two This Weekend
Shop a wide variety of local favorite and unusual plants, Wing Haven legacy plants, trees and shrubs assisted by the knowledgeable staff and volunteers. All proceeds benefit Wing Haven gardens, programs and educational outreach. Here’s Winghaven’s 2019 Fall Plant List.
Member’s Only Day on Wednesday, October 2. Renew your Wing Haven membership online or at the door.
Open to the public October 3-5.
Shop the best selection of native plants, herbs, perennials, annuals and more all weekend. The preview sale starts on Thursday for Campus Community and Garden Members only, and opens to the public Friday and Saturday.
ARTS at the Trolley
October 3-4 | 1507 Camden Rd.
See a unique juried art exhibition featuring 11 artists at the next ARTS at the trolley event this weekend.
Oyster Bash at Upstream
October 3 | Upstream Seafood | 6:30 p.m.
Plan ahead to attend Upstream’s 11th annual Oyster Bash, featuring some of the best artisanal oyster farmers from up and down the coast. Enjoy pairings of each oyster with handpicked wines and sparklers. A portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Isabella Santos Foundation. $130 per person inclusive of donation.
Music at the Met
METROPOLITAN | Every Thursday through October 17 | 6 – 9 p.m.
The fall series of Music at the Met continues with your chance to enjoy live music, food ad drink specials from participating restaurants and a sunset over the city. This week, Ellie Morgan takes the stage.
Straight Up With Stassi Live
Knight Theater | 8 p.m.
Don’t miss your chance to hang with Stassi Schroeder as she takes her popular podcast Straight Up With Stassi on the road for the first time. Expect special guests, pop culture gabbing and more. $35+.
Olde Mecklenburg Beer Dinner
Tupelo Honey | 6:30 p.m.
Tupelo Honey and OMB team up for this four-course beer dinner where the menu is crafted specifically to pair with the brewery’s popular beers. $45 per person.
Mean Girls Trivia
NoDa Brewing Company | 6-8:30 p.m.
Put your Mean Girls knowledge to the test as NoDa Brewing hosts trivia night. TIN Kitchen food truck will also be on site.
ASC’s Fifth Annual Culture Feast
Uptown Charlotte on S. Tryon Street at Levine Center for the Arts | 6 p.m.
Connect with neighbors over dinner and experience firsthand the best of Charlotte’s arts scene at this one-of-a-kind outdoor feast. $50 per person, available at event.
First Friday Gallery Crawl in South End
Historic South End | 5 p.m.
South End’s popular monthly Gallery Crawl is back for October with lively receptions for new art exhibitions with music, food and drink and an opportunity to meet the artists.
Charlotte Symphony Gala
Urban Garden | 6:30 p.m.
This one-of-a-kind night out includes a cocktail reception and dinner designed by Chef Bruce Moffett inside the stunning Urban Garden, plus a performance at Knight Theater from the Charlotte Symphony.
Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival
Symphony Park | 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The 17th annual Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival will feature more than 150 wines from North Carolina wineries, live music, festival eats, gourmet items and a free kids area. $29+.
Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sip on your favorite seasonal fall brews including the popular Pumking beer, plus Pumpking food specials, corn hole, games and more.
Indaco Italian Restaurant Chef Demonstration
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A special guest from the anticipated Indaco Italian Restaurant will be demonstrating how to cook with North Carolina products in the Variety Shoppes.
The Fillmore | 7 p.m.
Enjoy plenty of fresh seafood, craft beer, live music, dancing and a silent auction supporting Communities In Schools.
Fall Harvest Arrangement Class
Flowers of Charlotte | 10 a.m.
Arrange your own fall harvest floral arrangement in this DIY class with Master Designer Tammy. $40+.
U.S. National Whitewater Center | 12-4 p.m.
Welcome the season with a full day of fun at the Whitewater Center, including races, fall-themed yoga sessions, seasonal cider sampling and the Fall Festival’s signature Build Your Own Boat (BYOB) Competition.
Sunday Football Pre-game Tailgate at the Collector’s Room
1520 S. Tryon St. | 9 a.m.
Head to The Collector’s Room for the ultimate Panthers pregame. All-inclusive tickets include brunch, mimosas, bloody marys, beer, live music, and a free round-trip stadium shuttle. $50 per person.
ZZ Top – 50th Anniversary Tour
PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m.
Head to PNC Music Pavilion to see ZZ Top take the stage for their 50th anniversary tour. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50.
October Front Porch Sunday
2161 Hawkins Street | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The first Front Porch Sundays market of fall will feature more than 65 stoppable vendors, adoptable pups, food trucks, live music, Sycamore beer and more.
Carolina Panthers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Bank of America Stadium | 1 p.m.
Get your tickets now to see the Carolina Panthers take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
Pumpkins + Prosecco – Chunky Knit Pumpkins
AR Workshop Charlotte | 1:30 p.m.
Make your own chunky knit style pumpkins plus sip on Prosecco in this DIY-style class at AR Workshop. $45 per person.
Mad Hatter Brinner “We’re All Mad”
7th Street Public Market | 6:01 p.m.
Fall down the rabbit hole at the “We’re All Mad Brinner” featuring five courses. $75 per person.
Movies at the Museum: A Night of LGBTQ Short Films
Mint Museum Randolph | 6 p.m.
Join Reel Out Charlotte & Charlotte Pride at the Mint Museum for a screening of LGBTQ short films. Free admission with concessions available.