Calendar Scoop:
28 Upcoming Fairs, Tours, and Festivals for CLT Spring Fun

Be ready to Spring into fun once this winter weather is done. It’ll feel like the flowers are blooming already starting in March with makers’ fairs, parades, plant sales, highland games, home tours, wine and food, and celebrations of the arts — and much more.

Spring Market At Primal
Primal Brewery
Saturday, March 7, 1:00 p.m.
Shop the Starving Artist Market and food trucks will be onsite.

Downtown Mooresville 8th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Downtown Mooresville
Saturday March 7, 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with the Ceol na Gael Irish Pipe Band, Connick School of Irish Dance dancers, green cars, family fun and more. The parade travels along Main Street from Iredell to Center Avenue.

Image: @DowntownMooresville

The Charlotte Fair
Friday, March 13 – 29
Rides, a petting zoo, fair foods and live entertainment. See website for ticket specials and daily activities.

Green River Revival
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Saturday, March 14, 9:00 a.m.
Festivities begin with the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run and continue with yoga, the coloring of the river and live music.

Veterans Park Car And Truck Show
Discovery Place Kids Parking Garage
Saturday, March 14, 9:00 a.m.
See cars of all makes, models and years in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade And Charlotte Goes Green Festival
Uptown Charlotte
Saturday, March 14, 10:00 a.m.
Parade begins at N. Tryon St. and 9th Street in Uptown before marching down 3rd St. to Caldwell. The festival features Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, vendors, Celtic Kids’ Zone and food available for purchase.

VIA Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade FACEBOOK

St. Patrick’s Day On Main Street
Old Town Rock Hill
Saturday, March 14, 2:00 p.m.
Kick off your St. Patty’s Day afternoon with the children’s play zone, live entertainment, food trucks, vendors, beer and more.

Brunch Food Truck Rally
Rural Hill
Sunday, March 22, 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy mimosas, beer and brunch food from food trucks. Listen to live music, take a hay ride and visit the historic cabin.

Blue Star Blitz
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Saturday, March 28, 7:30 a.m.
Run a 5K or 10K trail race, bike an adult or junior short track race, participate in the hiking challenge, or register for the kids’ scavenger hunt. The festival also has live music, food trucks and beer.

Image: @ASCGreenway

Metropolitan Pop-Up Market
Saturday, March 28, 10:00 a.m.
Shop handmade artists and vendors at the Metropolitan. Pet friendly. Food and parking available onsite.

Pennzoil AutoFair
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Thursday, April 2 – 5
The world’s largest automotive extravaganza, the Pennzoil AutoFair presented by Advance Auto Parts, returns this spring, bringing together thousands of hot rods, muscle cars, exotic sports cars and classic automobiles. Children will enjoy the Kids’ Zone.

Spring Plant Sale
Wing Haven
Thursday, April 2
Shop a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs assisted by expert garden volunteers.

via Winghaven, photo credit BETH HAGAN

Queen Charlotte Fair
Route 29 Pavilion
Thursday, April 2 – 19
The Queen Charlotte Fair offers family-friendly entertainment, carnival rides and food.

Wake The Queen Festival
The Unknown Brewing Company
Saturday, April 4
An annual celebration of Queen Charlotte’s support and love of the arts.

Image: @WakeUpTheQueen

Paws In The Park
Pineville Lake Park
Saturday, April 4
Rescue groups and shelters will have dogs available for adoption. Also vendors, demonstrations, food trucks, playground, dog contests and more.

Festival Of Food Trucks
Downtown Mooresville
Saturday, April 4
Two blocks of delicious food, music, wine and beer.

Easter Celebration At Blakeney
Blakeney Shopping Centers
Friday, April 10 – 11
Hop over for a picture with the Easter Bunny during the festival.

via SAS Cupcakes

Come-See-Me Festival
Various locations throughout Rock Hill
Thursday, April 16 – 25
This festival features more than 80 activities including beautiful gardens, a parade, teddy bear tea party, food trucks, live music, kids’ activities, fireworks and more.

Loch Norman Highland Games
Historic Rural Hill
Friday, April 17 – 19
Experience Highland dancing and athletics, bagpipe bands, kids’ zone, Scottish merchants, Celtic rock, traditional performers, historic reenactments, Scottish country dancing, hearth cooking, NC beer and wine, whiskey tastings, kilted running events and Scottish clan societies.

BOOM Charlotte 2020
Plaza Midwood
Friday, April 17 – 19
Features contemporary and experimental art created on the fringes of popular culture. Enjoy three days of theater, music, art and dance.

Open Streets 704
Sunday, April 19, 1:00 p.m.
Walk, roll, stroll and bike through neighborhoods of Charlotte. Explore street painting projects, B-Cycles, food, games and street performers. Veterans Park will offer family activities from Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation.

Charlotte Wine & Food Week
Wednesday, April 22-25
Oenophiles of all kinds – from casual sippers and samplers to serious connoisseurs and collectors – four days to celebrate the nectar of the gods at the Charlotte Wine & Food Week.

Tuck Fest
Friday, April 24 -26
A multi-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos and live music including trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, and obstacle and adventure racing.

Art And Soul Of South End
Historic South End
Saturday, April 25
Camden Road will transform into a community commons, with creative experiences, live music, games and pop-up shops.

via South End photography

Earth Day 2020 Festival
Downtown Davidson
Saturday, April 25
Celebrate Earth Day in Davidson with family-friendly activities, information and more.

Pet Palooza Festival And Walk
Southside Park
Saturday, April 25
The event features a dog-friendly walk, vendor fair, adoption area, music, a picnic pavilion, food and beer trucks, and fun activities for people and pets.

Image: @HSC

Art On The Green
Davidson Town Green
Saturday, April 25 – 26
This juried art festival features regional artists, along with musical performances by local talents, and food from area restaurants.


Secret Gardens of Fourth Ward – April Dates Yet To Be Announced


Bek Mitchell-Kidd
Bek is an Australian native who has lived in the Lake Norman area for more than a decade.