Another summer weekend is right around the corner. Don’t have any plans yet? Let’s change that. No matter if you’re venturing out or staying in, here are 20+ things to do this weekend in Charlotte.
Celebrate Charlotte’s Culinary Scene at Crave Charlotte
Restaurant events kick off Tuesday, July 21
The city-wide celebration of Charlotte chefs and mixologists include more than 15 events in the span of just six days. Festivities kick off Tuesday, July 21 and include socially-distanced and reduced capacity restaurant events. Tickets sold separately to each event, and some are sold out already. Here’s our post on this fun event to support local.
Music at the Met
July 16 | 6 pm
The Metropolitan’s live music series returns this week with live music by Rayen Belchere. Free parking. Don’t forget to social distance and bring your own blankets and lawn chairs.
Performances at Middle C Jazz
July 16-18 | Middle C Jazz (livestream available for July 18 performance)
You have three chances to see world-renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips On July 16 and 17, and only one chance to see lead guitarist Terence Young on July 18. A livestream will be available for the July 18 performance.
Langtree Drive-In Trivia Night
July 16 | 7 pm
Don’t miss the inaugural Langtree Drive-In Trivia Night in Mooresville. Grab to-go beer from The Kilted Buffalo and to-go food from Moyers Lakeside Eatery, then feed your competitive side with drive-in trivia starting at 8 pm. Free parking and free to play.
CLT Art & Sole
July 11-August 7
Lace up your sneakers and get ready for a whole new way to enjoy public art. Each week, you’ll receive a new running route that showcases some of Charlotte’s best neighborhood artscapes.
July 17-18 | Anne Springs Close Greenway
Members can socially distance on the Greenway Gateway Lawn and Domtar Forest Porch to enjoy outdoor dining and live music.
Huntersville Summer Drive In Movies
July 17 | 7 pm
The first drive-in movie at Rural Hill features a screening of Sonic the Hedgehog, with concessions available for purchase.
Grand Nights for Singing: Parking Lot Performance Series
July 17 | 7:30 pm
Theatre Charlotte’s new Grand Nights For Singing: Parking Lot Performances series features intimate concerts limited to two performers and 25 audience members. Bring your own lawn chair and refreshments. Social distancing and masks required.
July 17 | 6-8 pm
Chefs-in-training can learn how to make Hawaiian-themed fare, from chicken kabobs to pineapple upside down muffins and island punch. $39 per child.
Drive-In Movie in Old Town Cornelius
July 17-18 | Oak Street Mill and Lake Norman YMCA
Don’t miss a screening of the classic musical Grease on Friday at Oak Street Mill and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on Saturday at Lake Norman YMCA. Pre-registration required.
Oakhurst Mess Market
July 18 | 9:30am – 12:30pm
Head to the Oakhurst Mess Market to discover locally made and sourced groceries, flowers, kombucha, pet supplies and more. Don’t forget your face mask!
Summer Yoga on a Yacht
July 17 | 5:45 am | Carolina Grace Lake Norman
Charlotte Family Yoga instructors will lead this early morning yoga session aboard the Carolina Grace on Lake Norman. Be sure to arrive 10 minutes early and social distance while on board.
Comedian Sid Davis at Truist Field
July 17 | 7:30 pm | Truist Field
Don’t miss your chance to catch one of the only live comedy shows in the area as Charlotte Knights and the Comedy Zone welcome Sid Davis to the ballpark at Truist Field. Tickets for exclusive on-field seating and indoor Budweiser Home Plate Club seating are $35 and include one drink ticket. General admission tickets are $20 (no drink ticket included). All sections are limited to a 25-person capacity.
Live Music at Reid’s Fine Foods
July 18 | Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark | 6 pm
Enjoy dinner and drinks on the patio at Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark and hear musician Ellie Morgan take the stage.
Pop-up Menus at Devil’s Logic Brewery
Tuesdays | 5-9 pm
Each Tuesday, Devil’s Logic Brewery hosts a pop-up menu featuring local restaurants and chefs or showcasing a few of their own favorite creations. Recent and upcoming menus include a variety of gourmet grilled cheeses, a low country boil and a five-course meal with Chef de Cuisine Tyler Honeycutt from Roosters Wood Fired Grill on July 28.
Wine & Cheese Tasting | Workshop Livestream
July 15 | 6 pm
Josh Villapando, owner of Assorted Table Wine Shoppe, and Rachel Klebaur, owner of Orrman’s Cheese Shop, lead this virtual workshop that includes three half-bottles of wine, two prepared cheese plates and a livestream tasting experience.
CSO al Fresco: Romance of the Viola
July 15 | 7:30 pm
The next Charlotte Symphony al Fresco concert, Romance of the Viola, features a quartet of CSO musicians and behind-the-scenes interviews. The free concerts premiere on Facebook and YouTube on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm.
Unplugged Virtual: Jason Jet & Emaejai
July 16 | 7 pm
From ASC Culture Blocks and Dear Soul Music Co. comes the Unplugged+Live: Virtual Concert Series. This third Thursday series features live performances by Jason Jet and Emaejai, plus a Q&A session with performers. Free.
Jazz at the Bechtler Returns Virtually
July 17 | 7 pm
The virtual season premieres this week with a free live streaming concert featuring Ziad Rabie, and the Ziad Jazz Quartet, playing a selection of jazz favorites dedicated to the life and legacy of former Executive Vice President and champion of Jazz at the Bechtler, Christopher Lawing.