On the hunt for ways to spend the first weekend of August? Look no further. Whether you’re venturing out or staying in, we’ve rounded up some of the best activities to fill your next summer weekend in Charlotte.
Enjoy a staycation at the Grand Bohemian Hotel
The anticipated Uptown hotel destination will open its doors on August 5. In addition to being available for room bookings, the spa and two restaurants will be open. Mico will serve European-inspired Argentinian fare, while The Bohemian Garden offers grab-and-go options. A rooftop bar is expected to open at a later date.
Fill up on tacos at the new Sabor Ballantyne
Head to Ballantyne to dine at Sabor’s newest location. The concept’s 17th location will serve the same authentic Latin street food taco-lovers have come to know and love. Find them at 14021 Conlan Circle, B1.
Go on an art scavenger hunt with Art Search Charlotte
Follow @artsearchcharlotte on Instagram, and you may get more than a few pretty pictures in return. They’re hosting a series of art scavenger hunts around the city featuring works by local artists. The concept is simple: they’ll post clues on their Instagram on where to find the next treasure. Follow the clues, find the art and then it’s yours to keep!
Far Niente Wine Dinner
July 30 | Napa at Kingsley | 6:30 pm
Call to reserve your seat at the next wine dinner at Napa at Kingsley, where you’ll enjoy five courses and five wine pairings. $135++.
Far Niente Wine Dinner
July 31 | Ruth’s Chris Steak House Charlotte SouthPark | 6:30 pm
Reserve your spot now for this three-course dinner featuring wines from Far Niente Vineyards. This event will observe all social distancing guidelines and safe practices. $140++ per person.
The Sounds of Specialty Shops
July 31 – August 1 | Specialty Shops SouthPark
The Sounds of Specialty Shops continue with live music in the courtyard every Friday through August 1. This weekend, hear Jeff Brown and Gerald Cheeks perform.
Kids Night Out: Hawaiian Luau
July 31 | 6 pm
In this hands-on class, kids ages 5-12 can learn how to whip up luau classics like Hawaiian chicken kabobs, pineapple upside down muffins, palm tree pretzels and an island punch.
Drive-In Movie in Old Town Cornelius
August 1 | Lake Norman YMCA | 8:15 pm
Enjoy a drive-in movie at the Lake Norman YMCA with a screening of The Secret Life of Pets 2. Popcorn, candy and concessions will be available.
Yoga at The Farm
August 1 | Hodges Family Farm | 8 am
These socially-distant yoga classes at Hodges Family Farm are led by local yoga enthusiast Amry Szymanski. $10 per class.
Walking On A Dream at The Music Yard Drive-In
August 1 | 7 pm
This “Indie Dance & Indie Rock Drive-In Party” includes a dance party and music featuring Indie Rock and Indie Dance songs from DJs.
Yacht Yoga with Victoria Martinez
August 1 | 7:30 am
Find your zen on the open-air deck of the Carolina Grace Lake Norman. The class, led by Victoria Martinez, is limited to 10 participants to ensure social distancing. $20 for general public, $5 for SweatNET Members.
Experience the 2016 exhibit in a fresh new light with a virtual tour of the Spirit Square lobby, where an original multimedia project honors eight of the Carolinas’ most significant artists.
Virtual Wine & Cheese Pairings
July 29 | 6 pm
In this virtual workshop, explore wine and cheese pairings with Josh Villapando, owner of Assorted Table Wine Shoppe, and Rachel Klebaur, owner of Orrman’s Cheese Shop. $90 per package.
Pen to Paper Live
July 29 | 9:30 am
Join in this free monthly workshop for the next Pen to Paper Live session, where you’ll get a mini-lesson and a guided writing prompt.
CSO al Fresco: CSO Brass
July 30 | 7:30 pm
Don’t miss the final Charlotte Symphony al Fresco featuring a quintet of CSO brass players and behind-the-scenes interviews.
July 30 | 7 pm
In this SkillPop workshop, learn the basics of hand lettering from instructor Caitlin Bristow owner of Lettered Life. $20.
Oysters 101 | Workshop Livestream
August 3 | 6 pm
Explore the world of oysters with Brett Faldstein, Executive Chef at Sea Level NC and ACE No. 3, and Paul Manley, partner at Sea Level NC, The Waterman, and ACE No. 3. In this virtual workshop, you’ll enjoy a prepared appetizer, four courses of local oysters, choice of canned beer or wine, a branded shucking knife and the livestream experience.
Online Camp: Digital Photography
August 3 | 2 pm
Middle and high school students can participate in The Light Factory’s first online camp, where they’ll learn composition and lighting techniques they can practice while exploring their own backyards, plus simple editing techniques.
How to Crush Debt
August 3 | 5 pm
In this virtual SkillPop class, instructor Bernadette Joy will teach attendees how to crush money goals, whether it’s saving for a house, paying down debt or travel the world. $20.