A New Restaurant Week, Seltzer World, National Trail Day, Lavender in Bloom, Concerts on the Green, African American Heritage Festival and More Things to Do This Weekend (6/3)

Take time this week to appreciate the vibrant and diverse culture of the Queen City, support local business owners and celebrate the arts! Get outside and hit the trails, take a kayak tour or learn more about the plants that call Charlotte home. And if you are looking for some time to relax there are even a few options to enjoy from the cool comfort of your couch.

Featured Event This Week:

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Eat Black Charlotte Week
June 4 – 12
Join in the celebration of Charlotte area Black-owned restaurants! Over 35 participating locations will offer prix fixe menus during the week-long event.

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Food & Culture Festival at Unknown Brewing & 1501 South Mint
Saturday, June 12
Wrap up Eat Black Charlotte Week with the Food & Culture Fest! Events will be held at two different locations throughout the day. Check the schedule for times and participating vendors

Friday:

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Whiskey Club at The Ballantyne Hotel
Friday, June 4, 6:30p – 8:00p
The hotel’s monthly tasting club is back with whiskey tastings from George Dickel Whiskey with guest Adrianne Saunders. Reservations are required.

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GRACEfest at The Brooklyn Collective
Friday, June 4 – Saturday, June 5
Stop by The Brooklyn Collective during this two-day celebration of multicultural, multidisciplinary art in Uptown which will include a visual art, sculpture, pottery, & jewelry exhibition.

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University City Food Truck Friday at Armored Cow Brewing
Friday, June 4, 5:00p – 9:00p
Enjoy live music from Austin McNeil while sipping on your favorite Armored Cow brew and browsing the work of local vendors.

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Build & Chill at MakerSpace Charlotte
Friday, June 4, 7:00p – 9:00p
Take a tour of the MakerSpace facility which includes 3D printers, a laser cutter, electronics area, wood shop, metal/fab shop, crafts studio and more.

Saturday:

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Davidson Concerts at the Circles
Saturday, June 5, 4:00p – 9:00p
Grab a picnic blanket and some snacks and enjoy live music from Carolina Soul Band. This is the first in a series of concerts running through October.

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Seltzer World Festival at Summit Seltzer
Saturday, June 5, 12:00p – 7:00p
Celebrate everything seltzer with Summit Seltzer and a line-up of local and national brands. General Admission and VIP Lounge tickets are available.

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National Trails Day at Tuckaseegee Park
Saturday, June 5, 10:00a – 2:00p
Kick-off your summer break and celebrate National Trails Day with Carolina Thread Trails. There will be live music, food trucks, vendors and plenty of outdoor activities for all ages. Pre-registration is required for some activities.

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The Boathouse Grand Opening with Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
Saturday, June 5, 12:00p – 2:00p
Celebrate the grand opening of The Boathouse, Catawba Riverkeeper’s outdoor gear and apparel store. Join a guided kayak tour and enjoy food trucks, music and local brews on-tap.

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2nd Annual Bloom Festival at Dallas Lavender Lane Farm
Saturday, June 5 – Sunday, June 6, 10:00a – 5:00p
Visit the farm to pick your own lavender and taste lavender lemonade and cotton candy while enjoying local craft and food vendors. The event is free but parking is $5 cash.

Sunday:

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Bloom & Bottle One Year Celebration
Sunday, June 6, 1:00p – 11:00p
Celebrate the one year anniversary of Bloom & Bottle with drink specials, live music and food from Full Circle Food Cart.

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Carnivorous Plant ID & Bog Gardens with UNCC Botanical Garden
Sunday, June 6, 2:00p
It may surprise you to learn that the Carolinas are famous for their bog habitats and species with some of the most interesting inhabitants being carnivorous plants like venus flytraps. Join UNCC Botanical Garden for a live Zoom class to learn more about this unique environment. Registration is required.

Next Week:

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African American Heritage Festival at The Charlotte Museum of History
Tuesday, June 8 – Saturday, June 12
Celebrate Charlotte’s black history and culture with a series of in-person and virtual event options. Registration is required.

Save the Date:

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Pride Cake Decorating at Sweet Spot Studio
Friday, June 11, 6:30p
Celebrate Pride Month with a cake decorating class – no prior experience necessary! A portion of each ticket sold will benefit Time Out Youth. Registration is required.

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Stories of Home with Hannah Hasan at The Square
Friday, June 11, 7:00p
Enjoy live performances from Charlotte youth and adult leaders with stories centered around home and belonging. The event is free but registration is required as seating is limited.

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Opening of Immersive Van Gogh
Thursday, June 17
Get your tickets now for the highly anticipated exhibit on display at Camp North End.

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