Bike & Brew, Broadway in Charlotte, Summer Markets, Art Outdoors, Music at the Duke Mansion & More Things to Do This Weekend (6/10)

Summer is in full swing and there is no better time to get out and gather with the friends and loved ones we have missed so much over the past year! Whether you are packing up the whole family, meeting a few friends or looking to spend a day with someone special, Charlotte has a lot to offer this week.

Featured 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.


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Bike-n-Brew at Blue Blaze Brewing with Catawba Land Conservancy
Thursday, June 10, 6:00p – 7:30p
Bring your bike or borrow one for free from Charlotte JoyRides, learn more about the network of greenways in the Charlotte area and enjoy a Carolina Thread Trail Pale Ale from Blue Blaze Brewing. Registration is required.


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2nd Friday at Oak Street Mill
Friday, June 11, 6:00p – 10:00p
This month’s installment of 2nd Friday brings us Kid Fest – including an inflatable village, interactive art projects, games and giveaways, and a performance from Dave Scott Crowe’s IMUSINATION! Food trucks and sweet treats will be on-site to keep everyone fed and happy.

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University City Food Truck Friday at Armored Cow Brewing
Friday, June 11, 5:00p – 9:00p
Enjoy live music from Jade Moore while sipping on your favorite Armored Cow brew and browsing the work of local vendors.

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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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Wicked from Blumenthal Performing Arts
Tickets on sale Friday, June 11, 10:00a
The Broadway favorite, Tony Award Winning musical is coming back to Charlotte at Ovens Auditorium, running September 8 through October 3.


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It Takes a Village Opening Celebration at The Mint Museum Randolph
Saturday, June 12, 12:00p – 6:00p
Join three of Charlotte’s innovative art collectives – Goodyear Arts, BlkMrktClt, and Brand the Moth – and celebrate the work of local artists. Enjoy live music from DJ Fannie Mae and hear from the artist collective co-founders.

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Cotswold Farmers Market Re-Opening
Saturday, June 12, 8:00a – 12:00p
Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of a neighborhood favorite and get your hands on local produce, proteins, artisanal foods and craft items. The market is located across Cotswold Marketplace shopping center.

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Rockin’ the Burg with The Charlotte Symphony
Saturday, June 12, 7:00p – 10:00p
Harrisburg Park hosts this free, family-friendly outdoor concert series featuring music from The Charlotte Symphony. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Food trucks will be on-site starting around 5:30p.

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Summer Swap & Market in Plaza Shamrock
Saturday, June 12, 10:00a – 2:00p
Bike, walk or drive through the Plaza Shamrock neighborhood during the first annual Swap and Market. Local artists and makers will be stationed throughout as well as resident yard sales, produce and fresh eggs.

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AG+ART Tour in York County
Saturday, June 12 & Sunday, June 13
Learn first-hand where your food comes from, watch local artisans at work and celebrate everything agriculture-and-art during this free, self-guided tour of York County, South Carolina farms.


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Charlotte Folk Society June Gathering at Anne Springs Close Greenway
Sunday, June 13, 4:30p – 8:00p
Gather at the Greenway and enjoy live music from the award-winning Jeff Little Trio. Reservations required with a donation to the Folk Society.

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Music in the Garden at The Duke Mansion
Sunday, June 13, 6:00p
Grab a drink, stroll the gardens and enjoy music from The Bechtler Ensemble providing entertainment for the whole family. Tickets available now.

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Summer Market at Lost Worlds Brewing
Sunday, June 13, 10:00a – 5:00p
Stop by the brewery for crafts and gifts from local vendors, a coffee from Summit and a refreshing beer to top it off. Food trucks will be on-site for lunch in the biergarten.

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Arts at Queens Outdoors at Queens Hall Lawn
Sunday, June 13, 2:00p
Reserve your spot on the lawn for a live performance by Brooklyn-based bluegrass trio Damn Tall Buildings. Tickets available now.

Next Week:

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Open Air with Harvey B. Gantt Center
Tuesday, June 15, 7:00p
Join curator Dexter Wimberly in conversation with photographer Jamel Shabazz as they discuss his work capturing New York’s street life and burgeoning hip-hop culture. This is a free virtual event streaming on YouTube.

Save the Date:

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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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Crave Charlotte Food + Wine Festival
June 23 – 26
Celebrate the best of the best in Charlotte food, mixology and craft brewing during the four day celebration. Tickets for all events are now available and selling fast!