Street Food & Beer Party, Summer Soiree, Popchella, Dog Parade, Vegan Market, Symphony, BBQ + Bluegrass, and More Things to Do This Weekend (6/24)

It’s officially summer and everyone around town certainly knows how to make the most of it! Take your pick of festivals, outdoor markets, live music and more. Start celebrating America a little early this year and get ready for the next few weeks as we all live our best summer lives in the Queen City.

Feature Event:

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Salty Parrot Brewing & Street Food Event
Friday, June 25, 6:00p – 9:00p
Join the team from Salty Parrot Brewing for a night of craft beer sampling and a tasting menu from some of the city’s best food trucks. Tickets available now.

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Crave Charlotte Festival at Charlotte Innovation Barn
Saturday, June 26, 1:00p
Celebrate wine, mixology and craft beer as well as the great chefs that call Charlotte home. Early and general admission tickets are available now.


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Charlotte Black Film Festival
Through Friday, June 25
Immerse yourself in the art of black filmmakers during the 11th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival. Tickets available now for film blocks that will be available to screen throughout the 11-day, virtual event.

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The Charlotte Fair at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Through Sunday, June 27
Stop by the Charlotte Fair for plenty of fun for the whole family including thrill rides, a petting zoo, live shows and more. Tickets available now.

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A Summer Soiree with Sarah Bray + Society Social
Thursday, June 24, 11:00a – 4:00p
Toast the launch of the Sarah Bray Bermuda x Society Social sun hat and scarf line at the flagship store in Atherton Mill. Small plates and champagne will be served.


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Celebrate America with Charlotte Symphony at Truist Field
Friday, June 25, 8:30p
Enjoy an evening of music and fireworks as the full symphony orchestra performs a powerful tribute to America. End the evening with a fireworks display set amidst the backdrop of the Charlotte skyline.

Summer Concert Series at Stonecrest Shopping Center
Friday, June 25, 7:00p – 10:00p & Saturday, June 26, 6:00p – 8:00p
Enjoy live music from Brubakers and Alexa Jensen throughout the weekend at Stonecrest. Grab a meal and support local restaurants in the shopping center.


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Southend Popchella with The Brown Sugar Collab
Saturday, June 26, 3:00p – 7:00p
Join The Brown Sugar Collab in partnership with Five13 Studio for a day of shopping, entertainment, food trucks and more.

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4th of July Dog Parade at Pineville Lake Park
Saturday, June 26, 2:00p – 6:00p
Get an early start on your 4th of July celebration and support Charlotte Black Dog + Pineville Neighbor’s Place. Enter your dog in the free parade, take your family and favorite K9 to the photo booth and check out other pet-friendly local vendors.

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Vegan Market at 7th Street Public Market
Saturday, June 26, 11:00a – 4:00p
Show some love to local vegan businesses showcasing delicious food, body products, and more!

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BBQ + Bluegrass at Sycamore Brewing
Saturday, June 26, 12:00p – 9:00p
How does an afternoon of hot BBQ and cold beer sound to you? Enjoy live music from Crystal Fountains and Heroes at Last and try one of the new releases from Sycamore debuting at the event.


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Party in the Park at Mint Museum Randolph
Sunday, June 27, 1:00p – 5:00p
Spend your Sunday on the lawn at The Mint Museum enjoying live music, food trucks and a cash bar – not to mention free admission to the Museum! Free, time-specific tickets available now.

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Jerk Chicken + Waffles Brunch at The Garden @ Graham St. Station
Sunday, June 27, 2:00p – 7:00p
Join the Jerk Chicken + Waffles Crew for another edition of Charlotte’s favorite day-party brunch experience. Limited free passes for entry are available or make a reservation in advance to guarantee seating.

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Nothing Major Market at The Music Yard at Southbound
Sunday, June 27, 12:00p – 7:00p
Head out to the 3rd Annual Nothing Major Market featuring local Charlotte brands, live music plus food and drinks to keep you going.

Next Week:

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Sweet Spot Studio Charcuterie Board Class with Catawba Brewing
Tuesday, June 29, 6:30p
Learn the tricks and tips behind creating Instagram-worthy charcuterie boards with Alyssa from Sweet Spot. Tickets are available now.

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NoteWorthy: Quisol with Blumenthal Performing Arts
Wednesday, June 30, 7:30p
Enjoy the music of singer-songwriter and activist Quisol, blending pop and Latin influences with the help of Charlotte Symphony musicians. This is a live virtual event available on Facebook Live.

Save the Date:

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I Was Outside: The Wingzza Pop-Up at Camp North End
Friday, July 2, 6:00p – 9:00p
Larry Swayne, founder of Wingzza Mambo Sauce, is reintroducing his famous condiment to the Queen City during this pop-up event at Camp North End. Food orders will be available for pre-order only (no walk-up food orders will be accepted) and must be placed by Tuesday, June 29.