Free Ice Cream Treat, Dog Parties, Return to Theatre, School Supply Drive, Party in the Park, Garden Tour, Welcome Back Fest and More Things to Do This Weekend (7/22)

We are more than halfway through July which means the thought of back-to-school and fall leaves may be slowing creeping in, but in Charlotte, summer is still in full swing! Pamper your favorite pup, enjoy a delicious meal from a local food truck, brush up on your baking skills, grab a treat in the garden and more this week.

Featured Event:

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30Six NoDa Block Party
Friday, July 23, 5:00p – 9:00p
Gather at the luxury apartment complex, 30Six NoDa, and enjoy an evening of food trucks, live music, pop-up shops and local breweries.


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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at CPCC
Thursday, July 22 – Sunday, July 25
A favorite of theatre-goers everywhere! Take a seat and enjoy the return of live theatre during this production at CPCC. Tickets available now.

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Tunes on the Terrace at Waverly Charlotte
Thursday, July 22, 6:00p – 9:00p
Ring in the weekend with live music from Noel & Maria. As a special treat this Thursday only, pop into Tiff’s Treats for a free ice cream sandwich!

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Stories of Summer with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library
Thursday, July 22, 2:00p
As part of the library’s Summer Break programming, join the North Carolina Zoo and explore the life of animals at the zoo as well as different species and their importance. This event will be broadcast live on ImaginOn’s Facebook page.

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Call to Artists with Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
Through August 30
Calling artists of all ages! The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance and Charlotte Art League are requesting submissions for an upcoming showcase featuring visual art pieces about the Charlotte Region.

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Queen’s Feast Charlotte Restaurant Week
Through July 25
If you haven’t made it out to one of Charlotte’s best restaurants for Queen’s Feast, you still have time! Clear your schedule and make your reservations now for the tastiest week in Charlotte.

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School Supply Drive with the Town of Huntersville
Through July 31
Help send the kids back to school on the right foot with a donation to the Huntersville School Supply Drive. Wish list and drop-off locations available via the Town website.

Food Truck Fridays:

Start your weekend with a stop at one of the many Food Truck Friday events going on around Charlotte every week. Here’s a few you might try:

Black Food Truck Friday – Stop by the West Complex at 1600 W Trade this week for a line-up of black owned Food Trucks and other vendors

University City at Armored Cow Brewing – Dumpling Girls, Sandwich Express, Yummy Bahn, ScratchKitchen, Cremoso Cheesecakes and Yappy Hour Bakery

Resident Culture Brewing Company – swing by for a collection of your favorite food trucks plus live music

South End at Sycamore Brewing – a collection of local food truck favorites stop by each week

West End at Blue Blaze Brewing – a rotating list of dinner and dessert options on-site each week

Cabarrus County at Cabarrus Brewing Co. – Plant 6 Provisions, Cousins Maine Lobster, Mambo on Ruedas, Wrap’N’Roll, Nacho Average Truck, Mabry’s Que House and Woodmill Treats



Jumping the Broom Wedding + Bridal Expo with Charlotte Black Owned
Saturday, July 24, 11:00a
Connect with wedding industry professionals and find everything you need to make your big day memorable.

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Welcome Back Fest with Novant Health
Saturday, July 24, 11:00a – 4:00p
Novant Health wants to help welcome the return of summer fun and celebrate our healthcare heroes with a day full of music, delicious food and activities for the whole family.

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PAWPose at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew
Saturday, July 24, 1:00p – 5:00p
Show you appreciation for the four legged friends in your life and help those that haven’t found their fur-ever family yet. The event is free but RSVP’s are required to attend.

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Dog Days of Summer at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Saturday, July 24 – Sunday, July 25
Take advantage of this special weekend when your dogs are welcome to explore the Garden with you! Drinks, a local food truck, a mini outdoor market and live music will be on-site from 11:00a – 3:00p. Advance registration available now.

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Meet the T-Rex at Blackhawk Hardware
Saturday, July 24, 10:00a – 12:00p
Stop by Blackhawk on Park Road and meet their newest addition – a 15’ T-Rex! Bring your little dinosaur lovers and suggest a name for the new guy, enjoy some fun activities and more.


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Party in the Park at The Mint Museum Randolph
Sunday, July 25, 1:00p – 5:00p
Enjoy free admission to the Museum as well as live music, food trucks and a cash bar while you lounge in the park on the Museum grounds. Registration is required.

Next Week:

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Buttercream Piping Class with Sweet Spot Studio & The Suffolk Punch
Monday, July 26, 6:30p
Learn the art of buttercream piping and decorate your own batch of cupcakes made with beer from The Suffolk Punch. Tickets are available now.

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Gardener & Gourmand with flower child heirlooms
Wednesday, July 28, 6:30p – 8:30p
Enjoy an afternoon in the garden with petite plates from Chef Liz at Oh Crumbs, a tour of the grounds and a cooking demonstration. Registration is required.

Save the Date:

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Comedy Show at Billy Sunday
Thursday, July 29, 6:00p
Find yourself laughing into the weekend at Billy Sunday’s comedy show featuring headliner Jenn Snyder and more of your favorite funny people. Tickets are on sale now.



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