Bastille Day, Free Skate Uptown, Watermelon Festival, Wellness Fest, Summer Fest, Nebel’s Beach, Peach Pies & Peach Jam, Charlotte FC Friendly, and More Things to Do This Weekend (7/14) 

Summer fun in Charlotte continues this week with lots to do for everyone! Catch a live show, celebrate arts & culture, show your love for favorite summer treats or beat the heat at the movie theatre.


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Charlotte AfroFuturism Fest
Thursday, July 14 – Saturday, July 16
Celebrate the bold, imaginative and innovative world of AfroFuturism with a weekend of events including Thursday’s ‘Libations & Liberation’ and a Family Fun Fest on Friday evening.

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Bastille Day Celebration with Customshop
Thursday, July 14, 6:30p
Join Customshop, The Wine Vault & Opera Carolina for a Bastille Day Celebration featuring a 7-course wine dinner interspersed with live opera performances throughout the evening. Tickets are on-sale now.

And at Mariposa


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Blue Man Group at Belk Theater
Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17
Don’t miss the world famous Blue Man Group production, exploring the world through music, comedy and plenty of surprises. Tickets are available now.

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Pageland Watermelon Festival
Friday, July 15 – Saturday, July 16
Take a day trip to Pageland, SC and celebrate everyone’s favorite summer treat! Attend the carnival, enjoy live music, run the Melon Like 5k and more. Check the schedule online for a full list of events.


CLTFREESKATE Summer Sessions at Victoria Yards
Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16
Show off your skating skills at Victoria Yards this weekend with free-skate sessions plus food, drinks, vendors and music. Non-skaters can cheer friends on from the sideline and enjoy the festivities for free.


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Peach Oatmeal Cream Pie with Thoughtful Baking Co + The Batch Maker
Saturday, July 16
Attention peach lovers! Treat your taste buds to this collaboration between Thoughtful Baking Co. and The Batch Marker; featured at four Charlotte-area Farmer’s Markets from 9:00a – 1:00p, or while supplies last.

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Nebel’s Alley Night Market’s ‘Beach Please’
Saturday, July 16, 4:00p – 10:00p
Wander Nebel’s Alley in South End under the lights for a beach-themed market featuring live music, free beach scene paintings, drinks from Wooden Robot and 30+ pop-up vendors from around the area.

Image: Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Dallas/Seoul.
© Diedrick Brackens.

Diedrick Brackens ‘Ark of Bulrushes’ Opening Celebration
Saturday, July 16, 11:00a – 6:00p
Explore the work of Los Angeles based artist, Diedrick Brackens, known for his colorful textiles about African American and queer histories. The Opening Celebration includes a dance and drum performance, followed by a conversation with the artist.

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Wentworth + Fenn Grand Re-Opening
Saturday, July 16, 10:00a – 8:00p
Check out the new and improved space, enjoy delicious pastries, complimentary drinks and samples, giveaways and more!

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The Peach Jam on Main Street Fort Mill
Saturday, July 16, 5:00p – 9:00p
Make your weekend peachy on Main Street in Fort Mill during Peach Jam! Bring the family for live music, local artisans, food & drink vendors as well as activities for the kids.

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July Pop-Up Market at Ballantyne Village
Saturday, July 16, 12:00p – 4:00p
Stroll through the Village for this month’s Market featuring over 30 local craft vendors. Enjoy a drink from the outdoor bar while shopping and listening to live music.


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Summer Fest at Protagonist Southend
Sunday, July 17, 12:00p – 5:00p
Catch those summer vibes at Protagonist Southend with live music, food trucks, over 30 local vendors and a pop-up yoga class with Charlotte Pop-Up Yoga. Registration for yoga is required.

Next Week:

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Be Well Birkdale
Tuesday, July 19, 6:00p – 7:00p
Be Well Birkdale introduces a variety of different workouts to participants each week. This Tuesday, Tejas Yoga Lab will be helping you stretch as high as the Willow Oaks.

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Summer Movies at Regal Stonecrest
Tuesday, July 19 & Wednesday, July 20
Beat the heat with $2 movies at Regal Stonecrest! Check the schedule for weekly featured films and showtimes.

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Charlotte FC vs. Chelsea FC
Wednesday, July 20, 7:30p
Catch a summertime friendly match between our own Charlotte FC and 2021 UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea FC. Tickets are available now for this exciting showcase.

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Random Acts of Kindness with Caroline Calouche & Co.
Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24
See the beauty and joy that random acts of kindness bring to the world with this performance from Caroline Calouche & Co. Tickets are on-sale now.