Tulip Picking, Easter Bunny, Galas, Festivals, Home Tour, Beauty Event, Holi, Olé España, and More Things to Do This Weekend (3/21)

It’s another beautiful spring weekend in the Queen City! Start your weekend off by picking your own tulips at a local farm, then take a tour of Charlotte’s most beautiful homes, visit the Easter Bunny, attend one of the many festivals happening (including a brand new one made by women for women!), help welcome a new store to South End, and much more.


SAVOR Charlotte
March 12 – 26
Savor Charlotte will provide epicurean adventurers one-of-a-kind experiences, such as hands-on classes and demonstrations, exclusive menus and special offers. From March 12-26, indulge in the offerings from talented tastemakers as you discover what makes Charlotte a vibrant culinary destination.

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Cut Your Own Tulips at Howard Family Farm
Visit Howard Family Farm to pick your own tulips while they are available! Lots of colors are popping up this Spring. Admission is $5, $1 per stem. Visit their Facebook page for recent updates.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical
March 19 – 31
Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love. Catch it at the Belk Theater from March 19 – 31.


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Gorgeous Glo’s Spring Beauty Bash
Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23
Gorgeous Glo Southpark is hosting a Spring Beauty Bash on Friday March 22 and Saturday March 23 with hair, health, and skin experts from around the country (and around the corner) on hand to offer one-on-one tips directly and in person to you. There will also be tanning and blowout specials you won’t want to miss! More details here.

The Heart of the Home Tour
Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23
The Symphony Guild of Charlotte will host its signature fundraiser – the Heart of the Home Tour this Friday and Saturday. Tour guests get to talk with architects, builders, and interior designers on-site. Featuring five of Charlotte’s most beautiful, exquisite homes, this tour is an annual scoop favorite.

A Speakeasy Soiree for ISF
Friday, March 22, 6:30 – 11p
The gala will feature a swanky evening with music, mingling, a live auction, exclusive updates from the pediatric cancer medical experts, plus a secret announcement from executive director, Erin Santos – all in an effort to support transformational outcomes for rare pediatric cancer patients.

Patagonia Charlotte Grand Opening Party
Friday, March 22, 6 – 9P
Patagonia is opening its newest store in South End’s Nebel Knitting Mill, which calls for a party! Come celebrate and enjoy an evening of music, food, drinks, and more! $10 at the door goes directly to support their nonprofit partner CleanAIRE NC.

Art After Dark: Southern Digital
Friday, March 22, 6 – 10p
Art After Dark is an evening of free, 4-hour, layered programming that explores Black excellence in art and culture for adults of varying ages and backgrounds. A slight departure from the usual AAD format, this iteration highlights the importance of interaction in this digital age that is at times isolated – interaction with the galleries, with art installations, and interaction with others.

Peter Langner VEIL SHOWCASE at Ladies of Lineage
March 22 – 30
Peter Langner’s veils are a testament to the rich history of Italian couture, and we’re proud to offer you a glimpse into the world of bridal beauty and sophistication. A beautiful collection of unique and custom made wedding veils in a variety of lengths, trims and embroideries, are the perfect finishing piece for a perfect wedding day look.


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Yoga at Sycamore Taproom
Saturday, March 23, 10a – 11a
Start your Saturday with a yoga session at Sycamore Taproom in South End.

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Hop to Midtown
Saturday, March 23, 11a – 2p
For a day of family fun, join Midtown where the Easter Bunny is waiting to hop into your perfect photo op. Enjoy free pictures with the Easter Bunny captured by a professional photographer. Plus, face painting, a live DJ, and enjoy festive crafts and treats (while supplies last). Surrounding restaurants and retailers will also be offering discounts during the event.

No Man’s Land Festival
Saturday, March 23, 11a – 7p
No Man’s Land is more than just a festival. It’s a movement. Join us at Camp North End for a festival jam-packed with hands-on fun, deepened connection, bold music, and a marketplace of over 100 woman-owned businesses. It’s brand new, it’s for women by women and it’s called the No Man’s Land Festival. General Admission tickets are only $10!

Holi Festival of Colors
Saturday, March 23, 12 – 4P
Join the Elon Rec Center’s HOLI for a vibrant and joyous celebration of the festival of colors filled with festivities. Cover your family and friends with safe gulal (colored powder), and explore cultural traditions as you welcome the Spring season.

Olé España
Saturday March 23, 12 – 5p
Celebrate authentic Spanish cuisine and culture on Saturday March 23rd at Olé España, featuring live performances by Vadim Kolpakov Group and Sincopao Flamenco, a paella cooking demonstration, delicious sangria and Spanish wine selections at a one-of-a-kind experience. 12-5PM – FREE ADMISSION. Sponsored by Arts & Science Council Culture Blocks, a community partnership funded by Mecklenburg County.

Allegro Foundation Ambassador Ball
Saturday, March 23, 5:30p
The 14th Annual Ambassador’s Ball is Honoring Her Excellency, Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria to the United States, Hosted by Mr. Felix Sabates and Benefits the Allegro Foundation … a Champion for Children with Disabilities.

LAWA Gala for Education 
Saturday, March 23, 6p – midnight
Funds will be used to continue LAWA’s mission to advance the education and quality of life of Latinos in the Charlotte Region through scholarships, workshops, and mentoring program. 


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Easter EGGstravaganza
Sunday, March 24, 11a
Celebrate Easter at SouthPark Church with a catered lunch (lunch is provided for children attending), ice cream treats (for everyone!), glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt, crafts, and a baby-animal petting zoo.

STEAMfest 2024
Sunday, March 24, 2024 | 12 PM to 5 PM
Featuring hands-on activities created by teachers, students, local universities, museums, community organizations, and businesses, STEAMfest offers visitors an exciting look into the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. It’s an opportunity to take part in fun, engaging, hands-on activities that give us even more reason to imagine, discover, and explore all of the wonderful possibilities that surround us.

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Socialize and Succeed Networking Event
Sunday, March 24, 7p
Join The Royal Tot for a networking event for comedians, writers, and people who are working in or want to be working in the entertainment industry.