BOOM and Grilled Cheese Fests, Tawba Walk, Eagles Tribute Band, 5K’s, Arts Galas, Paws & Pints, Kenny Chesney, Hope Floats and More Things to Do This Weekend (4/25)

It’s the last weekend of April (we know, we can’t believe it either) and it’s looking to be a warm one which calls for time outdoors. This week you have free music nights, the Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival, a Grilled Cheese Festival, TreeFest, a favorite annual duck race, a farmers market pop-up, and more.


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SouthPark After 5
Thursday, April 25, 5 – 9p
SouthPark After 5 is back! This free entertainment series brings live music, food trucks and drinks, hands-on art experiences, and tons of family fun every Thursday until May 28. This weekend, On the Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute will take the stage with along with free caricatures with Charlotte-based artists from 5pm-sunset. The event is located at Symphony Park, at 4400 Sharon Rd., on the corner of Barclay Downs Drive and Carnegie Boulevard, adjacent to SouthPark Mall.

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South End Urban Design Walking Tour
Thursday, April 25, 6 – 8p
Join the Charlotte Urban Design Center and Charlotte Center City Partners for a South End walking tour to learn more about Urban Design.

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Music at The Met
Thursday, April 25, 6 – 9p
Spring is officially in swing which means Music at The Met. Enjoy live music from local musicians free every Thursday next to Dressler’s and Clean Your Dirty Face. This week, Friends Band will take the stage. As always, free parking and free admission. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times.


Right Moves For Youth Twilight 5K Road Race & Walk
Friday, April 26
First Ward Park Uptown
While running the Twilight 5K, enjoy 3.1 miles of beautiful high-rise architecture, winding streets, and a course that takes you through some of the best sites in Uptown Charlotte. 

Northwest School of the Arts 30th Anniversary Gala for the Arts
Friday, April 26, 6- 10p
An anniversary gala and silent auction to fundraise for the emerging visual and performing arts students at Northwest School of the Arts.

BOOM Charlotte 2024 Festival
April 26 – 28
BOOM 2024 will be the 7th year of the annual arts festival with a mix of indoor and outdoor venues. BOOM Fringe: original edgy/experimental art performed in intimate settings. It features ticketed performances created by the presenting artists in several small venues. BOOM Intersection: a broad range of art performed on a central stage, plus interactive installations and activities – all free and open to the public. The Intersection is the epicenter of the festival. It becomes a location for artists, audiences, and community members to come together and enjoy live art in an outdoor living room.


Elizabeth 8K Road Race
Saturday, April 27
The 38th annual Elizabeth 8K will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2024. This is Charlotte’s oldest 8K race and also includes a 1.5M untimed fun run/walk as well as the Liz Kids’ Fun Run for the little ones. The course provides a fantastic tour of the scenic tree-lined residential and commercial streets of the Elizabeth neighborhood. Proceeds benefit the beautification of the Elizabeth neighborhood and TreesCharlotte.

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Charlotte Grilled Cheese Festival
Saturday, April 27, 1 – 4p
Enjoy a fun twist on America’s Favorite Sandwhich with an incredible lineup of melty, cheesy goodness paired with delicious drinks from 2 Craft Breweries, a Tito’s Bar, Bloody Mary Garden, and Mimosa Bar. There will also be live music, fun activities, and some awesome vendors to keep you entertained all day. Purchase your tickets here before they sell out.

Paws, Palms, & Pints
Saturday, April 27, 1 – 5p
Join Lucky Dog Bark and Brew for a benefit event for SnipWell, a 5-1c3 nonprofit providing low-cost spay and neuter and vet care. There’ll be a silent auction, a massage vendor for dogs and humans, a dog adoption, and more.

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2nd Annual TreeFest
Saturday, April 27, 2 – 5p
This family fun tree celebration will include tree-friendly arts and crafts, live music, and food trucks. They’ll be distributing tree seedlings and will bring back the seedling potting station for anyone who would like their tree potted for them. This is a public event and free for anyone to join.

‘Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival
Saturday, April 27, 2 – 8p
‘Tawba Walk festivities include 2 stages of Live Bands Over 100 local artists, craftsmen & vendors Local Craft Breweries Multiple Food Truck Courts Epic Kid Zone Street Art & Live Demonstrations Games, Give-a-ways, and more.

Kenny Chesney: Sun Goes Down Tour with Zac Brown Band at Bank of America Stadium
Saturday, April 27, 5p
Kenny Chesney has been one of country music’s most prolific crossover artists for almost the entirety of his three-decade career. The Tennessee native has not only notched 17 No. 1s on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, but has topped the mainstream Billboard 200 nine times, and has sold 35 million albums worldwide. 

Coveted Couture Gala at Mint Museum Randolph
Saturday, April 27, 6:30p
The 2024 Coveted Couture Gala begins at 6:30 PM on April 27 at Mint Museum Randolph and includes cocktails on the terrace, a sit-down dinner, brief auction and paddle raise, followed by dancing to live music by the band Party with the People. Tickets to the gala are $850 per person.  The Coveted Couture Gala After-Party kicks off at 9:30 PM. Tickets to the after-party are $75 and include cocktails, light bites, and dancing.


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Mini Farmers Market Pop-Up
Sunday, April 28, 12 – 4p
Finicky Foods and Me You & A Cheese Board will be hosting their version of a mini farmers market at Carolina Beer Temple this Sunday. Come out and stock up on some eggs, pimento cheese, charcuterie boxes, and fresh baked goods.

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Lovin’ Life Brunch Ticket Giveaway
Sunday, April 28, 2 -5p
Brunch, anyone? Head to Resident Culture South End for mouthwatering homemade BBQ, tasty treats pop-up with @urbansweetsco, killer drink specials, AND a chance to win tickets to the Lovin’ Life Music Festival.

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KinderMourn Hope Floats Duck Race
Sunday, April 28, 2p
The Quack is Back on Sunday, April 28th! Join us at the Whitewater Center for our KinderMourn Hope Floats Duck Race. For 20 years, we have brought KinderMourn families and our community together to FLOAT HOPE. Create a team, adopt ducks, or just come out and celebrate a day of hope and healing. It is FREE to attend or to create a team.

Earth Day Beer Dinner
Sunday, April 28, 6:30p
Celebrate Earth Day deliciously. Join Birdsong Brewing for four courses of farm-inspired plates paired with specially brewed, small-batch Birdsong beers. They’re partnering with Union Barbecue and Garden Window Farms to bring you expertly crafted dishes and beers primarily using ingredients sourced from Garden Window Farms in Denton, NC, just 60 miles from CLT. Limited seats available! $60 per ticket.

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Charlotte Family Meal
April 29 | Supperland
This culinary event brings together eight Charlotte chefs, who will each prepare and serve a course in support of support Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit that helps food service workers in times of hardship.