12 ways to rock your weekend in Charlotte


Need weekend plans? Well, don’t worry, because the Queen City has some awesome events happening this weekend all summer long. See what’s going on!

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina –

Victoria Day: Charlotte Restaurant Week

This weekend is your last chance to experience Charlotte’s food scene like never before. Go out to Victoria Day: Charlotte Restaurant Week to savor the best food the Queen City has to offer including 5Church, 73 & Main, Aqua e Vino and more. Prefixe three-course dinner menus will be available all weekend through Sunday, July 25 with prices starting at $ 30 per person. See the full list of participating restaurants here.

Charlotte Peruvian Festival @ Camp North End

Bring your friends and family to celebrate Peruvian culture at this unique festival that takes place at Camp North End. Enjoy delicious food, dancing and a stellar performance at the festival on Friday, July 23 from 5 p.m. Entrance to this event is free; find more information here.

Novant Health Welcome Back Fest @ Romare Bearden Park

Bring the family to Novant Health’s Welcome Back Fest where attendees have the chance to get vaccinated if they haven’t already. The street festival will also feature unique dishes from local food trucks and an exclusive performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Anthony Hamilton. The first 1,000 people to show proof of vaccination will receive a $ 10 food voucher to use with on-site food vendors. This free event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Find more information here.

Sound of Style Fashion Show @ The Music Yard

Your inner fashionista is calling you; answer the call at Sound of Style Fashion Show this Saturday July 24. The one-night-only event includes a fashion night with models representing Charlotte’s favorite local brands, with music from DOMii, Gabriela Gonzalez and Seebirdgo. It all runs from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Music Yard near Southbound. General admission is here, and More information can be found here.

RiFF RAFF @ Unknown Brewing Co.

Go out, have a drink and Party with RiFF RAFF during an outdoor concert at Unknown Brewing Company this Saturday. The event will also include performances by NiGE HOOD, Princeton and Bailey Snow. The event starts at 8 p.m. and will run until 11:30 p.m. tickets start at $ 25 and can be purchased here.

Christmas in July Drag Brunch by The Vanity House

Get the holiday season out early at The Vanity House Christmas Brunch in July. Enjoy a delicious brunch, party drinks and an iconic drag show, all presented by The Vanity House at the All American Pub. Doors open at 11 a.m. on Sunday and the show begins at noon. Tickets start at $ 10 and are available for purchase here.

Food Truck Friday

Start the weekend off on the right foot with great food, live music, and fun for the whole family at various Food Truck Friday events that take place across Queen’s Town. Come and have your food at West End Friday Food Truck, Food Truck Friday at Sycamore Brewing, Friday University Town Food Truck, or Black Food Truck Friday. Hours vary by location.

Party in the Park @ Mint Museum Randolph

Bring the family to Party in the Park at the Randolph location of the Mint Museum on the last Sunday of each month starting at 1 p.m. The event includes free entry to the museum, food trucks, live music and a cash bar on the terrace. Tickets and more information are available here.

River Jam @ The Whitewater Center

Spend a weekend at the National Whitewater Center in the United States, get active and listen to incredible indie bands under a Carolina sunset at River Jam. Whitehall is scheduled to take the stage on Friday, followed by Brother Moses on Saturday, and The Hooten Hallers will close on Sunday. All events are free; see more details here.

Immersive Van Gogh @ Camp North End

Come see the famous Immersive Van Gogh exhibit at Camp North End. The exhibition presents 500,000 cubic feet of monumental projections animating the work of Vincent van Gogh. The event will run until September 12. Tickets start at $ 39 and can be purchased here.

Living Under the Oaks @ Birkdale Village

Start your weekend with live music at The Grove at Birkdale Village every Friday night from April through October this year. This week’s performer is the aerial view, and the event will feature an on-site bar provided by Red Rocks Cafe. The event is free and will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More information here.

Markets + More

Queen City weekends always offer a surplus of vendor markets for Charlotteans to choose from fresh, local produce. This weekend’s open markets include the Black in the business market, Nothing big at the Music Yard, the Downtown Farmer’s Market, the University town farmer’s market, and the Southend Farmers Market.

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