Weekend of 10/14/22
Looking for something to do around Charlotte Metro areas this weekend? We’ve got you covered!
Carolina Balloon Festival – Statesville: This is the 47th annual balloon fest and not only will the sky be decorated with colorful hot air balloons, but you can get some yummy food and drinks! The festival runs all weekend and there will be a chance for tethered balloon rides (weather permitting). Find more details here!
Carolina Renaissance Festival – Huntersville: Take a travel through time to the greatest party since Camelot! Food, drink, costumes, jousting, comedy, and more! This event is fun for the whole family and runs all weekend, rain or shine. Details here.
The Amazing Maize Maze – Huntersville: Who wouldn’t want to get lost in 7 whole acres of corn field? The maze is open rain or shine, but should they close due to extreme weather, notice will be posted on social media. Purchase your time-entry tickets online and view full details here.
Scarowinds – Charlotte: You like rides? You like scares? You’ll love this! “Hordes of hungry zombies and blood-thirsty vampires eagerly wait to make guests their next meal. There is no escaping their wicked screams that fill the park. Add Carowinds’ world-class thrill rides in the darkness under the moon, which creates supreme Halloween – dare we say it? – FUN.” Details and tickets here.
Fall Works at the Charlotte Ballet – Charlotte: This program features three incredible works performed at every show. Fall Works features: A Picture of You Falling by Crystal Pite, IN Cognito by Helen Pickett, and Under the Lights by Christopher Stuart. Details and tickets here.
Charlotte Checkers Opening Weekend – Charlotte: Celebrate the start of another season of hockey and support the Checkers! Available game dates are Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. Both games are against the division rival Hartford Wolf Pack. Tickets and more details here.
Friday – 10/14
FUNK YOU (Live) – Charlotte: The Music Yard presents the band FUNK YOU, a band places a healthy helping of soul atop a funky backbeat that continues to evolve after a decade on the road. 21+ and doors open at 6pm. Details here.
Free Concert with CATS – Bland St Light Rail Station, Charlotte: Enjoy live tunes from the Lovell Bradford Quartet at Bland St. Station from 5-7pm. More details here.
Ladies & Cannabis Night at Greenlife Remedies – Southend, Charlotte: Learn how cannabis can be incorporated in a positive helpful way for women, plus have CBD/D8 Mocktails, light appetizers, giveaways and deals. Details here.
Front Lawn Friday at McColl Center – Charlotte: Hang out on the lawn, visit studios, soak in the spins of local DJ’s, enjoy tasty food truck treats, and take in live performances, all in the excellent and always refreshing creative company of McColl Center local and visiting artists! Details here.
JAZZ ROOM at Stage Door Theater at the Blumenthal – Charlotte: Grammy-nominated Israeli flutist Itai Kriss and his band Telavana bring the sounds of his native Middle East with the vibrant rhythms the Caribbean to the JAZZ ROOM. Details and tickets here.
Fridays at Camp North End – Charlotte: Get ready for live music, good food, new public art, and plenty of small businesses for you to support! Details here.
Yoga at Pinhouse – Plaza Midwood, Charlotte: This Yoga class is an energizing practice built for all levels. Stick around after yoga class for music, drink, food & good vibes for all! Details and tickets here.
Saturday – 10/15
25th Annual Buddy Walk at UNC Jerry Richardson Stadium – Charlotte: The goal of the Budd Walk is three-fold: to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome; to raise the funds necessary to develop innovate and effective programs; and enhance the position of the Down syndrome community. Details here.
Redbud Group’s End of Season Block Party at Redbud Group Office – Charlotte: This is a family friendly event! Enjoy a Live DJ, games, local vendors, food trucks, and a FREE Limited Edition Inaugural Season Poster! Details here.
Charlotte Parent School Fair at Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas – Charlotte: FREE event! The fair features schools, vendors, information sessions, a balloon artist, and a visit from some special princesses for storytime (11 a.m.). Details here.
The Children’s Heart Foundation Congenital Heart Walk – Concord: This event includes family-friendly activities and entertainment, remembrance, and exciting research updates about the progress you’re supporting. Details here.
Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast at The Market at 7th Street – Charlotte: Come out and enjoy both, plain and blueberry, pancakes made especially for you by Charlotte’s firefighters. Details here.
Celebrate! Bling Ball at The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte – Charlotte: Experience the wonder of 75 years, the impact of giving on our scholarship students and unique performance from Annie, mingling with the characters, and being inspired. Details and tickets here.
Isabella Santos Foundation 5K For Kids Cancer at Ballantyne Corporate Park – Charlotte: Join a 5K run for kids fighting rare cancers, plus enjoy a brunch, kids zone and raffle. Details here.
Hola Charlotte Festival in Uptown – Charlotte: FREE event! Celebrate Latin American culture through a street-style festival as you listen to renowned artists, pop-up performances, activities and a variety of food vendors offering tasty street treats. Details here.
Das Best Oktoberfest at Ballantyne’s Backyard – Charlotte: Taste a couple of the hundreds of craft beers, wines, ciders and schnapps as you enjoy live music, German-inspired dishes, food trucks, games, and contests. Details here.
Pumpkin Patch at Truist Field – Charlotte: They’re turning Truist Field into a pumpkin patch! There will be thousands of pumpkins from which to choose in the outfield. Enjoy fall-themed treats, shopping, live music, photo opportunities, the pumpkin decorating station, and more. Details here.
Movies in the Park at Wilmore Centennial Park – Charlotte: Grab your favorite picnic blanket and head to Wilmore Centennial Park (205 West Kingston Ave.) on October 15 for outdoor Movies in the Park! Details here.
The African American Male Wellness Walk at Friendship Baptist Church – Charlotte: (NAAMWW) provides a 5k walk and run as an awareness campaign addressing the need for black men to live longer from preventable diseases. This family-friendly event will also have health screenings, vendors, live entertainment and an appearance from Anthony Hamilton. Details here.
Sunday – 10/16
Harry Potter 9 & 3/4 Day at Divine Barrel Brewing – Charlotte: Celebrate Harry Potter Day as we get 9 & 3/4 of the way through 2022 on 10/16/22! This is a FREE family-friendly event, and expect to see Harry Potter movies played throughout the day, a special batch of Butter Beer for adults and kiddos, and of course, decorations. Details here.
Football Sunday at Skiptown – Charlotte: Get into the Game Day spirit by wearing your favorite NFL team’s gear (or dress your pup!) and get FREE ADMISSION. Plus, Everyone who arrives within an hour of the Panthers kickoff gets a ticket for a FREE puppuccino, redeemable during halftime. Details here.
Game Day at Music Yard – Charlotte: Join the game day experience with live music, food and drinks as you watch the Carolina Panthers take on the Los Angeles Rams on large screens. Details here.
Writing with Bearden at The Mint Museum – Charlotte: Engage in a Bearden Gallery Workshop with Charlotte Lit as they teach the “writing about art” tradition called ekphrasis. Details here.
Pups on the Patio at Optimist Hall – Charlotte: Play and adopt dogs from Gaston County Animal Care Enforcement on the patio with drink specials and puppuccinos available at the airstream bar. Details here.
Divas Heels and Horror Drag Lunch at Hi-Wire Brewing – Charlotte: Admission includes our fabulous drag show where you can choose to indulge in our many house brewed options as well as a wonderful list of non alcoholic mocktails. Details here.