22 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including fall festivals
Photo: Axios archives
By Alexis Clinton | October 6, 2022
FRIDAY, October 7
81. Partly cloudy. 0% chance of rain.
Comedy Showcase at Common Market: Laugh the night away with comedians while you enjoy craft beer, wine or coffee along with a late night menu. 7-9pm. Price varies. Details
Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night at the Mint Museum: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with live music, DJ Carlos Lebrón playing Latin rhythms and Afro-beats, plus free dance classes including merengue, salsa and bachata with Rumbao Latin and MamboSol. $10-$13. 7:30-11:30pm. Details
Y2K: An Immersive Fundraiser for Goodyear Arts: Dress in your best 90s fashion for this millennial fundraiser with drinks, snacks, local artists and performances. $50. 8-11:55pm. Details
Jazz at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art : Listen to award-winning musician Christian Tamburr perform with no intermission while enjoying light bites and drinks. $20. 6-8:15pm. Details
Taste of Charlotte Festival 2022 at Truist Field: The three-day food festival, postponed from last week because of Hurricane Ian, features samples from area restaurants, various performances, activities and giveaways. Free. 11am-11pm. Details
SATURDAY, October 8
68. Partly cloudy. 0% chance of rain.
The Millennium Tour 2022 at the Spectrum Center: Vibe out to a concert from popular artists from the Millennium like Bow Wow, Keri Hilson, Llyod, Ying Yang Twins and many more. $63. 8pm. Details
Moving Party at Sycamore Brewing: Celebrate all weekend long with food trucks, live music and giveaways before Sycamore relocates to its new location in a few months. Free. 3-11pm. Details
Swift x Styles: A Taylor Swift & Harry Styles Dance Party at Amos’ Southend: Jam out Taylor Swift and Harry Styles before taking pictures in front of the photo backdrop area. The party will have a costume contest and lip sync battle — plus you’ll get a themed slim can koozie with admission. $20. 8pm. Details
Biscuit Saturday at Camp North End: Start your day with a fresh, hot biscuit. $6. 10am. Details
The Congregation Show 2022 at the Ford Building: Check out a motorcycle show that features motorcycle builders, vintage bikes, vendors and sponsors. $20. 12-8pm. Details
Markets at 11 at Ballantyne’s Backyard: Shop dozens of local artisans and tastemakers, turn up the tunes and order food truck bites and local beers. Free. 11am-4pm. Details
Carolina Clay Matters Fall Pottery Festival at Carolina Clay Matters: Shop from over 55 of the region’s professional potters and emerging ceramic artists. ‘Mr Huck Latin Soul Food’ and bubble tea from The Boba Tea Bar food trucks will be on site throughout the day. Free. 10am-4pm. Details
Charlotte Chalk Art Festival at 4237 Raleigh St: Participate in art and crafts, shop from retailers, enjoy food vendors and listen to live local music. Free. 11am-3pm. Details
SUNDAY, October 9
69. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.
Bitty & Beau’s Coffee Charlotte 1-Year Anniversary at South End: Celebrate a year of changing how people see other people with conga lines, live music, games, giveaways, mention “radically inclusive” at checkout for a free coffee coupon. Free. 8am-7pm. Details
Football Sunday at Skiptown: Come dressed in NFL gear to watch the Panthers play from eight large screens as your pup mingles with other dogs. Free. 12pm. Details
Oktoberfest at The Music Yard: Celebrate Oktoberfest Saturday and Sunday with live music, performers, vendors, DJs, seasonal craft beers, hammerschlagen, pumpkin carving and contests. $5pm. 2pm. Details
Uptown FC at Victoria Yards: Play street soccer with all ages welcome. Free. 2-5pm.Details
USA Main Event Wrestling at Divine Barrel Brewing: Watch professional wrestlers at the Xtreme World Wrestling throw down. This smackdown is family-friendly so cheer on and enjoy small batch pints and glasses of wine all afternoon. Free. 4-7pm. Details
Fall Festival at Black’s Peaches: Enjoy a hayride, corn maze, farm playground, horse rodeo and skeeball every Sunday this month. $8. 1-5pm. Details
Full Moon Paddle at Mt. Holly Boat Landing: Adventure out onto the Catawba River under a full moon before wrapping the night with s’mores around a bonfire. $60. 7:30-9:30pm. Details
Film Screening and Discussion at Independent Picture House: Watch the special community screening of “The Smell of Money,” the story of a community’s fight for justice against factory farming in eastern NC. The screening will be followed by an interactive Q&A panel discussion. Free. 4pm. Details
Carolina Panthers vs. San Francisco 49ers at the Bank of America Stadium: Watch the home team take on the San Francisco 49ers. $85. 4:05pm. Details
Editor’s note: Monday, Oct. 10 is a federal holiday; if you’re looking for more fall fun this long weekend, check out our fall guide.