10 Best Things To Do Around The Queen City This Weekend


The weekend is finally here!

There will be tons of concerts, shows, and festivals!

Here are the top 10 things happening around the Charlotte region this weekend:

#1 Festival in The Park


This weekend is the 53rd annual Festival in the Park in Dilworth’s Freedom Park!

Festival in the Park is a THREE-DAY outdoor arts and crafts festival that features 180 artists and craft exhibitors and nearly 1,000 entertainers! There will also be concessions such as popcorn, ice cream, and cotton candy, and we’ll have plenty of activities for children of all ages.

For more information click here.

#2 Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No. 9

belk theater charlotte

Friday and Saturday night at the Belk Theater you’ll be able to experience Beethoven’s masterful final symphony, widely celebrated as one of the most significant works of all time. This work, revolutionary for audiences of its time, continues to inspire audiences today with its recognizable “Ode to Joy.” Don’t miss your chance to experience this iconic work live with your Charlotte Symphony!

For more info or for tickets click here.

#3 Whitewater Film Series

Lights. Camera. Adventure. The U.S. National Whitewater Center is proud to present the Whitewater Film Series again in 2017. Featuring a variety of outdoor industry features from across the globe, viewers will have a chance to experience the active, outdoor lifestyle in a whole new way.

This Friday night they’ll be showing ‘Mountainfilm’ starting at 7:20pm (or as soon as sunset happens).

$5 for parking – free admission – for more info click here.

#4 Adam Ant


Adam Ant is an English singer and musician. He gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three UK No. 1 singles.

For more info click here.

#5 Fall Into Huntersville Festival

things to do in the queen city this weekend

The annual Fall Into Huntersville Festival is held again in conjunction with the Live Awesome Foundation’s flag football tourney fundraiser and we’ll have vendors and food trucks and kids activities and more!

Saturday Sept. 23rd, 10am-2pm

For more info click here.

#6 For King and Country and Crowder


Two of the biggest bands in Christian music will be performing live at Carowinds this coming Saturday night.

For tickets or more information click here.

#7 UNC Charlotte 49ers vs Georgia State Panthers


This coming Saturday evening the UNCC 49ers will be taking on the Panthers (Georgia State not Carolina) at Jerry Richardson stadium.

For tickets or more information click here.

#8 Sugar Creek Fall Fest 2017


Fall is finally here, and we’re celebrating with an all-day party at Sugar Creek Brewing’s Fall Fest 2017! This event itself is FREE and will offer fun for the whole family (dogs included).

The event kicks off with “Fall Into Desserts,” a dessert festival hosted by Love Desserts CLT in our Sugar Creek warehouse from 12-5 PM (with FREE ADMISSION). Experience 20 local bakeries and dessert shops under one roof.

For more info click here.

#9 Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints

panthers stadium

The Charlotte Panthers will be hosting the Saints on Sunday afternoon starting at 1pm at the Bank of America Stadium.

Tickets are now starting at just $70 each.

For more info or tickets click here.

#10 Scottish Day at The Amazing Maize Maze


Ceud mile fàilte! A hundred thousand welcomes to a day of Scottish entertainment and activities. Wear your tartan and get $1 off your Maze admission. Wear full Scottish regalia and get $3 off your Maze admission.

For more information click here.

If you think other events should be on this list or future lists, let us know – Scott@CharlotteStories.com