This week was incredible and the weekend is going to be even better!
Here’s what happened this past week and all the big upcoming events;
Charlotte Stories that were featured in this video include;
- The grand opening of the Foothills Public Shooting Complex
- York County’s freeze on all residential development
- Charlotte Native Macon Dunnagan Crowned Tanzanian Ambassador
Here are the top 5 things to do this weekend in Charlotte;
#1 The White Water Center’s Tuck Fest
Tuck Fest is a three-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music, featuring St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Langhorn Slim & The Law. The festival will take place April 22nd through the 24th at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
The festival features a variety of competitions you can participate in, including; trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, and adventure racing.
Check out more information here on TuckFest.org
#2 Top-Fuel Drag Races
NHRA drag racing returns will be returning to the zMAX Dragway April 22-24.
Join the fastest accelerating machines on the planet as they tackle the world’s fastest drag stip.
Every ticket is a pit pass, so come early to see your favorite drivers and their cars up-close before they bring over 40,000 horsepower down the concrete lanes.
For more information or tickets click here.
#3 Jimmy Buffet & Huey Lewis And The News
Jimmy Buffett, along with Mac McAnally and the other members of the Coral Reefer Band, will be playing Saturday at 7 p.m. at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, N.C.
The opening act for the show is ’80s pop superstars Huey Lewis and the News.
For more information or for tickets click here.
#4 2016 Charlotte Jazz Festival
This will be an incredible 3-day event hosted by the Levine Center for The Arts and The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.
The main stage will be headlined by 2 performances by the critically-acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis.
There will also be intimate club performances featuring local and national talent throughout the weekend, as well as a jazz dinner and happy hours.
For more information about Charlotte’s Jazz Festival click here.
#5 Stroll The Countryside on a Carolina Wine Tour
Within a 60 mile radius around Charlotte, there are over a dozen wineries of all shapes and sizes, including a cat-themed winery that just opened in York County!
Just southeast of Charlotte, you can live out childhood fantasies by enjoying some award-winning wine in a treehouse at The Treehouse Vineyards in Monroe. If you’re in the Lake Norman area, you can enjoy some local art with your wine at The Daveste Winery, or check out the largest family-owned vineard in North Carolina at The Shelton Vineyards.