Top 10 Best Things To Do In Charlotte This Weekend


This weekend is going to be incredible! There will be tons of football, live music, food trucks, festivals, and more!

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

#1 Carolina Renaissance Festival


This will be the opening weekend of the annual Carolina Renaissance Festival, starting at 10am this coming Saturday. There will be tons of shows, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more!  Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot!

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#2 Fashion Truck Rally

This coming Saturday at the 7th Street Market, Charlotte’s first ‘Fashion Truck Rally’ will be taking place from 10am-7pm. There will be at least 14 fashion trucks from NC, SC and VA that will be participating, including tons of food, new fashion designs, and live music. 

For more info click here.

#3 Bacon Fest at Food Truck Friday


Tomorrow night from 5-10pm BaconFest is coming to town – in celebration of Bacon! You won’t want to miss this! 10 Trucks, Live music by Pluto for Planet and C2 & The Brothers Reed Craft Beer, Cider and Wine by Sycamore Brewing!

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#4 Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival

This coming Saturday from 11am-7pm, the Great Grapes Wine and Food Fest is coming to South Park. You can expect 220+ wines from 20+ wineries, live music, festival eats, arts and crafts, gourmet items and a free kids area. 11-7 p.m. $20-$49.

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#5 Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart


This coming weekend, Disney On Ice is coming to the Specter Center (Formerly Time Warner Cable Arena).  Featuring Characters from Frozen, Finding Dory, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and tons of other Disney Princesses. You’ll aslo see Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang.

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#6 Charlotte International Jerk Festival

This coming Saturday, from 12pm-11:30pm, NoDa will be hosting the Charlotte International Jerk Fest is an annual celebration of Caribbean food and music for the whole family. The aroma of jerk cuisine and various other succulent Caribbean culinary specialties will tickle your senses. The pulsating sounds of Reggae, Dancehall, Calypso and Soca music will have you dancing. There will be food vendors, craft vendors, fruit vendors.

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#7 Charlotte Open Air Market

charlotte open air market

Charlotte’s biggest open air market is coming again this weekend to the old Eastland Mall site Saturday and Sunday from 7am-5pm.

It will feature hundreds of local vendors, farmers, and craftsmen selling everything you can imagine.

For more information click here.

#8 20th Annual Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure

This coming Saturday morning, the 20th Annual Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure will kick off in Uptown Charlotte’s Marshall Park. Celebrate, remember, and raise money for countless amazing women and men who have fought or continue to fight breast cancer.

For more info click here.


#9 Charlotte 49ers vs. Old Dominion


Tomorrow night the Charlotte 49ers will take on Old Dominion on Saturday evening starting at 6pm.

For more info or tickets click here.

#10 Queen City Crown Rugby Tournament

This year’s tournament will kick off at 9:00am Saturday morning, finishing up at 4:30 in the afternoon. This year’s tournament will consist of a full round robin setup with 25-min matches (no halves). During lunch at 11:20 the Charlotte Women’s RFC wil hold an exhibition match against the Nashville Stone Lions, after which tournament play will resume.

The tournament will include the following teams:
Charlotte Royals
Nashville Grizzlies
Atlanta Bucks
Charleston Blockade
DC Scandals
Dallas Lost Souls
Columbus Kodiaks w/ Baltimore Flamingos

Admission is free this year so bring the whole family with you! Food and beverages are available for purchase the Rugby Athletic Center’s cafe.

For more info click here.

If you think other events should be on this list or future lists, let us know –