Top 10 Best Things To Do This Weekend In Charlotte


Labor Day Weekend is almost here!

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

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

#1 Panthers vs. Steelers

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The Charlotte Panthers will be hosting the Steelers on Thursday night at the Bank of America Stadium for our last preseason game of 2017.

Tickets are now starting at just $30 each.

For more info or tickets click here.

#2 Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides


The Charlotte Knights will be taking on the Norfolk Tides this coming Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at the BB&T Field.

For more info or for tickets click here.

#3 Matthews Alive


Matthews Alive is back this weekend to the support of local non-profit organizations through music, arts and community involvement. It will start this Friday at 6pm and end Monday at 5pm.

Entry is free, but ride tickets cost $1 each or 20 for $15, and there will be plenty of food and arts and crafts to buy.

The Labor Day Parade starts Saturday morning at 10:30am.

For more info click here.

#4 East Side Block Music Festival


The Inaugural East Side Block Music Festival on Charlotte’s lower East Side this coming Saturday afternoon from noon – 5pm. The festival is an outdoor event being held on the grounds of the Albemarle Road Recreation Center (baseball field). This uplifting event includes entertainment featuring local talent, food & merchandise vendors.

For more information click here.

#5 Bearden Birthday Bash

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Uptown Charlotte’s Romare Bearden Park is hosting its annual Birthday Bash this coming Saturday evening from 7pm-10pm.

Sax master Euge Groove will be laying down the jazz, and will be followed up by the Temptation’s former lead guitarist Terence Young

For more information click here.

#6 Labor Day Celebration at the Whitewater Center


The USNWC is the place to enjoy the long holiday weekend at the Labor Day Celebration. The Labor Day 5k and 15k trail race will kick off the festivities Sunday morning, followed by a day of outdoor adventure, yoga, deep water solo climbing competition, and live music. Be sure to stick around after the sun goes down for their popular Labor Day fireworks show.

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

#7 South Carolina Gamecocks vs. NC State Wolfpack

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This coming Saturday evening, college football is coming to the Bank of America Stadium as the South Carolina Gamecocks take on the NC State Wolfpack.

For more info or tickets click here.

#8 Crossroads Dance and Cirque Festival

Since the city of Charlotte’s Native American beginnings, the city has always been a crossroads for culture and trade.  Crossroads is an original dance and cirque work celebrating the creativity and growth that occurs when diverse paths intersect.

Each performance of “Crossroads” will be a variety of dance and fitness classes as well as pre-show performances. Food trucks and local breweries will be present throughout the afternoon and evening.

Friday, September 1st
5pm – 6pm: Free Dance Class
6pm -7:30pm: Pre-Show Performances
8pm: Crossroads

Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd
3pm – 6pm: Free Dance Class
6pm -7:30pm: Pre-Show Performances
8pm: Crossroads

For more information click here.

#9 Ed Sheeran


This coming Sunday night at the Spectrum Center, Ed Sheeran will be performing live.

For more info or tickets click here.

#10 Revolutionary War Reenactment


Live action battles will take place in the front lawn of the Latta home. Saturday will feature two battles including The Battle of Charlottestown at 12:00 noon, and the Battle of the Bees at 3:00pm. Sunday one battle at 2:00pm will take place, all other demonstrations are ongoing all weekend.

The reenactment takes place at Historic Latta Plantation located at the very back of the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve at 5225 Sample Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078.

For more info click here.

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