Top 10 Events Happening Around Charlotte This Weekend


The weekend is almost here!

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

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

#1 University City Wine Fest

University City Partners just announced they’ll be hosting the second annual University City Wine Fest around the lake at the Shoppes at University Place this coming Saturday, April 14 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. for general admission and 1:00-6:00 p.m. for Early Admission and VIP ticket holders.

For more info or tickets click here.

#2 Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at Charlotte Knights

Baseball is back this weekend in Uptown Charlotte as the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders come to town to try their luck at the Charlotte Knights.

The two teams will face off in 3 games; Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon.

For tickets or more info click here.

#3 Dark Star Orchestra

The critically acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra, has been performing rock, psychedelic rock and jam band tunes since 1997. They provide a Grateful Dead concert experience, with the flair of each performer’s own eclectic style, sound and improvisation.

They’ll be performing live at Charlotte’s Filmore this Friday night.

For tickets or more info click here.

#4 Grand Opening of Reviver Coffee’s Tasting Room

Charlotte’s first ‘fluid-bed’ coffee roastery will be opening their tasting room for the first time this Saturday morning from 9am-noon at 1515 South Mint Street (at the corner of South End and The Gold District).

They’ll be giving out free samples of 6 of their most popular coffees, including;

Rwanda 13 30 – Light Roast
Organic Ethiopia Yirgachefe – Light Roast
Organic Bali Blue Moon – Medium Roast
Ethiopia – Medium Roast
Organic Malawi – Dark Roast
Organic Guatemala – Dark Roast

For more info click here.

#5 Open Studio Saturday

Xenobia Bailey, Bethany Collins, Javier de Frutos, Julio Gonzalez, and Marion Wilson will open their studio doors to talk with you about their work and creative processes.


+ Build Your Own Artdrop with Charlotte street artists Arko and Owl

+ Making Patterns with Typewriters with Charlotte artist Laurie Smithwick

+ Symbolic Thinking with the Innovation Institute’s Susan Jedrzejewski

+ and more

Open Studio Saturday will be taking place on Saturday, April 14th, from 12pm – 4pm at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation – 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202.

For more info click here.

#6 2nd Annual Pop-Up Picnic

Join Catawba Lands Conservancy and Carolina Thread Trail for the 2nd annual Pop-Up Picnic in Freedom Park this Saturday from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Enjoy an evening in the park with live music, local beer and wine, family-friendly activities, food truck and picnic baskets curated and prepared by local Charlotte restaurants.

For more info click here.

#7 Charlotte African-American Festival

The Annual Charlotte African-American Festival is a celebration of the rich heritage and accomplishments of the African-American Community.

It will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Uptown Charlotte’s Spirit Square.

For more info click here.

#8 North Carolina FC at Charlotte Independance

This coming Saturday night, watch the Charlotte Independance take down the North Carolina FC at the Matthews Sportsplex.

For tickets or more info click here.

#9 Arcangel

The Arcangel will be performing live this coming Saturday night starting at 9pm.

#10 Historic Rock Hill Antique, Art, & Craft Fair

On the grounds of the historic White Home, come celebrate Come-See-Me with us and meet local artisans, vendors, and craftsmen!

From art to antiques, vintage goods to hand crafts, support local artists and Historic Rock Hill by shopping local!

Check out more information here.

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