Top 10 Things Happening Around The Charlotte Area This Weekend


The 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 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone In Concert

Watch one of the most popular movies along with a live symphony orchestra this weekend.

Live performances will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Oven’s Auditorium.

For tickets and more info click here.

#2 Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks

Hornets season is finally here! The Atlanta Hawks will be coming to town this coming Friday night for the Hornet’s first home game, starting at 7pm.

For more information or tickets here.

#3 Appetite For Destruction

The greatest Guns n’ Roses cover band of all time is coming to Charlotte this Friday night.

They’ll be playing at the Fillmore starting at 8pm.

For more info or tickets click here.

#4 Gastonia Fall Festival

This Saturday afternoon, the City of Gastonia will be hosting one of their largest festivals of the year – tons of live music, fun, and family fun.

11:00 am – Festival opens, bouncy houses open, free giveaways
3:45 – 4:00 – Costume contest
3:45 – 4:00 – Pumpkin Dessert Cook-Off
5:00 – 6:00 – Candy Giveaway


11:00 – 12:00 – DJ Buddy Love
12:00 – 2:00 – Bakkwoodz
2:00 – 2:30 – DJ Buddy Love
3:00 – 3:45 – Raincoat
4:00 – 6:00 – Soul Escape Band

For more information click here.

#5 Belmont Boo Fest 2017

This coming Saturday from 2-9pm the town of Belmont will be hosting their annual Boo Fest, featuring: Carnival rides, games for children and adults, food vendors, business vendors, great music, a cupcake walk, the annual costume contest, AND Butch Patrick from the original cast of The Munsters – this is a festival you do not want to miss! A huge thank you to our Partners & Sponsors for making this event possible!

For more information click here.

#6 9th Annual GUTS

This Saturday, starting at 2:00pm at the BB&T Ballpark, the 9th Annual GUTS Pumkin Carving Contest will be going down.

Charlotte creatives duke it out at this family-friendly pumpkin carving competition event open to the public! Watch the live carving action, enjoy concessions, drinks, shop exclusive GUTS merch, get a GUTS tattoo, trick-or-treat with the kids, strike a pose in our photo booth, participate in our 50/50 raffle, vote for your favorite carving, watch the judges reveal the winners, and even take a carving creation home with our “BUY NOW” option!! The best part? 100% OF PROCEEDS BENEFIT OUR LOCAL MAKE-A-WISH CHAPTER (Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina) AND GRANT WISHES FOR THE KIDS!

Tickets are $10 each.

For more information click here.

#7 5th Annual Laketoberfest

Join the Cornelius PARC Department on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Bailey Road Park for the return of Laketoberfest! This annual family-friendly event is one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in Lake Norman and attracts thousands of guests each year. This year’s Laketoberfest will feature a dozen local craft breweries, food trucks, vendors, kid’s zone, and live music from the Jill Goodson Band, Bailey Hayes Band, and LayLo.

For more info click here.

#8 South End Wine Fest

Enjoy unlimited tastings from 25 different vineyards, live music and food trucks. This is an annual Classroom Central fundraiser which assist us in our mission to equip students living in poverty to effectively learn.

The event will be this Saturday from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at 308 W. Carson Blvd.

For more info click here.

#9 Charlotte 49ers vs. UAB Blazers

This coming Saturday night watch the Charlotte 49ers football team take on the UAB Blazers at the Jerry Richardson Stadium on the UNCC Campus starting at 6:30pm.

For more info click here.

#10 Spoon Live

One of the best alternative rock bands in the country is performing live in Charlotte this coming Sunday night at the Filmore, starting at 8pm.

For tickets or more information click here.

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