Top 10 Things Happening Around Charlotte This Weekend


The weekend is almost here!

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

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

#1 Jay-Z

Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as JAY-Z, is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music.

Also, he married Beyonce.

He’ll be performing live this Thursday night at 8pm at the Spectrum Center in Uptown Charlotte.

For tickets or more info click here.

#2 Winter Wonderland Southpark

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink is an open-air holiday experience in Charlotte, North Carolina nestled between SouthPark Mall and Symphony Park. It features a 5,000 square for ice skating rink, a pub and a coffee shop and features live music, special events, guests and activities.

They’ll be open this coming Friday from 3pm-midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 11am-midnight.

For more info click here.

#3 The Southern Christmas Show

This is the last weekend of The 50th Southern Christmas Show at Charlotte’s Park Expo and Conference Center off Independence Blvd.

It will be open 10am-9pm this coming Thursday (11/16) through Sunday (11/19).

For more information or tickets click here.

#4 Carolina Renaissance Festival


This is the very last weekend of the Carolina’s biggest Renaissance Festival. History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more!  Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot! Huzzah!

For more info or tickets click to learn more.

#5 Christopher Warren-Green – Beethoven Violin Concerto

World famous British violinist and conductor Christopher Warren-Green will be leading the Beethoven Violin Concerto this coming Friday night at the Belk Theater starting at 7:30.

For tickets or more info click here.

#6 Will Downing, Maysa Leak & Alex Bugnon

This coming Friday night at the Spectrum Center, Fall Out Boy, Blackbear, & Jaden Smith will be performing live at the Oven’s Auditorium starting at 8pm.

For tickets or more info click here.

#7 Vintage Charlotte Winter Market

VTGCLT is popping up at The Fillmore Charlotte for the sixth annual Winter Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with 60+ of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors.

Yelp Charlotte is supplying shopping bags for our first 500 customers. HEX Coffee will be on hand keeping us caffeinated, and Bleu Barn Bistro and The Dumpling Lady will be filling our tummies!

$7 early bird entry at 10am // $2 general admission 11am-5pm

For tickets or more info click here.

#8 Charlotte Hornets vs. L.A. Clippers 

This coming Saturday night the Charlotte Hornets will be taking on the Los Angeles Clippers at the Spectrum Center starting at 7pm.

For tickets or more info click here.

#9 John Mark Mcmillan

One of Charlotte’s most well-known and unique artists just released his 7th album, Mercury & Lightnight, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Album chart.

He’ll be performing live at the Neighborhood Theater in NoDa this coming Saturday night starting at 8pm.

For tickets or more information click here.

#10 Lewis Black

Lewis Niles Black is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic, actor and voice actor. He is best known for his angry demeanor and belligerent comedic style, in which he often simulates having a mental breakdown.

He’ll be performing live this coming Saturday night at the Oven’s Auditorium starting at 8pm.

For tickets or more info click here.

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