Top 5 Things To Do in Charlotte This Weekend


The weekend is almost here!

Here are the top 5 things to do this weekend in Charlotte;

#1 Japanese Festival “Bon Odori 2015”

charlotte japanese festival

The Bon Odori Festival returns to the Queen City for the 31st year, bringing Japanese culture to the Wells Fargo Atrium, 301 South Tryon Street, on Saturday, August 1st, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be a traditional tea ceremony, food from Japanese restaurants, dancing, drumming, door prizes, martial arts exhibition, crafts and children’s activities.

This popular event in Uptown Charlotte is free and is hosted by the Japanese Association in Charlotte and The Japanese Language School in Charlotte.

#2 Charlotte Knights vs. Buffalo Bisons

charlotte knights secure top spotMake sure to check out Uptown Charlotte’s ultimate summer destination spot, which was recently named as the “Best Ballpark in Minor League Baseball” by Baseball America.

The upcoming games against the Buffalo Bisons will feature some of the best fireworks and giveaways of the year.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays games will both start at 7:05pm – Click here for more information or to buy tickets.

#3 Nicki Minaj

nicki_minaj in charlotteOne of the most famous female vocalists in the world is coming to the PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte (Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre).

She just recently kicked off her North American Pinkprint Tour this month, with stops in Brooklyn, Charlotte, Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, and San Diego.

Click here to buy tickets or to find out more information.

#4 Whitewater Center River Jam

whitewater center river jamThe U.S. National Whitewater River Center’s popular Whitewater River Jams are free concerts take place every Thursday and Saturday evening from tomorrow night through the end of September.

On both Thursdays and Saturdays, the music will go from 7pm to 10pm. Follow this link to learn about all the bands. A few dates aren’t filled in on USNWC’s calendar yet.

The concerts are a perfect back drop for a fun summer evening outdoors. Bring your friends, enjoy our large food and craft beer selection, and take in the sights and sounds of River Jam.

#5 Steve Byrne at The Comedy Zone

steve-byrne-charlotteSteve Byrne is the co-creator and star of the hit TBS comedy “Sullivan & Son,” has a Comedy Central special “The Byrne Identity” and has appeared in multiple blockbuster films such as “Couples Retreat,” Four Christmases” and “The Dilemma.”

He performs a high energy, physical style of comedy and is a versatile entertainer.

Groupon is now offering tickets to Steve Byrne at 75% off the retail price.

This weekend in Charlotte, Groupon is also offering tons of discounts on;

North Carolina wine toursFerrari rentalshorse-back riding, golf lessons, and painting classes.

Hope everyone has an incredible weekend in the greatest city in the world!

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