Weekender: 19 things to in Charlotte this weekend including a pride parade and live music

Weekender: 19 things to in Charlotte this weekend including a pride parade and live music

Proudly presented by The Circle K Monster Truck Bash this Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Expect metal-mashing with 2,000-horsepower monster trucks. Kids get in for just $11.


79. Scattered thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.

Watch party at Skiptown: There is a weekend full of events to celebrate the two year anniversary of Skiptown. They are kicking off the weekend with a watch party to cheer on the Panthers as they take on the Patriots in their pre-season game. 7pm. Price varies. Details.

Queen City Music Jam at NoDa Brewing Company: The three-day festival will feature 40 bands, food trucks, art vendors and NoDa beer. Gate opens at 2pm with music performances at 4pm. Tickets start at $89 Details.

Julie Boutiques Sidewalk Sale at Park Road Shopping Center: The semi-annual sale will have summer clothes, shoes and accessories for as low as $5 and 75% off some items. 10am. Price varies. Details.

Black Food Truck Fridays: Taste an array of dishes — including everything from seafood to dessert — and shop from local merchants. 4-9pm. Prices vary by item. Details.

Walking Tours at Camp North End: Stroll through the historic site while learning more about future plans of the reuse development before grabbing lunch at one of the food stalls at 12pm. Free. Details.


85. Scattered thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.

The Charlotte Pride Festival in Uptown: After a two-year hiatus, the two-day event will feature local entertainers, bands, vendors and food. 12-10pm. Free. Details.

Live music at Skiptown: There’s a birthday party at Skiptown with music from Embarrassment by Riches, raffles and free Bojangles while your pup plays2-5pm. Price varies. Details.

Rosé Fest at Cloud Bar: Sample rosé from around the world, hors d’oeuvres and canapés while you enjoy music from a live DJ. 5-7pm. $45 Details.

90’s Brunch at 1501 S Mint: The event features a brunch menu, drink specials and 90’s vibes and music. 1-4pm. Price varies. Details.

Tacos ‘N Taps Festival at Ballantyne’s Backyard: Enjoy some of Charlotte’s best tacos, Mexican food, beer and tequila, dancing from Charlotte area bands, margaritas and contests. 1-5pm. $25 Details.

Concert for a Cause featuring Restless Carolina at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Restless Carolina will perform in a new private event space, Griffith Hall. With every ticket sold, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will donate $20 up to $5,000. Proceeds will go to the MS Society. 6-9pm. $20-$25. Details.

Sweet Treat Giveaway at South End Farmers Market: The annual back to school event will feature 200 free paletas from Morelia Gourmet Paletas to celebrate the end of summer break. 9am. Free. Details.

Circle K Monster Truck Bash at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Watch high-flying action with monster trucks taking the stage on The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Pit party opens up at 4pm. Tickets start at $10. Details.


88. Scattered thunderstorms. 50% chance of rain.

Charlotte Pride Parade in Uptown: Watch more than 40 floats and 10,000 marchers make their way down a rainbow filled Tryon St. 1-4pm. Free. Details.

Yoga on the Rooftop at The Harvey B Gantt Center: Enjoy a one-hour workout and mindfulness practice before taking a self-guided tour through one of the galleries. 12:30-1:30pm $10. Details.

LGBTQ Pride Comedy Show at The Comedy Zone: Get a good laugh from some of the best LGBTQ comedians in the Southeast after the Pride Parade. 7pm. $20. Details.

DIY Terrarium Building at Plant House: Get your hands dirty by creating a terrarium through a guided class. 11am-6pm. $25. Details.

Sunset Yoga at Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo: Enjoy a one-hour yoga class followed by light bites and a Grey Goose cocktail at Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo from 7-8pm. Tickets are $50. Details.

Top Gun: Maverick at Discovery Place Science: Experience the sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun through a massive IMAX dome screen. 2pm and 4:30pm. Ticket prices vary by age. Details.

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