Sep 22, 2022 - Things to Do

Weekender: 23 things to do in Charlotte during the Presidents Cup weekend

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FRIDAY, September 23

77. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow: The week-long golf event will feature the top 12 players across the globe and 12 of the U.S. top players, local food vendors, local art and shops with apparel to document the large event. Prices vary. Hours vary. Details

Charlotte International Arts Festival at multiple locations: Enjoy the annual celebration of imaginative visual and performing arts from the most creative international and local minds. Free. Details

Luminarium – Architects of Air at Ballantyne’s Backyard: Become immersed in a sensory experience through interactive exhibits and walk-in sculptures. $5. 9:30am-6:30pm. Details

Headphone Disco at Bechtler Plaza : Vibe to music in your headphones and battle it out for the crowd’s attention. $10. 7:30-10pm. Details

Oktoberfest: A Celebration of Ursprung Fest Malt at Wooden Robot Brewery: Enjoy beers from all over the region to remind you of the German-style beer as well as music and food. Price varies. 6pm-2am. Details

Potters Market 2022 at Mint Museum Randolph: Check out some of the best ceramics in the state as you interact with potters, raffles, live pottery and live bluegrass on the lawn. $20-$200. 5:30pm Friday; 4pm Saturday. Details

SATURDAY, September 24

79. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Flower Arranging at South End: Learn how to arrange your own fall flower bouquet from Adriane Zistos. Free. 11am-2pm. Details

Girl Tribe Pop Up at Charlotte Convention Center: Expect a collection of 100+ women-led businesses that come together to create the ultimate day of shopping, cocktails, one-of-a-kind activations and lots of fun photo moments. $5-$25. 10am-5pm. Details

Fall South End Wine & Hops Festival at 3000 S. Tryon St.: The 8th annual event will feature samples of wines, cider and brews paired with live music. $40. 1pm. Details

Mad About Modern home tour at Charlotte Museum of History: Head on a tour of five featured homes, located from Myers Park to NoDa to south Charlotte. $30. 10am-4pm. Details

75th Season Family Festival at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: Celebrate with the family on the opening weekend of “Annie” and enjoy unique and free performances, balloon twisting, face painting, food trucks and exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences.Free. 1-4pm. Details

Front Porch Fest at Resident Culture South End: Explore 30 pop-ups while enjoying Resident Culture coffee and tacos before shopping. Price varies.12-5pm. Details

Triple C 10th Anniversary Party at Triple C Brewing Company: Celebrate 10 years of the brewery with live music, fresh brews and delicious specials from Izzy’s. Prices vary. 12-10pm. Details

The Broken Crayon Kids Club Art Workshop at Tent Studio: Bring the kids to tap into their creative side with spritz painting. Free. 9:30am-12pm. Details

Plaza Midwood Art Crawl at Commonwealth Avenue: Check out an open-street festival highlighting small businesses and local artists. Free. 11am-3:30pm. Details

Charlotte International Jerk Festival at Mama’s Caribbean Grill: Taste island-inspired fare during the family event that also includes music. $15. 12-8pm. Details

Roaring Riot Party + Black & Blue Ale Release at NoDa Brewing Company: Bring a friend and grab a Black & Blue Ale. $1 from each pint sold will be donated to the Roaring Riot Foundation. Price varies. 5-10pm. Details

South Charlotte Dog Rescue + Passionate Paws 5th Annual Pups N Pints at Downtown Waxhaw: Assist the Charlotte dog rescue by adopting a pup before celebrating with local vendors, raffles, food trucks, beer zone, live music and family friendly activities. 12-5pm. Price varies. Details   

SUNDAY, September 25

83. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Alley Hoops Jam Basketball Clinic and Community Hang Out at Victoria Yards: Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy free basketball clinics, food trucks, vendors, a DJ, live music, podcasts, speakers and an open mic. Free. 2-8pm. Details

Football Sunday at Skiptown: Come dressed in NFL gear to watch the Panthers play from eight large screens as your pup mingles with other dogs. Free. 12pm. Details

No Filter Coffee Fest 2022 at Ford Building: Taste unlimited samples of more than three dozen southeastern coffee roasters and tea purveyors from food artisans. $25. 9am-3pm. Details

Farm to Fork Picnic at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Celebrate local food and drink from 25 different tasting stations before relaxing on the lawn and listening to live music. $110. 4-7pm. Details

Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium: Watch the home team take on the New Orleans Saints. Tickets start at $52. 1pm. Details

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