May 4, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 30 things to do in Charlotte this Cinco de Mayo weekend

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FRIDAY, May 5 

74. Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of rain.

First Friday Gallery Crawl at Multiple Locations: Head to South End to view art installations, live painting and galleries. Free. 5-9pm. Details

First Fridays in South End at Triple C Brewing: Enjoy live music, food trucks, craft brews and local pop-up shops. Free. 5-9pm. Details

Food Trucks at Hopfly Brewing Co.: Grab dinner from a Latin-inspired lineup of food trucks. Prices vary. 6-10pm. Details

Comedy Showcase at Common Market: Laugh the night away with a rotating list of comedians while enjoying drinks and a late-night menu. Free. 8pm. Details

Cinco de Mayo Pop-up Shop at Dupp & Swatt: Shop from local vendors, and enjoy food and drinks. Free. 5-9pm. Details

Cinco de Mayo at Boileryard: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with traditional Mexican food, music, mariachi bands & dancers, drinks and dancing. Free. 6-10pm. Details

SPRING FESTIVAL at Skiptown: Bask in the spring weather all weekend with your pup, a foam machine, splash pool, dog treats, pop-up market and spring cocktails. $15. Runs through Sunday. Details

Live Music at Pauline Tea Bar: Vibe to live music from Dawn Anthony as you sip on tea. $10. 6-8pm. Details

Wells Fargo Championship: Friday at Quail Hollow Club: Watch the golf tournament, and eat and drink from local vendors. Prices vary. Times vary. Details

Breakaway Festival at zMAX Dragway Charlotte Motor Speedway: The two-day event features EDM artists and DJs like Illenium, Sullivan King and John Summit. $104-$189. Time varies. Details

The Blackout Anniversary Celebration at Bazal Gallery Lounge: Put on your black attire and dance the night away to celebrate Mad Miles’ third anniversary. $30. 5-9pm. Details


69. Scatter showers. 40% chance of rain.

Fahrenheit Charlotte Rooftop Derby Party at Fahrenheit: Enjoy appetizers, derby cocktails, raffle prizes, a live DJ and complimentary Woodford whiskey tasting during this rooftop party. $55. 4-7pm. Details

Art in the Garden Tour at Six Private Gardens in the Queen City: Tour six of the city’s gardens plus shop from unique artists and vendors. $30-$35. Times vary. Details

32nd Annual Derby Days Hosted by The Young Affiliates at Mint Museum Randolph: Watch the Derby with hundreds of young professionals, plus enjoy live music, food trucks, lawn games, wine and beer. $45 and up. 3-7pm. Details

Derby Day at Divine Barrel Brewing: Watch the Derby as you bet for charity, play horseshoe, cornhole and Derby Bingo, plus enjoy fashion contests and a small batch of mint julep beer. Free. 12-8pm. Details

SPRING FLING FEST CLT at VAPA Center: Expect a festival with food tasting, retail vendors, live music and live entertainment. Free. 1-8pm. Details

Tacos N’ Tequila Bar Crawl at Multiple Locations: Enjoy tequila cocktails from more than five participating bars and clubs. $15-$60. 3-10pm. Details

Pilates Flow at The Pauline Tea Bar: Unwind with a guided pilates flow from coach Allie Kordula of Aligned Movements, plus enjoy tea and meditation. $15. 10:30am-12pm. Details

Sorry Papi Tour: The All Girl Party – (21+) at The Filmore: Hang with the ladies all night for the party’s tour stop in Charlotte. $35-$37. 9pm. Details

Margarita & Mimosa Fest at Prohibition: Bar hop to five bars plus enjoy margaritas and mimosa specials. $27. 2-8pm. Details

Wine & Food Festival at Symphony Park – SouthPark mall: Sample over 100 international wines and enjoy food from local food trucks. $42-$75. 12-6pm. Details

Red Bull Dance Your Style at Trio Charlotte: Watch krump to popping to hip hop-style dancers compete for a championship title. $10. 1-6pm. Details

Fitness at 11 Yoga & Mimosas at Rotating Campus Locations: Enjoy an outdoor flow led by local studios and sip on refreshing mimosas after the workout. $15. 10-11am. Details

SUNDAY, May 7 

75. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Carolina BBQ Festival at Camp North End: Taste BBQ from pitmasters from across the Southeast offering assorted meats as well oysters, live music, vendors, cocktails and beer. Proceeds benefit local and national charities. $5-$75. 11am-4pm. Details

Girl Tribe Pop Up at Alexander Homestead : Shop from a curated selection of women-led businesses. $8-$25. 10am-5pm. Details

Off-The-Rack Wedding Dress Sample Sale at Ladies of Lineage: Shop from over a hundred discounted wedding dresses available to take home off the rack. Prices vary. 9am-12pm. Details

Front porch Sundays at Atherton Mill: Shop from over 70 local vendors, enjoy food trucks and listen to live music. Free to attend. 11am-4pm. Details

Sip & Sculpt with LHK Clay Studio at The Market at 7th Street: Learn how to sculpt a coffee mug or beer stein as you sip on wine or coffee. $60. 2-5pm. Details

Open Mic Night at No Grease Mosaic Village: Support artists as they showcase their talents on stage while you also enjoy food, drinks and vendors. Free. 8-11pm. Details

Live music at The Warmack: Vibe to jazz notes from a live band every Sunday. Prices vary. 7-10pm. Details

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