Jul 3, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 19 things to do in Charlotte this week including a fireworks show and a hot dog eating contest

Monday, July 3

The Whitewater Center’s Fourth of July Celebration

The Whitewater Center | July 3-4 | Free | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate the holiday outdoors at The Whitewater Center. Festivities on Monday and Tuesday include live music, fireworks, races and multiple yoga classes.

Outdoor All-levels Yoga

Pearl Street Park | 5pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: You’ll just need to bring a mat and an open mind for this free, all-levels flow, hosted by Big Love Yoga Barn at Pearl Street Park.

Billy Sunday Trivia

Billy Sunday Charlotte | 7pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: The cocktail bar hosts free trivia every Monday at 7pm — it’s also a chance to try their new camp-themed cocktails, which are available through July 29.

Tuesday, July 4

Charlotte Knights Game and Fireworks Show at Truist Field

Truist Field | 6:35pm | $24+ | Details

Why you should go: Is there a better fourth of July combo than baseball and fireworks? The Charlotte Knights will take on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at 6:35pm. WBT will host a fireworks show, SkyShow, following the game.

July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest

Petty Thieves Brewing | 11am | $10 | Details

Why you should go: Petty Thieves is kicking off fourth of July with a hot dog eating contest featuring Chili Man gourmet dogs. The competition will start at 2pm, and it’s $10 to enter. Still want a hotdog without the contest? Stop by to grab one from 11am-3pm.

Independence Day at the History Museum

The Charlotte Museum of History | 11am | Free | Details

Why you should go: At this Independence Day celebration, the Charlotte Museum of History will host a naturalization ceremony, during which dozens of people will become new U.S. citizens.

“Six” The Musical

Belk Theatre | 7pm | $36.50+ | Details

Why you should go: “Six” the Musical tells the story of Henry VIII’s six wives (but in the form of a pop concert). The musical will run through July 16. Check the theater’s website for additional showtimes and pricing.

Don Toliver: Thee Love Sick Tour 2023

Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre | 8pm | $39 | Details

Why you should go: See rapper Don Toliver live in concert with opener Pi’erre Bourne.

Wednesday, July 5

Magic Night at JINYA SouthPark

Jinya SouthPark | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy magic illusions performed at your table while dining at JINYA Ramen Bar SouthPark. Of note: Magic Nights is happening every Wednesday only at JINYA’s SouthPark location.

Mixtape Matchup Hosted by Mindless Minutia

The Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 7-9pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Grab your favorite brew and join in Yancey’s taproom every Wednesday night at 7pm for Mixtape Matchup.

Make Hand-lettered Acrylic Signs

Brixham Park | 12-1pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: In this class, local watercolorist and calligrapher Ali Loncar-Bridges will guide you through lettering basics and teach you the process of creating beautiful acrylic signs in an easy-to-follow hands-on lesson.

Thursday, July 6

Crossroads Cinema: Outdoor Movie Night

Ford Building (400 Camp Road) | 8:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s outdoor movie season at Camp North End. This Thursday will feature a free screening of “Independence Day.”

Birdsong Brewing Beer Release and Bluegrass Jam

Birdsong Brewing | 3-9:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Birdsong is releasing its most popular seasonal release, Fake Plastic Trees, named after the Radiohead song. Following the 3pm release, they’ll host a bluegrass jam with foods trucks until 9:30pm.

Live Music by Grüv Soup 

Resident Culture South End | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: It’s thirsty Thursday — celebrate with a trip to Resident Culture in South End and hear live music from five-person band, Grüv Soup.

Devil’s Logic Run Club

Devil’s Logic | 6:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get your run on with Devil’s Logic — there’ll be 1-, 3-, and 5-mile routes and, of course, beer to follow.

Friday, July 7

Live Jazz at The Bohemian

Grand Bohemian Hotel | 5-7pm | $12 | Details

Why you should go: Join in the Bohemian garden for a cosmic jazz session, hosted by local musicians Celestial Company, and grab a craft cocktail from their outdoor bar.

“Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” Release Party

Amos’ South End | 8pm | $20 | Details

Why you should go: Celebrate the midnight release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) with a dance party that’ll feature hits from the Speak Now album, plus Swiftie merch, a costume contest, permanent jewelry and more.

Hi-Wire’s Funky Friday DJ Series

Hi-Wire Brewing | 8:30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Expect to hear everything from R&B and soul to pop, dance, and house music at Hi-Wire’s Funky Fridays.

First Friday Food Trucks

HopFly Brewing | 6-11pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Expect a variety of food trucks on the first Friday of every month in HopFly’s parking lot.

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