Aug 24, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 28 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including a dessert festival and block party

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FRIDAY, August 25

98. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Carolina Panthers vs. Detroit Lions at Bank of America Stadium: Watch the Carolina Panthers take on the Detroit Lions. $23+. 8pm. Details

Parker McCollum at Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre: Vibe to songs from country artist Park McCollum. $37+. 7:30pm. Details

Rainbow Party at 225 Fairwood Ave.: Wear colorful outfits to celebrate Pride one last time with themed cocktails and swag. Free. 6pm-2am. Details

Live Music at The Coterie Concept: Listen to live jazz music over wine. Free. 8-10pm. Details

Friday Night Lights: Game Night Edition at Arbol Eatery: Play a mix of card games and trivia while you enjoy food and drinks. Free. 7-10pm. Details

Yoga Soul Flow & Sound Bath at Freedom Park: Relax with outdoor yoga in the park for all levels. $33. 4-5pm. Details

Whisk & Wine – Summer Cook & Sip Series at Secret Location: Learn how to cook fresh ravioli and salad with friends while you sip on wine. $125. 7-10pm. Details

Silent Disco Party at NoDa Brewing North End Taproom: Move to the beat of your own music with noise-canceling headphones. $7. 6:30-10pm. Details

Carl Craig at The Music Yard at SouthBound: Vibe to EDM jams from Grammy-nominated composer, and DJ, Carl Craig. $15-$145. 6-11pm. Details

Birthday Bash for a Cure at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille: Enjoy music from a DJ, photobooths and gifts before donating to help raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis. Free. 7-11pm. Details

Meet Me at Midnight at Resident Culture South End: Dance the night away to Taylor Swift’s greatest hits. $10. 9pm-12am. Details 

Silent Party at Queen Park Social: Dance to music in noise-canceling headphones with friends listening to their preferred music. $12-$160. 9:30pm-2am. Details

Charlotte Knights vs. Memphis Redbirds at Truist Field: Watch the Charlotte Knights take on the Memphis Redbirds while you enjoy beer and snacks with friends. $19+. 7:04pm. Details 

SATURDAY, August 26

96. Scattered thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.

Dessert Wars at Park Expo Center: Enjoy at least 30-50 samples competing for the title of Dessert Champion. $45-$65. 3-7pm. Details

Sickle Cell Walk/Run at Pearl Street Park: Run, walk or jog to raise money and awareness for Sickle Cell Disease. $25. 8am. Details

Tour de Turns Charity Ride/Walk at Carmel Road Park: Ride or walk three to six miles to stop local hunger with proceeds going to Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays. $40+. 8am-2:30pm. Details

90s Rock Festival at Protagonist Beer LoSo: Enjoy live rock hits from the 90s over drinks. $5. 6-9pm. Details

BiggerThanMe Block Party at Victoria Yards: Take the entire family to enjoy a large back-to-school event with face painting, bounce houses, food trucks, vendors and Italian ice. Free. 2-6pm. Details

Drunk Adult Spelling Bee & Day Party at Section: Test your brain power with a spelling bee after sipping on cocktails. $5. 3-8pm. Details

Single Ladies Brunch at Town Brewing Co: Connect with other single ladies in the area over brunch and develop lasting friendships. $65. 11am. Details

Night in Miami at World: Party into the night like you’re in the 305. Free. 9pm-2am. Details

Dog treats at Angry Ale’s: Celebrate National Dog Day with treats and pup lattes for your furry friend. Free. 10am-2am. Details 

SUNDAY, August 27

89. PM Thunderstorms. 30% chance of rain.

Sip & Stretch Sundays at Camp North End: Unwind before the start of the next work week with yoga and a complimentary nonalcoholic beverage. Free. 10am-12pm. Details

Reset Sunday at El Thrifty in Optimist Hall: Enjoy a day party with drink specials, music from a DJ, food and games. $10+. 3-8pm. Details

Blue Crabs & Beer Feast at Lenny Boy Brewing Company: Eat all the crabs you can handle with beer. $17.25-$47. 2pm. Details

Ballroom Drag Brunch at Slate: Enjoy a drag show while you sip from a mimosa tower. $25. 11am-2:30pm. Details

Water Balloon Fight at Romare Bearden Park: Splash around with 1000+ water balloons. Free. 4pm. Details

Modern Dating and Mochas at Summit Coffee South Park: Connect with other like-minded individuals over a cup of coffee. $12. 1-3pm. Details

Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Submit your event.

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