Aug 31, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 36 things to do in Charlotte this Labor Day weekend

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FRIDAY, September 1

80. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

UNC vs. South Carolina Tailgate at 1300 South Mint St.: Enjoy food, drinks, music and games ahead of the UNC vs. South Carolina game. Free. 12pm. Details

R&B ONLY FEST at Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre: Since and dance to R&B music from past to present. $37.49+. 5-11pm. Details

Black Alumni Council | Charlotte Kickoff Meet & Greet at Weathered Souls: Join the Charlotte Gamecocks in celebrating the start of the season with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and craft beer. Free. 7-10pm. Details

BLACK FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS at West Complex: Grab dinner from one or more Black-owned food trucks. $10. 4-9pm. Details

First Friday Gallery Crawl at Multiple Locations: Explore several exhibits from galleries plus enjoy special receptions, live painting and music. Free. 5-9pm. Details

Friday Flea Vendor Market and Live Music at Triple C Brewing Company: Shop from local vendors while you listen to music and eat from local food trucks. Free. 5-9pm. Details

Benefit Comedy Show at Dupp & Swat: Enjoy a night of laughter from various comics. Proceeds benefit rebuilding Pee Wee’s Comedy Club in Lumberton. $12. 7-9pm. Details

Lynyrd Skynyrd & ZZ Top: The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour at PNC Pavilion: Listen to music from the classic rock bands. $34.50+. 6:30pm. Details

Last Kids Picked Improv at Heist Brewery: Laugh the night away at improv jokes. $18. 8pm. Details  

Cocks by 90s Party at Horseshoe: Enjoy happy hour followed by a performance from a live band. Free. 5pm. Details

SATURDAY, September 2

84. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Paint & Puff at Hi-Wire Brewing: Paint an acrylic masterpiece plus enjoy a beer, a custom-rolled rose or lotus blunt from Elev8 Earth, and THCA or hemp from Smoking Mirrors. $36. 4-5pm. Details 

College GameDay at Romare Bearden Park: Gather with fans to show off your best game signs as ESPN hosts a live show leading up to the Duke’s Mayo Classic. Free. 9am-12pm. Details

Duke’s Mayo Classic – UNC vs. USC at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on UNC-Chapel Hill or USC as they play in the Duke’s Mayo Classic. $75+. 7:30pm. Details

Around the Crown x Mad Miles: Shake Out Run at You Vs Yourself: Stretch before running with Mad Miles, explore vendors and listen to a panel discussion. $55-70. 10-11am. Details

Charlotte 49ers vs. South Carolina State Bulldogs Football at Jerry Richardson Stadium: Cheer on the 49ers as they take on the South Carolina State Bulldogs. $25+. 6pm. Details

Yoga at The Coterie Wellness Studio: Enjoy in a free-flowing yoga class. Free. 12-1pm. Details

Labor Day Weekend Crab Feast at Park Road Park: Take the family to feast on all-you-can-eat crab legs. $17.25. 3pm. Details

YOUNG JEEZY LABOR DAY WEEKEND at 1501 MINT ST: Dress in all white and enjoy a special visit from Young Jeezy. $25-$50. 9:30pm-2am. Details

STEP SHOW at Grady Cole Center: Watch a step show competition from Greek and youth step teams competing for the championship title. $20-$30. 6pm. Details

Charlotte Vintage Market at Queen Park Social: Shop from 30+ vintage vendors selling clothing, collectibles and accessories. Free. 12-6pm. Details

Labor Day Weekend Curry Q at NoDa Brewing Company: Experience Caribbean culture through food, drinks and music. Free. 5-9pm.  Details

SUNDAY, September 3

88. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Around the Crown 10K: Lace up your running shoes and join thousands of other athletes for a road race that includes running on I-277. $55+. 7:30am. Details

Front Porch Sundays at Atherton Mill: Shop from 70+ local vendors while you enjoy live music and food from surrounding restaurants. Free. 11am-4pm. Details

GROWNFOLKS FEST at Symphony Park: Spend a day in the park with live music, food trucks and a selection of local vendors. $35. 3-10pm. Details

Comedy Open Mic at The Royal Tot: Experience a night of laughter and entertainment on a rooftop. Free. 6:30pm. Details

DopeBrunch at El Thrifty: Grab your friends for a day party with bottomless brunch, games and drinks. $20+. 4-8pm. Details

HBCU Labor Day Classic: Battle of the Bands at American Legion Memorial Stadium: See nine HBCU bands put on halftime shows for the winning title. $25. 4-8:30pm. Details

THE DRY TRI at U.S. National Whitewater Center: Challenge yourself to a 1.25-mile kayak around Sadler Island, followed by an eight-mile mountain bike ride and then a five-mile run. $50-$110. 6am-12pm. Details

Fabolous at Cloud South End: Party like you’re in the Hamptons while dressed in all white with a special appearance from Fabolous. $540-$60. 10pm-2am. Details

Labor Day Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center: Enjoy the holiday outdoors with a 5K and 15K Trail Race, SUP yoga, activities and live music. Free. 8am-7pm. Details

MONDAY, September 4

90. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Labor Day Parade at Uptown Charlotte: Honors the accomplishments of organized labor in our community as local labor union floats, political candidates and bands march down North Tryon Street at 9th Street. Free. 11am. Details

Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival at Downtown Matthews: Take the family for a day trip to Matthews to enjoy a four-day festival starting Friday with shops, live music, exhibits, rides, parade, food crafts and performances. $2+. 9am-5pm. Details

Clemson Vs Duke Watch Party at Midtown Tavern: Watch Clemson take on the Blue Devils. Free. 7:30-11:30pm. Details

Trivia At Rhino Market West: Put your knowledge to the test to win gift cards, swag and sandwich vouchers for the deli. Free. 6:30-8:30pm. Details

Comedy Open Mic at Triple C Brewing Company: Enjoy an evening of jokes on the patio from local comedians. Free. 7-10pm. Details

WWE Monday Night RAW at Spectrum Center: Watch professional wrestlers fight in action-packed matches. $23.50+. 7:30pm. Details

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