May 2, 2024 - Things to Do

Weekender: 28 things to do in Charlotte this Cinco de Mayo weekend

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Lovin' Life Music Fest will take place in Fourth Ward in Uptown. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

The Charlotte area is packed with events this weekend, from Lovin' Life Music Fest in Uptown to Breakaway Music Festival in Concord.

Friday, May 3

๐ŸŽธ See headliners like Post Malone at Uptown's inaugural three-day Lovin' Life Music Fest. | $225+ | Times vary | Details

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Shop from a pop-up market at Victoria Yards through Sunday. | Free | 11am-6pm | Details

โšพ๏ธ Watch the fireworks after the Charlotte Knights take on the Memphis Redbirds at Truist Field. | $23 | 7:04pm | Details

๐ŸŽ‰ Party to live DJ sets at Open Gate Syndicate's takeover at Hoppin'. | $7.50+ | 10pm-2am | Details

๐ŸŽถ See artists like Excision and NGHTMRE at Breakaway: Another World music festival at zMAX Dragway. | $89+ | Times vary | Details

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Explore the local art scene with the First Friday Gallery Crawl in South End. | Free | 5-10pm | Details

Saturday, May 4

๐ŸงGrab a free cupcake in celebration of SWIRL Dessert Bar's fifth anniversary in Oakhurst and South End. | Free | 12pm | Details

๐Ÿป Try a variety of sausages and Bavarian treats at Old Mecklenburg Brewery's Beer Wurst Fest. | Free | 11am | Details

๐ŸŽป Listen to a live violinist and sip on wine at Coterie Concept in South End. | $75 | 4pm | Details

๐ŸŽ‰ Keep the party going after Lovin' Life and Breakaway at RSVP South End. | $15 | 10pm | Details

๐Ÿ‡ Put on your best derby attire for a themed party at Sycamore Brewing. | Free | 2pm | Details

๐ŸŽŠ Stop by Sugar Creek Brewing for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. | Free | 11am | Details

๐Ÿคฃ Laugh the night away at improv comedy at Charlotte Comedy Theater. | $15 | 7:30pm | Details

๐Ÿถ Adopt a pup from The Greater Charlotte SPCA at Edge City Brewery and May the Fourth Be With You. | Free | 12pm | Details

๐Ÿž๏ธ Join a Star Wars-themed charity disc golf tournament at Reedy Creek Park. Proceeds support Second Harvest Food Bank. | $25 | 9:30am | Details

๐ŸทTry six different kinds of wine at L'Ostrica's wine tasting. | $15 | 12pm | Details

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Start the Cinco de Mayo celebrations a day early with music, tacos and drinks at One South Alleyway. | Free | Runs through Sunday | Details

โšฝ๏ธ Cheer on Charlotte FC as they take on the Portland Timbers at Bank of America Stadium. | $25 | 7:30pm | Details

๐ŸŒฎ Enjoy authentic Mexican food, music and dancing at The Boileryard in Camp North End's Cinco de Mayo Celebration. | Free | 3-10pm | Details

โ›ฒ๏ธ Explore seven gardens during the Art in the Garden Tour across multiple neighborhoods. | $40-$45 | 4pm | Details

Sunday, May 5

๐ŸŽถ Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a live DJ and dishes at Muraya. | Prices vary | 11am | Details

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Check out a Cinco de Mayo market with vendors and food at Resident Culture Plaza Midwood. | Free | 12pm | Details

๐ŸŽค Listen to several live musical performances from artists like Tim Childers, Pepper Lewis & The Big Chiefs Duo and Tyler Farr at BoatYard Lake Norman. Proceeds benefit PGA REACH Carolinas. | $35 | 3:30pm | Details

๐Ÿน Keep the Cinco de Mayo celebrations going at Que Onda for drink specials and giveaways. | Prices vary | 11am-10pm | Details

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ Celebrate the fourth anniversary of Mad Mile Run Club at Camp North End | Free | Times vary | Details

๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Meet up with friends at NoDa Brewing for The Carefree Black Girl Cookout. | $10-$60 | 4-10pm | Details

๐Ÿพ Hop around to several bars for Cinco de Mayo that starts at Lost & Found. | $20 | 1-8pm | 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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