10 ways to enjoy your weekend in the queen city


Epic sporting events, popping burgers and live music take over this weekend in the Queen City. See what’s going on!

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina –

Panthers Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium

Football season is back and your Carolina Panthers are back in style. Bring your friends and family to the Panthers Fan Fest, with electrifying performances from TopCats, SirPurr, PurrCussion, the Black & Blue Crew, plus a spectacular fireworks display and laser show to end the night full of spirit. Doors open at Bank of America Stadium at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 6. Tickets start at $ 5 and can be purchased here.

CLT Burger Week

This weekend marks the official kickoff of the sixth annual CLT Burger Week. Nourish your face with basic $ 6 burgers at your favorite Charlotte restaurants. Best of all, you can use your CLT Burger Week passport for a chance to win the ultimate tailgate package. The burger extravaganza will run from Friday August 6 to Sunday August 15. For more information, click here.

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8th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival @ Spirit Square

Meet at Spirit Square on Saturday for the 8th annual Charlotte African-American Festival. The day-long festivities will include exhibits, musical performances, local vendors, speakers and more, all to celebrate the rich heritage and achievements of African Americans. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is free to the public. Find more information here.

3rd and 4th birthday party @ Pop the Top

Come celebrate Pop the Top’s 3rd and 4th anniversaries with two exceptional beers from Burial Brewing Company. It’s all happening on Saturday August 7th at the Pop the Top Craft and Beer Shop. Find more information here.

Harlem Globetrotters @ Spectrum Center

World-renowned Harlem Globetrotters are offering slam dunks and alley-oops at the Spectrum on Sunday August 8. Bring the whole family on a one-of-a-kind experience as the Globetrotters bring The Spread Game Tour to the Queen City. Tickets start at $ 28 and are available for purchase here.

Food Truck Friday

Start the weekend off on the right foot with great food, live music, and fun for the whole family at various Food Truck Friday events that take place across Queen’s Town. Pick up your food at West End Food Truck Friday, Black Food Truck Friday, University City Food Truck Friday, or Food Truck Friday at Sycamore Brewing. Hours vary by location.

River Jam @ The Whitewater Center

Spend a weekend at the National Whitewater Center in the United States, get active and listen to incredible indie bands under a Carolina sunset at River Jam. QT & The Soul Providers are scheduled to take the stage on Friday, followed by Red Dress Amy on Saturday, and the Late Night Special will end on Sunday. All events are free; see more details here.

Immersive Van Gogh @ Camp North End

Come see the famous Immersive Van Gogh exhibit at Camp North End. The exhibition presents 500,000 cubic feet of monumental projections animating the work of Vincent van Gogh. The event will run until September 12. Tickets start at $ 39 and can be purchased here.

Living Under the Oaks @ Birkdale Village

Start your weekend with live music at The Grove at Birkdale Village every Friday night from April through October this year. This week’s artist is Thirsty Horses, and the event will feature an onsite bar provided by Red Rocks Cafe. The event is free and will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Find more information here.

Markets + More

Queen City weekends always offer a surplus of vendor markets for Charlotteans to choose from fresh, local produce. Markets open this weekend include the Pet Pop Up in Skiptown, Montclair Night Market, Plaza Midwood Farmer’s Market, Uptown Farmer’s Market, University City Farmer’s Market, and Southend Farmer’s Market.

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