THINGS TO DO: 40 Events in Charlotte This Father’s Day and Juneteenth Weekend

THINGS TO DO: 40 Events in Charlotte This Father’s Day and Juneteenth Weekend

  • Axios Charlotte
  • 06/16/23

FRIDAY, June 16

89. Mostly sunny. 20% chance of rain.

Father’s Day Top Golf Gathering at Top Golf University: Join the men of NFCI to celebrate Father’s Day. $15. 7-9pm. Details

Whiskey Cocktail Class at The Cocktailery: Learn how to make three refreshing whiskey cocktails. $90. 2:30-4pm. Details

Country Night at The Horseshoe: Vibe to country tunes every Friday night. Free. 9pm. Details

Live Music at The Wine Loft: Unwind from the work week with live music as you sip on a glass of wine or a cocktail. Free. 9pm. Details

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes at Discovery Place Science: Experience the evolution of Marvel’s story in print, film and other media through hundreds of artifacts including costumes, props and original art. $6-$35. Times vary. Details

Heroes Convention 2023 at Charlotte Convention Center: Enjoy a full weekend of video games, food trucks, local vendors, comic book artists, a photo booth and musical performances by Moon Man, Jack the Radio and Natalie Carr. $30 and up. Times vary. Details

Outdoor Skating Rink at YVY Training: Lace up your roller skates and skate into the weekend. $10. 5-11pm. Details

Science on the Rocks at Discovery Place Science: Socialize over cocktails as you participate in hands-on labs in the museum after dark. $22. 6-10pm. Details

Cake Decorating Level 1 : Flamingo Cake at Sweet Spot Studio: Learn how to properly stack, frost and decorate a cake. $85. 6:30pm. Details


88. Isolated thunderstorms. 30% chance of rain.

South End Farmer’s Market at Atherton Mill: Buy locally produced groceries and explore Atherton Mill. Free. 8am-1pm. Details

University City Farmer’s Market at Novel University: Shop for groceries from local farmers, ranchers, food artisans and crafters before exploring the shops at The Boardwalk. Free. 9am-1pm. Details 

Yoga at Hi-Wire Brewing: Stretch into a guided yoga flow, and reward yourself with a beer after. $10. 11am-12pm. Details

Capoeira Belt Ceremony and African Brazilian Festival at 700 N Tryon St: Commemorate the African diaspora of Brazil and Venezuela with Capoeira, Samba, culinary arts, spoken word poetry, plus demonstrations and tastings. $50-$450. 9am-7:30pm. Details

Juneteenth Jam 2023 at Levine Avenue of the Arts: Enjoy a block party to celebrate Juneteenth with live music, dance performances, food trucks, vendors and games. Free. 10am-10pm. Details

Pride Bar Crawl LGBTQ+ at Tattooz & Booze: Check out multiple LGBTQ+-friendly bars for one entry price and discounts on drinks. $15-$40. 3-10pm. Details

FRESH2DEATH: It’s Giving Ballroom at Gantt Center: Experience ballroom culture, a drag brunch, vendors, a panel discussion, fashion show and Kiki ball. $0-$150. 10am-9pm. Details

The Broken Crayon: Kids Club Art Workshop at Boileryard: Take your kids to learn how to create ties for Father’s Day. Fee. 11am-2pm. Details

Tink & Friends: Thanks 4 Everything Tour Pt. 2 at Ovens Auditorium: Vibe to musical performances from a list of hip hop and R&B artists including Tink, Jaquees and Sonta. $45 and up. 8pm. Details

Casino Royale at Le Meridian: Play casino games for a cause. Proceeds support the American Cancer Society. Expect games, great food, drinks and dancing. $75 and up. 6-10pm. Details

Juneteenth Cookout & Father’s Day Celebration at Victoria Yards: Celebrate Juneteenth with a spades tournament, panel discussion, live music and food during the two-day event. Free. Times vary. Details

Hello, Future! A Divine Barrel K-pop Dance Party at Divine Barrel Brewing: Dance the night away with fellow K-pop fans and enjoy a night of Korean music, food and vendors. $10. 7-11pm. Details

Tacos N Taps Festival at Ballantyne’s Backyard: Eat and drink your way through Mexican food plus 60+ craft beers, mezcals, margaritas, and tequilas. $39-$75. 12-5pm. Details

Pride Bar Crawl at World of Beer: Visit multiple bars offering drink specials and a drag show for one price. Proceeds support Time Out Youth. $20-$25. 4-11:59pm. Details

Juneteenth Family & Friends Festival at Sugar Creek Recreation Center: Celebrate five years of service to Charlotte area youth with vendors, games, food, entertainment and music. Free. 11am-4pm. Details

SUNDAY, June 18

86. Scattered thunderstorms. 50% chance of rain.

Camden Road Street Festival: Shop local, discover new food, play games, listen to music and get creative. Free. 11am-5pm. Details

Vibras Sunday at Broken Promises: Enjoy a chef-catered brunch during this Latin/international-themed day party. Free. 2-8pm. Details

An Evening with Larry the Cable Guy at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts: Laugh the night away with Larry the Cable Guy. $34.50. 7pm. Details

Juneteenth Cocktail Party at Billy Sunday Charlotte: Enjoy a special cocktail party in honor of Juneteenth. Free. 4-7pm. Details

Once Upon A Drag Show – Buff Faye’s Dragnificent Fairytales at Fillmore: Enjoy a drag show with proceeds benefitting Campus Pride for LGBTQ+ Youth. $25-$55. 7:30pm. Details

Cultural Music Fest 2023 at Route 29 Pavilion: Celebrate Black culture with art, food, and musical performances from artists like Doug E Fresh, Adina Howard, DJ Fatman Scoop and Sunshine Anderson. $37.75. 11am-8pm. Details

Music in the Garden Series at The Duke Mansion: Vibe to live music and cocktails on the lawn for Father’s Day. $45. 5-7pm. Details

MONDAY, June 19

85. Scattered thunderstorms. 50% chance of rain.

Music Bingo at Seoul Food: Test your knowledge of music as you sing along to your favorite songs. Free. 7pm. Details

YVY: Youth Summer Camp at YVY Training: Register your kids for a weekly summer camp. $125. 1-4pm. Details

Sushi Rollin’ 101 at Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts: Learn the traditions and techniques of sushi rolling, then snack on what you created. $60. 6-8pm. Details

Homemade Al Pastor Tacos – Cooking Class at NoDa Brewing Company: Create tacos while you sip on a cocktails. $55. 6-8pm. Details

Juneteenth at Archive: Celebrate Juneteenth with giveaways, music and coffee. Free. 8am-6pm. Details

Juneteenth’s Buy-Black Fest at 1600 W Trade St: Shop from local Black-owned businesses with music from a live DJ and kids’ zone. Free. 2-9pm. Details

Juneteenth at The Gantt: Explore the museum’s exhibitions, store and hands-on art. Free. 12-6pm. Details

Juneteenth brunch at Freshwaters Southern New Orleans: Listen to smooth jazz music as you dine on a buffet-styled brunch, tour a Black art exhibit and network. $60. 11am-2:30pm. Details

Songwriter Open Mic at Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood: Support songwriters as they showcase their craft and build connections. Free. 6-8:30pm.  Details


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