Mark your calendars: 18 must-do Charlotte events in May

Mark your calendars: 18 must-do Charlotte events in May
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May is packed. From the Wells Fargo Championship to Charlotte SHOUT!, some of the year’s top events are going on this month. Here are our top picks.

Wells Fargo Championship

April 29 to May 5 | Quail Hollow | All day | $55+ | Details

Why you should go: If you love golf, this is your chance to see the best in the game right here in Charlotte. And if you’re not a golf fan, you will be after you go. This is one of the most fun events of the year, from the golf to the top-notch people watching to sippin’ drinks walking around the beautiful course. Pro tip: If you know you want to go but don’t want to commit to a certain day yet, you can get a $75 single-day any-day pass.

Charlotte SHOUT!

April 29 to May 11 | Uptown | All day | Free | Details


Why you should go: More than 130 performances, exhibits, installations and arts-related events will be going on throughout the city as a celebration of arts and culture. Most events are free, but some events require tickets, like Anthony Hamilton.

Agenda guide: 13-day festival coming to Uptown this spring — includes giant bunnies, lighted seesaws and Anthony Hamilton

Derby Days – Young Affiliates of the Mint

May 4 | Mint Museum – Randolph | 3-7 p.m. | $40-$80 | Details

Why you should go: Hundreds of YPs flock to this event every year — 29 years in the running. Expect big hats, Mint Juleps, an open bar, lawn games, food trucks and of course the Derby on a big screen.

2019 Untappd Beer Festival

May 4 | Bank of America Stadium | 4-8 p.m., early access starts at 3 p.m. | $50-$200 | Details

Why you should go: More than 180 breweries are coming together at the Panthers Stadium to bring you the best beer. Everyone gets a souvenir glass and unlimited tastings for at least four hours. VIPs get access to exclusive tastings, food pairings and more.

Agenda guide: Untappd partners with Bank of America Stadium to host inaugural beer festival on the Panthers field


Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at Sycamore!

May 4 | Sycamore Brewing | Noon to 10 p.m. | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: They’ll have live music, including a Mariachi band, Mexican food trucks and their award-winning Sun Grown Lager on tap (served with fresh limes).

Agenda guide: Complete list and map of Charlotte’s 30 local breweries, plus the most popular beer at each

The 9th Annual Kings Drive Art Walk

May 4 | 600 S. Kings Drive | 11 am. to 5 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Emerging and emerging artists will be displaying their works along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Expect fine arts, crafts, family activities and live music.

Iliza: Elder Millenial Tour

May 5 | Knight Theater | 7 p.m. | SOLD OUT | Details

Why you should go: Channel your inner party goblin and get ready to see one of the best comedians live. If you love her Netflix specials, you’re going to want to see this.

Kicking It With Cam

May 10 | Bank of America Stadium | 4 p.m. | $4.66 | Details

Why you should go: Cam Newton and other celebrities will face off in a game of kickball to benefit CNF (Cam Newton Foundation). This is the event’s fifth year, but the first time it’ll be at the Panthers Stadium.

Annual Mega Rosé Tasting at Dilworth

May 11 | Foxcroft Wine Co.-Dilworth | 1-4 p.m. | $30-$35 | Details

Why you should go: Rosé weather is finally here, so celebrate with unlimited tastings and some light Mediterranean bites. Call Foxcroft to reserve your ticket.

Agenda guide: 5 coolest wine bars in Charlotte


2019 Louisiana Crawfish Boil at Catawba

May 18 | Catawba Brewing Co. | 1-5 p.m. | $8-$100 | Details

Why you should go: Tickets include three pounds of crawfish, and you can expect food trucks, drinks, live music and more.

Rosé Festival 3.0

May 18 | Vin Master Wine Shop | 3-7 p.m. | $35 | Details

Why you should go: You get 20 tastings of Rosé, and you can expect live music, chocolate, popcorn and cheese tastings and barbecue and wings.

4th Annual Pints For Paws Charlotte

May 18 | OMB | Noon to 6 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Expect dog adoptions, live music, raffles, a dog kissing booth, photos ops and more. The event benefits the Live.Wag.BARK! Foundation, and is, of course, dog friendly.


2019 Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola

May 23-25 | Uptown | Noon to 8 p.m. | Free to $25 | Details

Why you should go: Starting at noon, entertainment, racing-related displays, kids’ activities and more will be going on along Tryon Street. Then, starting at 6:30 p.m. headliners — Corey Smith, Brothers Osborne and Styx — will put on a performance at Romare Bearden Park.

Memorial Day Oyster Roast

May 25 | NoDa Company Store | Noon | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Get your oysters raw or grilled and listen to some live bluegrass music. Oh, and they’ll have their usual free Sunday Funday lunch the next day, too.

Agenda guide: 10 best patios in Charlotte


Dollar Hot Dog Day

May 27 | BB&T Ballpark | 1-5 p.m. | $9+ | Details

Why you should go: Cheer on the Knights while the they take on the Durham Bull and you chow down on $1 ($1!!) hot dogs.

Sustain Charlotte’s #WalkCLT

May 31 | Recover Brands – 1518 Bryant St. | 5-8 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Explore FreeMoreWest by walking to and from locations — the idea is to experience the neighborhood on foot rather than driving. You’ll get an event map when you check in, and businesses will give you a stamp. The after party is at Town Brewing where you can turn in stamps for raffle tickets.

Still looking for things to do? Here’s a complete calendar of 75+ upcoming events in Charlotte

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