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We’re getting an extra hour of daylight this month, and there’s no shortage of outdoor events and festivals to celebrate warmer, sunnier days.
Charlotte Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs
March 3 | Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. | $15+ | Details
Why you should go: Don’t miss the Charlotte Hornets take on the San Antonio Spurs. Other home games this month include the Nuggets on March 7; Cleveland Cavaliers on March 13; 76ers March 19; Lakers March 21; Portland Trail Blazers on March 24; Clippers March 28; and Miami Heat March 30.
Unknown’s 6.5ish Anniversary Music Festival
March 7 | Unknown Brewing Co. | noon to 11 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: The concert lineup includes Empire Strikes Brass, Akita Funk Band, No BS! Band, and Petey Pablo. Also expect Unknown beer releases, food trucks, and a firework show. First 75 people get an Unknown Gift Bag with RSVP.
14th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival – Charlotte
March 7 | Bank of America Stadium Lot | 2-6 p.m. (VIP gets in at noon) | $29-$75 | Details
Why you should go: Indulge in a day of all things quintessentially Southern: all-you-can-taste beer and bourbon, barbecue and fixins’, boots, biscuits, bluegrass, and smoked meats. Expect cigars, music, games, and shopping, too.
The Waterman’s Neighborhood Oyster Roast
March 7 | The Waterman | noon to 5 p.m. | $40 | Details
Why you should go: Put on your Barbour jackets and get out your shucking knives, because $40 gets you an afternoon of all-you-can-eat oysters. Yum.
International Women’s Day Celebration – Year THREE
March 8 | Resident Culture | noon to 5:30 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Expect free massages and samples, interactive art, vendors, live piercings, music, and talks from female entrepreneurs.
Bachelor Finale Watch Party
March 10 | Lost & Found | 6:30 p.m. | Free to $65 | Details
Why you should go: Attention! You can watch the Bachelor finale with Vinny Ventiera (Jojo’s season and Bachelor in Paradise) and Grocery Store Joe (Becca’s season and BIP).
Festivities start with a sip and shop with Kendra Scott, a Botox Bar by Dilworth Facial Plastics (with discounts), and mini makeovers by Aillea. Then VIPs ($65) get a meet and greet with Vinny and Joe, a free piece of Kendra Scott Jewelry, a free drink ticket, and more. Then you can stick around to watch the finale, sip cocktails, and see if you win the raffles prizes.
(CANCELED) 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
March 14 | Uptown | noon to 3 p.m. check in | $20-$35 | Details
Why you should go: A 20-year St. Patty’s tradition, the pub crawl is back for another year of booze, a sea of green parading through Uptown, and bad Irish-related puns.
(CANCELED) Green River Revival
March 14 | U.S. National Whitewater Center | 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Free, $6 parking | Details
Why you should go: Spring is finally here, y’all. Hang out at the Whitewater Center all day and watch them turn the river green, with a beer in hand, if you want.
(CANCELED) Checkers vs. Providence
March 14 | Bojangles’ Coliseum | 6 p.m. | $40 | Details
Why you should go: Cheer on our Charlotte Checkers while they dominate Providence. And your $40 ticket gets you a Love Your Melon Checkers beanie, as part of the team’s Cancer Sucks promo.
Buff Faye’s “Get Lucky” Drag Brunch
March 15 | Dilworth Neighborhood Grille | 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.| $30 | Details
Why you should go: Nothing luckier than getting to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with brunch and a drag show.
(CANCELED) Michael Bublé live in Charlotte
March 18 | Spectrum Center | 8 p.m.| $87+ | Details
Why you should go: Take your grandma, S.O., or anyone else to see Michael Bublé live, because his smooth voice is enjoyable for all generations.
(CANCELED) Science on the Rocks: Game Night
March 18 | Discovery Place Science | 5-9 p.m.| $12-$22 | Details
Why you should go: Play all of your favorite childhood games with a twist, including giant Chutes and Ladders, Battleshots (with alcohol-filled ships), Dance Dance Revolution, and more. Of course there will be a cash/credit bar with beer, wine, and liquor, too.
(CANCELED) 2020 Elizabeth 8K Road Race
March 21 | Hawthorne Recreation Center | 8 a.m. | $25-$40 | Details
Why you should go: Lace up for Charlotte’s oldest and prettiest road race, an 8k through Elizabeth.
Pure Barre Pop-up class
March 22 | Sycamore | Noon to 1 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Take a 55-minute Pure Barre class, and treat yourself to a beer afterward (trust us, you’ll earn it. Barre is sneaky hard.)
Mexico US Tour 2020 in Charlotte
March 26 | Bank of America Stadium | 6-9 p.m. | $36 | Details
Why you should go: Good news Charlotte soccer fans: You don’t have to wait for our MLS team to start to see a soccer game at BofA. Cheer on Mexico with all of your soccer-obsessed friends.
(RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 13) Charlotte Girl Tribe Pop Up
March 28 | Charlotte Convention Center | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $5 GA, $25 VIP | Details
Why you should go: The season’s best excuse to shop (as if you need one, really). Support women-owned businesses, including boutiques, beauty brands, jewelers, and artists. Plus, you can expect cocktails and photo ops. NOTE: If you’ve already purchased a ticket, Girl Tribe will be reaching out to you directly soon.
March 29 | Spectrum Center | 2 p.m. | $27.50-$182.50 | Details
Why you should go: Gather the entire fam to see the Harlem Globetrotters in action.
March 31 | Knight Theater | 5:30 p.m. | $59-$89 | Details
Why you should go: Twenty nonprofit entrepreneurs will be vying for prizes, and up to ten finalists will give fast-paced three-minute pitches of their ideas to a panel of judges and to the audience (you get to vote, too). Tickets includes admission, drinks, and dinner.
Looking for more things to do? Here’s the full Axios Charlotte calendar with more than 50 cool, upcoming events in Charlotte.