Presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway, hosting the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals September 23–25 at zMAX Dragway. Tickets to drag racing’s ultimate weekend start at $99.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
88. Scattered thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.
Panthers vs. Bills Preseason Game at Bank of America Stadium: Enjoy the only last home preseason match up. 7pm. Price varies. Details
Gōl + CLT Hub Tailgate Party – Panthers vs Bills at CLT Hub: Kick off the season with indoor and outdoor spaces of lounging, live music and food. 21+ only. Free. 3-11pm Details
Illusions the Drag Queen Show at 3217 The Plaza: Enjoy burlesque style and comedy performances from some of the city’s funniest drag queen hosts. 7pm. Tickets start at $10. Details
Yoga at Rosie’s Wine Garden: Grab your yoga mat and embrace the scenery in NoDa for an hourlong class of yoga fit for all levels. Tickets start at $10. 8:30am. Details
Outdoor Movies at Triple C Brewing: Watch Top Gun on the patio and enjoy food from Izzy’s. Price Varies. 7-10pm. Details
DJ Dinner at Yunta: Enjoy Japanese and Peruvian cuisine and music from a DJ. 7-11pm. Price Varies. Details
Doggy Happy Hour at BW Sweets: Let your pup partake in happy hour with dog-friendly cups of whipped cream, gourmet dog treats and plenty of water. $3. 4:30pm-10pm. Details
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
89. PM thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.
Crown Town Animal Hospital Grand Opening at Crown Town Animal Hospital: Join local officials for a family-friendly event full of pet adoptions, food, drinks, balloon animals, a bouncy house, tours and music. Free. Noon. Details
Loso Pup Crawl at Protagonist Beer: Enjoy a beer with friends and your pup with all proceeds benefiting Animal Care & Control. Tickets start at $40. 11am-3pm. Details
Pop CuLTure at The Pizza Peel & Tap Room: Hang out in Plaza Midwood and enjoy music, food, art and shop. Free. 4-8pm.Details
WAKE ME UP – 2010’s EDM Throwbacks at The Music Yard: Vibe to EDM throwbacks with friends through the night. 6pm. Tickets start at $5. Details
Environmental Justice Day Festival 2022 at West Complex: Enjoy a festival that highlights the importance of intersections of environmental and social justice issues. 5-9pm. Free. Details
9th Annual Sickle Cell Walk/Run at 324 S. Mint St: Walk or run to raise funds for sickle cell services. 8am. Tickets start at $25. Details
Hillman Day Party at Oak Room: Dress retro 90’s to dance, meet new people and enjoy music by DJ LP & Friends. 3pm. Tickets start at $20. Details
Charlotte FC-Kick Childhood Cancer at The Bank of America Stadium: Atrium Health and Charlotte FC will give the first 10,000 fans in attendance a mini soccer ball designed by a special artist while recognizing children and families affected by the disease. Tickets start at $36. 7pm. Details
Uptown Farmers Market at Center City: Start your morning supporting local farmers and artisan food vendors while enjoying live music from local musicians. 8am-12:30pm. Free. Details
Festival of India at Belk Theater of Blumenthal Performing Arts: Learn about Indian culture and heritage through the showcase of art, crafts, languages, couture and cuisine. The festival will also highlight some local Bollywood and classical Indian dance forms. 12-8pm. $6. Details
The Lumineers – BRIGHTSIDE World Tour at Spectrum Center: Enjoy Indie folk music favorites from The Lumineers. 7:30pm. $39-$139. Details
Dog Days of Summer at Sycamore Brewing: Shop from dozens of local dog vendors while discovering new food trucks and live music. Free. 12-10pm Details
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28
88. Isolated thunderstorms. 30% chance of rain.
“A sign of the times” Straight Ahead Jazz concerts at Arts Factory: Enjoy a smooth jazz performance. 4pm. Tickets start at $10. Details
Fashionably Authentic’s Style Day Celebration at 222 West Blvd: Meet creatives at the fashion day party while enjoying wine and appetizers. Plus, enjoy a small fashion showcase. 2:30-6:30pm. Free. Details
Divas Summer Party at Hi-Wire brewing: Mix and mingle with tunes from DJ Vanna Vanity while enjoying pizza from Benny Pennello’s and performances from Ariana Venti. 2pm-5pm. $5. Details
Fun in the Sun Foam Party at Skiptown: Spend Sunday Funday with bubbles for your pup and boozy drinks for you and your friends. 11am-6pm. Price Varies. Details
Summer Nights & Gelato at HoneySuckle Optimist Hall: Donate school supplies to benefit Merry Oaks International Academy for a couple of scoops of gelato. 5-8pm. Free. Details
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