Weekender: 31 things to do in Charlotte this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Weekender: 31 things to do in Charlotte this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

St.Patrick's Day cocktails at Skiptown. Photo: Courtesy of Rémy Thurston

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FRIDAY, March 17

67. Rain. 60% chance of rain.

Wizard of Oz at Halton Theater: Watch a ballet performance from the Charlotte Youth Ballet as they dance down the yellow brick road in the Wizard of Oz. $35. Times vary. Details

St. Pawtrick’s Day at Skiptown: Celebrate the luck of the Irish with your pup at the two-day event that includes drink specials, photo ops and a pop-up market. Prices vary. 12pm. Details

Live Music at The Wine Loft: Unwind from the work week with a glass of wine and live music. Free. 9pm. Details

Taste of YVY at Camp North End: Sample 15-minute workout classes from coaches offering a range of workouts, from urban cardio dance to yoga.Then celebrate with a live DJ and food. $20. 7pm. Details

Black Food Truck Fridays at West Complex: Expect food from 45+ Black-owned food and retail businesses, music from a live DJ and zone for kids to play. Free. 4-9pm. Details

Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl at The Local: Enjoy drink specials from six participating bars during the two-day crawl. $20-$60. Times vary. Details

An Evening with Dr. Richard J. Powell at Harvey B Gantt Center: Listen to a Duke professor lecture on Visions: A Study of Form, an exhibition of figurative artworks from the 1930s to 1980s, plus enjoy food and music. Free. 7-9pm. Details

St. Patrick’s Day Tween Art Class at Dupp & Swatt: Take your children to enjoy an illuminated art class. $35. 6-7:30pm.  Details

Clover Crawl 2023 at Camp North End: Sample beverages from multiple onsite vendors including NoDa Company Canteen, and try non-alcoholic options from vendors like Popbar. $35. 5-9pm.  Details

Savor Charlotte: A Crafted Culinary Experience at Multiple Locations: Take hands-on classes from local chefs and enjoy exclusive menus and special offers from local restaurants. Prices vary. Times vary. Details

Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the 76ers. $22-$645. 7pm. Details

Taste of the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium: Mix and mingle with Panthers players plus enjoy an evening of food, wine and entertainment to support the Carolina Panthers Charities. $127.25. 6:30pm. Details

Paddy’s Fest at Rí Rá Irish Pub: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day through the two-day fest featuring live music, dance and bag pipe performances. Free. Times vary. Details

SATURDAY, March 18 

60. Showers. 30% chance of rain.


St. Patrick’s Day at Suffolk Punch Brewing: Party on the patio with music from a live DJ and enjoy beer specials. Free. 10am-2pm. Details

South End Runs at Wimore Centennial Park: Run, walk or jog a route that starts and ends at Wilmore Centennial Park. Free. 8am. Details

Yoga at Hi-Wire Brewing: Relax through a guided flow to improve posture and joint stability before rewarding yourself with a beer. $10. 11am-12pm. Details

The Art of Blind Wine Tasting at The Cocktailery: Learn how to hone in on your wine-tasting skills as a part of a Savor Charlotte interactive class. $80. 6:30-8pm. Details

Official St. Patrick’s Bar Crawl Charlotte at Multiple Locations: Visit multiple Uptown clubs and bars offering exclusive deals and discounts. $30. 2-10pm. Details

Comedy Night at The Landing: Laugh the night away during an open mic night featuring comedians working on their new jokes. Free. 7:30-9pm. Details

An Afternoon Salon: Romare Bearden and Modernism at Mint Museum: Participate in a discussion about the works of Romare Bearden before enjoying live jazz. Free. 2-4pm. Details

LoveU Wellness Festival at Dupp & Swatt: Join a community of people looking to improve their health and wellness through interactive workshops, vendors, food and live music. Free. 1:11-4:11pm. Details

Plant a Seed of Hope at Devils Logic Brewing: Plant and pot a seed of hope to help support a local nonprofit seeking a cure for pediatric brain tumors. $20. 11:30am-4pm. Details

SUNDAY, March 19 

52. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.


Il Divo: A New Day Tour at Belk Theater: Listen to the classical crossover vocal group Il Divo as they make their tour stop in Charlotte. $29.50-$524.50. 7pm. Details

Best of Charlotte Bridal Show at Camp North End: Shop from carefully curated wedding and event vendors while you enjoy food and drinks. $10. 1-4pm. Details

Rent EBoards Grom Day + Group Ride at Camp North End: Ride around on Eboards before playing games and receiving prizes. Free. 10-11:30am. Details

Vibras Sunday at Broken Promises: Vibe to music and enjoy a chef-catered brunch during this Latin-themed day party. Free. 2-8pm.  Details

North Carolina Bridal & Wedding Expo at The Park Expo & Conference Center: Check out resources for wedding planning, featuring everything from gown to honeymoon vendors. There will also be bridal fashion shows, live DJ demos, prizes and giveaways. Free. 12-5pm. Details

Figure Drawing at Free Range Brew NoDa: Tap into your artistic skills as you figure draw with other creatives. Free. 11am-1:30pm. Details

Tim Green at The Music Yard: Dance during this day party to electronic dance music by Tim Green and local artists. $10-$120. 2-9pm. Details

Wine About Poetry at The Auto Pour: Step onstage to showcase your talents during this open mic night — or just come and enjoy the show. $10-$30. 5pm. Details

Brunch & Day Party at Para: Enjoy a buffet-style brunch and party to music from two live DJs. $20-$220. 12-8pm. Details

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Editor’s note: Friday’s St.Patrick’s day event at Rí Rá Irish Pub was added after this story was published. 

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