Monday, July 3
The Whitewater Center’s Fourth of July Celebration
The Whitewater Center | July 3-4 | Free | Details
Why you should go: Celebrate the holiday outdoors at The Whitewater Center. Festivities on Monday and Tuesday include live music, fireworks, races and multiple yoga classes.
Outdoor All-levels Yoga
Pearl Street Park | 5pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: You’ll just need to bring a mat and an open mind for this free, all-levels flow, hosted by Big Love Yoga Barn at Pearl Street Park.
Billy Sunday Trivia
Billy Sunday Charlotte | 7pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: The cocktail bar hosts free trivia every Monday at 7pm — it’s also a chance to try their new camp-themed cocktails, which are available through July 29.
Tuesday, July 4
Charlotte Knights Game and Fireworks Show at Truist Field
Truist Field | 6:35pm | $24+ | Details
Why you should go: Is there a better fourth of July combo than baseball and fireworks? The Charlotte Knights will take on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at 6:35pm. WBT will host a fireworks show, SkyShow, following the game.
July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest
Petty Thieves Brewing | 11am | $10 | Details
Why you should go: Petty Thieves is kicking off fourth of July with a hot dog eating contest featuring Chili Man gourmet dogs. The competition will start at 2pm, and it’s $10 to enter. Still want a hotdog without the contest? Stop by to grab one from 11am-3pm.
Independence Day at the History Museum
The Charlotte Museum of History | 11am | Free | Details
Why you should go: At this Independence Day celebration, the Charlotte Museum of History will host a naturalization ceremony, during which dozens of people will become new U.S. citizens.
“Six” The Musical
Belk Theatre | 7pm | $36.50+ | Details
Why you should go: “Six” the Musical tells the story of Henry VIII’s six wives (but in the form of a pop concert). The musical will run through July 16. Check the theater’s website for additional showtimes and pricing.
Don Toliver: Thee Love Sick Tour 2023
Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre | 8pm | $39 | Details
Why you should go: See rapper Don Toliver live in concert with opener Pi’erre Bourne.
Wednesday, July 5
Magic Night at JINYA SouthPark
Jinya SouthPark | 6:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Enjoy magic illusions performed at your table while dining at JINYA Ramen Bar SouthPark. Of note: Magic Nights is happening every Wednesday only at JINYA’s SouthPark location.
Mixtape Matchup Hosted by Mindless Minutia
The Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 7-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Grab your favorite brew and join in Yancey’s taproom every Wednesday night at 7pm for Mixtape Matchup.
Make Hand-lettered Acrylic Signs
Brixham Park | 12-1pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: In this class, local watercolorist and calligrapher Ali Loncar-Bridges will guide you through lettering basics and teach you the process of creating beautiful acrylic signs in an easy-to-follow hands-on lesson.
Thursday, July 6
Crossroads Cinema: Outdoor Movie Night
Why you should go: It’s outdoor movie season at Camp North End. This Thursday will feature a free screening of “Independence Day.”
Birdsong Brewing Beer Release and Bluegrass Jam
Birdsong Brewing | 3-9:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Birdsong is releasing its most popular seasonal release, Fake Plastic Trees, named after the Radiohead song. Following the 3pm release, they’ll host a bluegrass jam with foods trucks until 9:30pm.
Live Music by Grüv Soup
Resident Culture South End | 6:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: It’s thirsty Thursday — celebrate with a trip to Resident Culture in South End and hear live music from five-person band, Grüv Soup.
Devil’s Logic Run Club
Devil’s Logic | 6:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Get your run on with Devil’s Logic — there’ll be 1-, 3-, and 5-mile routes and, of course, beer to follow.
Friday, July 7
Live Jazz at The Bohemian
Grand Bohemian Hotel | 5-7pm | $12 | Details
Why you should go: Join in the Bohemian garden for a cosmic jazz session, hosted by local musicians Celestial Company, and grab a craft cocktail from their outdoor bar.
“Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” Release Party
Amos’ South End | 8pm | $20 | Details
Why you should go: Celebrate the midnight release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) with a dance party that’ll feature hits from the Speak Now album, plus Swiftie merch, a costume contest, permanent jewelry and more.
Hi-Wire’s Funky Friday DJ Series
Hi-Wire Brewing | 8:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Expect to hear everything from R&B and soul to pop, dance, and house music at Hi-Wire’s Funky Fridays.
First Friday Food Trucks
HopFly Brewing | 6-11pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Expect a variety of food trucks on the first Friday of every month in HopFly’s parking lot.