Weekender: 36 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including festivals and Farm to Fork Picnic

Weekender: 36 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including festivals and Farm to Fork Picnic

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FRIDAY, September 29

76. Mostly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Charlotte Film Festival 2023 at The Independent Picture House: Watch a showcasing of over 130 films in narrative, documentary, and student shorts and feature categories. Prices vary. Times vary. Details

COCO Live-to-Film Concert at The Amp Ballantyne: Enjoy a screening of the COCO film with Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score performed by the 20-member Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México. $15. 7:30pm. Details

MOVIES IN THE PARK at Wilmore Centennial Park: Grab your favorite picnic blankets to watch Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Free. 6-9:30pm. Details

Friday Night Live Music at The Coterie Concept: Unwind to live music and wine every Friday evening. Free. 7-9pm. Details

Jonas Brothers Rooftop Mixer at RSVP: Grab a drink with friends before the Jonas Brothers concert. Free. 12-3pm. Details

Jonas Brothers: FIVE ALBUMS. ONE NIGHT. at Spectrum Center: Vibe to some of the Jonas Brothers’ popular hits all night long. $49+. 7pm. Details

Breakaway Music Festival at zMAX Dragway: Party to music from headliners including Kaskade, Dom Dolla, Porter Robinson, Flume and Allison Wonderland at this two-day festival. $89+. Runs through Saturday. Details

Disney On Ice presents Find Your Hero at Bojangles Coliseum: Take the entire family to watch a Disney show on ice. $20+. 7pm. Details

Charlotte International Arts Festival at Multiple Locations: Celebrate visual and performing arts with 200+ attractions across the city. Prices vary. Times vary. Details

Eric Nam at The Fillmore: Enjoy live K-pop, R&B and EDM songs from popular artist Eric Nam. $42.50. 7:30pm. Details

The Charlotte Nite Street Market at FITTEDS: Shop from a list of small locally owned businesses at night. Free. 5-10pm. Details 

Vacation Manor at Music Yard: Listen to the Indie rock duo play live through the evening. $15. 6pm. Details

SATURDAY, September 30

78. Partly cloudy. 0% chance of rain.

Mad About Modern Home Tour at Multiple Locations: Tour some of Charlotte’s best midcentury and modern homes. $35. 10am-4pm. Details

CIBA Brewed Awards at Pinhouse: Drink some of the best local beers on tap. There will also be a special “People’s Choice” competition. Free. 12pm. Details

ANSWER Scholarship Fall Festival at Noble Smoke: Enjoy pumpkin bowling, cupcake walks, live music, barbecue catered by Noble Smoke, face painting and live music to help send local moms to college. $10-$40. 12-3pm. Details

Fall Market & Shopping Stroll at Phillips Place: Celebrate the fall season with exclusive store and restaurant promotions, seasonal treats and beverages, kids’ crafts, live music and a photo booth. Free. 11am-2pm. Details

Charlotte Fall Beer Festival at The Lot at NoDa Brewing Co.: Sample 25+ national, regional, and local craft breweries to vote for the Best Fall Beer/Best Fall Cider. There will also be food, live music and activities. $20-$50. 1-5pm. Details

Witches Brew at 5237 Albemarle Road: Check out a Harry Potter-themed afternoon tea with food. $50. 3pm. Details

Charlotte VegFest 2023 at Ford Building: Expect 150+ vendors with a variety of vegan foods, local vegan restaurants and food trucks, local vendors, live music, speakers, nutritional experts, vegan cooking demonstrations, free prizes and gift bags. Free. 12-8pm. Details

Oktoberfest at Monday Night Brewing.: Celebrate all things Märzen with a stein-holding competition, German-inspired dishes, music and face painting. Price varies. 12-10pm. Details

Movies In The Park at Wilmore Centennial Park: Watch The Princess Diaries, plus enjoy music and activities. Free. 6-9:30pm. Details 

​​Wine & Food Festival at Symphony Park: Enjoy a day-drinking garden party with wine, beer and spirits plus live music and food from local restaurants and food trucks. $42-$75. 12-6pm. Details

Oktoberfest at Weathered Souls CLT: Celebrate the end of Oktoberfest with pretzels with beer cheese dip and brats. Free. 12pm. Details

OKTOBERFEST at The Music Yard: Expect live music, performers, vendors, DJs, seasonal craft beer options, hammerschlagen, pumpkin carving and contests. $5-$100. 4-11pm. Details

Let’s Get Sauced at The Improper Pig- Rea Farms: Enjoy smoked meat samples, BBQ, live music and giveaways. $25. 5-9pm. Details

FESTIVAL OF LEBANON at 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy: Celebrate Lebanese culture with authentic cuisine and homemade pastries, entertainment, music, dancing, a photo booth and kid-friendly activities. Free. 11am-7pm. Details

ANTHONY DAVID with DJ Arie Spins at Neighborhood Theatre: Listen to the Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter and guitarist play R&B/Soul through the night. $30-$40. 8pm. Details

SUNDAY, October 1

78. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Front Porch Sundays at Atherton Mill: Shop from 70+ local businesses and enjoy live music. Free. 11am-4pm. Details

Sweet & Heat Chili Cook-Off & Bake Sale at Triple C Brewing: Enjoy chili tastings and a silent auction bake sale. Free. 11am-4pm. Details

Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on the Panthers as they take on the Vikings. $55. 1pm. Details

South End & Uptown Mural Runs at 1327 South Mint St: Take a tour of South End murals with explanations along the way. $15. 8-9:30am. Details

Rug Tufting Workshop at 100 N Tryon St Ste 170: Learn how to create your own custom rug. $171. 1-4pm. Details

THE GET DOWN at The Spoke Easy: Expect throwback music and food from Miller Catering Co. $5-$25. 2-8pm. Details

Farm to Fork Picnic in the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Taste dishes from local chefs, artisans and farmers who worked together to create food and drinks of using the region’s best flavors and seasonal ingredients. Proceeds from the event will support agriculture and food system training programs at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and farmer grants at Piedmont Culinary Guild. $25-$125. 4-7pm. Details

Brunch + Beats at RSVP South End: Vibe to Afrobeats played by local DJs over cultural food plus there will be gifts. $60-$175. 12pm. Details

TASTE OF LAGOS at LAGZ RESTAURANT & BAR: Celebrate Nigerian Independence with a buffet of authentic food and the sounds of Afrobeats. $30. 12pm. Details

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