Agenda Weekender: 50 ways to spend this Father’s Day Weekend

Agenda Weekender: 50 ways to spend this Father’s Day Weekend
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 86. Mostly sunny. 20% chance of rain.
Saturday: 82. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.
Sunday: 82. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Note: Organized by Father’s Day activities and deals then Fri/Sat/Sun weekend events.

Fathers Day June 2016

Friday, June 17

Father’s Day Pop-Up Shop in Uptown: Look for selvedge denim, cocktail bitters, grooming products, game day attire, etc. Wed-Fri, 11-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Saturday, June 18

Second Annual Fathers Fun Fest at Robby Gordon MotorsportsActivities include live music, stunt show, classic cars on display, refreshments, interactive games & adventure, adult & kid friendly inflatable obstacle course, and planned MUD Zone. 10-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Free Shoe Shines at TaborSycamore Brewery, BREWPUBLIK, Not Just Coffee and Nectar Flower Truck will be there too. Sat: 10-6 p.m. & Sun: 12-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Father’s Day Weekend at The Garden: Free admission for dads, family activities and lawn games, beer tasting, an onsite food truck, and more. Sat & Sun: 11-3 p.m. $12.95 adults, $6.95 children. Details.

Sunday, June 19 (Happy Father’s Day!)

Free Hot Dogs for Dads at JJ’s Red HotsThe offer is limited to one free hot dog per dad, and dine-in only. You don’t need a coupon and no purchase is necessary. 11-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Free Entry for Dads at Carolina Raptor Center There will be donuts for dads too. 12-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Father’s Day “Pint On Us For Dad” at Flying Saucer CharlotteBring your dad in for a free pint all day long. Noon. Free. Details.

Bacon, Bourbon & Beards at Tupelo Honey CafeDad gets a free side of bacon on anything* he wants and a chance to relax with a special Chocolate Bacon Manhattan. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Father’s Day at “The Planet”Dads receive free admission to the indoor water park. 1-6:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Father’s Day at Chima Brazilian SteakhouseOpen for both lunch and dinner. Each dad will receive a complimentary dinner for his next visit and a picture of the party by email. Details.

Hickory Tavern Father’s Day Feast: Dads get a 12 oz. Delmonico Ribeye with a loaded baked potato, tavern salad, slice of cheesecake and a soft drink. You’ll also get a $10 coupon for his next visit. $25.50. Details.

Fri June 17

Friday, June 17


How technology is helping revolutionize the spay neuter industry at Skookum: Learn how Spay Neuter Charlotte is helping create a world without homeless pets. Noon. Free. Details.

HHM Plaza Patio Parties at Healthy Home Market: Live music, games, beer and food samples, grilling and raffles. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details.

The Iron Yard Demo Day at The Iron Yard: Join Charlotte Iron Yard students and staff as they debut the newest developers to the area community. 11:45 a.m. Free. Details.

NC Fashion Association Style Week: This event will host the largest amount of celebrities and socialites out of any fashion event in NC all year. Wed-Sat, 6 p.m. $30-$50. Details.

HeroesCon at Charlotte Convention Center: Mingle with comic professionals, characters and exhibitors at this family-friendly event until Sunday. 11-6 p.m. $40/3-day pass. Details.


Bechtler by Night in partnership with Bank of America: The museum opens its 4 galleries to the public every 3rd Friday of the month for those who can’t go during normal business hours. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.


Cam Newton Foundation High School Football Tournament at Providence Day School: 26 teams from NC & SC at the fourth annual Charlotte-based 7 v 7 High School Football Tournament. Fri & Sat, 9:30 a.m. $5 for non-players and coaches. Details.

Charlotte Knights vs. Indians: One fan will win a free mattress at each game.  Fri: 7:05 p.m., Sat: 6:05 p.m. & Sun: 2:05 p.m. $8 . Details.

Saturday June 18

Saturday, June 18

Food and Drink

Carolina Food Truck Chow Down at Art & Soul of South End: Will feature food trucks from North and South Carolina, professional judges will determine the winner of the $7,500 grand prize, People’s Choice Award. 2-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Joe’s Doughs Grand Opening: There will be t-shirt giveaways and other events all day, so bring the family, and enjoy some donuts together. 7-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Sycamore BreakfastGrapefruit and Orange Mimosas, BeerMosas, Craft Beer and breakfast by Now Toasted Food Truck. 9:30 a.m. Details.

2.5ish Anniversary + Music Fest at Unknown Brewing Co.: Anniversary beer release, live music and other surprises. 4 p.m. $10. Details.

Super Hero Bar Crawl at Fitzgerald’sDress up as your favorite super hero or villain and enjoy Charlotte’s 5th Street district. Venues: Fitzgerald’s, Flight, Connolly’s, The Local, SIP, Prohibition, Ri Ra, TILT and Roxbury; ticket gets you free koozie and entry. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 . Details.

Buff Faye’s Drag Brunch at Pure PizzaReservations recommended. Seating: noon, show: 1 p.m. Details.

A Meeting of Crafts: Beer, Chocolate and Storytelling in Ballantyne at The Secret Chocolatier: Sample 3 craft beers paired with dessert/chocolate while listening to storytelling by Faye Fulton. 7 p.m. $25. Details.


Vintage Charlotte Summer Market at the new Goodyear Arts building: Shop 60+ of the regions best vintage and handmade vendors; $5 early bird entrance fee at 10 a.m. 11-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Art & Soul of South End: Spend an entire day discovering the South End experience. Expect a food truck competition, trolley tours, art, jazz music, craft brews and shopping. 2-10 p.m. Free. Details.

iMakeCLT at C3 Lab: Temporary learning environment where anyone can explore new technology and design, prototype and build ideas from start to finish. 10-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Open Auditions for the Carolina Renaissance Festival at the Cannon School in Concord: Calling for actors, entertainers, musicians, performers and colorful personalities to inhabit the Festival’s make believe Village of Fairhaven. Amateur and professional opportunities are available. Ages 13+ only. 9-12 p.m. Details.

Brew Stash Bash at USNWC: Sample craft brews from 1-6 p.m. and enjoy live music, yoga and a 6K trail race. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $6/sample card. Details.

Charlotte HarmonyFest 2016 in Dana Auditorium at Queens University: A cappella concert with current world champion a cappella quartet Instant Classic. 7:30 p.m. $20. Details.

SneakerMania at The Park Expo & Conference Center: 50+ vendors and 1000+ attendees and their only stop in Charlotte. 12-7 p.m. $20. Tickets.

Summit Solstice 12-Hour Relay & Festival at Summit Outpost: You and/or your team take turns running for 12 straight hours; will include several local vendors, live music, food, beer from Sierra Nevada, and a host of family-friendly activities including a water slide, an inflatable obstacle course, and a fun run at 6 p.m. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. $30. Details.

Asheville Brew Crawl in Asheville, NC: Take a chartered bus with 50+ Charlotteans to at least 5 of Asheville’s best breweries. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. $55. Tickets *Get these before Saturday*.

Queen City Jazz Fest at Charlotte Metro Credit Union AmphitheatreGerald Albright, Lalah Hathaway and Brian Culbertson. Doors open: 5:30 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m. $50. Tickets.


MallStars Summer Fun Saturday at Northlake MallEnjoy games, music and don’t forget your swimsuit so you can play and splash around in the pop-jet fountain. 11-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Movie Night in Midwood Park: Watch “The Goonies” under the stars and on the big screen in the first of PMNA’s summer movie series in Midwood Park. 8-10:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Family Movie Night at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza: Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens and enjoy games, rides and activities outside. Activities: 6 p.m., movie: 8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Fire Truck Show at North Carolina Transportation MuseumSee antique and classic fire trucks dating from the early 1900s through the late 20th century. All day. Adults: $12, kids: $8. Details.


Brew Dash: Competition race at 9 a.m. and recreational race at 11:30 a.m. 9-12:45 p.m. $37-$60. Details.

Healthy Achievement 5K Run | Walk at Romare Bearden Park: The signature fundraising and awareness event to support the Kappa Foundation’s vision and successful mentoring programs. 8 a.m. $40. Details.


Charlotte Independence vs. Richmond Kickers at Ramblewood Soccer Complex: The 2nd annual Police Dept. vs. Fire Dept. friendly will also take place at 5:15 p.m. 7 p.m. $14. Details.

Coed 2v2 Sand Volleyball Tournament at SportsLink Sandbox at VBGBPrizes for Open, A and BB games. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $50/team, $60 cash/walkup if available. Details.

Sunday June 19

Sunday, June 19

Food and Drink

Pig & Beer Fest at Sycamore Brewing: Whole pig roast by Sauceman’s BBQ with live music. Noon. First come first serve. Details.

Wine 101 at Corkbuzz: Learn the basics and discover what you like in a wine so you can choose bottles in a restaurant or wine shop with confidence. 2-3:30 p.m. $55. Details.

Beer, Bourbon & Bacon at Bar Cocoa: You’ll make bourbon pecan pie, bacon spice popcorn, chocolate stout cake and bacon. 8:30-12 p.m. $100. Details.


Cars & Cappuccinos at Scott JaguarThis is an opportunity for owners and admirers of European sports cars to bring out their cars and meet up with other enthusiasts. 9-11 a.m. Free. Details.


Movie on the Lawn at the Johnston YMCA: Movie appropriate for all ages; popcorn and drinks. 7 p.m. Free. Details.


Dime Ride at Heist & Birdsong: Join Birdsong, Heist, and the March of Dimes for the Father’s Day Dime Ride. Cornhole tourney at Heist, 10-mile bike ride through the neighborhoods, then a silent auction at Birdsong. 4-6 p.m. Details.

Wish you had known about some of these events before now? Plan ahead for next weekend here.

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