Agenda Weekender: Events like firework shows, silent discos and puppy photo booths

Agenda Weekender: Events like firework shows, silent discos and puppy photo booths
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 91. Mostly sunny. 20% chance of rain.
Saturday: 93. Mostly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Sunday: 93. Isolated thunderstorms. 30% chance of rain.
Monday: 92. PM thunderstorms. 50% chance of rain.


Friday, July 1

Food and Drink

Red, White & Brut Wine Tasting at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge: Enjoy a delicious and informative tasting with complementing light bites at Gallery Bar. 6:30 p.m. $25. Details.


Silent Disco/Independence Rave at Rooftop 210: This event is a 21+.  Rain or shine. 9-2 a.m. Free. RSVP.


Gallery Crawl in South EndHome to the largest number of galleries in Charlotte, you will find unique paintings, sculpture, jewelry, mosaics and many galleries offer live music and refreshments. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Summer Pops: Celebrate America Performance at Symphony Park, SouthPark: Expect “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “Armed Services Salute,” “Liberty Fanfare,” and other patriotic tunes followed by celebratory fireworks. 8:15-9:45 p.m. $16. Tickets.


Saturday, July 2

Food and Drink

Red, White & Brews Bar Crawl at EpiCentre: Craft brews, free cover and discounts at participating EpiCentre bars. Registration: 7-10 p.m. $15. Tickets.

Red, White and Brew at 10 Catawba: Featured breweries, food trucks and live music; $5 off admission with canned food donation. 3-8 p.m. $35-$45 (includes beer sampling). Details.

Reds, Whites, & You! Fourth of July Wine Tasting Tour in UptownN.C. wine and beer tasting tour from Charlotte to the vineyard with picnic lunch. 11-2 p.m. & 3-6:30 p.m. $79-$89. Tickets.

I Still Love the 90s Brunch & Day Party at Sports One Bar & LoungeRaleigh’s DJ Paradime will make his inaugural appearance; $5 Mimosa special. 11-4 p.m. Details.


Fourth of July Super Sale at Concord Mills: Get deep discounts from the shopping center’s unmatched line up of retailers at this three-day blow-out sale. July 2-4. Details.

Peanut Butter Booth Pup-Up at Atherton Market: They will put a smear of PB on your pup’s tongue and photograph their funny facial expressions. 9-11 a.m. Free (purchase photos if you choose). Details.

Dark History Walking Tour at RaconTours of Charlotte: Explore five blocks of Uptown, and all the crazy, dangerous and spooky things that happened there. 8-9:30 p.m. $5. Tickets.


Kids Festival at the Davidson Farmers Market: Kids will test their cooking abilities and compete in the Kids Day Chopped Challenge; there will also be face painting and live music. 8-12 p.m. Free. Details.


Sunday, July 3

Food and Drink

Plaza Midwood Pig Pickin’ Festival throughout the Plaza Midwood Business District: Raising awareness and money for the application fee for historic designation for the Plaza Midwood Business District. 4-10 p.m. Details.

Sundae Fundae Cookout for America at 908 E 35th St.Corn hole and music for entertainment; special announcement at 6 p.m. sharp. 3-8 p.m. Details.

Red, White & Brew Bash at Howl at the Moon: Expect dancing, drinks, fun games and prizes. Wear red, white and blue for free admission. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Pre-Independence Day Sunday Funday at Whiskey River: All-you-can-eat baby corn dogs for $6.99, half off burgers and drink specials. Noon-12 a.m. Details.


4th of July Celebration at USNWC: A two-day celebration featuring outdoor adventure, live music and firework displays. July 3-4: 3-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Celebrate America Fireworks Show at CarowindsWatch the skies come alive over the state line during one of the largest fireworks celebrations in the Carolinas. July 3-4: 10 p.m. Free for military members. Details.

PBR presents: An Independence Day Celebration: There will be a stage set up between Midwood & The Station for the performances during the day – the after party will be at The Station; 21+ only. 4-12 a.m. Free. Details.

July Gordon Street Market at Snug Harbor: Food, vendors and live music. 2-5:30 p.m. Free. Details.

4th of July Alley Bash at Snug HarborJaggerMouth, Bubonik Funk, Hectorina, Swarming Branch, Dust & Ashes; 18+ only. 5-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Mimosa Brunch Cruise on the Lady of the Lake (Mooresville): Complimentary mimosa bar, brunch buffet and a tour Lake Norman from the Lady of the Lake Yacht. 12:30-2:30 p.m. $25-48. Tickets.


6th Annual Charlotte Firecracker 5K at Windyrush Country ClubThe 5K course is a rolling loop around the Olde Providence neighborhood and everyone can join the Family Fun Run. 7 p.m. $30-$35. Register.


Monday, July 4 | Happy Independence Day!

Food and Drink

July 4th Fireworks Pre-Game Party at Sycamore Brewing: Celebrate the 4th with live music, food trucks, craft beer, wine and cider. Bands take the stage at 2 p.m. 12-10 p.m. Details.


SkyShow 2016 Street Party and fireworks in front of the BB&T Ballpark: Kids activities, vendors and food & drinks then grab tickets to the Knights game followed by a firework show. 2-10 p.m. Free. Details.

4th of July Splash Bash at Craft City Social Club: “Red, White & Blue Sparkle & Pop” prosecco popsicles, barrel aged craft cocktail flights, All-American fare by Executive Chef Oscar La Fuente, and live music all while poolside; 21+ only. 12-6 p.m. $20. Tickets.


4th of July Celebration at the Charlotte Museum of History: Lectures, kids’ crafts, tours of the Hezekiah Alexander home site, and ringing of the American Freedom Bell. 10-2 p.m. $0-$5. Details.


Toastery American 4 Miler Presented by Novant Health in DilworthRun 4 miles, or 1 if you’re a kid; no race day registration. 6:30-8:45 a.m. $10-$35. Details.


40th Annual WBT SkyShow – Knights vs. Pawtucket Red SoxGates will open at 5 p.m. with the largest fireworks show in the Southeast on tap following the game. 6:05 p.m. game time. $11-$23. Details.

For a comprehensive list of July 4th events, check out Celebrate your independence with these 20 Fourth of July-themed activities.

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

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