things to do in charlotte nc area: Southern Women's Show Back In Charlotte, North Carolina On August 25th. - 08/18/17 10:43 AM

The 35th annual Southern Women's Show returns to Charlotte, North Carolina next weekend,  Friday, August 25th and runs through the weekend, ending on Sunday, August 27th! After  three and one half decades the Southern Women's Show In Charlotte is a Queen City institution, a tradition and  highly anticipated by Charlotte's ladies.
 
What will you find at the Southern Women's Show in Charlotte?  With over 100,000 square feet of space and more than 400 exhibitors, the Southern Women's Show offers something for everyone. Here's just a short list of what you can look forward to:
Shopping in hundreds of shops (now that's retail therapy if you … (12 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Charlotte Jewish Film Festival's Fan Appreciation Day, Sunday July 30th - 07/23/17 05:23 AM
 
Charlotte's Jewish Film Festival organizers are sponsoring their 4th Annual Jewish Film Festival Fan Appreciation Day on, Sunday July 30th. What a great way to enjoy some wonderful movies at only $5 each. You'll be able to attend three movies at three theaters throughout the day.
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer at 1:00 pm
  Fanny's Journey at 4:00 pm 
  Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Legs at 7:00 pm  
All three films will be presented at the Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium Theater located at 14815 Ballantyne Village Way. You can order tickets for … (26 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Charlotte's Summertime Restaurant Week Is Back: July 21-30 - 07/15/17 02:10 PM
                     Charlotte's super popular, semi-annual, mouth-watering Restaurant Week returns this Friday, July 21st, and once again it's time to enjoy a true Queen's Feast! You'll be able to dine like the proverbial royal queen, herself, for 10 days at some 134 Charlotte metro area restaurants in nine surrounding counties at a very reasonable fixed price of $30-35 for three courses. This semi-annual event in Charlotte is now in its 16th "season" and very much anticipated by the "locals." (Myself included!)
 

 
The very first Charlotte Restaurant Week took place in July 2008 with just 42 restaurants participating. It's now … (36 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: French Culture Festival Comes To Charlotte: Sunday, July 16th - 07/14/17 08:08 AM
 
Whether you're a Francophile, like myself, or not, why not come out to Nevin Park on Sunday, July 16th from 11:00 am till 6:30 pm and enjoy the Charlotte French Culture Festival. This is the first French Culture Festival in Charlotte, but hopefully not the last!
 
What a great opportunity tocelebrate the rich French culture, enjoy great food, wine, crepes, delicious pastries, music, dance and, of course, the pétanque initiation and tournament. There will also be a French-style market (loved those when I live in Paris). French life and culture is very dog-friendly so feel free to bring along your pooch (maybe … (20 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Ballantyne In Charlotte, NC Rocks In June! - 06/17/17 12:47 PM
 
 
Ballantyne's music scene is rocking once again this summer with the popular annual Ballantyne Rocks Music Series at Ballantyne Village in Charlotte, North Carolina, beginning Wednesday, June 21st. 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
 
 
Admission to the music program is free. On-site parking at Ballantyne Village is also free, as is the valet parking service. 
 
Why not enjoy dinner before or after the show at one of the restaurants in Ballantyne Village, which include b. good, Blackfinn Ameripub, Burgers 21, Gusto!, Mellow … (10 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Waxhaw Kaleidoscope Fest "Where The Arts Kaleid" - May 20 and 21 - 05/20/17 04:34 AM
 
Waxhaw, North Carolina's Waxhaw Kaleidoscope Art Fest, always held on the third weekend in May, is taking place today and tomorrow, May 20-21st, featuring the work of more than 50 artists. Get ready to see some 10,000 of your Charlotte metro area neighbors in historic, downtown Waxhaw this weekend!
 
Waxhaw Kaleidoscope Fest's vision is to be the Charlotte region’s premier "work of art," which will include additional many art forms ~ culinary arts, musical arts, performing arts, murals, public art forms. In other words, all things art "where the arts will kaleid."
 
Waxhaw Art Kaleidoscope has something for everyone--yard sale, beer garden, carnival games, a … (31 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Beach Fest Matthews 2017 In Historic Downtown Matthews & Stumptown Park - 05/10/17 06:09 AM
 
The town of Matthews, North Carolina invites you to come and "put your toes in the sand" this Friday and Saturday at its 9th annual Beach Fest. At Beach Fest Matthews, you'll get to experience the summer holiday vibe of the Carolina coast with great beach music, lots of shag dancing, carnival rides, "boardwalk" style  food, and more. Events will include the popular Crusin' Car Show on Saturday, an art and crafts show with more than 25 crafters and artists exibiting their handiwork along Trade Street. If you've always wanted to learn how to shag, some of Carolina's best shag dancers will be … (12 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Charlotte Southern Spring Home & Garden Show: Second Weekend-March 3-5 - 03/02/17 06:39 AM
 
 
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Don't forget that Charlotte's Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at The Park Expo continues this coming weekend March 3rd through March 5th. So if you missed the show last weekend, you still have a chance to go and pick up all sorts of wonderful ideas on home remodeling, gardening, decorating.
 
Spring is springing up all over Charlotte... just check out all the blooming Bradford Pear trees all over town and you just know that spring is on its way when the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show comes to town.
 
It doesn't matter if you're … (16 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Celebrating Oktoberfest In Charlotte, North Carolina - 09/17/16 07:30 AM
Oktoberfest 2016 had its official start yesterday, September 17th in Munich, Germany. If this fact "passed you by" and you couldn't quite make it to Munich this year, you can still celebrate Oktoberfest in the Charlotte, North Carolina area in the coming weeks. Beer festivals abound in the Charlotte metro area!
 
Mecktoberfest at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: September 23-25. The 8th Annual Mecktoberfest will feature German beer, food, and the Holzhackern German Band. Mecktoberfest runs from 11:00am till 11:00pm and is both family and dog friendly. More information about Mecktoberfest at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.
 
Click on the map above for directions to … (41 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: 2016 Southern Ideal Home Show ~ Ideal For Home Owners, Buyers, Sellers - 09/04/16 09:24 PM

The 32nd annual Southern Ideal Home Show is back in Charlotte Friday September 9th and running through Sunday, September 11th! If you've been thinking about remodeling, renovating or redecorating... what can I say? The Southern Ideal Home Show is simply the "ideal" event to "rethink, refresh, remodel," whether you're a home owner, a home seller, or a home buyer.
 
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT THE SOUTHERN IDEAL HOME SHOW
 
The Southern Ideal Home Show offers home owners 100,000 square feet of inspirational exhibits for the home and garden. You'll learn about all the latest trends in building, home improvement, remodeling, outdoor living design, interior … (21 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Charlotte's 3rd Annual Labor Day Kosher BBQ Championship - 08/31/16 06:11 AM
If enjoying some great barbecue is in your plans for Labor Day, why not check out Charlotte's 3rd annual Kosher BBQ Championship on Monday, September 5th from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm at the Levine Jewish Community Center in south Charlotte, near Southpark?
 
 
 
The menu is sure to get your mouth watering!
 
 
And don't forget about the pickle and watermelon speed eating contests just for kids! 
 
Admission and parking are free, however, the organizers of Charlotte's Kosher BBQ Championship are asking that all who come bring 2 canned goods to help support the Jewish Family Services pantry.
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things to do in charlotte nc area: Yard Art Day ~ Unique Labor Day Fun In Charlotte, NC - 08/30/16 02:52 AM
Looking for unique fun in Charlotte, North Carolina on Labor Day Weekend? Why not participate in or attend Charlotte's annual Yard Art Day? Yard Art Day is celebrated throughout the City of Charlotte and the immedite metro areas. And I've referred to Yard Art Day as "unique," because it does appear to be unique to Charlotte. Couldn't find a mention of a similar event anywhere else in the USA.
 
On Labor Day, Monday, September 5th art will be on display in yards all over the Queen City metro area. The Yard Art Labor Day event is a 24 hour event and is for anyone … (28 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Pop Up Artisan Market In Pineville, NC Next To Ballantyne~August 13th - 08/11/16 07:39 AM
Historic Downtown Pineville is hosting a Pop Up Artisan Market on Saturday, August 13th on Main Street, which will showcase more than 40 local artists, craftsmen and vintage goods vendors. At the Pineville Pop Up Artisan Market, you can browse for and purchase fine art, handmade jewelry, natural body/beauty products, gift items made from nature, handmade baby items, handturned writing instruments, pottery and a lot more!
 
Other activities will include Pineville's Farmers Market, live entertainment, and food trucks serving a variety of foods. And don't forget you also enjoy the Barnyard Flea Market in Pineville on Saturdays and Sundays. People come from far and wide to the … (50 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Charlotte Restaurant Week (2016 Summer Edition) Returns July 22-31 - 07/08/16 07:01 AM
                   CHARLOTTE RESTAURANT WEEK RETURNS JULY 22-31
Charlotte's super popular, semi-annual Restaurant Week returns this Friday, July 22nd, and once again it's time to enjoy a true Queen's Feast! You'll be able to dine like the proverbial royal queen, herself, for 10 days at some 130 upscale Charlotte metro area restaurants in 8 surrounding counties at a very reasonable fixed price of $30-35 for three courses. This semi-annual event in Charlotte is now in its 14th "season" and very much anticipated by the "locals." (Myself included!)
 
The first Charlotte Restaurant Week took place in July 2008 with just 42 restaurants participating. It's … (24 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: 'Tis The Season! For Charlotte, NC Area Farmers Markets, That Is - 06/20/16 07:14 AM
'Tis the season for all things fresh in the Charlotte metro area... and the Charlotte area is "awash" with Farmers Markets where you can find all sorts of fresh produce, fresh vegetables, fresh meat and poultry, bakery items, and more. Check out these eight very popular Farmers Markets in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area:
 
 
 
CHARLOTTE REGIONAL FARMERS MARKET:
 
Location: 1801 Yorkmont Road/Charlotte, NC 28266
Directions: click here for directions to the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

 
Phone: 704-357-1269
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays thru Saturdays: 8am-6pm (May - September) and 8am-5pm (October - April). Sundays: Noon till 6pm (May - September). Be sure … (28 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Beer, Chocolate, And Story Telling In Charlotte, NC's Ballantyne Area - 06/05/16 11:47 PM
Another great event to look forward to in south Charlotte's Ballantyne area! On, Saturday, June 18th,  The Secret Chocolatier (a "local" award winning family of chocolate artisans in Charlotte), Growler USA Ballantyne (named the best microbrew pub in Ballantyne), and storyteller Faye Fulton are teaming up to host “A Meeting of the Crafts: Beer, Chocolate & Story Telling."
 
 
What can you expect at this Beer, Chocolate and Story Telling event? First, you'll have a chance to sample three craft beers provided by Growler USA, with each of these beers will be paired with a dessert or hand-made chocolate prepared by The Secret … (36 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Mint Hill Madness Festival In Charlotte, NC Area Memorial Day Weekend - 05/25/16 07:36 AM
Mint Hill Madness Festival returns to the Charlotte, North Carolina area this Memorial Day weekend for its 33rd year!
 
The annual Mint Hill Madness festival celebrates the founding of the Town of Mint Hill and offers something for everyone: from delicious food; to great music ranging from country to rock; to a fantastic family carnival; to an arts and crafts fair; to an all-American parade; and to top it all of, a spectacular firework show. View the Mint Hill Madness schedule of events here.
 
The three-day festival begins Friday, May 27th and runs through Sunday, May 29th at the Mint Hill Veteran's Memorial … (22 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Treating Mom For Mother's Day In Charlotte, NC's Ballantyne Area - 05/02/16 05:58 AM
Looking to treat your Mom for Mother's Day if you live in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, North Carolina? Here are some great suggestions to show how much you appreciate your Mother throughout this week, on Mother's Day, and even after Sunday. 
 
Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net  
Mother’s Day Tea at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge                  Treat Mom to Mother's Day Tea at the Ballantyne Hotel. Tea is served from Wednesday, May 4th through Saturday, May 7th from 1:00 till 5:00 PM and includes a special menu of tea sandwiches and sweets. Price … (34 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Free Spring Summer Concerts/Music In Charlotte's Ballantyne Area - 04/12/16 07:57 AM
Charlotte's Ballantyne area is "home" to all sorts of spring/summer concert series that are free. If you love music and are looking for places to enjoy free outdoor concerts during the spring and summer months, you have your choice of several venues in Charlotte's Ballantyne area.
 
BLAKENEY SHOPPING CENTER: SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
 
 
 
Every Friday and Saturday night from April through August you can enjoy free live music at the Village Green in Blakeney. The concerts run from 7-10pm and are fun for the whole family! The first concert is this coming Friday, April 15th.
 
Blakeney Shopping Center is located at:  9870 Rea Road/Charlotte, NC … (20 comments)

things to do in charlotte nc area: Celebrating St. Patrick's Day In Charlotte, North Carolina - 03/11/16 02:45 AM
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Charlotte, North Carolina will be an all-day affair this Saturday, March 19th for Charlotte metro residents. Even better, you don't have to be of Irish heritage to enjoy the celebrations when all of Charlotte will be going green. Charlotte's St. Patrick's Day Parade tradition began in 1996 with a small group of people, accompanied by a bagpiper, walking down Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte to mark the day. It has grown since into an all-day extravaganza for Charlotteans to enjoy all things Irish, with tens of thousands of people attending in past … (60 comments)

 
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