Things to do, Events, Fun Activities in August in Charlotte, NC

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Start your weekend at Live at 11, Ballantyne’s Backyard’s first Friday summer concert series.

Friday

Watch two hours of the American Cornhole League World Championships, plus an additional 12.5 hours of sports coverage on ESPN’s The Ocho, where more obscure sports such as kickball, ax throwing, Wiffle Ball, dodgeball , break dancing and more take center stage for 24 Hours on ESPN2. From 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. you can attend events in the area for free. Tickets to the SuperHole Championship, which airs live from 8 to 9 p.m., cost between $10 and $40 and include admission to dodgeball games and air guitar competitions. Buy your tickets online. The Rock Hill Sports & Event Center, 326 Technology Center Way, Rock Hill. https://bit.ly/3zL9uqR

Start your weekend with live music, local artists, food truck bites, local beers and more at Live at 11, Ballantyne’s Backyard First Friday summer concert series. 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $10. Free for children 5 and under. Buy your tickets online. 11611 North Community House Road. https://bit.ly/3zotdeQ

Saturday

Catch the Charlotte Knights as they take on the Gwinnett Stripers and enjoy the post-game fireworks. 7:04 p.m. Tickets start at $14. Buy your tickets online. Truist Field, 324 S Mint St. https://bit.ly/3cW2G0E

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Discover unique treasures at one of Charlotte’s best antique stores. Before you go, check out our guide on where to go for the best antique shops in Charlotte to plan your stops. https://bit.ly/3zMyxtP

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The Brass Grasshopper, formerly known as Antique Alley, is an antique shopping mall with several vendors. Katie Hardister

Sunday

Bring the family to help Optimist Hall celebrate its third anniversary with a bouncy house, face paint, balloon animals, cartoonist and more. 11am-3pm Free. Optimist Room, 1115 N. Brevard Street https://bit.ly/3zexBgk

Monday

Celebrate National Chicken and Waffles Day with $5 off your order of Chicken and Waffles at Metro Diner restaurants in Charlotte. $10.99 after discount. Metro Diner, multiple locations. https://bit.ly/3OOF3Ew

Tuesday

Head to Victoria Yards for CLTFREESKATE, an outdoor ice rink featuring food trucks, drinks and entertainment for skaters and non-skaters alike. 3pm-10pm Tickets: Free admission; skating admission: $20 for adults; $10 skate rental, $10 for children, $5 skate rental. Buy your tickets online. Victoria Yards, 209 E. 7th St. https://bit.ly/3bqFB5T

Wednesday

Watch a live performance of “If Pretty Hurts…”, a play that combines West African folklore with contemporary American culture to tell the story of four teenage girls struggling with societal definitions of beauty, presented by The Actor’s Theater of Charlotte. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $34.50 in advance, or pay what you want at the box office for all available seats the night of the show. Buy your tickets online. Hadley Theater at Queens University of Charlotte, 2132 Radcliffe Ave. https://bit.ly/3S8NXzE

Thursday

Watch Panthers practice, say hello to Sir Purr, see a fireworks show and more at Panthers Fan Fest 2022. 7 p.m. Tickets: $5. Buy your tickets online. Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St. https://bit.ly/3zMiH2j

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Carolina Panthers fans enter Bank of America Stadium for the Carolina Panthers Fan Fest. Jeff Siner [email protected]

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Mark your calendar

Grab your tickets now for the Tacos ‘N Taps Festival. Get ready to sample over 60 craft beers, mezcals, margaritas and tequilas, sample over 30 different types of tacos, dance to mariachi bands and, if you’re feeling brave, compete in hot pepper-eating contests . 20 August. VIP from noon to 5 p.m.: $75; general admission: $39; taco ticket only: $30. Ballantyne Backyard, 11611 N. Community House Road. https://bit.ly/3MYUYPS

Tickets are on sale now for the inaugural Queen City Jam Sessions, a multi-day music festival August 19-21 presented by MaxxMusic and NoDa Brewing Company. Check out Greensky Bluegrass, Oteil and Friends, and Infamous Stringdusters and more at NoDa Brewing. A three-day general admission pass is $189. VIP passes are $299 and include express entry, premium seating, two beers a day, and access to the private bar. Admission is free for children under 7 years old. Buy your tickets online. NoDa Brewing Company, 2921 N. Tryon St. https://bit.ly/3ENznYk

Get ready to fill your coffee cup at Charlotte’s first and only artisanal coffee festival, No Filter Coffee Fest, which returns September 25 after a two-year hiatus. Formerly known as the POUR Coffee Festival, the day-long tasting event will feature more than three dozen Southeast coffee roasters, tea purveyors, local food artisans, live music and Moreover. Tickets on sale now. $25. Online purchase. Camp North End, 300 Camp Road. https://bit.ly/3xAZnmt

Reserve tickets for the Farm-to-Fork Picnic in the Garden on September 25 at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. The event brings together over 30 local chefs and food producers to celebrate locally sourced foods and drinks with live music and samples. Proceeds will be used to support the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ agriculture and food systems training programs and the Piedmont Culinary Guild’s farmer grants. 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $110 or $50 for children ages 6 to 12. 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont. https://bit.ly/3PCXUnz

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