WHAT: The Queen Charlotte Fair is a major bi-annual event hosted in Charlotte every spring and fall offering family-friendly entertainment, carnival rides and food.
March 28 - April 14 | Queen Charlotte Fair
WHEN: Opens at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
WHERE: Route 29 Pavillion, 5650 Sandusky Blvd., Concord, NC 28027
MORE: Adults are $10, 12 and under $5, children 4 and under are free. Cash only accepted at the gate, but ATM’s are available on site. For more information, visit www.queencharlottefair.com.
April 7 | Spring Fest 2019WHAT: Celebrate spring, music, beer drinking weather, and great beer. Live music and performances on two stages by local, regional and national talent. The lineup includes Of Good Nature, Zach Deputy, Falconheart and more! Indoor and outdoor beer and cider stations, Prosecco-Pops, Frosé, and limited edition event T-shirts and koozies.
WHEN: 12-10 p.m.
WHERE: Sycamore Brewing, 2161 Hawkins St, Charlotte, NC 28203
MORE: For more information, visit www.sycamorebrew.com.
April 12 | 3rd Annual Pop-Up PicnicWHAT: Come spread a blanket and enjoy a relaxing evening outside with family and friends! Pick up your pre-ordered picnic basket meal, bring your own picnic meal or enjoy dinner from one of the onsite food trucks. Celebrate the connection between local farms and local food, and the importance of conservation. There will be live music by Greenlanders and family activities. Wine and beer will be available for purchase from Blue Blaze Brewing and Lenny Boy Brewing Co.
WHEN: 6-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28207
MORE: This event is free and open to everyone. Proceeds benefit Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail. For more information, visit www.catawbalands.org/picnic.
April 13 | Pugfest 2019WHAT: Come out and enjoy beer, food, vendors, dog costume contest, professional photography, auction, and pugs lots of pugs! All dogs welcome to come and play and enjoy the day and help raise money for the MidAtlantic Pug Rescue.
WHEN: 12-5 p.m.
WHERE: Lucky Dog Bark & Brew, 13835 S. Lakes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28273
MORE: Admission is $15 per person and will include a custom t-shirt. This event is for 21 and over. For more information, find MidAtlantic Pug Rescue on Facebook.
WHAT: If you haven’t been to a good ol’ fashioned drive-in movie in a while, head to The World Worship Church drive-in. You can park the car, or bring a lawn chair. Hotdogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and various drinks will be available for purchase. Obstacle course carousel bounce house and face painting are available for the kids to enjoy. The feature film will be Incredibles 2. The movie will start as soon as the sun goes down.
April 19 | Free Drive In Movie
WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m.
WHERE: World Worship Church, 3925 Rose Lake Dr., Charlotte, NC 28217
MORE: Admission is free. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/worldworshipchurch.
April 20 | Easter Egg 400WHAT: The hunt is on! Little ones will join the Easter Bunny for a morning full of entertainment and games, balloon twisting, face painting, egg relays, plus a photo opportunity. During the signature egg WHEN: 9:30-11 a.m.
WHERE: NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. M.L.K. Jr Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28202
MORE: General admission is $12 for all ages. Children 2 and under are free. For more information, visit www.nascarhall.com/events/easter-egg-400.
April 25-28 | Tuck FestWHAT: Tuck Fest is a multi-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music. The festival features a variety of outdoor competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, obstacle, and adventure racing.
WHEN: See schedule online for details.
WHERE: U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte, NC 28214
MORE: There is no ticket or registration required to attend. If you would like to participate in one race/competition, there is a one-time flat fee that grants access to all races and competitions throughout the four day festival. Activity Passes and food and beverage options can be purchased online or on-site. For more information and complete schedule, visit www.tuckfest.usnwc.org.
April 27 | Charlotte Art Collection Spring Show & SaleWHAT: Featuring the work of approximately 25 Charlotte area artists skilled in the areas of painting, mixed media, photography, pottery, jewelry, book arts, print making, woodturning, fiber arts, glass mosaics, handmade purses, and garden sculptures. The Charlotte Art Collective has produced shows for more than 17 years. Participate in the Art Raffle & win a basket full of original art. Proceeds benefit Dilworth Elementary School.
WHEN: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Avondale Presbyterian Church, 2821 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209
MORE: Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.charlotteartcollective.org.