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ArtFest of Matthews 20th annual juried fine arts and crafts show. Downtown Matthews, McDowell St. www.matthewschamber.com. Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 25, 1-6 p.m. 704-847-3649.

Calle Cinco Latin Street Festival The festival promotes cultural diversity by promoting the Latin-American culture through music, dance, food, wine and art by creating a bridge to our communities. 5th St., between Church & Tryon. www.callecinco.com. Sat., Sept. 17, 12-11 p.m. 704-344-0004.

The Carolina Renaissance Festival This festival is a medieval amusement park, a 9-stage theater, a 20-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast. 16445 Poplar Tent Rd., Huntersville. Oct. 1-Nov. 13, Sat. & Sun., 10am-5:30pm. $5-$17. 704-896-5544.

Celtic Traditions Festival Enjoy traditional Irish and Scottish dance, bagpipes, contemporary Celtic music and more. Young people will take part in Celtic craft-making, and local vendors will be on hand. Sat., Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with museum admission. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Culinary Arts Experience 4th annual event presenting the the best in food, wine and beer. Gateway Village, 800 West Trade St. www.charlotteshout.com. Sept. 22-24. 704-332-1800.

Culture Camp Children 6 & up will participate in various arts and crafts projects and interactive performing arts activities. First Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $5 per family. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Davidson Concert on the Green The concerts take place at Davidson's town green, at Main Street and Davidson/Concord Road. www.concertsonthegreen.com. Sept. 11: The Mannish Boys; Sept. 18: Davidson College Symphony & Jazz Ensemble. All 6-8pm.

Downtown Blues Festival Featuring Roy C. Robin Rogers, Noel Freidline Duo and more. www.rockhillarts.org. Sept. 29, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sept. 30, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. $10-$15. Main Street in Rock Hill. 803-328-2787.

Family Vaudeville Extravaganza A family-friendly lineup of physical comedians, magicians, object manipulators and acrobats. Sat., Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m. $3-$5. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

Festival in the Park Festival in the Park is Charlotte's mirror on the arts. Visitors will enjoy a range of musical, performance and visual arts native to the southeast. All performances are family-friendly. Sept. 22, 6-10 p.m.; Sept. 23, 12-10 p.m.; Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Freedom Park. 704-338-1060.

Great Grapes: Wine, Art and Food Festival The outdoor festival offers premier wines and some of the best local, regional and national jazz and blues. Children's activities will also be on hand. www.uncorkthefun.com. Sat., Oct. 8, 12-8 p.m. $15-$20. Symhony Park at SouthPark Mall. 800-830-3976.

Igunnoko African Heritage Festival A family oriented celebration of African culture through the arts. Will feature live performances of jazz, reggae, gospel, African, Caribbean and other cultural entertainment. Sept. 3; Sept. 4. Free. Frazier Park, 1200 W. 4th St.

Jubilee 2005 Annual event in Rock Hill featuring Downtown Blues Festival, Main Street Scene, exhibitions and more. www.rockhillarts.org. Sept. 29-Oct. 1. 803-328-2787.

Latin American Festival A day of activities, performances and authentic foods from Latin America. Sun., Oct. 2, 12-7 p.m. Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Piedmont Pottery Festival Event celebrating the region's rich pottery traditions through demonstrations, talks, displays and sales. Sat., Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3-$6, free for CHM members. Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Rd., McConnels. 803-684-2327.

Pride Sunset Jazz Series Sept. 9: "Jazz Series Kick-Off" - Blumenthal, 7:30-10:30pm; Sept. 10: "Jazz on the Green" - the Green, 1-7pm; Sept. 11: "Mint Coo, l Down Jazz" - Mint Museum, 5-9pm. www.pridesunsetjazzseries.com. $5-$15. 704-375-9553.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular The world-famous Rockettes make their first appearance in the Queen City. Dec. 16-Jan. 1. $19.55-$50.40. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-1000.

Southern Ideal Home Show A home and garden show featuring ideas, products and services. www.SouthernIdealHomeShow.com. Sept. 9, 12-9pm; Sept. 10, 10am-9pm; Sept. 11, 10am-5pm. $7, 15 and under free. Charlotte Merchandise Mart, 800 Briar Creek Rd. 704-376-6594.

Woman Speaks Festival Featuring power, purpose, passion and performance for and by women/girls. Charlotte women coming together to make a lasting cultural difference in the Queen City. www.Sibellaonline.org. Sat., Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $25-$35. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St. 704-583-6386.

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