Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner?! We definitely can’t. Some of us can’t wait for holiday events, and others just want to get through the month without hearing festive music. Well, we’ve gathered up some events that are perfect for any type of person.
Between holiday markets a craft beer crawl, we’re sure you’ll love what’s going on around the city this weekend!
Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite events in Charlotte.
What’s better than beer? Beer and shopping of course!
We’re ready to get our holiday shopping fix on at Unknown Brewing with over 40 local vendors and artists. There will also be live music and food. So, who’s ready to shop till you drop?!
🗓 NOV 23 | 1:30PM–5:30PM
📍 The Unknown Brewing Company
The 8th annual VTGCLT Winter Market is back and we’re so ready. Get ready to spend the day shopping over 60 vintage and handmade vendors all while sipping on some HEX Coffee. If you get hungry, there will also be some food on-site! Bleu Barn Bistro and The Dumpling Lady will be serving up some delicious eats right outside.
Early bird entry (10AM) to this event is $7, and general admission (11AM) is $2. This event is sponsored by Yelp Charlotte.
🗓 NOV 24 | 11AM–5PM
📍 The Fillmore Charlotte
Calling all beer lovers! Who’s down to spend your Saturday afternoon sampling some awesome, local Carolina beer? We know we are. There will be some food pairings from some of our favorite Uptown Charlotte restaurants and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas.
If you plan on checking this event out, keep in mind that check-in is between 11:30AM and 4PM at Lucky’s Bar & Arcade. Admission to this event includes access to 15 venues where you will receive a food sample paired with a local Carolina craft beer.
Here are some of the beer and food pairings:
Blackfinn Ameripub: 26 Acres Brewing Unicorn Milk with Alabama Chicken Slider
Carolina Ale House: Victory Brewing CLT Brew’d Sunny Monkey with Popcorn Chicken
Cowbell: NoDa Brewing Hop Drop n Roll with Carolina Burger Slider
🗓 NOV 23 | 12PM–5PM
📍 Lucky’s Bar & Arcade
In the mood to go on a 4-8 hour adventure? This is the event for you!
The Long Creek Adventure Race is designed to engage everyone who participates in 40-60 miles of various terrain such as singletrack trails, flatwater, paved roads, and forested land. All racers are provided with a map that allows you to track down a series of checkpoints, and no, there is no right or wrong route!
🗓 NOV 23 | 7:30AM–5:30PM
📍 U.S. National Whitewater Center
We know there are some CrossFit lovers here in Charlotte. CrossFit Eternal is partnering with a local charity to raise money for pups! This CrossFit competition is for male and female partners in scaled and Rx divisions.
In this competition, there will be three workouts, and possibly a surprise fourth–how exciting! There will be vendors on-site, and plenty of space for everyone to relax.
Unfortunately, no personal animals are allowed inside the building.
🗓 NOV 23 | 8:30AM–4PM
📍 CrossFit Eternal
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, y’all! This year, we’re headed to the 31st anniversary of the Charlotte South Park Turkey Trot. Did you know it’s one of the city’s longest-running events? It’s true!
The turkey trot has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition for over 10,000+ participants. There will be a costume contest as well, so be sure to dress up in your best turkey gear!
Here are some of the events you can register for:
Tuff Turkey Challenge
1 Mile Fun Run
26.2 Yard Tot Trot
Register before it’s too late! This year’s turkey trot is limited to 15,000 participants.