Hey, Charlotte! Getting a jump on planning your weekend in the QC?
From a picnic at the Mint and pop-ups galore to murder mystery dinner theater (in a Halloween mood, anyone?), the Hola Festival, and more, we’ve curated a list of the best things to do in Charlotte this weekend!
Enjoy an evening taking in the scenery at the Mint Museum at Randolph this Friday when the Pop-Up Picnic returns! This community picnic is free and celebrates the preservation of local green spaces and the connection between local farms and food (with proceeds benefitting Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail).
If you don’t feel up to packing your own picnic, pre-order a meal or grab something from one of the food trucks onsite! There will also be refreshments, activities, and music from Time Sawyer.
Fri, Oct 8 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
Love a good murder mystery? You’re in luck. Just in time for spooky season, the Dinner Detective is hitting Charlotte with their “Game Over” murder mystery show!
Take in a four-course meal (appetizers, salad, your choice of entree, and chocolate tuxedo cake) while you participate in an immersive comedy mystery. Come find out the reason why Dinner Detective is America’s largest interactive comedy-mystery experience!
Sat, Oct 9 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6300 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28211
The Hola Charlotte Festival is back! Celebrate Latin American culture with cultural organizations of Charlotte representing countries such as Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, México, Argentina, and more!
Enjoy Latin American cultural and artistic dance performances, live music performances from acclaimed Latin American bands and artists, and a ton of family activities and traditions.
Sat, Oct 9 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Uptown Charlotte along Tryon Street
Yoga @ Free Will Craft and Vine
Get your weekend yoga on with CorePower Yoga and Fitness at Free Will Craft and Vine!
Enjoy an unassuming, all-levels power yoga class. Socializing is encouraged – stay after your stretch for a sip or two! All you’ll need is your mat and towel (and plenty of h20). Spots for this class-and-mixer combo always go fast so get your tix while you can!
Sun, Oct. 10 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
3701 North Davidson Street, #201, Charlotte, NC 28205
Calling all vinyl fans! Peruse a selection of class act records at Primal Brewery this Sunday afternoon.
What could be better than browsing records with a brew? Re-Spin Records, one of the area’s favorites for vintage finds and classic picks is hosting a pop-up shop at Primal Brewery. Go with some ideas in mind or just see what you can find! There’s always something new to find with Re-Spin Records.
Sun, Oct 10 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
16432 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
More Things to Do in Charlotte This Weekend
– Pullover/Spirit System/Buried in Roses
– Food Truck Friday Pop Up @ Armored Cow Brewery
– Vin to Yin Yoga With Live Music
– Earth, Wind + Fire
– NC Hot Sauce Expo
– Boozy Brunch @ Roy’s
– Yoga on the Rooftop
– Andy the Doorbum w/Jordan Zaino, Sweet Dream and Ink Swell @ the Milestone
If you’re a fan of Gulf Coast cuisine or Southern cooking in general, you’re gonna want to get to Southern Pecan ASAP.
This delicious new addition to the Charlotte restaurant repertoire is founded by the owners of Cafe Monte, and also located in Phillips Place, Southern Pecan is an ode to Gulf Coast cuisine. The interior atmosphere completes the experience, immersing diners in music and art that celebrates jazz and blues culture.
From the Roasted Corn Cakes, Seafood Gumbo and Louisiana BBQ shrimp to the Po Boys and Southern Raised Catfish, their varied menu is full of down-home delights. Oh, and don’t forget dessert! You won’t go wrong with the Grilled Banana Bread or the Chocolate Chess Pecan Pie.
Mon | 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tues | 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wed | 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thurs | 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri | 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat | 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun | 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
6706-C, Phillips Pl Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210