Weird Awesome Fest and More Fun Things to Do in Charlotte This Weekend

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Hey, Queen City- looking for things to do in Charlotte? You’ve come to the right place!

As usual, the Queen City is buzzing with events and activities, and we’ve created a list just for you of some of the events that we can’t wait for this weekend. Food trucks, fests, pop-ups, and more, here are some of the best things to do in Charlotte this weekend!

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Food Trucks, Fests + Weird Awesome Fun
Food Truck Weird Awesome Fest And More Fun Things To Do In Charlotte This Weekend 2022
Food Truck Friday

Who doesn’t love a great Food Truck Friday? Petty Thieves, known for their eclectic atmosphere and great cityscape views is putting on their version of Food Truck Friday once again this week! Enjoy brews, views and incredible food from local fan fave food trucks Taste Moore Soul, Taste of Hawaii, Stick it to You, and Burger Box.Β 

Event Details
πŸ—“ Friday, Nov 5 | 5:00pmβ€”9:00pm
πŸ“ 413 Dalton Ave Suite B, Charlotte, NC 28206
🎟️ Free

Looking for a multi-genre concert and all-around good time? Check out Weird Awesome Fest this Saturday! Celebrating Nige Hood‘s upcoming “2Weird2Awesome”, the fest features Folk Rap Band, the New Creatures, stand-up comedy, aerial performers, DJs and more (like a rock paper scissors tournament)! A little weird and a lotta awesome, thisΒ  night is sure to sell out so get your tix fast!Β 

Event Details
πŸ—“ Saturday, Nov 6 | 5:00pmβ€”11:00pm
πŸ“2433 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203
🎟️ $10 Early Bird GA
🎟 $35.00 4 Pack GA
🎟$70.00 High Table (5 people max)
🎟$120.00 Picnic Table (8 people max)
🎟260.00 Backstage Elevated VIP Lounge (12 guest pass)

Girl Tribe Co. is the brainchild of Charlotteans Carrie Barker and Sarah Baucom that started as a concept, turned into a Facebook phenomenon, and now is a staple in the Charlotte small business scene.Β 

Girl Tribe returns this weekend, this time at the gorgeous Alexander Homestead. Join the tribe in the garden for fall cocktails, a s’mores fire pit, and live music while you peruse wares from women-owned and led boutiques, artisans, makers, and more!

Event Details
πŸ—“ Sunday, Nov 7 | 10:00amβ€”4:00pm
πŸ“ 4717 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215
🎟️ $5.00 Online
🎟$10.00 At the Door

Pirates, Heroes + More

Get ready for a pirate-themed weekend at the Renaissance Festival! Enjoy pirate-themed entertainment all weekend long (including special guest performers, the Pyrates Royale). Wear your best pirate garb and enter the costume contest to win free tickets back to the fest. Know someone who would love wares from the Renn Faire as a holiday gift? The Fairhaven Village Marketplace will offer sales and savings all weekend long!

Event Details
πŸ—“ Saturday, Nov 6 | 10:00amβ€”5:30pm
πŸ—“ Sunday, Nov 7 | 10:00amβ€”5:30pm
πŸ“ 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
🎟️ $27.00

Charlotte’s local comic authority, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find presents a “giant-size” version of their super popular mini-con. Featuring an Artist’s Alley and some of the best comic book vendors from across this nation. this old-school style con gets back to basics. Wall-to-wall comics from every era will be the focus of this event – get ready to go crazy for comics!Β 

Event Details
πŸ—“ Saturday, Nov 6 | 10:00amβ€”4:00pm
πŸ—“ Sunday, Nov 7 | 10:00amβ€”4:00pm
πŸ“ 501 S College St, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202
🎟️ $10 Saturday and Sunday Adult Admission
🎟 $5 Sunday Adult Admission only
🎟18 and under Free

More Happenings in Charlotte This Weekend
  • Dia de Muertos
  • Charlotte 49ers vs Rice Owls
  • QC Socialites Makers Market
  • New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers
  • Ben Folds
Charlotte Spotlight

Meet Calle Sol, one of the newest restaurants to hit Plaza that boasts a tasty brand of cuisine from Cuba to Peru. The atmosphere is light and airy, giving a vibe of coastal cool while still retaining that signature Plaza city-chic vibe.Β 

Calle Sol has food to match any mood. If you’r a traditionalist, check out their ceviches or grab a plate of Arroz Con Pollo. Feeling more adventurous? Try the Empanzado (Mojo marinated top sirloin breaded and fried, served with rice, beans, and sweet plantains)
or the Marquitas (fried green plantain chips) appetizer. Calle Sol also has to-die-for Chino-Latino dishes (Cuban Fried Rice, anyone?)Β  if that’s more your style.Β 

Refreshingly authentic, creative and downright delicious, Calle Sol has something for everyone.

πŸ—“ Monday | 4:00pmβ€”9:00pm
πŸ—“ Tuesday | 4:00pmβ€”9:00pm
πŸ—“ Wednesday | 4:00pmβ€”9:00pm
πŸ—“ Thursday | 4:00pmβ€”9:00pm
πŸ—“ Friday | 12:00pmβ€”10:00pm
πŸ—“ Saturday | 12:00pmβ€”10:00pm
πŸ—“ Sunday | 12:00pmβ€”9:00pm

πŸ“ 1205 Thomas Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

Have a great weekend, Charlotte! Follow us at @StuffToDoInCharlotte on Instagram andΒ Facebook and tag us in your QC pics to get featured!

Mila Simmons

Mila Simmons

Mila is the Charlotte Content Lead/City Manager for UNATION, and author of the Stuff to Do in Charlotte City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Charlotte area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinCharlotte on Instagram and Facebook.