Charlotte, NC – August 1 – August 14, 2014 Events – Boats, Soccer and Festivals!

By David Boling

I realized as I was compiling this list that Charlotte seems to have more than one personality. Charlotte is an active city. Charlotte is historical city. Charlotte is a cultured city. So if you are any of those (or more) then the next two weeks will have you busy. And that’s exactly what we like about our city. Something for everyone.

US National Whitewater Center

Charlotte, NC August 2014 Events

Saturday, August 2nd – Build Your Own Boat Festival

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Here is an annual event for everyone. Head out to the U.S. National Whitewater Center and take in the Build Your Own Boat Festival. It’s almost more fun to watch than compete!  More Information here! And watch the video of last year’s event!

Saturday, August 2nd – Liverpool v. AC Milan

Bank of America Stadium

The World Cup is over, but the soccer craze is still going strong in Charlotte. This Friendly Game is sure to pack Uptown. Head out and enjoy the party that these world class teams are going to bring.  Read the Charlotte Observer article on what it means for the city here!

Saturday, August 9th – Colonial Life in the Backwoods

Historic Latta Plantation

Discover the history of the backwoods of North Carolina. Find out just what it was like in the colonial era of our state. Take it all in at one of Charlotte’s historical treasures.  More Information here!

Saturday, August 9th – 10th – Summer Love Music & Arts Festival

Area Fifteen in NoDa

This is the 3rd annual Summer of Love Festival. It’s an all day event so plan ahead!  Enjoy the music and meet new friends! More Information here!

Saturday, August 14th – Fresh Tide: arts! music! stuff!

Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa

Another festival! Charlotte loves live music and the arts. Combine that with a the perfect venue and you’re bound to be in culture overload.  More Information here!

These are just a few of my personal picks of things to do in Charlotte. For more information on Charlotte events I suggest you check out these great resources.

Charlotte’s Got A Lot • Blumenthal Arts • Charlotte Center City

 US National Whitewater Center • Tosco Music Party

David is a guest blogger for and will be providing content occasionally that we hope you’ll find useful and valuable. He grew up in Charlotte, so has intimate knowledge of Charlotte’s neighborhoods, restaurants, hot spots, and also hidden gems. When not guest blogging for us, he runs a successful branding and media consulting company.  

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