By David Boling
The later part of August is going to wear you out. It always does. Not only does school start back on the 25th, not only are there three Carolina Panther preseason games, but Charlotte has festivals and fundraisers galore. We’ll be celebrating diversity, supporting the arts, and enjoying the city with our dogs. Make your plans now so you wont miss a beat!
Charlotte, NC August 2014 Events
Saturday, August 16 – 2014 Ice Cream Churn-Tacular
Ice Cream lovers need to get out to Atherton Mill for this! Local foodies are gathering together from 11am – 1pm to compete for the coveted title of best ice cream churner in South End. More Information here!
Saturday and Sunday, August 16 – 17 – Charlotte Pride 2014
Charlotte is well known for it’s progressive and diverse cultures. This annual event celebrates the proud character of our Queen City and the strong presence of the LGBT community. More Information here!
Thursday, August 21 – The Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project
Show your support for Independent filmmaking and Charlotte. Come out and see this spectacular talents of 30o filmmakers who have taken on the challenge to produce a completed film project in 48 hours. More Information here!
Friday through Sunday, August 22 – 24 – Southern Ideal Home Show
Find all the latest trend in updating your home. From your kitchen to your garden, you are guaranteed to walk away with the inspiration and resources you need to add value and comfort to your life. More Information here!
Friday, August 22 – Silent Disco!
This latest twist on nightlight has it all for anyone’s taste. Enjoy the nightclub feel while still being able to hold a conversation. Don’t worry, it’s only silent when you want it. Wireless headphones provide the music. More Information here!
Saturday, August 23 – 26th Annual Great Gatsby Gala
Revisit the “Roaring 20’s” while benefitting the MS Society. More Information here!
Saturday, August 23 – Yiasou Greek Festival 5K
Saturday, August 23 – Sing For the Cure, A Gala Concert
Experience a 110 voice chorus and orchestra along with Tony nominated songstress Ann Hampton Callaway while supporting a great cause… defeating breast cancer. More Information here!
Monday, August 25 – BB&T Bark at the Ballpark II
Pack your pooch and head out to the ballpark. The Charlotte Knights are showing their support for local animals and they want you to join them. More Information here!
Thursday, August 28 – Pints for Paws
Friday, August 29 – 31 – Bearden Birthday Bash
Start your Labor Day weekend with this inaugural festival in Uptown Charlotte’s newest park. There will be music, art and more for the whole family. More Information here!
Saturday, August 31 – Labor Day Celebration
This is an all day festival at one of Charlotte’s premier activity venues. From trail races to fireworks, your friends and family will have the time of their lives. 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.
David is a guest blogger for LiveUptownNow.com 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.