Charlotte, NC – May 2014 Events

By David Boling


As a native Charlottean, I’ve watched this city grow up. In fact, it grew up right along side of me. I remember a time when the biggest thing to do in Charlotte was a Friday night football game at your favorite local high school. Now it seems this city… this metropolitan area… has something to offer everyone.

Alexander Court Condos in Uptown Charlotte

From sports to theater to live music, if you have a favorite activity there is always an event tailored specifically for you. Here are just a few of my favorites I want to recommend for May 2014!

Charlotte has never been so exciting!!!


Charlotte, NC May 2014 Events

May 2nd – (6pm) – Charlotte Neighborhoods Series: NoDa Walking Tour and Reception

Heist Brewery

FREE Event! Experience NoDa, the “eclectic arts district and community that began as a mill village.” More Information here!

May 2nd (8pm) & 3rd (8pm) – Charlotte Symphony: Verdi Requiem

The Belk Theater

The Charlotte Symphony is a tradition in Charotte and something not to miss! Join them at the Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets $19.50 – $85.50 More Information here!

May 3rd, 7pm – (10pm) – Studio Party 14

The McColl Center

Celebrate the McColl Center’s 15th birthday! They are promising a party like it’s 1999! More Information here!

May 3rd (9pm) & 4th (4pm) – Romare Fest

Romare Bearden Park

Presented by Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation, enjoy artists, art, children’s activities and Food Trucks. Yes it is FREE! More Information here! More Information here!

May 9 – (12pm) & (7:30pm) – Charlotte Symphony Knightsounds: Carnivale!

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

If you had to miss the Charlotte Symphony on May 2nd and 3rd you have two more chances to catch them on May 9th. More Information here! More Information here!

May 11th – (Reservations) The VanLandingham Estate’s Annual Mother’s Day Brunch

The VanLandingham Estate

Treat Mom to a piece of Charlotte history for Mother’s Day. Nestled in historic Plaza Midwood, The VanLandingham Estate is the event place to be, but don’t forget to make your reservations! More Information here!

May 16th – (Dark) – South End Movie Night

East Kingston Ave @ the Rail Trail

FREE Event – Experience Charlotte’s Historic South End with a free outdoor movie. Iron Man 3! More Information here!

May 20 – (11am) – Meck Dec Day 2014

First Baptist Church of Charlotte

Show up and learn the history of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence from 1775, and why Charlotte and Mecklenburg county proudly touts first in freedom! Tickets $25 More Information here!

MAY 23 – (7:30pm) – Open Mic Night 

McGlohan Theater at Spirit Square

This FREE and “open to performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and others are all welcome.” More Information here!


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

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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