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.
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
May 2nd (8pm) & 3rd (8pm) – Charlotte Symphony: Verdi Requiem
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
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!
May 11th – (Reservations) The VanLandingham Estate’s Annual Mother’s Day Brunch
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
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
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.
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.