Booty, Dance, Vintage, and Soccer – Charlotte, NC Events – July 24th – July 30th, 2015

By David Boling

It’s another packed weekend in Charlotte. Don’t plan on a minute’s rest on Saturday. Starting on Friday (and all day Saturday) be sure to head out to Myers Park for the annual 24 Hours of Booty Fundraiser. Take time out to Dance in Uptown for National Dance Day, do some vintage shopping in NoDa, and support Soccer in the US (and the Queen City) back in Uptown.

We’ll be trying hard to fit it all in and we hope to see you there… somewhere.

Friday & Saturday, July 24th & 25th : 24 Hours of Booty 2015

Myers Park Traditional School, located behind Queens University

Per their website: “24 Hours of Booty, presented by the Levine Cancer Institute is back for the 14th annual 24-hour bike ride on the Booty Loop in Charlotte!  Our event HQ, also known as “Bootyville” will be held at Queens University and Myers Park Traditional School. The 3-mile Booty Loop runs through Myers Park Neighborhood.  The community event hosts over 1,200 riders and will raise funds for the Levine Cancer Institute, LIVESTRONG Foundation, Keep Pounding Foundation, WindRiver Cancer Wellness Retreats and the Brain Tumor Fund of the Carolinas.”

More Information here!

Friday & Saturday, July 24th & 25th : Vintage Charlotte Summer Market


This event is just on the edge of NoDa. VTGCLT is offering VIP access to their Summer Market. Tickets are required so get them now. You’ll get to participate in a Silent Auction benefiting Green Teacher Network and have access to everything before the general public.

More Information here!

Saturday, July 25th : National Dance Day

Wells Fargo Plaza

Per their website: “National Dance Day is a grassroots initiative to encourage the nation, young and old, to move! Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of So You Think You Can Dance, created this annual event to promote health and self-esteem through the art form of dance.”

More Information here!

Saturday, July 25th : International Champions Cup: Paris St. Germain v Chelsea FC

Bank of America Stadium

Soccer in North America is hot right now. This weekend you get a special opportunity to see two of Europe’s Soccer giants face head to head in our own home of the Carolina Panthers. Tickets are still available, but don’t wait too long.

More Information here!


Featured recurring event: Dine-In Movies (and more) at Carowinds

Last Chance to see: Young Frankenstein at CPCC’s Dale F. Halton Theater

Beyond Uptown: “Don’t Dress for Dinner” with the Davidson Community Players at Duke Family Performance Hall Davidson College Campus


Upcoming: Keep your calendars open for these events. More details to come.

August: Carolina Panthers Fan Fest 2015, Charlotte Pride, Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 2015, OrthoCarolina 10K Classic, Night Nation Run, Greek Festival 5K

September: Yiasou Greek Festival, Tosco Music Party, Charlotte Heart Walk, Festival in the Park

October: Susan G. Komen: Race for the Cure

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 PartyCarolina Panthers

Charlotte CheckersCharlotte HornetsCharlotte Knights

Charlotte EaglesCharlotte HoundsCharlotte Independence

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.