Charlotte, NC – April 16 – 30, 2015 Events – Beautiful Music and Outdoor Fun

By David Boling

There is enough left to do in April to fill your calendar for a year. I challenge you to fit everything in. Even if you only hit 50% of the events below I guarantee your life will be happier. Enjoy the outdoors! Oh and leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you thought of these great Charlotte events!

Featured recurring event: Zipline & Dine at The U.S. National Whitewater Center – Zip through the trees and then relax with a fireside dinner and craft beer. April 24th through May 29th
Bark in the Park
Charlotte, NC April 2015 Events

Friday, April 17th : A NIGHT IN NEW YORK

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

The Charlotte Symphony is bringing The Big Apple to The Queen City as part of their KnightSounds Series. This musical spectacular is a FREE event!

More Information here!

Friday & Saturday, April 17th & 18th : ART, MUSIC & FUN

Mint Museum Uptown

Take in the Mint’s world class exhibitions, enjoy some of Charlotte’s  uniquely delicious cuisines, and relax to the music of the Charlotte Symphony. It’s the perfect date night.

More Information here!

Friday through Sunday, April 17th – 18th : TUCK FEST

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Celebrate the outdoor lifestyle with this three day event. Take part in competitions, exhibitions, and live music. Take your active life to a new level.

More Information here!

Saturday, April 18th : Battle of the Brews

100 W Park Ave Charlotte, NC 28203

Organized by the 704 Project, this event not only allows you to taste and vote for your favorite local brew but also support a great cause, Friendship Gardens. The backdrop is Charlotte’s budding Uptown South End neighborhood.

More Information here!

Sunday, April 19th : Bark in the Ballpark

BB&T Ballpark

Take your four legged friend out for a Charlotte Knights game in Uptown! This annual event is always a great time. Show up early and make sure you can be one of the first 1000 with your dogs and get a dog collar!

More Information here!

Friday, April 24th : 3RD ANNUAL FREEMOREWEST 5K ON THE GREENWAY

FreeMoreWest

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the FreeMoreWest neighborhood, this is your opportunity. Show up and take part in the 5k or just come out and support your friends. There will be food and drinks as well. Proceeds benefit Classroom Central.

More Information here!

Saturday, April 25th : 5K for Clean Air Run and Walk

Historic South End: Food Truck Lot

Don’t stop running yet. Head back out to South End to support Clean Air Carolina with their 5K For Clean Air Run and Walk. Make a commitment to sustainability for Charlotte!

More Information here!

Saturday & Sunday, April 25th & 26th : 5th Annual Kings Drive Art Walk

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

If you are a fan of Festival in the Park in Autumn (and I know you are), you’ll be a fan of the Kings Drive Art Walk in the Spring. Fresh air, music, and art: What more could you ask for?

More Information here!

Wednesday, April 29th : CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY YOUTH AND JUNIOR YOUTH ORCHESTRAS YOUTH FESTIVAL CONCERT

Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

We include a lot of events from the Charlotte Symphony because they are a treasured tradition, but did you know there was a Charlotte Symphony Youth and Junior Youth Orchestra as well? These boys and girls are outstanding and sure to be our next generation of cultural leaders in Charlotte.

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 PartyCarolina Panthers

Charlotte CheckersCharlotte HornetsCharlotte Knights

Charlotte EaglesCharlotte HoundsCharlotte Independence


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.