Charlotte, NC – September 1 – 15, 2014 Events – Culture abounds in the Queen City

By David Boling

September has always been one of my favorite months. Typically the weather begins to settle away from the extreme heat, Football turns into high gear, and the Queen City starts to celebrate it’s varied culture to seemingly no end. Below are my picks of local events to keep you active and happy in Charlotte.

Charlotte, NC September 2014 Events

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Tuesday – Saturday, September 2nd & 6th – Charlotte Fashion Week

Various Locations

High fashion takes over the Queen City in support of Carolina Healthcare System and the Levine Children’s Hospital. A weeks worth of socials, parties, and charity. A great cause and an equally great time. It’s a true example of how much Charlotte cares. More Information here!

Thursday – Sunday,  September 4th – 7th – Yiasou Greek Festival

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

The Greek Festival in Dilworth has been one of Charlotte’s most antici[ated annual events since 1978. Head out and experience the vibrant culture of Charlotte’s vast Greek community including food, dancing, wine tasting and much more. More Information here!

Saturday, September 6th – The 5th Annual Rock & Read 5K

The Plaza Midwood Neighborhood

Stay fit and healthily with the whole family while supporting The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. There are events for everyone including music and festivities all along the route. More Information here!

Saturday, September 6th – Common Ground

On Commonwealth Avenue from Gordon St to Thomas Ave.

Don’t leave the neighborhood after the 5K, because this “Plaza Midwood Music & Arts Festival” is the place to be. Enjoy live music and craft beer. If you haven’t noticed by now, it’s what Charlotte does best. More Information here!

Thursday, September 11th – Panthers Season Opener Pep Rally

Pavilion at Epicenter

It’s finally that time. Regular season for Football, and Panther Nation is going to kick it off right in Uptown with this fun and exciting event. Turn out and show your support for the Carolina Panthers. Let then know we are behind them right to the Superbowl! More Information here!

Friday – Saturday, September 12th & 13th – 5th Annual Sip and Stroll

Pavilion at Epicenter

Wine and, yes, even more live music will greet you back at the Epicenter for this event. Check out their website for information on all the wines and artists that will be there to make your weekend unforgettable. More Information here!

Saturday, September 13th – Woofstock

Amos’ Southend

It’s not Charlotte unless you have something to do with your pups on the weekend. Woofstock has an outing for you and Fido, Fifi, and Fiona. There will be food, drinks, music, as well as a Microchip clinic. Best part of the weekend is spending it with the furry part of your family. 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 Hounds


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.