Carolina Sunshine and International Flavor- Charlotte, NC – May 15 – 21, 2015 Events

By David Boling

It seems this coming week is all about healthy eating, international culture, and Carolina sunshine. Warning: prepare to stay on the go because skipping a beat is not advisable.

Leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you thought of these great Charlotte events, or if you have an event you’d like us to bookmark.


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Friday, May 15th : HANDEL AND THE ROYALS

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

Treat yourself to a Royal Evening Uptown in the Queen City with the masterpieces of Handel, Mozart, Bach and more. The music may have been crafted for kings and queens, but they are a treasure for the world.

More Information here!

Saturday, May 16th : Noda Farmer’s Market Grand Opening

704 E. 36th St.

If you like fresh produce and local artisans then NoDa, Charlotte’s Art’s District, is the place to be. The NoDa Farmers Market is making its debut, and you wont want to miss it.

More Information here!

Saturday, May 16th : Charlotte VegFest

Plaza Midwood on Commonwealth Ave

FREE in Plaza Midwood!! Celebrate healthy and sustainable eating. Explore “a variety of vegan foods, local veg restaurants and food trucks, local vendors, live music, speakers, nutritional experts, vegan cooking demonstrations.”

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Saturday, May 16th : 2nd annual South End Hops Festival

308 W. Carson blvd

“Come celebrate craft beer, live music, food trucks plus bring your dog!” It’s everything we’ve come to love in South End!

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Saturday, May 16th : The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Family Day

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Take the family out for a day and “explore the art and artists in the Bechtler collection through special hands-on art activities and family-focused museum tours.” There is a ton of activities and kids are free.

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Monday, May 18th : The Amazing Taste: A Progressive Dinner at Levine Center for the Arts

Levine Center for the Arts

As their website says… “Much like an “amazing race,” you can enjoy an “Amazing Taste” of flavors from around the world! Foodies and lovers of the arts will join together for this first-of-its-kind collaboration between Levine Center for the Arts institutions and the Mother Earth Group. Enjoy three stops showcasing Charlotte’s crown jewels of culture.”

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Featured recurring event: Wells Fargo ChampionshipQuail Hollow Club – “Since its inauguration in 2003, the Championship has quickly become one of the top events on the PGA tour.” And the world’s #1 golfer, Rory McIlroy, will be there.

Last Chance to see: Taste of the CarolinasCarowinds –  It’s Carolina food and Carowinds. Two of the great loves of life.

Beyond Uptown: Downtown Davidson Art Crawl108 S. Main Street Davidson, NC 28036 – This quarterly Art Crawl is a great way to enjoy the best of Mecklenburg and the weather is going to be perfect.

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

May: Party in the Park

June: NoDa 5k, Brew Stash Bash, TMP Beatles Tribute Night

July: 24 Hours of Booty

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.