NASCAR, Culture, and Memorial Day – Charlotte, NC Events – May 22 – 27, 2015

By David Boling

This week has something for all interests. Take in a race, seek out some local and international culture, and celebrate Memorial Day with outdoor fun. This is no time to stay in doors. Spring is one of Charlotte’s greatest assets and you will soon see why.

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Thursday, May 21st – Saturday, May 23th : Speed Street


Speed Street is now in it’s 21st year and once again hitting the streets of Uptown Charlotte. Along with a 5K on Saturday, you can experience “With live musical entertainment, appearances by top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and celebrities, dynamic exhibits for all ages and an amazing assembly of NASCAR show cars and simulators.”

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Sunday, May 24th : Culture Initiative Culture Fair

Chop Shop

NoDa is known as Charlotte’s Arts District and the Culture Initiative is bringing a full fledged Culture Fair to the neighborhood. Food, entertainment, and fun for all ages are on the menu!

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Sunday, May 24th : Memorial Day Celebration

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Take advantage of your long weekend at Charlotte’s own U.S. National Whitewater Center for the annual Memorial Day Celebration. Participate in a Trail Race, Cornhole Tournament and more. Fireworks at dark!

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Wednesday, May 27th : Fourth Annual Party in the Park

Mint Museum Randolph

“Pack your picnic for a spectacular evening under the stars! Participate in outdoor games and sway to the sounds of summer tunes.” There will be a cash bar and food trucks galore. This is a great opportunity to check out the Mint’s permanent collections!

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Featured recurring event: Open Mic Night at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square. FREE!

Last Chance to see: Sunset at Metropolitan. Relax to great music and do a little shopping after work.  

Beyond Uptown: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Experience this annual must see in the home of NASCAR!

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

May: Spring Plaza Midwood Art Crawl

June: 11th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party, 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.