Charlotte, NC – April 1 – 15, 2015 Events – Baseball, Easter, Music, and Beer

By David Boling

I know I always say it, but there is no time to rest in Charlotte this April. That is no April Fools either. Over the next two weeks you’ll have a chance to see MLB’s Chicago White Sox take on our own Charlotte Knights, enjoy festive Easter Holiday activities, indulge in Charlotte’s vibrant craft brew scene, listen to our area’s best live music, and more. All the while benefiting various charities in our community.

Don’t miss a beat.

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Charlotte, NC April 2015 Events

Friday, April 3rd : Charlotte Knights Exhibition Game

BB&T Ballpark

The official season doesn’t start until nearly a week later, but you can get your baseball fix this Friday when  the Charlotte Knights host their parent club the  Chicago White Sox! We hear you should wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Research. The Knights are!

More Information here!

Friday, April 3rd : Easter Egg Hunt

Romare Bearden Park

Free and Family Friendly! The festivities start at 12:30pm culminating in an Easter Egg Hunt at 2:30pm. Take the kids and enjoy music, balloons, and much more.

More Information here!

Saturday, April 4th : 2nd Annual Know Your Craft 5K

Triple C Brewing

This year’s 5K benefits Project 2 Heal and their mission to “change the lives of children and adult with special needs one puppy at a time!” Take part in the 5K and stay for the after party. Of course there will be great music and outstanding beer!

More Information here!

Friday, April 10th – Saturday April 18th : SENSORIA, A CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS

CPCC Campuses

CPCC started Sensoria way back in 1993 as a Spring Literary Festival. It’s grown to so much more.  Check out their website and pick your favorite cultural activities. You’ll have a variety of events to choose from including art, literature, film, and music.

More Information here!

Saturday, April 11th : NOVANT HEALTH INVITATIONAL CRITERIUM

Uptown Charlotte

Novant Health is hosting their Invitational Criterium to benefit the Brain Tumor Fund for the Carolinas. The world’s top men and women from professional cycling will take over the streets of Uptown to compete for over $50,000 in prize money. The Invitational Criterium is now in it’s 12th year.

More Information here!

Saturday, April 11th : TOSCO MUSIC PARTY

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

Join John Tosco and the staff and volunteers of the Tosco Music Party for their annual April show. Enjoy a variety of musicians and styles for a night of solid family fun. This party is unique to Charlotte. Try as you may you will not find anything like this anywhere in the world.

More Information here!

Saturday, April 11th : MOO & BREW CRAFT BEER 7 BURGER FESTIVAL

NC Music Factory

Hosted by Creative Loafing, the Moo & Brew Craft Beer & Burger Festival is benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank. Help fight hunger while also enjoying craft beer from 40 breweries and tantalizing burgers from local restaurants.

More Information here!

Wednesday, April 15th : Charlotte Taste of the Nation

Two Wells Fargo Center Atrium

It’s the 20th anniversary of Charlotte’s Taste of the Nation.  Beneficiaries of this year’s event include Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Community Culinary School of Charlotte. “aste of the Nation® is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no child grows up hungry.”

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 • Charlotte 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.  

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