By David Boling
I remember the days when vacation season came and Charlotte emptied like cockroaches fleeing from the light. No wonder since we enjoy the benefits of a prime location close to such iconic destinations like Charleston, Asheville, Atlanta, and Savanna; and for the further out destinations we have one of the busiest international airports in the United States. Well, I am thrilled to say that more locals are choosing to stay in Charlotte more often now due to the abundance of activities our great city now offers.
I’ve put together my favorite events coming up in June. I strenuously suggest you organize your calendar as to not miss any of them.
Charlotte, NC June 2014 Events
May 29th through June 15th – varying times – Love’s Labor’s Lost
The Immortal Bard comes alive in Uptown! Literary lovers can’t miss this. And why would you? This is a FREE event! More Information here!
June 6th – 6pm & 8:15pm – Jazz at the Bechtler: Tribute to Charles Mingus
Charlotte’s own Ziad Jazz Quartet pays a hearty tribute to a Jazz legend, Charles Mingus. You just might want to dress up the kids and cart them out to the Bechtler Museum so they can experience the eclectic music of Mingus. Tickets are free for museum members and $12 for non-members. More Information here!
June 6th through 8th – 11am to 11pm (Sunday 11am to 6pm) – Taste of Charlotte
The Taste of Charlotte is one of Uptown’s numerous annual events. Locals and visitors alike look forward to it every year. Discover the diverse culinary delights of The Queen City in one weekend. Free to attend, but prepare to purchase coins for food and drink. More Information here!
June 7th – 6pm – NoDa 5K
NoDa Brewing Company in the NoDa Neighborhood
Check our our recommendations from NoDa Brewery.
June 8th – 8:15pm – A Night on Broadway
Charlotte Symphony at Symphony Park, South Park
There is very little more rejuvenating than an outdoor performance by the Charlotte Symphony. Dress as you wish and arrive early for the best interpretations of Broadway Musicals you will find. The Charlotte Symphony is a local treasure and they never disappoint. Tickets range from $10 to $15, and children under 17 are FREE. More information here!
June 14th – 11:30am – Brew Stash Bash
Start your day with a 6K run, and fill the rest with local craft brew and music! FREE and open to the public! More information here!
June 14th – 7:30pm to 11pm – 11th Annual Beatles Tribute Night
Every music lover, and especially Beatles fanatics, must see this. It’s quite possibly the best celebration of The Beatles on the globe. Tickets range from $22 to $30, and it’s definitely the best bargain for world class entertainment around! More information here!
Watch our interview with the founder of TMP, John Tosco.
June 15th – 12pm to 3pm – Father’s Day Lawn Party
Treat Dad to BBQ in the gardens of one of Charlotte’s most well know estates. They will be serving brew form Birdsong Brewery. You know he’ll love that. Tickets are $12 per person. More information here!
June 20th – 5pm to 9pm – Food Truck Friday
It’s quickly turned into a weekend tradition. Food Truck Friday happens every Friday and the line up varies. It’s a great way to meet new people and enjoy the best of mobile dining! More information here!
June 25th – 6pm – Zip Line and Dine
Zip around the trees while watching the sun set. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by beer and wine. Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday. Tickets are $75 per person. 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.
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.