Things to do, events, things to do in Charlotte NC June 2022

Learn the tools of the mixology trade at Billy Sunday's Cocktail 101 class on Wednesday June 29th.

Learn the tools of the mixology trade at Billy Sunday’s Cocktail 101 class on Wednesday June 29th.

Friday

Start your weekend with a block party featuring live music, local pop-ups, food trucks and more at D9 Brewing’s Lake Norman location. 5pm-9pm Free. D9 Brewing Lake Norman, 11138 Treynorth Drive. https://bit.ly/3bcSLmw

Browse sculptures, paintings, multimedia works and more by more than 60 local, diverse artists on the final night of the pop-up exhibition, LOCAL/STREET 2022. 11am-6pm $15 for non-members; $10 for students; $6 for children (5-17); free for children (under 4 years). Buy online. Coin Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. https://bit.ly/3zOTDZ2

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The Uptown Mint Museum will host an art exhibition called LOCAL/STREET featuring over 60 BIPOC artists from the Charlotte area. Visitors will browse sculptures, paintings, multimedia works and more from June 17-24, 2022. Art is by @ArtByPercy. Carey King

Saturday

Put on your tropical strings, grab your pup, and head to Skiptown for a luau party running all weekend. Enjoy food from Taste of Hawaii and hula whips, specialty drinks, complimentary leis, Skiptown sunglasses and bandanas, and a kiddy pool for your dog, and even live music from a steel drum musician. Included in the price of an all-day pass ($15). Buy in the Skiptown app. 222 Rampart St. https://bit.ly/3xlfEM6

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Join your best pal for a weekend luau party in Skiptown. Courtesy of Skiptown

Join Heart & Soul Personal Chef Services owner and chef Lisa Brooks and her team of chefs for a new monthly pop-up dining experience called Mattie’s Front Porch, an intimate multi-course dinner series showcasing Lowcountry and South Coast cuisine. Each dinner has a different theme. The June theme is “Old New”. and includes six courses, including salmon croquette with creamy Creole mustard sauce, warm yeast rolls with toasted chicken skin honey butter, Krispy Kreme bread pudding with Chantilly cream and butterscotch tuille, and more. 7pm $95 per person (excluding tip). Buy online at Eventbrite. Fahrenheit Charlotte SkyeLounge, 222 S. Caldwell St. https://bit.ly/3N1vaCB

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Chef Lisa Brooks owns Heart & Soul Personal Chef Services and has been featured on the Food Network. Amanda Richardson Photography CharlotteFive

Sunday

Join local comic book store Heroes Are’t Hard To Find for the 40th Anniversary of the Heroes Convention. Check out panels, art auctions and more. June 24 at 10:30 am to June 26 at 6 pm $50 for a 3-day pass. Buy tickets online. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. https://bit.ly/39FJ1Rx

Play Uno or chess, work on a giant jigsaw puzzle made from a recycled ArtPop billboard, listen to live DJs, make your own bouquet, get crafty with paint by numbers and self-portrait stations and much more at Camden Commons, an outdoor living room the heart of the South End presented by Lowe’s. 11am-5pm Free. Camden Road from Tremont Avenue to East/West Boulevard. https://bit.ly/3MYUYPS

Monday

Explore the mysterious world beneath the sunlit surface of the world’s oceans at Discovery Place Science’s Unseen Oceans exhibit. 10am-4pm $23 adult; $18 for children (2-13 years); free (children under 2 years). Buy tickets online. Discovery Place Science, 301 N Tryon St. https://bit.ly/3bdVqfW

Try the new Krispy Kreme Soft Serve at one of eight locations in the Charlotte area. It’s flavored to match the donut shop’s iconic glazed flavor and will be available in shakes, in cones with the donut mix, or by the tub. https://bit.ly/3ba81AB

Tuesday

Discover things to do in the Charlotte area — with or without the kids — with this list of 10 local summer activities that cost under $10. You can fish and swim at Ebenezer Park in Rock Hill, visit the natural treehouse playground at Goat Island Park and Greenway to play around, or cool off at Lake Park Splash Pad. https://bit.ly/3zNdPKO

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The playground on Goat Island is located in a 30-acre park. Shannon Greene CharlotteFive

See NASCAR Champions like Chase Elliott and Joey Logano battle it out in Legend Cars and Bandoleros on the front quarter mile at the Cook Out Summer Shootout. 5-9pm $10 adult; Free for children (up to 12 years old). Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. See https://bit.ly/3MZtbyI

Wednesday

Grab a cup of coffee or even dinner at one of Charlotte’s walk-in windows or at a local drive-thrus. You’ll find grills, tacos, and even vegan burgers, among a variety of other options, at locations across the city. https://bit.ly/3behOWr

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The Derita Dairy Bar on West Sugar Creek Road offers milkshakes and ice cream with sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs. Here, owner Devin McDaniel gives Steven Copeland his food order at the walk-in window. Alex Cason Photography CharlotteFive

Learn how to make three classic cocktails and bartender basics while enjoying a complimentary welcome drink at Billy Sunday’s next Cocktail 101 class. 6-7pm $55. Buy tickets online. Billy Sunday Charlotte, 1115 N. Brevard St., Unit 1. https://bit.ly/3HyByQN

Thursday

See unique handmade African artworks with a glass of wine in hand at Sip & See in the gallery. 7-9pm $10. Buy tickets online. True African Art, 440 E. McCullough Drive. https://bit.ly/3OdeycI

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Browse “Sip & See” at Real African Art on Thursday 30th June. Courtesy of Real African Art

mark your calendar

Secure your tickets for the Tacos ‘N Taps Festival now. Get ready to sample over 60 craft beers, mezcals, margaritas and tequilas, sample over 30 different styles of tacos, dance to mariachi bands and, if you’re feeling brave, compete in bell pepper contests. Aug 20 12-5pm VIP: $75; General Admission: $39; Taco Only Ticket: $30. Ballantyne’s Backyard, 11611 N. Community House Road. https://bit.ly/3MYUYPS

Tickets to the inaugural Queen City Jam Sessions, a multi-day music festival August 19-21 presented by MaxxMusic and NoDa Brewing Company, are on sale now. See Greensky Bluegrass, Oteil and Friends and Infamous Stringdusters and more at NoDa Brewing. A three-day general admission pass is $189. VIP passes cost $299 and include express entry, premium seating, two beers per day, and access to the private bar. Children under 7 are admitted free. Buy tickets online. NoDa Brewing Company, 2921 N Tryon St. https://bit.ly/3ENznYk

Get ready to refill your coffee cup at Charlotte’s first and only craft coffee festival, No Filter Coffee Fest, returning on September 25 after a two-year hiatus. Formerly known as the POUR Coffee Festival, the all-day tasting event will feature over three dozen Southeastern coffee roasters, tea suppliers, local food artisans, live music and more. Tickets now on sale. $25. Buy online. Camp north end, 300 Camp Road. https://bit.ly/3xAZnmt

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