Finally getting some time off at the end of the month? Plan ahead for your Memorial Day Weekend with this guide.
Friday, May 25
7:04 p.m., BB&T BallPark, 324 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Start your Memorial Day Weekend with a bang with Friday Night Fireworks after the game. The Knights and the Indians face off again at the same time on May 26 and May 27.
8 p.m.-midnight, Rooftop 210, 210 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Admission to this silent disco is free and includes a wireless headset that allows you to choose which DJ’s music you like best. VIP tickets are available that allow you to reserve a set of headphones, plus include a t-shirt and glow stick.
Saturday, May 26
8 a.m.-noon, U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214
Want to work off that beer and BBQ as the holiday weekend begins? Sign up for The Dry Tri race at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The race includes a 1.25-mile paddle, 8-mile mountain bike ride, and 5-mile trail run. You must register by May 24.
10 a.m.-10 p.m., Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273
JoyFest is a Gospel music celebration featuring concerts from Fred Hammond, Tye Tribbett, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Anthony Brown & Group Therapy. Tickets start at $35 and include park admission.
noon – 7 p.m., Sycamore Brewing, 2161 Hawkins St, Charlotte, NC 28203
Head to Sycamore Brewing for fresh lobster dishes served by Cousins Maine Lobster and Baltimore Crab Cake Company, plus live music on two stages, craft beer, wine, Wild Blossom Cider, popsicles and beer pops.
noon- 6 p.m., VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, 920 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC 28206
Charlotte’s biggest block party is fun for the whole family and includes local bands, DJs, games, vendors, food and drink spread out in the VBGB parking lot and back patio. Tickets are just $5 and support the American Kidney Fund. BYO chair.
4:30-6:30 p.m., 7th Street Public Market, 224 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Get crafty this holiday weekend and show your love of Charlotte by creating a 12”x18” nail and string art piece of the Uptown skyline. Tickets are $34 and include all of the supplies you need.
6 p.m.-11 p.m., The Music Yard CLT, 2433 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
If you haven’t checked out Charlotte’s newest live music venue, The Music Yard CLT, here is your chance to catch the last event of their free spring concert series. SouthBound’s taco stand and bar will be open for food and beverage purchases.
7:30 p.m., American Legion Memorial Stadium, 310 N Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204
Tickets start at just $10 to see this game with the Hounds, our local lacrosse team.
Sunday, May 27
9 a.m.-10 p.m., U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214
Kick off your day with a 5-mile or 8-mile race through the U.S. National Whitewater Center trail system. After the trail race, the Memorial Day Celebration will continue with yoga, film screenings, live music, outdoor adventure and fireworks.
1-4 p.m., Birdsong Brewing Co, 1016 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28206
Birdsong Brewing and Rocksalt Charlotte teamed up for an oyster roast with a fresh batch of Clustershuck Oyster Stout and oysters sold by the bucket. The event is free and family-friendly. Oysters will be $15/bucket, and raw oysters will be $15/dozen.
7 p.m.-2 a.m., Howl at the Moon, 210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Since Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer, what better way to kick it off than with a tiki party? Howl at the Moon’s Tiki Party will feature tropical drinks, summer jams, and backyard BBQ-style games. Wear a Hawaiian shirt for free admission!
8 p.m.-2 a.m., Tin Roof Charlotte, 210 E Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
A three-day weekend means you get an extra day to party, so head to Tin Roof Charlotte for live music from Thirsty Horses and DJ Karz, plus drink specials.
Monday, May 28
2:05 p.m., BB&T BallPark, 324 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Celebrate Memorial Day with $1 hot dogs.
Featured Photo by Sycamore Brewing