Our favorite Charlotte area spring activities, ranked


The CharlotteFive Podcast team is getting tired of the cold and patiently waiting as the warm weather comes slowly rolling in. Charlotte and its surrounding areas offer so many fantastic activities to get out and enjoy spring that it can even be a little overwhelming to keep track of them all. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We have each ranked our top five activities that we are looking forward to most this spring.

Make sure to listen to the podcast right below for our full lists and the reason why we chose each event. Further down, we list some of the topics discussed on this podcast.

Some of the topics discussed include:

Is Tuck Fest overrated? 

via USNWC Tuck Fest’s Instagram

Sallie, Sean and Richard get into a heated debate over whether Tuck Fest should be included in the rankings. Is it truly as amazing as it seems or does it not live up to the hype? The festival seems to grow in popularity each and every year, but is it getting too big? Sallie and Richard take one side, while Sean tries to defend the counterpoint.

Which of the many craft beer festivals is the best?

via Moo & Brew Fest’s Instagram

There are so many festivals highlighting craft beer in the spring, but which ones actually made our lists? We break down why we thought only a select few deserved a spot in our rankings and what truly sets them apart from the others. Some of the festivals we chose just may surprise you.

Should Sean compete in the Highland Games?

via Wayfarer99’s Instagram

Running from April 20-22, the Loch Norman Highland Games in Huntersville will transport you back in time to celebrate Celtic and Scottish culture. One of the many events you can watch are the Heavy Athletics. The team debates whether Sean has what it takes to flip a tree trunk, throw a heavy burlap sack of straw high into the air or even be able make the hammer budge in the hammer throw.

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The CharlotteFive Podcast — presented by The Charlotte Observer and powered by OrthoCarolina — is a weekly podcast that aims to get you Charlotte Smart, Fast with fun, interesting and useful news about the city. It’s co-hosted by Sean Clark-Weis and Sallie Funderburk and is a production of the Charlotte Observer and 2WAVES Media.

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Featured photo: USNWC/Charlotte Observer file


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