upcoming events: july/august
July 4 • July Fourth Spectacular
The biggest show around, this spectacular fireworks show returns to Uptown with a fabulous 20-minute show. There’ll be plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy, including face painting, contests, and live music.
July 19-28 • South Carolina Peach Festival
Head to Gaffney, SC, and salute our local peach industry . There’s something for everyone—enjoy cookoffs and contests, carnival rides, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and more!
July 20-29 • Queen's Feast Restaurant Week
Enjoy a culinary extravaganza during this 10-day celebration of Charlotte’s restaurant scene. Each participating restaurant will offer a spectacular three course, prix fixe dinner menu for only $30 or $35 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).
July 25 • Party in the Park
Romare Bearden Park will be the place to be as they continue to celebrate summer with The Magnificents! Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy the music and the friendly ambiance of the park.
August 11 • Puerto Rican Festival
The best and largest Puerto Rican Festival of the Carolinas will feature live music, food, games, entertainment, and more, boasting over 20,000 attendees.
August 25 • Tip to Toe Wine Tour of Italy
Italy boasts some of the most beloved wines of the world. Explore the region's distinctive wines, from bright, sparkling Proseccos and crisp Pinot Grigios, to classic Sangiovese-based wines and rich, dark reds.
August 25 • 30th Annual Great Gatsby Gala
Dance to a live orchestra, enjoy beer, wine, and heavy hors d’oeuvres from Charlotte’s most celebrated restaurants, a silent auction, and more at this event benefiting the National MS Society Charlotte Chapter.
August 31-Sept 3 • North Carolina Apple Festival
This annual event, held in Hendersonville, has been Western North Carolina’s Premier Family Festival for over 70 years! Enjoy four days of fun, including one of the best known Street Fairs in the Carolinas, with freshly-picked apples, arts & crafts, festival food, and free entertainment on beautiful Main Street.