6 biggest events in Charlotte this spring
Here are the top six events happening in Charlotte this spring.
(1) Green River Revival at the Whitewater Center
What: The beloved tradition of watching the rapids turn green returns after two years of being canceled due to COVID-19.
- Activities start at 9am, including the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run.
Details: Music and the river’s transformation start at 1pm on Saturday, March 12.
- The Whitewater Center is at 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
Cost: Free to attend. Parking is $6.
(2) Charlotte SHOUT! in Uptown
What: Uptown will soon be brimming with interactive art installations, like a miniature golf course and giant see-saws.
- Expect restaurant specials, yoga classes, comedy specials and live music, too.
- Of note: The popular bunnies won’t be there this year, but there is a new exhibit with a dozen giant Easter eggs.
Details: The festival runs April 1-17. Find the full schedule here.
(3) Billy Joel at Bank of America Stadium
What: What more could you want than hearing “Uptown Girl” live in Uptown Charlotte? Let’s hope he sings that one.
Details: The concert is at 8pm on April 23.
(4) Tuck Fest at the Whitewater Center
What: Nothing says spring like a live outdoor concert at the Whitewater Center (maybe with a beer in hand, if that’s your thing). This year’s festival features 10 artists over three days.
- If you’re looking for a challenge, there are also several trail races, from a 5K to a half marathon, scheduled for the weekend.
Details: Tuck Fest runs April 29 to May 1. Find the full schedule here.
Cost: Free to attend, parking is $6, races and other activities vary.
(5) Seltzerland 2022 at Paradise Valley Golf Club
What: In case you missed last year’s inaugural seltzer fest, you can expect 100+ spiked seltzers to choose from, snacks, games and tons of photo ops.
Details: The event is 11am-3pm on May 7. Your ticket gives you access for 2.5 hours.
- Paradise Valley Golf Club is at 110 Barton Creek Dr.
Cost: $35-$55. Get tickets here.
(6) Carolina BBQ Festival at Camp North End
What: Spend the afternoon eating Carolina barbecue, drinking beer and listening to live music.
- You’ll get to try three varieties of barbecue: vinegar-based eastern North Carolina style; pork shoulders with Piedmont-style red sauce; and whole hog with a South Carolina mustard-based sauce.
- Axios related story: Barbecue heavyweights will launch a true Carolina ‘cue festival this May
Details: Carolina BBQ Festival is May 22.
Cost: $75-$150. Get tickets here.