September signals the beginning of fall, which means festivals, fun and pumpkin everything. Embrace all that this glorious season brings at any of these fabulous Charlotte events taking place in September.
Charlotte Events: September 2017
September 7-10, 2017: Yiasou Greek Festival
This annual four-day festival is back and offers Charlotte an opportunity to experience authentic Greek culture. Festival goers can enjoy traditional Greek entertainment, music and history while indulging in delicious Greek cuisine. The festival takes place at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 E. Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203. For admission, hours and more info, visit yiasoufestival.org.
September 8, 2017: Culture Feast 2017
Come share a feast with your fellow Charlotteans at this annual event put on by the Arts & Science Council. Break bread at a communal table, and spend the rest of the evening dancing and drinking in the streets. Culture Feast is a 21+ event. Hours are 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and the festivities take place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza. Tickets start at $35. Learn more at artsandscience.org.
September 8 & 9, 2017: Sip & Stroll Art & Wine Festival
Enjoy a festive weekend in the heart of uptown at EpiCentre. On Friday, guests can partake in the kick-off party and reception, which will include art demonstrations, live music and sampling of 10 different wines. The fun continues into Saturday, when guests can attend wine seminars and a painting class. Find the details and ticketing information here.
September 8-10, 2017: Southern Ideal Home Show
Need ideas for a new home or remodeling project? Find all things home improvement at the Southern Ideal Home Show. From landscaping to interior design, you’ll leave feeling inspired by the show’s experts and on-stage presentations. The home show is at the Park Expo and Conference Center located at 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28205. For ticket info, hours and a list of exhibitors, visit southernshows.com.
September 13, 2017: NC Yoga Bar at the Mint
Enjoy an hour of yoga followed by a visit to The Mint Museum Uptown’s galleries and current exhibits. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., get your zen on, and then enjoy a cultural experience. Admission is free for Mint members and $10 for non-members. Learn more here.
September 15, 2017: Childress Vineyards Grape Stomp Harvest Party
Celebrate North Carolina’s Wine and Grape Month by stomping a few grapes at Childress Vineyards. The day’s itinerary is full of live music, squished grapes and great wine, and admission includes a souvenir glass, wine tasting and participation in the grape stomp. The festivities take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more grape stomp information, visit childressvineyards.com.
September 16, 2017: Girl Tribe Pop Up
Back for another fabulous Charlotte event, Girl Tribe Pop Up takes place at Sugar Creek Brewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Peruse the collection of more than 60 women-owned local businesses that unite for a day in order to create a unique shopping experience. Enjoy local beverages and bites while you peruse the offerings from jewelry makers, calligraphers, artists, boutique representatives and more. Buy tickets and learn more about this fabulous event here.
September 16, 2017: Pumpkin Fest 2017
Head to Sycamore Brewing for a purely seasonal experience. Sample a menu of pumpkin beers with festive names (Gourd Have Mercy!, anyone?) while you enjoy live music on two stages and sample some tasty bites from five food trucks. The fun takes place from noon to 10 p.m. Learn more at sycamorebrewing.com.
September 21, 2017: Wine, Women & Shoes
Grab your girlfriends and head to Felix Sabates Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte for Wine, Women & Shoes, an annual event benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Guests can enjoy a wine tasting, shopping, savory bites, a fashion show and more. For tickets and more info, visit winewomenandshoes.com.
September 22-24, 2017: Festival in the Park
Enjoy one of Charlotte’s largest celebrations at the 53rd annual Festival in the Park. Over the course of three days, Freedom Park will transform into the ultimate fair grounds full of artists, crafters, live music and delicious food. Admission is free. Visit festivalinthepark.org to learn more.
September 26-30, 2017: Charlotte Fashion Week
Enjoy five nights of runway shows and fashionable events at the annual Charlotte Fashion Week, which spotlights new and emerging designers and talent. Tickets and locations for each event vary; visit charlotteseen.com for more information.
September 26 through October 1, 2017: RENT
Get lost in the lives of seven artists struggling to make their dreams come true in the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT. The eight-performance run at the Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center promises to be memorable. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
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