The weather’s warming up and the days are getting longer — so it’s time to get out and about. From a Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day Parade to the ballet and a Lowcountry boil, there are some fantastic events happening in Charlotte this month. Here are our favorites. Enjoy!
Charlotte Events: March 2017
March 2, 2017: Girl Scout Cookie Flight Night
For a uniquely fun night out, pencil in Flying Saucer’s upcoming Girl Scout Cookie Flight Night! Girl scout cookies paired with local craft beer from NoDa Brewing Pairings will include NoDa’s Samoan Blonde with somoas! For more information, click here.
March 3, 2017: Mint Eight-O Aloha
The Mint Museum Uptown is throwing it back to the ’80s to celebrate its 80 year anniversary. The Hawaii Five-O themed party will feature live music, cocktails and luau-style eats. Tickets start at $125. For more information, click here.
March 3-5, 2017: Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
Get a little inspiration at the 57th Southern Spring Home & Garden Show where you’ll find top home designers, landscaping architects and the newest home trends for 2017. Tickets are $12 at the door and $10 online. For more information, click here.
March 4, 11, 18, 25 2017: More Than A Woman
Reed Gold Mine will honor Women’s History Month with its “More Than a Woman” tour every Saturday this month, which will feature research and stories on the roles of women in North Carolina during the Antebellum period. Guests will learn about the era’s societal expectations and the different jobs women performed inside and outside of the household. For more information, click here.
March 4, 2017: Whiskey Women of Charlotte Cocktail Class
Learn how to make superb craft cocktails with top whiskey brands during the Whiskey Women of Charlotte’s cocktail class at Heirloom restaurant. Tickets are $38 and include locally sourced bites prepared by Chef Clark Barlowe. For more information, click here.
March 4, 2017: Charlotte Roller Derby
Watch some of the fiercest women in the Queen City muscle it out on the rink during a roller derby double-header. The Charlotte Roller Girls will kick off the derby season at 5 p.m. against the Tallahassee All-Stars at the Grady Cole Center right outside of Uptown. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for kids. For more information, click here.
March 4, 2017: Egyptian Jewelry Making
Learn the art of jewelry-making at the Harvey B. Gantt Center. The class is free with museum admission — $9 for adults — and will focus on the skills used by the ancient Egyptians. Designs will feature traditional Egyptian symbols, colors and patterns. For more information, click here.
March 5, 2017: Rosedale Winter Walk
Take a stroll through the gardens of Historic Rosedale Plantation — one of Charlotte’s best hidden secrets located only a few miles from Uptown. Former professor of Botany at UNCC, Dr. Larry Mellichamp will lead the walk from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and discuss the site’s landscaping. Tickets are $45. For more information, click here.
March 9, 2017: Susan G. Komen Laugh for the Cure
Grab your best girlfriends and laugh the night away at the Susan G. Komen Laugh for the Cure comedy show. The charity event is designed to raise money to help in the fight against breast cancer and remember those who have been affected by the disease through laughter, because laughter is the best medicine. Comedians Jason King and Craig Shoemaker will perform. Tickets start at $65. For more information, click here.
March 9, 2017: March Money Madness
Cheer on your favorite NCAA team at the Junior League of Charlotte’s signature fundraising event. Along with plenty of basketball, the night features a silent auction, charity raffle, delicious food, beer and wine. Tickets start at $30. For more information, click here.
March 9, 2017: Historic West End Then & Now
See how the Historic West End of Charlotte has changed and expanded over the past 150 years and learn what the area’s revitalization plans will entail at Blue Blaze Brewing’s Then & Now presentation. Local historian Dr. Tom Hanchett will lead the discussion and answer questions on topics including the history behind Johnson C. Smith University, Biddleville, West Boulevard and other popular locations in the West End. For more information, click here.
March 10, 2017: Couture for a Cause
See the latest fashion trends on the runway at Couture for a Cause at Mint Museum Uptown. Proceeds from the event will support Autism Charlotte. Tickets start at $150 and include specialty cocktails and heavy appetizers. For more information, click here.
March 10-19, 2017: Charlotte Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty
Experience a night full of nostalgia as the Charlotte Ballet takes on the tale of Sleeping Beauty at the Knight Theater. The enchanted forest and story of Princess Aurora will come to life on stage with elaborate sets and costumes. Tickets start at $25. For more information, click here.
March 11, 2017: Rich & Bennett’s St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl
The entire city will turn green for Rich & Bennett’s 17th annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl where you can spend the day touring the city’s pubs. Not only is it Charlotte’s most popular bar crawl, but it’s been named the world’s largest. Tickets are $25 and include entrance to participating pubs, crawl t-shirt and koozie. For more information, click here.
March 11, 2017: Green River Revival
Once a year the U.S. National Whitewater Center turns the river green and it’s quite a sight! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the 7th annual Green River Revival — festivities kick off with a 5k color run and continue throughout the day with live music, a corn hole tournament and of course the rapids turning green! For more information, click here.
March 14, 2017: NC Fine Wines Showcase
Eight Sommeliers tasted over 125 wines from vineyards across the state of North Carolina and the top 12 wines will be served at Duke Mansion’s Fine Wines Showcase on Tuesday, March 14. The winning vineyards will be at the historic home to pour and provide information on what makes their selections so great. There will also be heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $100. For more information, click here.
March 16, 2017: Taste of the New South: A Gourmet Musical Celebration
The Levine Museum of the New South is celebrating 25 years with an evening full of music and bites during Taste of the New South: A Gourmet Musical Celebration. Traditional Southern music will set the tone and there will be plenty of libations and food to enjoy throughout the gallery. Tickets are $150. For more information, click here.
March 18, 2017: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
For a family-friendly event, consider the 21st annual Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Uptown will turn completely green with school bands, firetrucks, drill teams, Irish dancers and of course plenty of bag pipes. The parade will march its way down Tyron Street starting at 11 a.m. For more information, click here.
March 25, 2017: Memory Gala
The Alzheimer Association of Western North Carolina is hosting an inaugural Memory Gala to raise money to support the fight against the disease. The night will begin with a cocktail hour followed by a seated dinner and dancing. There will also be silent and live auctions. Tickets are $250 and the event is black-tie optional. For more information, click here.
March 25, 2017: Elizabeth Road Race 8K
Take a run around the beautiful Elizabeth Neighborhood for a good cause on March 25 in Charlotte’s oldest road race. The 31st annual race has a lot to offer, including a 1.5 mile untimed walk for those of use who don’t run, a fun run for the kiddos, plenty of live music, craft beer and so much more. Proceeds from the event will go toward the beautification of the Historic Elizabeth Neighborhood and the replenishing of both Charlotte and Elizabeth’s tree canopies. Festivities kick off at 8 a.m. For more information, click here.
March 26, 2017: The Oyster Roast at Rosedale Plantation
Pretend you’re in the Lowcountry for the day at Rosedale Plantation’s Oyster Roast — where there will be all sorts of seafood, cocktails, craft beer music and fun. Guests will also have the option to tour the historic estate’s gardens led by Dr. Larry Mellichamp, a former professor of Botany at UNCC. Tickets start at $35. For more information, click here.
Have a wonderful month and don’t forget to wear green on March 17 to avoid any pinching!
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