We’re heading into the holiday season eyes wide open — sights set on some top November events in Charlotte. Here are our favorite ideas for fall outings to make you fall in love with the Queen City even more!
November 2, 2017: Verse & Vino
Partake in this literary event that benefits the Charlotte Mecklenberg Library Foundation. Verse & Vino offers an elegant evening of food, wine and conversation with five respected New York Times bestselling authors. Tickets are $125 each and include cocktails, dinner, wine, a commemorative program and book sales and signings. Learn more here.
November 2 & 3, 2017: Laps & Taps Tour
Buckle up for a trip around the Charlotte Motor Speedway as well as a tour of two breweries: Cabarrus Brewing Company and Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company. Enjoy a beer and grab a bite from the food trucks at each stop. This 21+ event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. both days; tickets are $49/person. Learn more at charlottemotorspeedway.com.
November 4, 2017: The Light Factory Annual Art Auction
Snag a piece of art or two from Charlotte’s best photographers at the 35th annual art auction at the Light Factory Gallery. Doors open and the silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m., and the live auction starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for Light Factory members and $50 for non-members. For more information click here.
November 9, 2017: Wing Haven Gardens Oyster Roast
Pretend you’re in the Low Country for a night at Wing Haven Gardens Oyster Roast and Chowder event. The roast kicks off at 6 p.m. and guests can savor warm chowder and Low Country oysters as well as local brews, all while listening to live music preformed by Brad Bailey. Tickets are $60 for members and $75 for non-members. For more information visit winghavengardens.org.
November 9-19, 2017: Southern Christmas Show
For ten days you can shop till you drop at the 50th Annual Southern Christmas Show! With over 400 vendors and exhibitors at the Park Expo and Conference Center, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list this year. Tickets are $12, and parking is $7 cash only. For hours and more information visit southernshows.com.
November 10, 2017: Young Affiliates Fall Ball: Under the Big Top
Enjoy an evening under the big top at this year’s Young Affiliates of the Mint Fall Ball. The festive theme celebrates the performance arts in Charlotte, and guests can enjoy a fun evening of dancing, hors d’oeuvres, music and a few surprises! Tickets for members are $100 and non-members are $120. For more information visit youngaffiliates.org.
November 11, 2017: Ties & Tails Gala benefiting the Humane Society of Charlotte
Don your finest attire, and bring your pooch along for this elegant evening celebrating the efforts of the Humane Society of Charlotte and its countless — and tireless — volunteers. Guests can enjoy dinner, dancing, an open bar and live auction. Tickets are $200. Learn more at humanesocietyofcharlotte.org.
November 11, 2017: 2nd Annual CLT s’MACdown Mac-n-Cheese Competition & Craft Beer Tasting
Give your childhood palate an adult upgrade at this second annual event honoring the classic pasta dish. Charlotte chefs bring creative twists and international flavors to the table, and your taste buds will be amazed at just how fun adulting can be. The fun begins at 2 p.m. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
November 17, 2017: Soul of the South Uptown Tour
Spend an evening on a Feast Food Tour, as you cruise the streets of Charlotte and sample a variety of fresh bites from locally owned restaurants in Uptown. Beer and wine pairings are also on the menu. Tickets are $55; learn more at feastfoodtours.com.
November 18, 2017: Charlotte Art Collective Holiday Art Show
Start picking up holiday gifts for your loved ones and supporting the Charlotte Art Collective while you do. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can peruse the works of more than 20 local artists. Learn more about this annual event here.
November 23, 2017: Novant Thanksgiving Day Parade
Kick off the holiday season watching the Novant Thanksgiving Day Parade in Uptown with the whole family! The character balloons and bands put a Carolina spin on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Find more information here.
November 24 & 25, 2017: One Hundred Years of Christmas
Visit Historic Latta Plantation and experience One Hundred Years of Christmas in just one day! Between colonial days to antebellum days, you’ll see how the traditions changed throughout the years. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, and admission is $8. For more information visit lattaplantation.org.
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