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.
Charlotte Events & Happenings
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.
Wednesdays through Sundays from September 7 – October 29, the Chinese Lantern Festival will be in full swing. From 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., enjoy the splendor the brilliant creations bring to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 800 lanterns made by masters of the craft in Zigong, China, the center of lantern heritage, will bedazzle the
Don’t miss “Simple Passion, Complex Vision: The Darryl Atwell Collection” at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Studies. From July 22 to January 22, you can view the debut of on of the most expansive collections of abstract and contemporary African-American art. With the next year at the Gantt Center being devoted to African American art
The Fighting For Women With Fashion Committee’s annual event will consist of a lively fashion presentation by Dillard’s, starring some of Charlotte’s own local attorneys and physicians, a high-stakes silent auction with fabulous prizes for the lucky winners, and an impressive wine raffle. Join them for beer, wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a fabulous night
Join Changed Choices for a night of Bingo featuring designer handbag prizes from designers including Kate Spade, Versace, Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff, Jack Rogers & others. All proceeds support the agency’s efforts to connect women in reentry with a living wage and employment. This year’s event will feature a women’s marketplace where guests can shop
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature popular works by Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. Audience members are welcomed to arrive at 5:30 p.m. to socialize in Crystal Lounge where there will be a pop-up bar presented by Morgan Ridge, serving wine and beer, as well as soft drinks and light snacks, which will be available throughout the