Embrace the final month of the season by getting out and experiencing the many wonderful August events in Charlotte. From arts and festivals to sporting events and music concerts, there’s no shortage of happenings to keep you busy this month. Here’s what we recommend …
August 4, 2017: Hamiltunes Sing-along
Hamilton groupies and curious folks alike are invited to sing along to the soundtrack of Hamilton, the award-winning musical that’s on everyone’s must-see — or must-see again — list. This event is part of Blumenthal’s Sounds on the Square series, which wraps up this month. Bring a lawn chair and plan for a fun evening at Spirit Square. The event starts at 7 p.m. Details can be found here.
August 5, 2017: Dance in the Park Charlotte
If you prefer more of an active arts fix, then grab your tickets for Dance in the Park Charlotte. Described as a “one day house music festival celebrating the journey of dance music from disco to deep house,” it’s going to be a floor-shaking affair featuring 12 notable DJs. Tickets are $25. For more information, click here.
August 6, 2017: Carolina Bridal Fair
We all know wedding planning can be stressful. The Carolina Bridal Fair is here to ease that extra stress and make your special day the best it can be. With a bridal gown runway show, beautiful flower arrangements, yummy cake tastings and trustworthy catering options, let these professionals guide you down the aisle. Tickets are $12 and the event takes place at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord. For more information, click here.
August 7-13, 2017: PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club
The buzz has been brewing for a while now, and the PGA Championship at the Quail Hollow Club is finally here. There’s a limited supply of tickets still available, so claim yours soon if you want to get in on the golf action this month. Learn more here.
August 11, 2017: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Grammy Award-winning Mary Chapin Carpenter takes the stage at the Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts for a one-night-only show. Carpenter appears with special guest Emily Barker. Tickets start at $45. Learn more and purchase your ticket here.
August 12, 2017: Love Desserts Dessert Fest
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, listen up! This event is for you. Love Desserts takes place at Sugar Creek Brewery from noon to 5 p.m. and features the finest confections from the likes of King of Pops, Gigi’s Cupcakes, The Sweet Element, Big View Bakery, Sticky Sweets and so many more. Tickets are $10 and include the inevitable sugar high. Learn more here.
August 13, 2017: Picnic in the Park
Pack your picnic and head to one of the final Picnic in the Park events this summer at Fourth Ward Park. Enjoy the sounds of musician Chase Killough while you enjoy the beauty of nature and some tasty bites. Picnic in the Park starts at 4 p.m. Learn more here.
August 19, 2017: 29th Annual Great Gatsby Gala
Benefiting the National MS Society Greater Carolinas Chapter, the 29th Annual Great Gatsby Gala will take place on Saturday, August 19. Dress up in your best 1920’s sequin shift dress and enjoy food from Charlotte’s best restaurants, an open wine and beer and a fabulous silent auction. Standard tickets are $75 and VIP Speakeasy tickets are $150. All proceeds go to the National MS Society Greater Carolinas Chapter. For more information, click here.
August 19, 2017: Dishes & Delights of Dilworth
Enjoy an evening out in Dilworth while you sample some tasty bites from neighborhood restaurants. Tour perks include tastings, hands-on demonstrations, interactions with restaurateurs and more. The three-hour event starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person and parking is free. To learn more, click here.
August 25 & 26, 2017: God Save the Queen City
Rock out during the final days of summer at God Save the Queen City. This annual event returns with another stellar lineup. This year’s bands include Jeff the Brotherhood, Faye, Spaceface, Twin Limb, Ancient Cities and more. The tunes start at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
August 26, 2017: 2nd Annual Charlotte Area Kids Expo
Rally the troops and enjoy a final hurrah before it’s back to the grind. This family-friendly event allows parents to peruse products and services, and kids can partake in face painting, canvas painting, balloon art, bounce houses and any other energy-burning activity you can think of. For more information, click here.
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