Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
Festival food, clowns, karaoke, aerial dance, arts & crafts and family fun zone.
Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival - Charlotte, NC - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Casual wine tasting event with hundreds of wines available for tasting from 15+ wineries, plus festival food, live music, arts & crafts, and free kids area. Souvenir tasting glass with admission. Kids and parking are free. Held annually at Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall.
Southern Christmas Show - Charlotte, NC - Nov 11 to Nov 21, 2021
Support local businesses this holiday season – shop for holiday décor, apparel, food and wine, jewelry, toys, and more. Get your holiday shopping done in person and avoid shipping hassles later. My sweet friend Melina will be there among the awesome vendors, be sure to say hi!
Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade - Charlotte, NC - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2021
75th annual. Starts at 6pm on Thanksgiving Eve on Tryon St in uptown Charlotte
Charlotte Southpark Turkey Trot - Charlotte, NC - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
8k, 5k, 1 mile, and Tot Trot (26.2 yards). Starting and finishing at the SouthPark Mall, the largest road race (9,000+ total participants) in North Carolina is a homecoming destination for extended families, old classmates, and a place to meet and celebrate with neighbors. The community comes together to kick-off the holiday season with a healthy morning run/walk before heading home to celebrate Thanksgiving with food and family. The Charlotte Turkey Trot is a fundraiser for Charlotte-based Samaritan’s Feet – providing shoes for underprivileged children in the Charlotte region.
Turkey Dash Charlotte - Charlotte, NC - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
The foundation of Turkey Dash is family and friends, so they offer a 4-mile timed run/walk and a 1-mile fun run/walk on Thanksgiving morning. If you register for the 4-mile, you can run/walk the 1-mile at no additional cost! They also provide a “Family Village,” with bounce houses and other activities for the kids so they are entertained waiting for their parents to run
University City Turkey Trot 5K - Charlotte, NC - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
Virtual for 2021. Participation in this event supports Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas, a non-profit established to provide support for patients and families affected by sickle cell disease, a hereditary illness
Holidays at the Garden - Belmont, NC - Nov 26 to Jan 2, 2022
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden – Sing along to your wintertime favorites at the popular topiary display, take in the rolling lights of the Piedmont Prairie and stroll among the twinkling cherry trees. Grab a bite from the food trucks, roast a marshmallow beside a roaring fire, sip a warm or cold beverage and soak up the season’s cheer.