Weekend: 19 things to do in Charlotte this weekend, including a pride parade and live music

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Proudly presented by The Circle K Monster Truck Bash this Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Dirt Track. Expect metal crushing with 2,000 horsepower monster trucks. Kids get in for just $11.


79. Scattered thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.

Watch the party in Skiptown: There’s a weekend full of events to celebrate Skiptown’s second anniversary. They start the weekend with a watch party to cheer on the Panthers as they take on the Patriots in their preseason game. 7 p.m. The price varies. Details.

Queen City Jam Session at NoDa Brewing Company: The three-day festival will feature 40 bands, food trucks, art vendors and NoDa beer. The door opens at 2 p.m. with musical performances at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $89 Details.

Julie Boutiques sidewalk sale at Park Road Mall: The semi-annual sale will feature summer clothing, shoes and accessories for as little as $5 and 75% off select items. 10 a.m. The price varies. Details.

Black Food Truck Fridays: Taste a variety of dishes – from seafood to dessert – and shop at local merchants. 4-9 p.m. Prices vary by item. Details.

Walking tours at Camp North End: Stroll through the historic site while learning about future plans for reuse development before enjoying lunch at one of the food stalls at 12 p.m. Free. Details.

85. Scattered thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.

The Charlotte Pride Festival in Uptown: After a two-year hiatus, the two-day event will feature local artists, bands, vendors and food. 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Live music in Skiptown: There’s a birthday party in Skiptown with music from Embarrassment by richesfree raffles and Bojangles while your pup plays 2-5 p.m. The price varies. Details.

Rosé Fest at the Cloud Bar: Sample rosé from around the world, hors d’oeuvres and canapes while listening to the music of a live DJ. 5-7 p.m. $45 Details.

90s Brunch at 1501 S Mint: Event features a brunch menu, drink specials, and 90s vibes and music. 1-4 p.m. The price varies. Details.

Ballantyne Backyard Tacos ‘N Taps Festival: Enjoy Charlotte’s best tacos, Mexican cuisine, beer and tequila, dancing by Charlotte-area bands, margaritas and contests. 1-5 p.m. $25 Details.

Concert for a cause with Restless Carolina at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Restless Carolina will perform at a new private event space, Griffith Hall. With every ticket sold, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will donate $20 up to $5,000. Proceeds will go to the MS Society. 6-9 p.m. $20 to $25. Details.

Sweet Treat Giveaway at South End Farmers Market: The annual back-to-school event will feature 200 free Morelia Gourmet Paletas to celebrate the end of summer vacation. 9 a.m. Free. Details.

Circle K Monster Truck Bash at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Watch the high-flying action with monster trucks on stage at The Dirt Track in Charlotte. The Pit Party opens at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $10. Details.

88. Scattered thunderstorms. 50% chance of rain.

Downtown Charlotte Pride Parade: Watch over 40 floats and 10,000 walkers descend a rainbow-filled Tryon Street from 1-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Harvey B Gantt Center rooftop yoga: Enjoy an hour-long workout and mindfulness practice before taking a self-guided tour through one of the galleries. 12:30-1:30 p.m. $10. Details.

LGBTQ Pride Comedy Show at The Comedy Zone: Make some of the Southeast’s best LGBTQ comedians laugh after the Pride Parade. 7 p.m. $20. Details.

Do-it-yourself terrarium construction at Plant House: Get hands-on by creating a terrarium with a guided class. 11am-6pm. $25. Details.

Yoga at sunset Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo: Enjoy a one-hour yoga class followed by light snacks and a Gray Goose cocktail at Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo from 7-8 p.m. Tickets are $50. Details.

Top Gun: Maverick at Discovery Place Science: Experience the sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun through a huge IMAX dome screen. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary by age. Details.


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