Free Summer Fun

Free Summer Fun

Monday, May 25 2015

All we wanna do is have some sweet summertime fun and not break the bank. We thought you might like that too, so we rounded up a list of our favorite Free – $5 summer activities. Now go out and seize the summer!

It's Funner When It's Free

Wander Through the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Photo by @edavisport

Wander Through the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

Find some shade this summer. Located on the East side of the university campus lies a lush wonder that will refresh any afternoon.

Wander Through the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Free   .  UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens   .  Charlotte
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Lunge at OMB at Yoga On Tap at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Photo by @ombyogaontap

Lunge for Free at OMB

Put the 'om' in OMB with yoga and beer on every Tuesday!

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Lunge at OMB at Yoga On Tap
$5   .  The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery   .  Charlotte
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Explore the Mint Museum for Free on Wednesday at Mint Museum UPTOWN
Photo by @charlotteobserver

Freely Explore Global Horizons at the Mint

Escape the heat and get a dose of art and culture for free every Wednesday at The Mint Museum!

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Explore the Mint Museum for Free on Wednesday
Free   .  Mint Museum UPTOWN   .  Charlotte
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Indulge Your Inner Gourmet with Gelato from Va Da Vie at Va da Vie
Photo by @capetowngirl12

Indulge Your Inner Gourmet with Gelato

The Paglias, graduates of Carpagiani Gelato University (why didn't we go here?), have an unassuming gelato shop right smack in the middle of Park Road Shopping Center. We dare you not to fall in love.

Indulge Your Inner Gourmet with Gelato from Va Da Vie
$   .  Va da Vie   .  Charlotte
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Roadtrip to Matthews Farmers Market at Matthews Community Farmers' Market
Photo by @capetowngirl12

Roadtrip to Matthews Farmers Market

Pint sized market, small-town vibes, upscale produce.

Roadtrip to Matthews Farmers Market
-   .  Matthews Community Farmers' Market   .  Matthews
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Local Art & Weirdness at the NoDa Eclectic Market at Pure Pizza
Photo by @shaynanigans_vintage

Local Art & Weirdness at the NoDa Eclectic Market

Take a gander at this fun, little market in CLT's artsy neighborhood where you'll find unique, handcrafted and seasonal goods.

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Local Art & Weirdness at the NoDa Eclectic Market
Free   .  Pure Pizza   .  Charlotte
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Climb Your Way to the Top of King's Pinnacle at Crowders Mountain State Park
Photo by @mark_caponigro

Climb Your Way to the Top of King's Pinnacle

A simple hike, a challenging finale, and some outstanding viewing areas at the finish.

Climb Your Way to the Top of King's Pinnacle
Free   .  Crowders Mountain State Park   .  Kings Mountain
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Get Fit in '15 at Romare Bearden at Romare Bearden Park
Photo by @mecklenburgcounty

Get Fit in '15 at Romare Bearden

Finding fitness motivation can be hard sometimes—so Romare Bearden Park decided to lend a hand. Go on and get sweaty and get yourself some Vitamin D.

Get Fit in '15 at Romare Bearden
Free   .  Romare Bearden Park   .  Charlotte
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Whiskey Wednesdays & Trivia at Heist at Heist Brewery
Photo by @heistbrewery

Whiskey Wednesdays & Trivia at Heist

Get hyped at Heist for quality whiskey for only five buckaroonies on Wednesdays.

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Whiskey Wednesdays & Trivia at Heist
$   .  Heist Brewery   .  Charlotte
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5Ks for your Kombucha at Lenny Boy at Lenny Boy Brewing
Photo by @nickmilby

5Ks for your Kombucha

Get that Sunday work out in and follow it up with a rewarding, revitalizing, locally brewed drink on the house!

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5Ks for your Kombucha at Lenny Boy
Free   .  Lenny Boy Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Past Experiences

Turn Up Hump Day with Party in the Park at Romare Bearden Park
Photo by @eric_clt

Turn Up Hump Day with Party in the Park

Party in the Park is back! Grab a blanket and your picnic basket and come enjoy some sweet, sweet sounds.

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Turn Up Hump Day with Party in the Park
Free   .  Romare Bearden Park   .  Charlotte
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Chill Out at River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center
Photo by @usnwc

Jam Out by the River

Twice a week the USNWC hosts River Jam, a free concert on the lawn. With friends, food, craft beer and a line-up of national music, it's going to be hard to get us to spend our evenings elsewhere!

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Chill Out at River Jam
Free   .  U.S. National Whitewater Center   .  Charlotte
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Start the Weekend with Alive After Five at EpiCentre
Photo by @epicentrenc

Kick Start the Weekend with Alive After Five

Round up a group and spend Thursday evening prepping for the weekend at Alive After Five. Free live music on the roof and in the courtyard plus drink specials all around—sounds like a solid Thursday!

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Start the Weekend with Alive After Five
Free   .  EpiCentre   .  Charlotte
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Get Patriotic with the USNWC at U.S. National Whitewater Center
Photo by @photoartoftec

Get Patriotic with the USNWC

Put on your Red, White, and Blue and head on over to the USNWC! Make sure you stick around for a killer line-up of live music and fireworks at sunset.

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Get Patriotic with the USNWC
Free   .  U.S. National Whitewater Center   .  Charlotte
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Booze and Schmooze at Twenty-Two at [CLOSED] - Twenty Two
Photo by @olivialeigh1

Booze and Schmooze at Twenty-Two

Nestled under the popular Plaza Midwood spot Soul, Twenty-Two is part art gallery and part bar. It pleases culture seekers and the partiers alike with unbelievable drink specials on Wednesdays and free drawing and crafting on select days.

Booze and Schmooze at Twenty-Two
Free   .  [CLOSED] - Twenty Two   .  Charlotte
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Yoga & Drinks on the Roof at Rooftop 210
Photo by @charlotteyoga

Yoga & Drinks on the Roof

Rooftop 210 is bringing power vinyasa classes to the roof. Get your flex and fitness on above Uptown Charlotte and enjoy a free drink after.

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Yoga & Drinks on the Roof
$5   .  Rooftop 210   .  Charlotte
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Free Summer Fun
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