The Best Things to Do in Charlotte in August
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The Best Things to Do in Charlotte in August

Friday, Jul 27 2018

You know the drill—our complete guide to the best of August in Charlotte. Take your pick from these can't-miss events, or go to them all! Don't just think about it, go do it!

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Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade 2018 at South Tryon Square
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Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade 2018

Put on your best rainbow garb and head to the region's largest LGBTQ Pride event. With a free two-day festival and a parade, there are plenty of ways to show your true colors. 

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Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade 2018
Free   .  South Tryon Square   .  Charlotte
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30th Anniversary Great Gatsby Gala at Hilton Charlotte Center City
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30th Anniversary Great Gatsby Gala

Get all dolled up for this annual event benefitting the National MS Society. Come for the cause, stay for the live orchestra, swing dancing and revelry. 

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30th Anniversary Great Gatsby Gala
$125+   .  Hilton Charlotte Center City   .  Charlotte
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2018 LoSo Block Party at Sugar Creek Brewing
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2018 LoSo Block Party

Celebrate all LoSo has to offer by taking over the block! Enjoy Sugar Creek Brewing, Red Clay Ciderworks, and so many more amazing neighbors on the block, plus live music and more.

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2018 LoSo Block Party
Free   .  Sugar Creek Brewing   .  Charlotte
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2018 Cornament Fundraiser for Special Olympics at Lynnwood Grill & Brewing Concern
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2018 Cornament Fundraiser for Special Olympics

Summer time vibes are in full swing with this corn hole tournament! Test your skills, or come enjoy some food and drinks. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Special Olympics NC!

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2018 Cornament Fundraiser for Special Olympics
$40/team   .  Lynnwood Grill & Brewing Concern   .  Raleigh
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Popsicle Fest at Rooftop 210
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Popsicle Fest

Cool off at this hot party! Come for the best rooftop view in town, stay for the boozy popsicles from King of Pops.

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Popsicle Fest
$25+   .  Rooftop 210   .  Charlotte
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Triple C 6th Anniversary Party  at Triple C Brewing Company
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Triple C 6th Anniversary Party

Celebrate celebrate celebrate six years of Triple C! There will be music all day, with Dangermuffin closing out the night. 

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Triple C 6th Anniversary Party
Free   .  Triple C Brewing Company   .  Charlotte
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2018 A Taste of the Lowcountry at Reedy Creek Park
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2018 A Taste of the Lowcountry

Get your gumbo on at this annual back-to-school fundraiser. Feast on a low country buffet with fried fish, crabs, rice, gumbo, and more. Kids eat for free with a paying adult!

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2018 A Taste of the Lowcountry
$25   .  Reedy Creek Park   .  Charlotte
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Tacosaurus Tequila Tantrum at 1600 Montford Dr
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Tacosaurus Tequila Tantrum

Come out for this taco fest to end all taco fests. You'll get to sample tacos from local restaurants, beer from local & national breweries & tequila if you dare.

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Tacosaurus Tequila Tantrum
$20+   .  1600 Montford Dr   .  Charlotte
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Queen City Color War 2018 at West Charlotte High
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Queen City Color War 2018

Have some colorful fun with all your friends—while raising money for a good cause. Teams of 8-16 players compete in a tournament-style game event, complete with water guns, powder paint, and more.

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Queen City Color War 2018
$1,000/team (free to watch)   .  West Charlotte High   .  Charlotte
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Puerto Rican Festival at Symphony Park
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Puerto Rican Festival

The largest Puerto Rican festival in the South East is right here in Charlotte, hosted at our very own Symphony Park. Sample savory Puerto Rican cuisine, play games, and dance the night away!

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Puerto Rican Festival
$5   .  Symphony Park   .  Charlotte
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Southeast Crab Feast at William R. Davie Park
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Southeast Crab Feast

Seafood lovers, are you ready to get your fill? Enjoy summer delights al fresco, with all you can eat blue crabs, fish and chips on the side, and a snow crab leg platter if you want to get fancy.

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Southeast Crab Feast
$10+   .  William R. Davie Park   .  Charlotte
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Festival of India at Festival Of India
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Festival of India

Experience and understand more about India's culture, customs, and music—all without leaving Charlotte.

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Festival of India
$6+   .  Festival Of India   .  Charlotte
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Live on the Green Outdoor Concert Series at First Ward Park
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Live on the Green Outdoor Concert Series

Unwind with Americana & Roots music in this gorgeous outdoor venue. Sit back, and start feeling summertime fine with some local favorites.

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Live on the Green Outdoor Concert Series
Free   .  First Ward Park   .  Charlotte
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Splash Bash Pool Party at Craft City Social Club
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Splash Bash Pool Party

Cool off in the pool then heat it up at the party. Craft City Social's summer pool parties include cabanas, booze, food, and music for a day that's sure to be fun.

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Splash Bash Pool Party
Free   .  Craft City Social Club   .  Charlotte
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The Best Things to Do in Charlotte in August
The Best Things to Do in Charlotte in August