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Your Guide to May in Charlotte: 10 Events Not to Miss

Monday, Apr 30 2018

You know the drill! Our complete guide the best of May—awesome events, new places to explore and more!

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Dress to Impress at Derby Days

Grab that seersucker out of storage, don your biggest hat and mix up a Mint Juelp—it's derby day! Young Affiliates of the Mint host this epic annual bash is full of bougie fun you can't miss. 

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Dress to Impress at Derby Days
$35+   .  Mint Museum RANDOLPH   .  Charlotte
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Montford Park Block Party

Dance the night away at a Montford Drive block party that you won't want to miss. Live music starts at 4:00 PM, as well as tasty beer and food vendors. Come support local Montford businesses!

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Montford Park Block Party
Free   .  Montford Drive   .  Charlotte
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North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival

Bottoms up! Get ready for a night filled with incredible live music and local craft beer at historic Rural Hill. Don't even worry about driving, camping overnight is encouraged!

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North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival
$30   .  Historic Rural Hill   .  Huntersville
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Kings Drive Art Walk

Celebrate the arts at Freedom Park this spring during the Kings Drive Art Walk. Stroll along the beautiful Little Sugar Creek greenway while perusing the best crafts Charlotte has to offer!

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Kings Drive Art Walk
Free   .  Freedom Park   .  Charlotte
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2nd Annual Crawfish Boil at Sycamore

Chow down on authentic Louisiana crawfish with corn and potatoes at Sycamore! Kickstands Kitchen out of Baton Rouge will serve up plates until it's gone. TIN kitchen will also be on site.

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2nd Annual Crawfish Boil at Sycamore
$20   .  Sycamore Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Binge on B's at the BBBQ Fest

Join the Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue festival for a day in the park! Admission gets you a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer samples, live, music, seminars and access to the best BBQ around!

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Binge on B's at the BBBQ Fest
$39+   .  Symphony Park   .  Charlotte
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Vintage Charlotte Summer Market

Browse 80+ local handemade vendors while sipping on a beverage from two CLT Favorites - HEX Coffee or Birdsong Brewing! If you get hungry, visit the food trucks camping out in the Boiler Yard.

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Vintage Charlotte Summer Market
$2+   .  Camp North End   .  Charlotte
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Lucky Dog's Fur-BALL to Benefit The Greater Charlotte SPCA

Take your fur-baby by the paw and head to Lucky Dog's Fur-Ball! In exchange for a $10 donation, best dressed pups will be entered into a costume contest where they will compete for Prom King & Queen.

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Lucky Dog's Fur-BALL to Benefit The Greater Charlotte SPCA
Free/Donation   .  Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte   .  Charlotte
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South End Hops Festival

Hop on over to the award-winning South End Hops Festival to enjoy live music and over 70 craft brews. Plus, your ticket goes toward helping the pups from RescuedMe—nothing better than that!

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South End Hops Festival
$35+   .  308 W Carson Blvd   .  Charlotte
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Whitewater Center Memorial Day Celebration

The Whitewater Center is celebrating Memorial Day the only way they know how—with adrenaline pumping outdoor activities, amazing live music and beer! Drop in for a yoga class or sign up for a race.

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Whitewater Center Memorial Day Celebration
Free   .  U.S. National Whitewater Center   .  Charlotte
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