It’s summer, which means one thing—time to travel and play! When you see explorers entering our city, be sure to send them to Plaza Midwood, NoDa, Uptown, Dilworth, and neighborhoods in-between, as we really do have A LOT. There are quite a few events and opportunities for enjoyment coming up in the Queen City worth checking out!
Galleries and museums are constantly switching out exhibitions and provide great opportunities for community-based events. Beginning in June, the Mint Museum on Randolph Road will be showing their never-before exhibited fashion collection, entitled “Behind the Seams”, showing off the racked garments from throughout the ages they have been keeping sacred behind doors. The Bechtler and the Uptown Mint Museum location also have rotating, as well as permanent, exhibitions throughout the year, ready to be seen, critiqued, and sometimes interacted with. Check out their web pages to keep up with live music and dance lessons held in the museums, as well.
If you take your knowledge with some drinks, every third Thursday of each month, Discovery Place in Uptown offers “Science on the Rocks”, closing its doors to everyone under 21 to serve cocktails while the adults play and stroll about the exhibitions. Not in the mood to learn while drinking? Bring your dog to one of Charlotte’s many dog bars, beer stores, or breweries. In NoDa, the arts district, Heist Brewery, The Dog Bar, Salud, and Growlers are just a few places to walk around, drink, eat, and relax. Plaza Midwood also offers an arrangement of drinking spots, including Thomas Street Tavern, Pizza Peel, and Common Market. There are more; just get out and explore!
This big southern city is not just a concrete melting pot of awesome cultures, authentic restaurants, and a cool skyline—it offers opportunity for biking, jogging, walking, hiking, rafting, and indoor trampoline fun. Allow your explorations to guide you into nature. The QC has an arrangement of greenways to guide you toward your destination of choice. Freedom Park is a big hit here, and there are plenty of other green spots throughout and surrounding our home. Go to the park, then enjoy a massage at Elements Massage in Dilworth to relax or get your kinks out! You can splash around at the Whitewater Center afterwards to cool down—it’s a fun way to beat this southern heat!
Are you into live tunes? There’s the Evening Muse, Uptown Amphitheatre, Snug Harbor , Neighborhood Theatre, and others! The venues range from tiny, eclectic spots to large theatres. Keep up with upcoming shows by visiting the links in this article, or just keep an eye out for the many posters lining our street posts and bulletin boards.
Our staff loves this area; maybe we’ll see you around town!