Don’t yet have any weekend plans? If you live in or around Charlotte, we can help. After all, we don’t want anyone to be bored. And with no rain expected and temperatures in the high 80s, it’s a great time to get out and do something fun. Don’t forget: This is the first official weekend of summer! So you might as well kick it off in style. Up next are the top five things to do in Charlotte (or the Charlotte area) this weekend. Let’s check them out!

1. Go to a BBQ and Bluegrass Festival

Yes, it’s coming to Sycamore Brewing from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Chow down on OooWee BBQ (and various other food selections) and jam out to live music from Crystal Fountains and Heroes at LastFor all the info you’ll need to attend, click here

2. Attend the Ballantyne Wine Festival

Come out to South Charlotte’s Blackfinn Ameripub on Saturday from 2-6 p.m. to enjoy wine tasting, local craft vendors and live music. You can find out more here.

3. Take in a Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Game

Who doesn’t love minor league baseball in the summer? You have three opportunities this weekend to catch the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (formerly known as the Intimidators) as they take on Fayetteville. Check out the schedule and how to purchase tickets.

4. Be Part of “Chocolate Crazy Kids’ Day Out”

If you have children (possible) and they love chocolate (likely), then this might be the event of the year. Be part of a chocolate lover’s dream come true on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios at Charlotte Quail Corners. Want more details? Here’s the scoop.

5. Visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame

This interactive, state-of-the-art shrine to NASCAR’s past and present is must-see for anyone interested in auto racing. Perform pit stops, try your hand at simulator racing and immerse yourself in the history of the sport. The cost of admission isn’t cheap, but it’ll be so worth it. For hours, ticket info and to learn more, visit

Final Thoughts

You now know the top five things to do in Charlotte this weekend. But if none of these options excites you, maybe it’s time to start looking for a house. And if there’s one area where we can certainly assist, it’s this! Contact Fairway of the Carolinas if you need a quick pre-approval or have any questions about mortgages or the homebuying process. We’re here to pilot your loan from start to finish and answer all your questions along the way. So, what are you waiting on? We are eager to help and hear from you as soon as you’re ready.