I found this amazing resource of Things To Do in the region. It
is available online from The Charlotte Observer:
You can search by category, area of town, or time frame!
Fun for Free in Charlotte (I found this posted elsewhere)
The Mint Museum of Art is free 5-10 p.m. on Tuesdays. 2730 Randolph
The Mint Museum of Craft + Design uptown is free 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on
Tuesdays and 5-8 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. 220 N. Tryon
The McColl Center for Visual Art, in the former church building on
NorthTryon Street near the edge of uptown, is is always free. 721 N.
Tryon St.,704-332-5535, www.mccollcenter.org
The Afro-American Cultural Center in uptown's First Ward is is always
free.401 N. Myers St., 704-374-1565, www.aacc-charlotte.org
The Spirit Square galleries of the Light Factory, a museum of
photographyand film, is always free. 345 N. College St., 704-333-9755,
ImaginOn, the facility housing Children's Theatre of Charlotte and a
children's section of the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, is
always free. 300 E. Seventh St., 704-973-2780, www.imaginon.org
Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary is always free (with donations
requested). 248 Ridgewood Ave., 704-331-0664, www.winghavengardens.com
. Chamber Music At St.Peter's First Tuesday Concerts are free at 12:10
p.m.and 5:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. They're uptown at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, September through May. (The final one
this season is May1.) 115 W. Seventh St., 704-335-0009,
. Public art walking tours around uptown Charlotte are free. Contact:
Jean Greer, vice president of Public Art, Arts & Science Council,
. Family Day Sundays are free at The Charlotte Museum of History. 3500
Shamrock Drive, 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org
. The Charlotte Folk Society has a free roots music concert at 7:30
p.m. the second Friday of every month except July at Central Piedmont
CommunityCollege, 1220 Elizabeth Ave., and a free open acoustic jam at
the Charlotte Museum of History on the second Sunday of the month.
. The Charlotte Symphony offers free Symphony 101 talks at the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Libraries on the first Monday of each
month from October to May (the final one is May 7), and participants
get coupons for 10 percent off admission to upcoming Charlotte
Symphony Friday Classics concerts.
. Matthews Branch
Library, 230 Matthews Station St. at 9 a.m., 704-847-6691; Main
Branch, 310 N. Tryon St. at 12:15 p.m., 704-336-2725.
. Summer concerts with the Charlotte Symphony are free on Sundays in
June at Symphony Park by SouthPark mall (and at other locations around
the region on different days). Concerts begin at 8:15 p.m. with
preludes at 7 p.m. 704-972-2003; www.charlottesymphony.org/summer.htm
. North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center offers free tours
11a.m.-2 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month. 130 N.
Tryon St.,704-379-1378, www.blumenthalcenter.org/about/tours.asp
. NoDa gallery crawls are free on the first and third Fridays of the
month in this funky arts district in a historic neighborhood north of
. Historic South End Gallery Crawls are free on the first Friday of
the month in this streetcar suburb south of uptown.
. Concerts on the Green in the charming north Mecklenburg college town
of Davidson are free about once a month, usually 6-8 p.m. Sunday,
April through September. www.concertsonthegreen.com
Charlotte Summer Irish Summer Festival
Saturday, August 9, 2008
12 noon - 10 pm
The second annual Charlotte Summer Irish Summer Festival is taking to the
streets on with a new location on Tryon between Trade and Fifth. The
popularity of the free-admission event, celebrating all things Irish,
for more space to accommodate live entertainment, vendors and attractions
such as the family-friendly Kids Corner.
Special events and activities include...
Irish Pipe Band
IRISH & CELTIC SPORTS
*Gaelic Football game (location TBA)
Food from Ri Ra Irish Restaurant
WEE FOLK CORNER
* A bouncy castle
*Appearance by Chubby Checker of the Charlotte Checkers
Check the website for scheduled events: