Free things to do around Charlotte this weekend

Free things to do around Charlotte this weekend

Free things to do around Charlotte this weekend


by Jody Mace / NBC Charlotte

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 12 at 11:21 AM

Plan your weekend on the cheap with Charlotte on the Cheap's list of 30 free things to do in the Charlotte area. Some highlights are the outdoor portion of Sunset Jazz Festival, Blues Out Back, Charlotte Folk Society’s concert, Blumenthal’s Open Mic, and the list goes on. Make sure to follow the links to get all the necessary details. What else should be on the list? Shoot me an email at


11:30am:          Music Box Lunch Concert Series at Romare Bearden Park:  Carrie Marshall (jazz duo)

5:00pm:           Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:00pm:          Opening reception for new exhibit at Sundae Art Gallery

6:30pm:           Blues Out Back at Gaston County Museum – Boo Hanks

7:00pm:           Pineville’s Summer Concert Series: Joystick (70′s and 80′s Pop/Rock)

7:00pm:           Live music at The Wine Vault: Mike Smith

7:00pm:           Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Leslie & Friends and Kevin Russell

7:00pm:           Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Natty Boh

7:30pm:           Blumenthal Open-Mic

7:30pm:           Charlotte Folk Society: The Whitetop Mountaineers

7:30pm:           Stargazing and treats around the campfire at Reedy Creek Nature Center

8:00pm:          Live music at Summit Coffee: Sunday Union


Free admission to all Discovery Place museums for educators and a guest

10:00am:       Family Fun Day at Sports Junction in Harrisburg

10:00am:        Clogging clinic in Monroe

11:00am:         Kids’ craft at Lakeshore Learning:  Make and Play Guitar 

12:00pm:       Common Ground Music Festival

12:00pm:        Musical petting zoo at ImaginOn

2:00pm:          Sunset Jazz Festival

2:00pm:          NoDa Roxx Music Festival

4:00pm:          Art show at Urban Ministries Center

7:00pm:           Live music at The Wine Vault: Derek Thalbert

7:00pm:           Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Leslie & Friends and Kevin Russell 

7:30pm:          Open Mic at Mugs Coffee

8:00pm:          Outdoor movie at Kilgo

8:00pm:          Summit’s Schoolhouse Rock & Run, 10K + fun run at Summit Coffee


10:00am:         Open gaming at Parker, Banner, Kent & Wayne

2:00pm:           Geocaching at Reedy Creek Nature Center

6:00pm:           Live music at The Wine Vault: Jared Allan

6:00pm:           Davidson Symphony and Jazz Ensemble