16 Things To Do This September

posted by Maggie Hughes - 

Ready, Set, SEPTEMBER!!

Charlotte is jam packed this September with tons of events to help welcome the fall season.


1. Belk College Kickoff Game

September 1 ⚬ Bank of America Stadium ⚬ Tickets

College football is back! The West Virginia Mountaineers play the Tennessee Volunteers here in Charlotte to start off the season! Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. Nothing says fall like some football!

2. Charlotte Auto Fair

September 6-9 ⚬ Charlotte Motor Speedway ⚬ Details

If it's automotive, the collector car Flea Market has it at the world famous Charlotte Auto Fair! Vintage signs, wheels, and even classic cars will be up for grabs!

3. 41st Annual Yiasou Greek Festival

September 6-9 ⚬ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral ⚬ Details

Can't fit a trip to Greece into your schedule this year? Not a problem! Charlotte is bringing Greece to you at the Yiasou Greek Festival, so bring your taste buds and dancing shoes because this is a cultural festival that the whole family won't want to miss!

4. Cabarrus County Fair

September 7-15 ⚬ Details

Save the date to Fair-A-Dise! Fried foods, racing pigs, and over 40 thrilling rides can be found at the Cabarrus County Fair!

5. Charlotte 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

September 8 ⚬ Duke Energy Building ⚬ Register

The Charlotte Firefighters are hosting a 9/11 Memorial Stair climb as a way for the community to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters, police, and EMS who gave their lives on 9/11/2001. Participants climb the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center and also help benefit the families of our nation's fallen firefighters.

6. 5th Anniversary South End Shuffle 

September 8 ⚬ Wooden Robot Brewery ⚬ Register

South End in September means it's time to Shuffle! This 5K starts in front of Wooden Robot Brewery and takes you through the beautiful Rail Trail! 5K too far of a distance? There's a 1 Mile Run option too and you can still benefit the Charlotte Rail Trail and The Purple Promise Foundation to End Melanoma! Not to mention, a refreshing beer from Wooden Robot to cool you off at the end of the day.

7. Cowboys vs Panthers

September 9 ⚬ Bank of America Stadium ⚬ Tickets

Get your seats to the Panther's opening home game as they dab on the Cowboys! Keep Pounding!

8. Pumpkin Fest 2018

September 15 ⚬ Sycamore Brewing ⚬ Details 

‘Gourd Have Mercy!’ Pumpkin beers are back and that calls for a celebration! Sycamore Brewing will have live music, food trucks, and plenty of beer in honor of their seasonal fall beers being back in business!

9. Woofstock 2018

September 15 ⚬ NoDa Brewing Company ⚬ Details

Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue are teaming up for round 10 of Woofstock! Bring your furry friends or maybe even adopt one at NoDa Brewing! A simple $5 donation at the door gets you your first craft beer on the house 🐾


10. Festival in the Park

September 21-23 ⚬ Freedom Park ⚬ Details

A festival that has lasted over 50 years is clearly one to attend! Full of art and food, yet the most notable aspect of the festival is the gleaming lights which reflect off of Freedom Park’s lake.  A relaxing event for friends and family.

11. Mecktoberfest

September 21-23 ⚬ Olde Mecklenburg Brewery ⚬ Details

Scoot over Germany… because OMB’s version of Octoberfest is one worthy of a big, authentic bratwurst! Mecktoberst is 3 days long, which means there’s no excuse to not join in on the fun!

12. Vintage Market Days of Charlotte

September 21-23 ⚬ Park Expo & Conference Center ⚬ Details 

Flea markets are great, but Vintage Market Days provide a place for unique talents and passions to come alive! Original art, handmade treasures, and indoor/outdoor antiques that can only be found here!

13. Queen City Speed Dating | National Singles Day

September 22 ⚬ Victory Lane Karting ⚬ Tickets

As Beyoncé would say, "All the single ladies, all the single ladies!" Plus, of course, all the single men! National Singles Day will be here before you know it; however, you don't have to spend the day alone because a one of a kind Speed Dating event will be going on in our very own Queen City!

14. 19th Charlotte Oktoberfest

September 29 ⚬ Bojangles’ Coliseum ⚬ Tickets

More than 75 breweries across the Southeast and around the world will be serving over 300 beers! Cheers to that!

15. Taco Lucha Festival Featuring Judah & the Lion and Coolio

September 29 ⚬ AvidXchange Music Factory ⚬ Tickets

It's not everyday that LIVE Luchadore Wrestling matches are going on in Charlotte! 15 different restaurants will be cooking tacos all day long for you to enjoy with friends. AND Judah & the Lion with special guest Coolio will be performing...probably don't need much more convincing to go!


16. Carolina Renaissance Festival

September 29-Nov 18 ⚬ Huntersville, NC ⚬ Tickets

Hear Ye Hear Ye! It's acceptable to throw tomatoes at people and eat giant turkey legs once again! The Carolina Renaissance Festival has something for everyone no matter what age you are!

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