U.S. National Whitewater Center’s craft beer festival. In addition to craft beer tastings, the event will include live music and a Brew Dash 6K that winds through the center’s trail system. For $5, you can purchase a craft beer card that gets you four beer samples per card (non-samplers can enter for free and listen to the bands). The Brew Dash is $27. Brew Dash begins at 11 a.m., beer tastings from 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; live music throughout the day (Railroad Earth goes on at 8 p.m.).
Enjoy sampling various American craft beers at the 2nd annual Brew Stash Bash on Saturday, June 15th. This event provides an opportunity to both taste and learn about our favorite craft brews while enjoying live music performances. The festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. with the Brew Dash, a 6K that winds throughout the USNWC trail system. per Craft Beer card (includes 4 beer samples per card) , non-samplers: free
Charlotte Shakespeare (formerly Collaborative Arts) presents The Taming of the Shrew. For more information visit www.charlotteshakespeare.com. Free Admission (donations accepted)
Billed the "Largest Hispanic Music Event in the USA," Carnaval Carolina will feature more than 30 performances by international award-winning artists and bands from the U.S., Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The festival will also have plenty of Hispanic food, amusement rides and much more. For more information, visit www.CarnavalCarolina.com.
Juneteenth – an annual festival that celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States - features an array of African music, drum circles, workshops and seminars, food and more. For more information, visit www.juneteenthofthecarolinas.com.
The Charlotte Knights face the Rochester Red Wings from June 1-3, the Columbus Clippers from June 13-16, the Syracuse Chiefs from June 17-20 and the Buffalo Bisons from June 29-30. For more information, visit www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t494.
This year’s performers include Brian Culbertson, Euge Groove, Peter White, 5th and York, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Vincent Ingala, Paul Taylor, Marion Meadows and Gregg Karukas. For more, visit uptowncharlottejazzfest.com.
Community celebration and festival commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Explore the vibrant culture of the Spanish Caribbean! The Latin American Coalition takes over Midwood International and Cultural Center on June 22, 2013, for the fourth annual Caribbean Celebration, ¡Azúcar! This year’s unique, indoor-outdoor festival features the tropical sounds of Puerto Rican salsa, Dominican bachata, and Cuban son. The intoxicating smell of Cuban cuisine will lure you from the dance floor to the outdoor plaza where you can enter the domino competition, peruse the wears from local craft vendors, and, of course, dive into a mouth-watering Cuban sandwich. $12 in advance, $15 the day of the event
In its seventh year, this muddy volleyball tournament is an annual fundraiser that helps Habitat for Humanity build and repair homes for Charlotte's low-income families. Come prepared to get dirty. $150-$200 (teams of six)
In its seventh year, this muddy volleyball tournament is an annual fundraiser that helps Habitat for Humanity build and repair homes for Charlotte's low-income families. $150-200 (teams of six)
Roller derby bouts consisting of the Charlotte Roller Girls' All-Stars vs. Soul City Roller Girls and Charlotte Roller Girls' B-Dazzlers vs. Kannapolis Roller Girls. For more information, visit www.charlotterollergirls.com.
The Health and Harmony Fest is a gathering of community, vendors and performers focused on healthy living and wellness. Our annual gathering will feature products and resources that promote earth-connection, healthy choices, education, productive living, creativity, movement, mind-body-spirit balance and community wellness. FREE
Presented by the Charlotte Caribbean Festival Association, the festival celebrates Caribbean culture with a parade, music and dance. For more information, call 704-369-3449 or visit www.charlottecarnivalfestival.com. $5
Charlotte New Music is reaching out to young and aspiring musicians with this event, which brings in veteran composers and professional musicians for performances, collaborative workshops, concerts and studies with attendees. $8-$10 for general admission, $15 class fee