Fun In Charlotte: Spring 2023

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So many fun things to look forward to in Charlotte this spring. It's an embarrassment of riches, one might say. Here are eight of Charlotte's most popular spring venues to enjoy in April.


This way to fun in Charlotte in Spring 2023



Charlotte SHOUT! is the Queen City's annual multi-week festival of art, food, music and more. You'll enjoy performances and installations featuring local and international artists, classes, and tours. As we like to say in Charlotte: "Get Ready To Shout!"  For a complete guide to the 2023 Charlotte SHOUT! festival click here.




Come out to the 9th Annual South End Wine & Hops Festival on Saturday, April 1 featuring wine, cider, and brews all paired with live music from local bands. There will also be local food trucks and pop-up shops to enjoy. This popular festival has been named Charlotte's Best Festival in 2020 and 2021, as well as Charlotte's Best Wine Event in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.  The festival takes place at Lenny Boy Brewing at 3000 South Tryon Street.


South End Spring Wine & Hops Festival 2023




Enjoy shopping at 30+ local crafts vendors, live music, and outdoor bar at Ballantyne Village's first pop-up market of the season on Saturday afternoon, April 14 from Noon till 4:00 PM. For more information about the Spring Pop-Up Market in Ballantyne Village, click here.


Ballantyne Village Spring Pop-Up Market 2023



Celebrate Spring's arrival at Blakeney Town Center's Spring Fling on Saturday,  April 1st from 1:00 PM till 4:00 PM. Spring Fling will feature fun activities for the whole family, including photos with the Easter Bunny, balloon artistry, face painting, music, games, and more! For more information about the Spring Fling in Blakeney Town Center, click here.


Blakeney Town Center Spring Fling 2023




Charlotte StrEATs FestivalCelebrate the Queen City's culinary scene at the Charlotte StrEATs Festival, featuring an appearance from world-renowned chef, Alex Guarnashelli! Chef Alex will be doing a cooking demonstration and emceeing the Neighborhood Cook-off curated by The Plaid Penguin! These battles will pit chefs head-to-head in a cook-off to win the title of StrEATs Neighborhood Champion. You'll also be able to at the artisan market, featuring some of the city’s top culinary vendors and enjoy cooking demonstrations. This event will take place from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Gateway Village, located at 900 W Trade Street in Charlotte's Uptown. For more information about the Charlotte StrEATs 2023 Festival, click here.




Charlotte's Vintage Spring Market returns on Saturday, April 15th at 11:00 AM till 5:00 PM. It will feature 80+ vintage and handmade vendors. The event will take place in the Ford Building at Camp North End, located at 300 Camp Road in Charlotte. For more information about VTGCLT, click here.


Vintage Charlotte Spring 2023 Market




Charlotte Fair 2023The 14th annual Charlotte Fair is back, bigger than ever. Attractions include 40+ thrill rides from Dreamland Amusements, dog shows, Lady Houdini, an animal petting zoon. The Fair takes place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, located at 6558 Bruton Smith Boulevard in Concord. Parking on-site is available for $5 (cash only). For more information (schedule, hours, etc.) on the Charlotte Fair, click here.




Charlotte Brew Fest is the Queen City's signature beer festival. From 1:00 PM till 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 1st, you'll be able to enjoy unlimited sampling of beer made by 25+ national, regional, and local craft breweries. You'll pick from a  selection of lager, IPA, ale, fruit beer, and cider, as well as enjoy live music, games, and more. Food trucks will also be present. This is a 21+ only event and will require identification. Brew Fest will take place at the South End Station Parking Lot at 1435 South Tryon Street.  For more information about the Charlotte 2023 Brew Fest, including tickets and participating breweries, click here.



PS Spring is typically considered the busiest season in real estate. If buying and/or selling a home in the Greater Charlotte area this spring is something you're thinking about, Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker would be delighted to have a conversation with you about our upcoming spring market and what it might mean for your home purchase and/or sale. And we're never more than a call, text, or email away!


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Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Ah, so many event and so little time. Great information for local folks and I am sure they appreciate you capturing what is happening around Charlotte.

Mar 29, 2023 10:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Leanne Smith hi Leanne... when spring arrives Charlotte is full of events. What I highlighted here is just the tip of the iceberg... but I wasn't planning to write War & Peace.

Mar 29, 2023 10:56 AM
Leanne Smith

And if you did write "War & Peace" I believe it would be quite successful. 😉

Mar 29, 2023 11:25 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, wow, you have quite a few really fun events planned in Charlotte! 

Mar 29, 2023 11:02 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - these are all very exciting events. I'm sure the Fair will be well attended and probably all of them! May all that attend be safe and happy. 

Mar 29, 2023 11:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... I could easily have added at least another 10 events for the next several weeks... but I ran out of time!

Mar 29, 2023 11:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... all these events will be well-attended. They are perennial favorites in the Charlotte area.

Mar 29, 2023 11:30 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina that is a nice variety of events, and they all sound like fun.

Mar 29, 2023 12:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... so much going on in Charlotte each spring, it's impossible to write about all the events and hard to choose which one(s) to attend.

Mar 29, 2023 12:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- I love all of the events there are in Charlotte!!!  It would be hard to choose which one to attend. The Charlotte Shout Festival sounds like something I'd be drawn to. 

Mar 29, 2023 01:10 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... Charlotte SHOUT! is not a one day event... so one can pick and choose from many venues in the festival... food, music, art, etc.

Mar 29, 2023 01:12 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It looks like a good time will be had by all this spring in Charlotte.  I would be in for the beer and wine festivals!

Mar 29, 2023 06:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina love all these events in all fairness even if I lived there not sure how many I would attend.... I am turning into such a home body:)Endre

Mar 29, 2023 10:19 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ray Henson good morning, Ray... now how is it that I already kind of knew this? Seriously, there are so many beer and wine festivals all around Charlotte one might never be sober on a weekend!

Mar 30, 2023 04:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. good morning, Endre... I've been a home body for a long time... of course, I have a few years on you. Besides liking to be at home, I suspect that part of my reason to not attend many events like this is that increasingly I hate big crowds.

Mar 30, 2023 04:44 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

There are a lot of options listed here, and as you mention, that's just the tip of the iceberg! The only reason to stay home would be if someone wants to.

I'm not a fan of large crowds either.....


Mar 30, 2023 05:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kat Palmiotti Hi Kat... I'm always out and about with clients... when I have the chance to quietly decompress at home I jump on it.

Mar 30, 2023 05:35 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

So much fun to be had in the Charlotte area!  I see some events that I would enjoy attending.

Mar 30, 2023 06:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... no one should ever complain that there are not enough things to do in Charlotte!

Mar 30, 2023 06:45 AM