30+ Charlotte-area festivals to put on your calendar this spring

30+ Charlotte-area festivals to put on your calendar this spring
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The sun is out and the weather is finally warmer, which means we’re officially in festival season. Here are the ones you should hit, sorted chronologically, so you don’t have to miss any.

Charlotte Spring Fair

Date: Through April 15
Location:
 5650 Sandusky Boulevard
Time: 
Gates open at 4 p.m. on weekdays, 1 p.m. weekends
Price:
 $5-$8 | Tickets

Beer Me Brew Fest

Date: April 7
Location: 1441 South Tryon Street (parking lot behind All American Pub)
Time: 
12:30-5:30 p.m.
Price: 
$35+ | Tickets

Charlotte Brunch Festival

Date: April 7
Location: The Fillmore
Time: 12-4 p.m.
Price: $20 | Tickets

Charlotte Jazz Fest 2018

Date: April 9-15
Location: 
Levine Center for the Arts
Time: Schedule
Price:
Some events are free, but others require admission

Come-See-Me Festival

Date: April 12-21
Location: Winthrop Lake, Rock Hill
Time: 
Schedule
Price:
 Most activities are free, but some require admission

Sycamore Spring Fest

Date: April 14
Location: Sycamore Brewing
Time: 12-10 p.m.
Price: Free

University City Wine Fest

Date: April 14
Location:
 The Shops at University Place
Time: 
1-6 p.m. VIP, 2-6 GA
Price:
$35+ | Tickets

EarthFest

Date: April 14-15
Location: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Price: 
Included in admission

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Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend

Date: April 18-21
Location: Throughout Charlotte – locations
Time: Schedule
Price: $80.44+ Tickets

Tuck Fest

Date: April 19-22
Location:
 U.S. National Whitewater Center
Time: Schedule
Price: Free, but certain events and terrace access do require purchasing | Details

BOOM Festival

Date: April 20-22
Location: Plaza Midwood
Time: 
Schedule
Price: 
Admission to the festival is free, but certain performances cost $10 | Tickets

Loch Norman Highland Games

Date: April 20-22
Location: Historic Rural Hill
Time: 
Schedule
Price: 
$6-$245 | Tickets

Pet Palooza Festival & Walk

Date: April 21
Location: Independence Park
Time: 
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Price:
Admission is free, but dog yoga is $10 and the walk is $35 | Details

Taste of Ayrsley

Date: April 21
Location: Ayrsley Commons
Time: 1-6 p.m.
Price: Free

8th Annual Louisiana Spring Fest

Date: April 21-22
Location: Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Time: 11 a.m.
Price: Free

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International Sandwich Festival

Date: April 28
Location: Aldersgate Senior Living Community
Time: 
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Price: 
Free admission, vendor prices vary

Moo & Brew Craft Beer & Burger Festival

Date: April 28
Location: 
AvidXchange Music Factory
Time: 
12:30-6 p.m. for VIP, 2-6 p.m. for GA
Price: 
$35-$55 | Tickets

Open Streets 704

Date: April 29
Location:
 Plaza Midwood, Belmont, Villa Heights, NoDa, Optimist Park and Commonwealth – route
Time: 
1-5 p.m.
Price:
Free

Carolina Rebellion

Date: May 4-6
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Time:
 Lineup
Price: $109.50+Tickets

8th Annual Kings Drive Art Walk

Date: May 5-6
Location: 
Little Sugar Creek Greenway at 600 South Kings Drive
Time: 
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Price:
Free

North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival

Date: May 11-12
Location: 
Rural Hill
Time: 
Schedule
Price: 
$8-$78| Tickets

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Date: May 12
Location: 
Symphony Park
Time: 
12-6 p.m. VIP, 2-6 p.m. GA
Price: 
$39+ | Tickets

Charlotte Dragon Boat Race & Asian Festival

Date: May 19
Location: 
Ramsey Creek Park
Time:
 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. – Schedule
Price: Free admission, registration fee for the race

Cheerwine Festival

Date: May 19
Location: 
Downtown Salisbury
Time: 
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Price: 
Free

South End Hops Festival

Date: May 19
Location: 
308 West Carson Boulevard
Time: 
2-6 p.m.
Price: 
$35+, $10 for designated drivers| Tickets

Hippie Fest

Date: May 19-20
Location:
 Rowan County Fairgrounds
Price: 
$5-$10 | Tickets

Festa Italiana

Date: May 20
Location: Promenade at Gateway Village
Time:
 1-7 p.m.
Price:
$45+ | Tickets

Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola

Date: May 24-26
Location: 
Uptown
Time: 
Schedule
Price: 
Free admission, $15 for headlining acts

Memorial Day Celebration

Date: May 25-27
Location: U.S. National Whitewater Center
Time: 
Schedule
Price: 
Admission is free, but certain events and terrace access do require purchasing

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Taste of Charlotte

Date: June 8-10
Location: Uptown
Time: 
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Price: 
Free admission, vendor prices vary

21st Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas

Date: June 14-17
Location: Thomas and Commonwealth Avenues
Time: Schedule
Price: Free

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