May is packed. From the Wells Fargo Championship to Charlotte SHOUT!, some of the year’s top events are going on this month. Here are our top picks.
Wells Fargo Championship
April 29 to May 5 | Quail Hollow | All day | $55+ | Details
Why you should go: If you love golf, this is your chance to see the best in the game right here in Charlotte. And if you’re not a golf fan, you will be after you go. This is one of the most fun events of the year, from the golf to the top-notch people watching to sippin’ drinks walking around the beautiful course. Pro tip: If you know you want to go but don’t want to commit to a certain day yet, you can get a $75 single-day any-day pass.
April 29 to May 11 | Uptown | All day | Free | Details
Why you should go: More than 130 performances, exhibits, installations and arts-related events will be going on throughout the city as a celebration of arts and culture. Most events are free, but some events require tickets, like Anthony Hamilton.
Derby Days – Young Affiliates of the Mint
May 4 | Mint Museum – Randolph | 3-7 p.m. | $40-$80 | Details
Why you should go: Hundreds of YPs flock to this event every year — 29 years in the running. Expect big hats, Mint Juleps, an open bar, lawn games, food trucks and of course the Derby on a big screen.
2019 Untappd Beer Festival
May 4 | Bank of America Stadium | 4-8 p.m., early access starts at 3 p.m. | $50-$200 | Details
Why you should go: More than 180 breweries are coming together at the Panthers Stadium to bring you the best beer. Everyone gets a souvenir glass and unlimited tastings for at least four hours. VIPs get access to exclusive tastings, food pairings and more.
Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at Sycamore!
May 4 | Sycamore Brewing | Noon to 10 p.m. | Free to attend | Details
Why you should go: They’ll have live music, including a Mariachi band, Mexican food trucks and their award-winning Sun Grown Lager on tap (served with fresh limes).
The 9th Annual Kings Drive Art Walk
May 4 | 600 S. Kings Drive | 11 am. to 5 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Emerging and emerging artists will be displaying their works along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Expect fine arts, crafts, family activities and live music.
Iliza: Elder Millenial Tour
May 5 | Knight Theater | 7 p.m. | SOLD OUT | Details
Why you should go: Channel your inner party goblin and get ready to see one of the best comedians live. If you love her Netflix specials, you’re going to want to see this.
Kicking It With Cam
May 10 | Bank of America Stadium | 4 p.m. | $4.66 | Details
Why you should go: Cam Newton and other celebrities will face off in a game of kickball to benefit CNF (Cam Newton Foundation). This is the event’s fifth year, but the first time it’ll be at the Panthers Stadium.
Annual Mega Rosé Tasting at Dilworth
May 11 | Foxcroft Wine Co.-Dilworth | 1-4 p.m. | $30-$35 | Details
Why you should go: Rosé weather is finally here, so celebrate with unlimited tastings and some light Mediterranean bites. Call Foxcroft to reserve your ticket.
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2019 Louisiana Crawfish Boil at Catawba
May 18 | Catawba Brewing Co. | 1-5 p.m. | $8-$100 | Details
Why you should go: Tickets include three pounds of crawfish, and you can expect food trucks, drinks, live music and more.
Rosé Festival 3.0
May 18 | Vin Master Wine Shop | 3-7 p.m. | $35 | Details
Why you should go: You get 20 tastings of Rosé, and you can expect live music, chocolate, popcorn and cheese tastings and barbecue and wings.
4th Annual Pints For Paws Charlotte
May 18 | OMB | Noon to 6 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Expect dog adoptions, live music, raffles, a dog kissing booth, photos ops and more. The event benefits the Live.Wag.BARK! Foundation, and is, of course, dog friendly.
2019 Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola
May 23-25 | Uptown | Noon to 8 p.m. | Free to $25 | Details
Why you should go: Starting at noon, entertainment, racing-related displays, kids’ activities and more will be going on along Tryon Street. Then, starting at 6:30 p.m. headliners — Corey Smith, Brothers Osborne and Styx — will put on a performance at Romare Bearden Park.
Memorial Day Oyster Roast
May 25 | NoDa Company Store | Noon | Free to attend | Details
Why you should go: Get your oysters raw or grilled and listen to some live bluegrass music. Oh, and they’ll have their usual free Sunday Funday lunch the next day, too.
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Dollar Hot Dog Day
May 27 | BB&T Ballpark | 1-5 p.m. | $9+ | Details
Why you should go: Cheer on the Knights while the they take on the Durham Bull and you chow down on $1 ($1!!) hot dogs.
Sustain Charlotte’s #WalkCLT
May 31 | Recover Brands – 1518 Bryant St. | 5-8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Explore FreeMoreWest by walking to and from locations — the idea is to experience the neighborhood on foot rather than driving. You’ll get an event map when you check in, and businesses will give you a stamp. The after party is at Town Brewing where you can turn in stamps for raffle tickets.
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