Mark your calendars: 10 must-do events in June

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Here are the events you can’t miss this June – chronologically, so you can hit them all. See you out there, and don’t forget to show us what you’re doing via #cltagenda.

National Trails Day Celebration hosted by the Carolina Thread Trail

Date | Location | Time | Price: June 3 | South Fork Trail, McAdenville |  10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Free

Why you should go: Get outside and enjoy guided nature hikes, yoga on the lawn, free kayak rentals for paddling on the South Fork River, live bluegrass music and more. Expect food and beverages available from the MAYOBIRD food truck, Blue Blaze Brewing Co. and King of Pops.

National Trails Day with Carolina Thread Trail

Vintage Charlotte Summer Market

Date | Location | Time | Price: June 3 | Camp North End | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | $2-$7

Why you should go: Spend the day shopping with 80+ of the region’s best vintage and handmade vendors. Not Just Coffee and Birdsong Brewing Co. will on site while you enjoy bites from Bleu Barn Bistro, The Dumpling Lady and King of Pops. Bonus: expect live music, too.

Photo via Instagram.

Long Live Arts Festival

Date | Location | Time | Price: June 3 | Levine Center for the Arts |  11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Free

Why you should go: This will be a special collaboration between the Bechtler Museum, The Harvey B. Gantt Center, the Knight Theater and the Mint Museum Uptown. All three of the Levine Center for the Arts museums will open their galleries for free tours, live entertainment, food trucks and interactive activities.

Summer Pops Concerts

Date | Location | Price: June 4-25 | Symphony Park at SouthPark mall | $12+

Why you should go: These open air concerts are the ultimate summer date or hangout experience. Great music, BYOB and perfect nighttime temps make this a must-do all month long.

Taste of Charlotte Festival

Date | Location | Price: June 9-11 | Tryon Street | Free

Why you should go: Go for a weekend of food and music in the heart of Uptown as Taste of Charlotte takes over six blocks of Tryon. This is the area’s largest outdoor family festival with kid’s activities, chef demos, shopping and their on site wine cellar.

3.5ish Anniv Party and Music Festival

Date | Location | Time | Price: June 10 | The Unknown Brewing Company | 2-10 p.m. | $10

Why you should go: Expect food trucks on site, music all day and Cigar Row selling Unknown-infused cigars. Plus, $1 of every charity-tap beer sold will be donated to Purple Heart Homes.

Photo via Instagram.

The Equality March

Date | Location | Time | Price: June 11 | First Ward Park | 12-2 p.m. | Free

Why you should go: Charlotte will be one of 69 cities internationally participating in the Equality March on June 11. The goal of this peaceful movement is to support, uplift and bring attention to those who are targeted due to immigration status, ethnicity, religion, skin color, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Bank of America employees march at Charlotte Pride 2016.

Brew Stash Bash

Date | Location | Time | Price: June 17 | USNWC |  9 a.m.-10 p.m. | Free

Why you should go: Get pumped for the Brew Dash 6K Trail Race, live music and plenty of beer tastings. Expect yoga in the morning as well live music throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

Father’s Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Date | Location | Price: June 17-18 | Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden | Free for fathers/general admission

Why you should go: Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with activities for the whole family, a guided hike, bourbon tastings and more. Food trucks will be there all weekend and there’ll be a pig roast on June 18 from noon to 2 p.m. Reservations are required by June 13.

Photo via Instagram.

4th Annual Margarita Wars

Date | Location | Time | Price: June 24 | Rooftop 210 |  2-7 p.m. | $24

Why you should go: Charlotte’s best bartenders will battle it out to concoct the best margarita in the city, and you get to be the judge. You’ll be looking for the best and most original margaritas, so come thirsty. Expect Mariachi bands and eight sampling tickets from competing restaurants.

Photo via Facebook.

Want more June events? See more here.

Cover photo via Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

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