Things to do

Things to Do Father's Day Weekend in Charlotte

Spend the day with the number one man in your life by making memories in Charlotte this Father’s Day Weekend.

Photo courtesy of the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Father’s Day is a great time for the whole family to enjoy and celebrate Dad. In honor of the king in your life, here is a roundup of events happening in Charlotte this Father’s Day weekend, June 14-16.

History Buff Dad

NASCAR Hall of Fame
Sunday, June 16 at 10 a.m.
Cost: $45 Adults / $35 ages 3-12 / Free for 2 and under

Pack up the crew and head to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for a Father’s Day Brunch that makes every Dad feel like a Hall of Famer. Enjoy a hearty meal with a beef tenderloin carving station, scrambled eggs, sausage, roasted potatoes, fresh cut fruit and a selection of pastries and muffins. Tickets include admission to the Hall of Fame, a family photo and an exclusive behind the scene look at newest exhibit honoring the 50th Anniversary of Richard Childress Racing, RCR 50: Only in America.

Outdoorsy Dads

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free for Fathers & Garden members, $14.95 Adults, $7.95 Kids 2-12yrs

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with crafts, corn hole and live music. Grab lunch and some craft beer in the Beer Garden. Then, let dad take the lead in exploring the Garden’s many fountains, tropical plant conservatory, park pavilions, garden store and nature trails.

Craft Beer Run

U.S. National Whitewater Center
Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $37-$42 Advance registration, $40-45 Race Day registration, $6 parking

USNWC will host their annual trail racing Brew Dash Trail Race with craft beer samples at the finish line. Choose from two distances -- the 6-pack distance (6K) for those who prefer brews over running, or the 12-pack distance (12K) for those who prefer running over brews. Stick around after the race to get four 4 oz. samples of exclusive, small batch craft beer from Sycamore Brewing, Bold Missy Brewery, Amor Artis Brewing and New Sarum Brewing for the 21+ aged racers. Pre-register by June 9 to get a sweet Brew Dash race shirt from Charlotte’s own Recover Brands.

For the Superheroes

Charlotte Convention Center
June 14-16
Cost: $25 Adults 1-day pass, $50 Adults 3-day pass, Free for kids under 18

Bring your superhero dad to HeroesCon, hosted by Charlotte’s own Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find and one of the nation's true Comic Book conventions. This year marks its 37th Anniversary. Costumes are options as you mingle with 600 artists and creators from all across the comic-book industry. There will also be over 200 vendors with impressive displays of comic books, toys, apparel and collectibles, making it a family-friendly destination for the seasoned comic fan and novice alike.

Charlotte Symphony Pops - Photo by Michael Harding, Genesis Photography Group

I Am Your Father

Symphony Park
Sunday, June 16 at 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $11.51 General Admission, $4.11 Youth, Free for kids under 12

Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops series continues with a special Star Wars: The Music event. Experience an electrifying journey to a galaxy far, far away with the sounds of your favorite Star Wars scores performed by the Charlotte Symphony. The event is outdoors, so take a tip from the pros and pack a blanket or lawn chair and some snacks for the true outdoor concert experience.

Rock N Roll Pop

Blumenthal Performing Arts - Knight Theater
June 14-16, 2019
Cost: $25-$30 Festival, $19.50-$40.50 Concerts

FABFEST is Charlotte’s Beatles Festival presented by Tosco Music. FABFEST includes evening events at Knight Theater as well as a 2-day Beatles festival at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The festival includes a main stage that will host a Guitar Mash, singalongs and contests. There will also be a vendor marketplace with vinyl and memorabilia, a video room showing rare Beatles footage and family fun room of music and crafts themed with Beatles songs. Be sure to check out The Fab Four and Tosco Music Beatles Tribute on the Knight Theater stage.

Cool Jazz

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Saturday, June 15 at 6 p.m.
Cost: Tickets start at $49

Reserve a seat or pack a picnic on the lawn for the 5th annual V 101.9's Queen City Jazz Fest. The event will be headlined by five-time Grammy winner and former Doobie Brother, Michael McDonald. Jazz musicians Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright will also be in the line-up of entertaining acts to hit the stage for a festive evening.

Vintage Pops

Childress Vineyards
Sunday, June 16 at 10 a.m.
Cost: $35 Adults, $17.50 Kids 7-12, Free for kids under 6

Treat dad with a trip to Childress Vineyards for a Father’s Day Brunch Buffet. Southern favorites like shrimp and grits, prime rib and peach cobbler are on the menu. Live music will be performed by The Tyler Millard Band. If you’d like to make a weekend of it, check out The Pop Guns, a 70s/80s/Pop/Rock band, for live music in the vineyards on Saturday, June 15 from Noon-3 p.m.

Photo courtesy of The Ballantyne Hotel

For the Golfer

The Ballantyne
Sunday, June 16 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: $82 per player

Take dad to The Golf Club at Ballantyne for a round of golf. Reserve Father’s Day tee times in advance to take advantage of an enhanced golf experience on the course complete with cigar and beverage stations. If you book a room for the weekend, be sure to lounge at the outdoor pool with your favorite drink special and gift from Admiral Nelson Rum, while supplies last.

Dinner and a Show

The NarroWay Theatre
Friday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 15 at Noon and 5 p.m.
Cost: $37 Adults, $35 Seniors, $18 Students, $14.50 Kids under 12

This legendary Apache Geronimo steps out of history as his story is depicted by the cast of The NarroWay Theatre. Learn more about the Jobe family as they endure crushing sorrow and triumphant joy. The dinner theater menue will feature a delicious, Native American themed meal of sliced beef brisket, flame-roasted corn, fry bread and maple honey cake.

For the World Traveler

Plaza Midwood
June 15-16, 2019
Cost: Free

Commemorate Juneteenth (June 19th) with a weekend of celebrations and a Tribute to Fathers, hosted by Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas. They will set the stage for inspirational speeches, art, poetry readings and music. Sample cultural foods and marvel at the fashion show, drum circle and African dancers. Share about your experience by tagging #CLTJuneteenth2019 in your social media posts.

Mancave Shopping

The Carole Hoefener Center
Saturday, June 15 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Enjoy an afternoon of food, games, and crafts that the kids and Dad will love. The Queen City Father's Day Festival will have a bouncy house for the kids, 100 swag bag giveaways and 50 vendors for you to shop for something cool to add to his “Mancave.” Donations will be accepted for the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte on site.

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