Weekender: 25 fun things to do in Charlotte this weekend, including Easter egg hunts

Charlotte SHOUT Easter Eggs in Uptown. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios

Presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway, hosting the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 29 – May 1. Every ticket is a pit pass, so come early to see your favorite drivers. Kids 12 and under get in free.


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Queen Charlotte Fair at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Make your way to the fair to enjoy tasty foods, exciting rides and fun games. 1-11pm; April 14-24. $6-$12. Details.

Charlotte StrEATs Family Night at Gateway Village: The first night of the StrEATs festival kicks off with an evening of family friendly vendors, cooking demonstrations and kids’ activities. 5-8:30pm. Free. Details.

’70s Decades Party at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Groove into the weekend with ’70s music, movies, a costume contest and specialty cocktails. 6pm. Free. Details.

Film Series: Free to Run at the Whitewater Center: Catch screenings of films inspired by the outdoors. This week’s film is “Free to Run,” a documentary about how runners in the 1950s and ’60s had to dispel misconceptions about the sport to redefine it. 6:40-10pm. Free. Details.

Haunted History Tour at Historic Rosedale: Spend the evening learning the haunted history of the Historic Rosedale as the staff and Charlotte Area Paranormal Society lead a tour around property grounds. 7-8pm. $25. Details.

Harlem Globetrotters at Bojangles Coliseum: Catch jaw-dropping trick shots and dunks by the global basketball icons. 7pm. $29-$99. Details.

Improv show at The VAPA Center: Prepare to laugh your socks off with comedy ensemble Betty Riot. (Note: This is an R-rated show). 8pm. $15. Details.

Grits & Biscuits at The Fillmore: This traveling festival celebrates all things “dirty south” with music, dancing and socializing. 9pm. $22. Details.

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Yoga at Pinhouse Plaza Midwood: Enjoy a relaxing yoga flow on the lawn of Pinhouse. All levels are welcome. 10-11am. $10. Details.

Vibe yoga & mimosas with Dancing Lotus in Ballantyne’s Backyard (11611 N. Community House Rd.): Start your Saturday with a unique, 45-minute yoga flow followed by mimosas. The class will be streamed through noise-isolating headphones to focus on your movements and tune out distractions. 10am. $15. Details.

2nd-annual Easter Egg Hunt at Optimist Hall: Hop on over with the family for two kid-friendly Easter egg hunts (10:30am and 11:30am), plus an adults-only egg hunt (noon). 10:30am-2pm. Free. Details.

VTGCLT Spring Market at Camp North End: Vintage Charlotte’s bi-annual pop-up markets have become the go-to events to score some of Charlotte’s best handmade and vintage finds. Stop in to browse the 80+ vendors that will be on site. 11am-5pm. $2. Details.

Spring Fling at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: The taproom will have fun activities like a QR Easter Egg Hunt, an egg painting station for kids and live music all day. 11am. Free. Details.

The ReMIX Run at Devil’s Logic Brewing: Are you single? Do you enjoy running? If you answered yes to either or both of those questions, this event is for you. Run into your new boo or make a friend and stick around for an afterparty with giveaways and a DJ. 1pm. Free, registration required. Details.

The Sneaker Exit Ultimate Sneaker Trade Show at the Convention Center: Buy, sell and trade shoes and other streetwear at this family-friendly expo. 1pm. $25. Details.

HoppThru Charlotte Neighborhood Brewery Challenge at Resident Culture South End: Taste your way through Charlotte’s top breweries at this event hosted by the Hopp app. 2pm. $45. Details.

Nebel’s Alley Night Market Kickoff at 101 W Worthington Ave.: Stroll through Nebel’s Alley in South End and check out dozens of local vendors. 4-10pm. Free. Details.

Charlotte FC Watch Party at Hooligans on Elizabeth: Cheer on Charlotte FC as they’re away competing against New England Revolution. 5pm. Free. Details.

Desert Dwellers at The Music Yard: This house music duo has performed at some of the country’s top festivals like Coachella, Burning Man and Lightning in a Bottle among others. 5-11pm. $25-$125. Details.

Charlotte FC Watch Party at Big Ben: It’s one of the best places to watch a soccer game in Charlotte. Arrive early for a chance to win two free tickets to the next home match against Miami on May 7. 6:30pm. Free. Details.

Thicc N’ Plump Drag Show at Armored Cow: Join Lolita Chanel for a fun drag performance featuring seven local queens. 7-10pm. $5. Details.

EASTER SUNDAY

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Easter Brunch at Alchemy at C3Lab: Expect Alchemy’s famous brunch menu with a special holiday twist. 10am -5pm. $5 deposit. Details.

Main Dish Brunch with Onya Nerves at Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood: Join the queens for a special Easter drag show. Wear your best bonnet for a chance to win a $50 prize. 11am. $15. Details.

Brewery Egg Hunt in Plaza Midwood: Visit Legion Brewing, Pilot Brewing, Resident Culture or Southern Strain and search for Easter eggs around the taprooms. If you find an egg, you win a prize. 11am-9pm. Free. Details.

Springtime Painting & Plants Workshop at Twigs & Figs: Pick a plant, a pot and put your painting skills to the test as you decorate your own springtime plant. 2pm. $37. Details.


Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email symphony.webber@axios.com.

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