Weekender: 30 things to do in Charlotte this Labor Day weekend including The Aggie Eagle Classic

Presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway, hosting the Charlotte Fall Autofair September 8 – 10. Expect classic cars, customs and hot rods, plus collectibles, club displays, Kids’ Zone and more. Buy tickets.

91. Partly cloudy. 10% chance of rain.


Outdoor movies at Triple C Brewing: Watch Anchorman on the patio while you enjoy food from Izzy’s. 7 pm-10 pm. Price varies. Details

Comedy Showcase at Common Market: Laugh the night away with comedians while you enjoy craft beer, wine or coffee along with a late night menu. 7 pm-9 pm. Price varies. Details

First Gallery Crawl at The Rail Trail: Take in the local art scene through extended hours with art galleries, live painting and music. Time varies. Free. Details

Reminisce: The Aggie Eagle Alumni Day Party at Bazal: Party during the day at the latest nightclub in the Music Factory to take in the Aggie Eagle Classic. 3 pm-8 pm. $20-$25. Details 

Power 98 Duke’s Mayo Classic Aggie-Eagle Step show: Watch the Divine Nine’s Black sororities and fraternities battle it out with  a step show. $20-$30. 6:30 pm-10 pm. Details

Improv Show with Group Hugs – N – Harmony at Heist Brewery – NoDa: Laugh your heart out as comedians joke about these polarizing times. 8 pm. $12.60. Details

Live at 11 Outdoor Concert at Ballantyne’s Backyard: Enjoy an outdoor concert with food and drink.Ticket sales will support over 100,000 local students through Classroom Central by distributing essential supplies to six local school districts. 5:30 pm-9:30  pm. $10. Details

Late Summer Cooking at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen: Learn how to make delicious ricotta gnocchi using seasonal southern ingredients with an italian twist from Chef Gloria. 6 pm-9 pm. $75. Details

89. Isolated thunderstorms. 30% chance of rain.


Duke’s Mayo Classic at The Bank of America Stadium: A 100 year rivalry between North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central University will be carried out on the football field and both marching bands will battle after the game. 7:30pm. Tickets start at $65. Details

Gilde’s Oktoberfest Märzen beer release party: The lager-style beer is the type of beer brewed annually for Oktoberfest in Munich. The keg tap starts at 2pm and the party continues all night long through the Charlotte FC watch party, which starts at 7:30pm. Attendance is free. Details

Daughtry: The Dearly Beloved Tour at Ovens Auditorium: Enjoy some timeless rock& roll as you vibe to record-breaking hits. 7:30pm. Tickets start at $49. Details

FANFEST + Crownin’ QC’s BEST Black Food Truck at Romare Bearden Park: Taste food from some of the best Black-owned food trucks in the city. 12pm-6pm. Free. Details

HBCU Pride Run with Mad Miles at Camp North End: Celebrate HBCU pride during a morning run, jog or walk. 10am-11am. Free. Details

All-Levels Yoga on Tap at Southern Strain Brewing: Relax during a one-hour yoga class before nama’staying for drinks. Free. 10:45am. Details 

Duke Mayo Pre-game Tailgate at the Charlotte Beer Garden: Grab a couple of beers and socialize without the hassle of planning your own tailgate before the Aggie Eagle Classic. 10am-2pm. Free. Details

Haitian Food Festival at Midwood International and Cultural Center: Learn more about Haitian culture through the 2nd Annual festival featuring cultural food, music and business. 3pm-8pm. Tickets start at $10. Details 

Free pet portraits at South End: Get a free pet portrait with local artist, Heather Liebler. This event is first come first serve and is part of South End Blooms, a series of free neighborhood happenings hosted by Charlotte is Creative and Lowe’s. 10am to 12pm. Free. Details

South End Farmer’s Market at Atherton Mill: Vibe to some live music while you shop for your market items from local farmers. 8am-1pm. Price varies. Details

Bop around the block at 131 Winona St: Grab a plate, listen to live music and shop from local vendors.11am-4pm. Details

Pop Culture at Small Bar South End: Spend the evening enjoying local music, drinks, food and art through the night. Free. 5pm-9pm. Details

Diva Royale Drag Queen Show at The Scorpio: Watch some of the finest drag queens impersonate some of the most popular celebrities over dinner. 7pm. $20. Details

Dancing In The Park at Freedom Park: Turn up the dance floor with a dance workout through party-inspired dance fitness. $10. 10am-11am. Details

Art Activities At Uptown Farmers Market: Tap into your creative skills before you shop for your grocery items from local farmers. 8:30am-12:30pm. Free. Details

Best Wurst Fest at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery & Biergarten: Taste a variety of wurst sausages from several countries during this festival that features live music and a relay race.  11am-10pm. Free. Details


88. Isolated thunderstorms. 30% chance of rain.


Around the Crown 10K at The Truist Field: Whether you’re new to running or a seasoned veteran, celebrate a tribute to Charlotte through a run, race, jog and dance.7:30am-11am. Registration starts at $55. Details

Front Porch Sundays at Atherton Mill: Start the day at a block party while you shop from over 70 local vendors including everything from dog toys to handmade jewelry. 11am-4pm. Free. Details

Unseen Oceans at Discovery Place Science: Explore the alien world living below the planet’s oceans that was previously hidden from humans. 10:30am-4:30pm.Tickets start at $18. Details

Mindful Yoga and Meditation at Freedom Park Amphitheater: Ease into the Sunday before Labor day through a 75-minute guided meditation that will help you restore and destress.10am-11:30am. $8.88 Details

Twenty One Pilots at The Spectrum Center: Wrap up your weekend with a collection of songs from one of Billboard’s number 1 rock albums. 8pm. $39. Details

Moroccan Lemon at The Frame: Shop from a pop-up shop with curated furnishing and decor items as interior designer Ashley Ross spills the tea on some of her design secrets for creating a cultured space. 11am-7pm. Item prices vary. 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 alexis.clinton@axios.com.

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