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A Weekend of Summer Fun in Charlotte

Looking for things to fill your schedule this summer in the Queen City? Check out my fun filled weekend of ideas!

Friday- Pineville Summer Concert Series

This past Friday I made my first appearance at the “Rocking & Reelin'” Summer Concert and Movie Series over in Pineville. The town puts on free concerts and outdoor movie nights on various Friday throughout the summer season. It kicked off its music series this Friday with North Carolina native Ross Coppley. For those who haven’t been, it’s a great event not only for families, but for anyone looking to wind down from a long week. The concert stage sits just in front of a beautiful water view at Pineville Lake Park. While waiting for the concerts to begin, you can do a little walk around the pond, grab some food and refreshments at the food trucks or just relax on the lawn and enjoy the beautiful Carolina sunset and pre-show music by the concert series sponsors, The New 103.7.

The past Friday’s concert kicked off at 7pm and went well after the sun had set. Kids and adults alike danced to the music. This event is free and open to the public. If you haven’t been yet, I do recommend. A full listing of movies and concerts of the season on the events Facebook page.

Here’s a compilation sneak peek at this past Friday’s performance.

Saturday- Charlotte Hounds vs. New York Lizards at Memorial Stadium

Charlotte is known for it’s plentiful number of sports teams. One being Charlotte Hounds Major League Lacrosse. A family friendly atmosphere with crowd games, dance parties and stick on stick action of the sports most talented players. After every game players stay to sign autographs for their youngest fans and Your Boy Blue along with the Foxes are always up for entertaining the fans with t-shirt tosses, free pizza giveaways and taking pictures. The next game is Friday, June 5 at 7:30pm. If you haven’t been yet, come out and say hi to us all!

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Sunday – Stroll at Ballantyne Corporate Park 

I almost hate to post about this hidden gem in Charlotte as I wish I could keep it all to myself. My brother introduced me to it about two years ago and it’s my favorite place to go for a run on a cool evening or take a nice relaxing stroll on a gorgeous Sunday morning on the path around the pond. This picture does not do the scenery justice and it really is one you have to see for yourself. There’s also plenty of benches and tables around the pond to sit and read, listen to music and sip your morning coffee. Catch and release fishing is also allowed.

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Also this weekend was Charlotte Beer Fest at Rooftop 210 at the Epicentre and celebration of America’s pasttime with Charlotte Knights baseball.

Any upcoming events in Charlotte you’d like to see on the blog? Contact me with more info today!

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