I hope this “Chamber of Commerce” weather will continue all Spring. Cool mornings, warm afternoons, chirping birds and all the new green growth on the trees is such a treat. This weekend’s activities focus on Sprint Cars, Farmers’ Markets, and dreams of Florence.
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This Weekend’s Events
April 9: Matthews Outdoor Concert Series – Featuring: Late Night Special Band, 6 pm. “The FIRST Outdoor Concert of the year, featuring Late Night Special Band!!!
Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade Street. To comply with COVID-19 guidelines, these concerts are ticketed events with limited attendance of 350.”
April 9: USCS Sprint Cars “Thunder in the Carolinas” & More. “The USCS Thunder in the Carolinas is headlined by the 700 Horsepower, 125 mile per hour, USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars. The USCS Sprint Cars , who fastest cars to race at Carolina Speedway each season will be joined on Friday night’s action-packed race card by the Super Sportsman, Thunder Sportsman, Thunder Bombers, Pro Fours and the Hornets. Spectator Gates open at 5pm, Hot laps at 7:10pm and first race at 8pm.”
April 9 & 10: 19th Annual NC Railroad Expo at Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum in Hickory, NC. “The 19th Annual North Carolina Railroad Expo (a.k.a. the “Hickory Train Show”) rolls into the Hickory Metro Convention Center on April 9th and 10th, 2021! Admission is $5 per person and free for youth under the age of 12. Masks will be required and safe social-distancing in effect. With several large model railroads and hundreds of tables of railroad memorabilia, artifacts, and models-this will be a show you won’t want to miss! 100% of the proceeds of this show will go to support the railroad preservation efforts of the Alexander Chapter of the NRHS at the Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum.
April 10: Metropolitan Market at the Metropolitan in Charlotte. Join us this April for another small business popup on the green at the Metropolitan! This outdoor marketplace is a great way to support local and small businesses. 10-4pm: food truck on site (Smash & Dash)Shop from over 30 small businesses and vendors!
April 10: FREE VIRTUAL TOUR: The Best of FLORENCE – Live your Tuscan Dream. “Are you ready to take an unforgettable journey through an engaging Florence virtual tour? Florence is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its overflow of palaces, churches and museums: the skyline is still dominated by the gobsmacking fifteenth-century dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, the best hotels are former villas and the museums are packed with world-famous Renaissance art.”
April 10: Old Town Farmers Market at Legal Remedy Brewing in Rock Hill, SC 8 am -Noon.
April 11: Front Porch Sundays at Sycamore Brewing “E + Canvas will be at Front Porch Sundays at Sycamore Brewing on Sunday, April 11th! Come join us from 10-4 for fun, beer, and small businesses! We look forward to seeing you all!
April 11: Wine and Paint Sunday at Matthews Wine Cellar from 1 – 3:30 pm
Ongoing Events Around Charlotte
Yoga Classes Every Saturday at Lenny Boy Brewing Co. at 10 am. Yoga classes are led by amazing instructors from various studios across Charlotte to provide you with a beginner-friendly vinyasa flow. $5 gets you the class and a 6oz pour of Kombucha. 3000 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28217
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market Tuesday – Saturday 8 am – 5 pm and Sunday Noon – 6 pm, Charlotte, NC
Matthews Farmers Market (ongoing) 8 – 10 am, Matthews, NC
Lead Line Horse Rides at Anne Springs Close Horse Barn, (ages 8 and under), Fort Mill, SC
Smoker Saturdays (ongoing) at the NY Butcher Shoppe, 2 pm, Charlotte, NC
The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show at Doubletree Suites
One Team Scavenger Hunt Charlotte (virtual), Charlotte, NC, Charlotte SouthPark, 6 pm, Charlotte, NC
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