A refreshing fall is just around the corner here in Charlotte, which means a new season of festivals and fun! Whether you’re looking for somewhere to go with friends or for somewhere to spend an engaging weekend with the family, Charlotte has a festival out there for you. So get out your calendars and prepare for plenty of weekends of culture, expression, and just plain fun. Here are three festivals in Charlotte that you have to attend this fall.
Yard Art Day
This is the perfect event for all of you budding artists out there. Charlotte Yard Art Day will take place on September 5th right in your front yard, porch, or balcony. Yard Art Day is a town-wide art exhibition that is about as grassroots as they come. Anyone is welcome to express their talents and display art from any medium they desire. This is a great way to get your art out there or a great activity to get kids involved in.
Even if you’re not interested in making a piece of art for the event, don’t forget to walk around your neighborhood and see the talent of your neighbors!
Yiasou Greek Festival
In Greek, Yiasou means “hello,” “goodbye,” and “cheers,” which makes it the perfect title for this Greek festival. Anyone is welcome to come to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 600 East Boulevard between September 8th and 11th. This is the festival to attend if you’re looking for a comprehensive taste of a foreign culture. At the Yiasou Greek Festival, you’ll experience traditional village dances, a plethora of genuine Greek costumes, as well as genuine Greek music, food, and art.
Whether you come here with family, friends, or even by yourself, you won’t regret getting a taste of such a wonderful foreign culture. Plus, admission to the festival is only $3.
Carolina Renaissance Festival
Who doesn’t love a good Renaissance festival? With its giant limbs of meat and a sea of people in costumes, this is one event that you definitely can’t miss. The Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held every weekend from October 1st to November 20th. That’s plenty of time to come and get in on some of the action.
The festival is being held at 16445 Poplar Tent Road in Huntersville, and it costs $23 per adult for a single day of admission and $13 per child. With that ticket, you’ll get access to hours of theater, jousting, music, and much more. You can take a ride on the world’s largest rocking horse, make your way through a maze, or even give Queen’s Darts a try. The Carolina Festival, one of the largest Renaissance Festivals in the nation, will be happening rain or shine, so grab a friend or bring the whole family and enjoy a day of Renaissance fun.
With summer come and gone, you may not have the time to get away on an extended vacation, so set aside some time to escape to one of these fun fall festivals unique to Charlotte.