August 27th, 2019

September Things to Do in Charlotte

Yiasou Greek Festival

September 5-8, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

The Yiasou Greek Festival kicks off fall festival season in Charlotte. This Charlotte classic began in 1978 and since then has become one of the Queen City’s largest cultural events. The weekend is filled with authentic Greek dancing, cuisine, cultural exhibits, and more.


Cabarrus County Fair

September 6-14, Cabarrus Arena and Events Center

Rides, food, and fun are coming to the Carolinas this fall with state and county fairs. The Cabarrus County Fair will be open for nine days and tickets can be found online. Guests will be able to see livestock, participate in different competitions, and explore the fairground rides and entertainment.


Charlotte Vegfest 2019

Saturday September 7 at 11:00 a.m. at The Park and Expo Conference Center

Charlotte Vegfest is an annual gathering at The Park and Expo Conference Center that allows visitors to explore plant-based food and learn about cruelty-free lifestyles. Guests can listen to speakers and chefs from around the world, embracing the benefits of healthy and sustainable living.


Carolina Panthers vs Los Angeles Rams

Sunday, September 8 at 1:00 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium

Football is back! The NFL 2019-2020 regular season starts this month with the Panthers hosting the LA Rams at Bank of America Stadium. Tickets are available online for this game and the rest of the season’s games.


2019 Back 2 School Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Carolina Place Mall

The school year is back and if you are looking for exclusive items, rare finds, and hot deals for school supplies – look no further. The Back 2 School Pop-Up Shop at Carolina Place Mall has all of your back to school items in one place. More information can be found online.


The Great Pumpkin Fest

September 14-October 27, at Carowinds

This family-friendly fall event features seasonal activities like a corn maze, hay bale maze, and additional Halloween activities for kids. Visit the park and get in the fall spirit with spooky Halloween trails, a better-than-ever pumpkin patch, and season themed games and activities.


OMB’s 11th Annual Mecktoberfest

September 20-22 at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Kick off the fall season with beer, pretzels, and other seasonal treats! This year’s event will even feature some games and competitions including a beard and mustache competition, costume contest, beer stein race, and more. Details can be found on the event’s Facebook page.


Festival in the Park

September 20-22, Freedom Park

The 55th Annual Festival in the Park returns this month, bringing good music, good art and good times to Charlotteans and visitors. Guests can expect local art, live entertainment, food, drinks, and classic Charlotte culture. This festival has been a staple in the Charlotte area since 1964 – it’s something you don’t want to miss.


UNC Charlotte International Festival

Saturday, September 21 at UNC Charlotte campus

The International Festival is centered around representing the cultures of over 50 nations. The booths are staffed by UNC Charlotte international students and members of Charlotte’s international community and feature art, crafts and costumes from each participating country. Festival entry and parking is free but guests are encouraged to bring cash for food, drink, and crafts vendors.


Flow Fest

September 21-22, at U.S. National Whitewater Center

Flow into a weekend full of centering the mind, feeding the soul, and inspiring self-discovery at the Whitewater Center’s annual Flow Fest. As with all Whitewater festivals, Flow Fest is free and open to the public. The majority of the practices and workshops have no cost, but participation in Flow Fest programming requires a festival registration and wristband. For event schedule and details, visit the center’s website.