The National Trails Day celebration is a great way to kick off the summer, with free bike, kayak and SUP rentals; nature and history walks; bike tours; yoga; kids activities; live music; food trucks; and 30 outdoor themed exhibitors. The event is sponsored by CaroMont Health and will take place at Goat Island Park & Greenway in downtown Cramerton.
The ArtPop Art Auction is an annual fundraiser that raises funds for ArtPop, a local 501(c)(3) organization that promotes the work of local artists on available media space. The auction will consist of art, live music, food and drinks.
Taste of Charlotte is a three-day festival featuring more than 100 samples from area restaurants along with live music and entertainment, street performances, family-friendly activities and cooking demonstrations. Admission is free.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center invites you to come out to theRiver Jam Run: Race Edition on the second Thursday of each month from May to September. Each race in the series features a 5K and 10K distance. Awards will be given to the winners of each race as well as the winners of the series overall.
Juneteenth is a free, multicultural event that celebrates the end of the enslavement of African-American people in the United States. All events will take place at Thomas and Commonwealth avenues in the heart of Plaza-Midwood except the children’s camp on Thursday at Piedmont Open Middle School. The festival includes a Children’s Village, music, dancing, drumming, a parade and much more.
FABFEST is a two-day event that pays tribute to the Beatles. The festival has a main stage with live music, a video room with rare band footage and a family fun room, as well as two evening events at the Knight Theater. Visit ToscoMusic.org/Events/FABFEST for more information.
The sixth annual Healthy Achievement 5K Run & Walk is the Kappa Foundation's signature fundraising and awareness event that supports its successful mentoring programs. It also seeks to bring exposure to the importance of maintaining good health while achieving personal, scholastic and professional goals.
Brew Dash is a fun trail racing event that is offered in the 6K and 12K distances. Registration includes a hoppy libation from a local brewery for racers ages 21 and up. Register by June 9 to receive an exclusive Recover Brands race T-shirt.