March 2019 Around Town

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Offers Free Admission to Federal Employees In January, the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden offered free admission to federal employees and their plus-ones. This invitation was extended to federal employees in response to the government shutdown in an effort to help reduce stress during that difficult time. More International and Domestic Flights Now … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will host its Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament from February 25 until March 2, 2019, at the Spectrum Center in downtown Charlotte. The week of events will include 22 basketball games, Fan Fest, Super Saturday, educational programming, community engagement events, concerts and more! To purchase your … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Speedway Christmas Open now until December 31, 2018 (with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) is the ninth annual Speedway Christmas at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The holiday event has more than three million lights, an infield Christmas Village, drive-in movies on the gigantic Speedway TV and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to drive along the race track.  Kannapolis … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Tennessee Stiffs Play in Charlotte August 28 was a rockin’ evening at the renowned Milestone Club as Austin-based folk rock quartet, Tennessee Stiffs, let loose their unique, seminal blend of story and mystique-laden Americana music. It was the band’s first time in Charlotte, and the evening proved to be a resounding success with local rockers … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Charleston-Based Eatery Comes to South Charlotte Verde, a fast-casual restaurant based out of Charleston, opened it’s fifth location in the Ballantyne neighborhood of South Charlotte this past July. Verde offers a menu full of vibrant salads, wholesome grain bowls, hearty wraps and freshly pressed juices, all created from more than 40 seasonal and regionally-sourced ingredients.  Charlotte Named One … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Life Time Athletic Promotes Employee To Senior General Manager Following the successful opening and subsequent operation of Life Time Athletic Charlotte in December 2017, General Manager Johnny Groff will bring his industry expertise to all Life Time locations in the Charlotte region as the new Senior General Manager. Groff opened Life Time Athletic Charlotte and has since been managing the 320,000 square-foot development … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Sip & Stroll In The Garden Enjoy the last few weeks of summer surrounded by the beauty of thousands of fresh blooms backdropped by the warm setting sun at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. until August 30. The weekly Sip & Stroll evening allows you to nurse a cool beverage while strolling … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Daughters of the American Revolution Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. The Halifax Conventions Chapter in Charlotte volunteers thousands of service hours annually in their local communities, including supporting active duty military … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Sol Fest This is far more than a traditional beer festival! With numerous water races, trail racing, yoga, live music, this weekend-long (June 15 & 16) fest at the U.S. National Whitewater Center is fun for all ages! For the beer lovers, a wide selection of regional and national craft breweries will be featured from … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Day Runner, Inc. Gives to Harvey B. Gantt Center Day Runner, Inc., a Charlotte-based on-demand delivery service, donated $100,000 to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African Arts + Culture to support their 2018 educational and arts programming initiatives for Charlotte. Day Runner is the first Black-owned company to become one of the Gantt Center’s … Continued