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May Happenings

 Music: Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tim McGraw, Chris Botti, Carolina Rebellion, Imagine Dragons, Band of Horses, Paramore, Smashing Pumpkins, RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center, Food Lion Speed Street with Sister Hazel and SWV, Sara Bareilles, Lyle Lovett

Food: Chow Down Uptown with area food trucks, Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival , Charlotte Italian Festival, 2nd Annual VegFest

Performing Arts: War Horse, Traces, Avenue Q

Festivals: The Patriot Festival Charlotte Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Festival, Buskapoolza Street Performance Festival, Spring Pottery Festival , Charlotte Shakespeare Festival , Fanta Festival , NC Brewers & Music Festival, BikeFest in Plaza Midwood

Walks/Runs: Memorial Day Trail Race, Krispy Freme Doughnut Dash, Zombie Run, Ramblin’ Rose, The Great Glow Run, AIDS Walk

Other eventsMeck Dec Day, New South for the new Southerner series at the Levine Museum of the New South, Coca-Cola 600, Metrolina Expo Marketplace, Charlie Murphy, Kevin James, Drew Carey

For the kids: Bye Bye Birdie, Family Day at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Free Comic Book Day, Movies in the Park

For the “furry” kids: Charlotte Pet Expo, Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12th! National Mom’s Nite Out at South Park mall, Mother’s Day at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Purses with a Purpose

Outside of Charlotte: South Carolina Strawberry Festival

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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May Happenings

Consider May to be music to your ears as several musical acts take center stage this month.

Food Lion Speed Street and NC Brewers and Music Festival are two not-t0-be-missed events.

Billy CurringtonThe Life Story of Rick James, Styx REO Speedwagon & Ted Nugent, Jane’s Addiction, Dave Matthews Band, Rise Against, Drake, New Edition, Esperanza Spalding, Eric Hutchinson, Ingrid Michaelson, Mayer Hawthorne, Collective Soul, Neon Trees, Blake Shelton

Performing Arts:  25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  and Rhinoceros for the kids

Cultural Events: Dragon Boat Festival

Sports: Knights Baseball

Walkathons: Arthritis Walk , Walk for Lupus, Free to Breathe

For Mother’s Day this year, treat Mom with a visit to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden for Mother’s Day in the Garden , or a Mother and Daughter Cooking Class, or a Mom’s Nite Out at South Park Mall, and even Purses with a Purpose (purchase $50 designer purses benefitting the American Cancer Society)

May is National Bike Month: Cycle Charlote, Plaza Midwood Bike Fest

Bring Fido to join other pet lovers at the Humane Society of Charlotte’s Pet Palooza (You may even spot a local celeb with their pooch) and Pet Expo

Other fun things to do: Clean and Green Festival, Microbrews Cruise at the US National Whitewater Center

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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