April 29 - May 5
Quail Hollow Club
It’s time to pop your starched plaid collar and head to the Quail Hollow Club for the Wells Fargo Championship. There are ticket options throughout the week, but the Sunday final round tends to be the hot ticket. Don’t forget your sunscreen.
Cost: Grounds tickets are $35, and go up for more VIP amenities and access.
Bank of America Stadium
After years of wondering why we don’t host big-ticket events at Bank of America Stadium, the Untappd Beer Festival has been announced! Attendees can expect to sample beer from 147 breweries, with each brewery bringing two to four beers. This is a 21+ event, so no kids allowed. And remember: Pace yourself.
Mint Museum Randolph
Throw on your finest seersucker or sundress and hat before heading over to the Mint Museum Randolph location for the 29th annual Derby Days. Join revelvers for a day of lawn games, live music, complimentary beverages and (of course) viewing of the Kentucky Derby. The race may only last about two minutes, but your hangover could last at least two days.
308 W. Carson Blvd.
Beer, cider, and even wine are just a few of the libations you can expect to familiarize your mouth with at the South End Hops Festival (there will be food there as well). From pilsners to stouts to double IPAs to gose, there is something for all palates at this hop-heavy brewdown.
Cost: General admission is $35 and includes four hours of beer tastings and a souvenir sampling glass.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Pack your cooler with your favorite food and beer, ‘cuz it’s time to go racing! This year is the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600 race. Festivities start the weekend prior (May 18) with the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race and continue with a packed schedule of events leading up to race day.
Cost: Prices vary depending on what you’re looking for, but a weekend pass which includes tickets to the Coca-Cola 600 (5/26), Alsco 300 (5/25), and Spectrum Pole Night & General Tire 150 (5/23) are $199.
1261 Oakridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville
Is there anything better than the first swim of the summer? Maybe, but we can’t think of any right now. Head to the Carrigan Farms rock quarry -- a natural, spring-fed body of water -- for the first open swim of the season. It’s the perfect place to cool off in the summer months and a great way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend.
Cost: $15 per person