• WEEKEND IN VIEW: What's happening in Charlotte

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    Here are a few of our favorite happenings coming up this week:

    Festival in the Park returns for its 55th year to bring three days of music, art and fun to Freedom Park from Friday through Sunday. Click here for more details.

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    Delightful by day, frightful by night, Carowinds' fall events offer something for every age. Little ones can have fun with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang at the family-friendly Great Pumpkin Fest on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27. Once the sun goes down, the theme park transforms into a scream park for SCarowinds, open select nights through Oct. 27. Click here for more details.

    Get swept into an exotic world full of adventure, comedy and romance at Disney's "Aladdin." The musical is playing at Blumenthal's Belk Theater through Sept. 29. Click here for more details. 

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    Country music superstar Randy Travis is bringing his book tour to Books-A-Million at Concord Mills on Friday. Fans can purchase a ticket to reserve a spot for the meet and greet. Click here for more details.

    Get your fill of beer, pretzels, dirndls and music at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery's Mecktoberfest celebration from Friday through Sunday. Click here for more details.

    You know it's gonna be a party when Kid Rock and Hank Williams Jr. perform at PNC Music Pavilion on Friday. Click here for more details.


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    Discovery Place Science will host its monthly party for big kids Friday. Adults 21 and older can enjoy cocktails and explore different mediums of art at Science on the Rocks: Survival Skills. Click here for more details.

    Art enthusiasts can check out the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art for free on Friday night during the museum's monthly program Bechtler By Night. Click here for more details.

    See Mickey Mouse, Elsa, Miguel, Belle, Woody and more of your favorite characters at Disney On Ice at the Spectrum Center from Friday through Sunday. Click here for more details.

    Channel your inner yogi and unwind at Flow Fest at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. From Friday through Sunday, there will be a variety of yoga classes and workshops, plus a vendor village and live music. Click here for more details.

    Enjoy live music, dance performances, authentic Latin American food and more Saturday at the 29th annual Latin American Festival at Aldersgate. Click here for more details.

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    Cheer on the home team when the Charlotte Independence professional soccer team takes on Swope Park on Saturday at the Sportsplex at Matthews. Click here for more details.

    More than 50 nations will be represented at UNC Charlotte's International Festival on Saturday at the main campus. There will be music, dance performances and games at the family-friendly event. Click here for more details.  

    Get a taste of the recreational vehicle life at the 2019 Charlotte Fall RV Show at the Park Expo & Conference Center from Friday through Sunday. Click here for more details.

    Have a groovy time for a great cause at Woofstock at NoDa Brewing on Saturday. Proceeds from the event will help Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue. Click here for more details.

    Celebrate the history of Union County at the Heritage Festival on Saturday. There will be live entertainment, games, exhibits, food and more. Click here for more details.

    Get your culture on Saturday when you can get free admission to museums such as the Charlotte Museum of History and Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture for Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day. Click here for more details.

    Enjoy a little retail therapy with live music, food trucks and more at the Uptown Flea on Saturday at the corner of Tryon and 7th streets. Click here for more details.

    Watch young cancer patients make their runway debut at Fashion Funds the Cure on Saturday at SouthPark Mall. Proceeds will benefit the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Click here for more details.

    Ready for a road trip?

    Have a "grape" time celebrating the 2019 harvest at Childress Vineyards' Grape Stomp on Friday. Click here for more details.

    Experience Italian culture, food and wine without having to book a trip to Tuscany at the 14th annual Festa Italiana at Raffaldini Vineyards on Saturday. Click here for more details.

    Ongoing events 

    Enjoy good music and good times at the U.S. National Whitewater Center's free River Jam concert series every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night through September. Click here for more details.

    Explore Charlotte's history, watch the sunset, grab a bite to eat and listen to live music at Friday Nights at Camp North End. Kids and dogs are welcome. Click here for more details.

    Food Truck Friday in Plaza Midwood takes place at Resident Culture Brewing Co. and features a different lineup of trucks each week, as well as live music. Click here for more details.   

    Food Truck Friday South End takes place each week at Sycamore Brewing and features an ever-changing lineup of trucks. Kids and dogs are welcome. Click here for more details.

    Listen to live music and check out a variety of food and dessert trucks every second and fourth Friday at the Matthews Food Truck Fridays & Concert Series in downtown Matthews. Click here for more details.

    See a variety of vintage and modern European sports cars at Cars & Cappuccino, a free event held every third Sunday through November in SouthPark Mall's parking lot. Click here for more details.

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