Your704 Weekender: Here’s what’s happening in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — From fairs and festivals to cheering on the home teams, here’s what’s happening in Charlotte this weekend.

Please use the links provided to confirm hours and to check for last-minute updates before you go.

Have a ball with the Charlotte Knights as they open their season at Truist Field this weekend taking on the Memphis Redbirds. There will be fireworks after the games on Friday and on Sunday, kids can run the bases following the game plus pet owners can bring their dogs to the stadium.

The multiweek music, art and food festival Charlotte SHOUT! kicks off on Friday in Uptown and continues through April 16. See cool art installations and live performances at different spots. Click here for a list of festival highlights.

It’s your last chance to cruise on a coaster, grab a turkey leg, check out the petting zoo and enjoy live performances at the Charlotte Fair. The fair is open outside of Charlotte Motor Speedway through Sunday.

It’s the final night of Camp North End’s Be Kind, Rewind movie series. On Friday, “The Fifth Element” will be shown.

Grab your cowbell and cheer on the Charlotte Checkers when they take on Springfield at Bojangles Coliseum on Friday and Saturday in their last home series in the regular season. Saturday is fan appreciation day and Chubby’s birthday!

The Spectrum Center will be buzzing when the Charlotte Hornets take on the Chicago Bulls on Friday and the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Join Carowinds as it celebrates 50 years of thrills on Saturday. There will be fireworks, live music and other festivities.

Pawty with your 4-legged best friends on Saturday at Paws in the Park at Pineville Lake Park and the Humane Society of Charlotte’s Pet Palooza.

On Saturday, get your fill of craft beer, wine and cider at the Charlotte Brewfest at South End Station or the South End Wine & Hops Festival at Lenny Boy Brewing.

Grab a drink and a bite from a food truck, see antique cars and a golf cart parade at the grand reopening of Main Street in Cherryville on Saturday.

See local art and listen to live music at the Art Walk on Union festival on Saturday in downtown Concord.

Get some exercise and help raise money for the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame at the annual Rhythm & Run 5K happening Saturday in Kannapolis.

Get ready to laugh out loud during the Queen City Comedy Fool’s Fest at Booth Playhouse on Saturday. The show will feature local improvisers and standups.

Join the Charlotte Blues Society as it celebrates its 30th anniversary on Sunday at Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts. Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues will be performing.

Shop local from more than 70 small businesses and enjoy food trucks and live music at the Front Porch Sundays pop-up market at Atherton Mill in South End.

Please note, the Spring Fling Eggstravaganza at the Rescue Ranch in Statesville mentioned in the video at the top of this page has been rescheduled to April 7.

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