Last minute Memorial Day fun

Still need plans to kick off the summer? We've gathered up a few fab ideas.


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Yay! You made it. Memorial Day weekend has arrived and with it, the unofficial kickoff to the summer season.

If wedding planning is keeping you from jetting down to the Isle of Palms for the weekend, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on Memorial Day fun. Put the planner aside for the weekend and spend some much needed quality time with your fiance and friends. (He'll thank you, trust us!). 

Looking for something to do? Check out these happenings around the QC:

Catch a concert. Brandi Carlile and Dave Matthews Band are both in town Friday night, and it's not too late to snag some tickets. 

Unwind at Speed Street. Back for the 22nd year, Speed Street brings popular country music acts (hello, Chris Young) and NASCAR drivers together Uptown for one big party. 

Grab a funnel cake at Mint Hill Madness. Escape the craziness of the city and head out to Mint Hill for the town's annual Memorial Day festival, complete with food trucks, live music and carnival rides. 

Have a glass at Raffaldini. Just an hour outside of Charlotte, head to Raffaldini Vineyards on Monday to enjoy some wine, food, music and a gelato cart. 

Run a 5K. Trying to get in wedding shape? Lace up your tennis shoes for the Patriot Festival 5K in SouthPark while honoring those who served our country. 

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