Festival of India
Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. indiafestival.iacofcarolinas.org
Enjoy the diversity of Indian food, art, dance, music and Bollywood entertainment. Get a henna tattoo, watch a yoga demonstration and more. The festivities outside Knight Theater, including dozens of performances, are free, but the inside part of the festival will cost $5 (free for kids under 10).
7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday. Boy Scouts of America Camp Cabarrus, 4827 Camp Cabarrus Drive. cabarruspowwow.webs.com
Members of many tribes will share their culture and traditions with intertribal dancing, crafts, music and more.
Blues & Burritos
6 p.m. Friday. Homesley & Wingo Law Group, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. 704-664-2162. lakenormanlaw.com
Enjoy live blues music, free burritos and beverages – all while helping out local charities. This year, donations go to Mooresville Christian Mission and Serenity House. The Part Time Blues Band, with guitarist Rusty Barkley, is headlining.
UNCC Center City Community Celebration
Noon-6:30 p.m. Saturday. UNCC Center City Building, 320. E. Ninth St. centercity.uncc.edu/community
Explore the UNCC Center City building, and enjoy demonstrations, performances and displays highlighting UNCC programs and departments. The event will be emceed by National Poetry Slam Master Boris Rogers. Highlights include UNC Charlotte mascot Norm The Nine, the new Charlotte 49ers football team (3-4:30 p.m.); Festival of New Plays (also Sunday at 2 p.m.); NASA-inspired activities and family friendly activities from Levine Museum of the New South.
Inner Peaks Climbing Center Open House
5-10 p.m. Monday. Inner Peaks Climbing Center, 9535 Monroe Road. 704-844-6677. innerpeaks.com
Come climb for free. Admission and gear rental is free.