Our curated list of the top things to do the weekend of May 11–14. You’ve worked hard this week, go have some fun!
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Free. Coco & the Director, 100 W Trade St.
Coco & the Director hosts Thursday Night Trivia on the second and fourth week of the month. Enjoy $5 wine, $4 beer and half-off pastries while you compete for prizes.
Friday, 4-9 p.m. 7th Street Public Market, 224 E. 7th St.@7thpublicmarket
Celebrate Mom with sparkling wine, live music and shopping at the 7th Street Public Market. She’s done a lot for you, it’s time to spoil her.
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.@kmfpecoraro
Spend quality time with the family as you stroll through the Botanical Garden this Mother’s Day. There will be lunch, live music, carriage rides, crafts, mimosas and a gift for mom (supplies limited). Moms and garden members get in free. But if you want to splurge for Mom, get her the Mother’s Day Wine Walk package($22-$25), which includes a wine glass and samples at five wine stations.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius.@frankstpics
The Charlotte Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Festival Race bring a day of family-oriented cultural immersion, plus an exciting sporting event that’s been around for 2,000+ years. The Charlotte race is open to anyone over 15, so if you feel like flexing your rowing skills, this is your chance.
Saturday, 2 p.m. $35+. 308 W Carson Blvd.@alexdaiuto
The fourth annual South End Hops Festival will grace Charlotte once again with tons of food, live music and unlimited tastings of craft beer. Bonus, this dog-friendly fest benefits RescuedMe.