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Fun in Charlotte! Your Sept. 5 report

Matthews Alive FestivalDowntown Matthews, John and Trade StreetsSaturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 9 p.m., Monday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Matthews’ annual Labor Day festival includes a parade, a carnival, three stages, more than 170 vendors, 25 food vendors, crafts and games. Admission is free, but tickets required for rides and games.
Matthews Alive FestivalDowntown Matthews, John and Trade StreetsSaturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 9 p.m., Monday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Matthews’ annual Labor Day festival includes a parade, a carnival, three stages, more than 170 vendors, 25 food vendors, crafts and games. Admission is free, but tickets required for rides and games. dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

Romare Bearden Park Birthday Bash

Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St.

Saturday, noon – 9 p.m.: Celebrate the second full year of programming at Romare Bearden Park with live bands, face painting, magic, balloon art and more.

Revolutionary War Reenactment

Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: At this annual event, which includes The Battle of Charlotte and The Battle of the Bees, celebrate Charlottetown’s Spirit of Independence (1780). Battle reenactment at 2 p.m. Admission $8 ($7 for seniors and students, free for children 5 and younger). www.lattaplantation.org.

Matthews Alive Festival

Downtown Matthews, John and Trade Streets

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 9 p.m., Monday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Matthews’ annual Labor Day festival includes a parade, a carnival, three stages, more than 170 vendors, 25 food vendors, crafts and games. Admission is free, but tickets required for rides and games.

Vintage & Antiques Show

Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road

Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Browse home décor, vintage décor and memorabilia, antique furniture, collectibles, art, jewelry and more. Tickets $5 for four-day show, 12 and younger free. www.icashow.com.

Second Annual Charlotte Kosher BBQ Championship

Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road

Monday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Live music, kids’ activities and a mechanical bull. A limited number of tasting tickets available for purchase, and lunch sold. Admission and parking free. See charlottekosherbbq.com.

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