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.