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
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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.