Labor Day Celebration
U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Sunday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.: Celebrate with a cornhole tournament ($30 per team to register), live music by three bands, followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Parking is $5, www.usnwc.org.
Front Porch Sunday
Shook Kelley Building, 2151 Hawkins St.
Sunday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Fashion trucks and local retailers will be set up on the porch of the Shook Kelley building, located next to Sycamore Brewing (which will provide free beer samples 3-6 p.m.).
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Rd.
Sunday 4 p.m.: Run a 5K, then enjoy a craft beer afterward. Registration $37, includes shirt, two beer tickets, live music and a finisher’s medal. See www.oldemeckbrew.com/events for more information.
The Amazing Nature Race
McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 S. York Road
Monday, 1:30 - 4 p.m.: Families compete for a chance to win prizes while exploring nature. Earn points by petting a nature center snake, making a bark boat, finding acorn tops and more. See http://bit.ly/1JEvrUK for more information.
5 Seconds of Summer
PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: The Australian boy band sings its current hit, “She’s Kinda Hot,” and others. Tickets $20-$91, www.livenation.com.