Kings Drive Art Walk
Little Sugar Creek Greenway, 600 S. Kings Dr.
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Enjoy a wide variety of art along Little Sugar Creek Greenway, as well as live music on the JazzArts Music Stage. On Saturday, kids can check out “The Gravity Check Juggling Show.” Free. www.festivalinthepark.org
Old Eastland Mall Site, 5471 Central Ave.
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Featuring hundreds of North Carolina vendors, artists, food trucks and “groovy vibes” for the whole family. Drum circle and Hippie Fest circle dance among the events planned. See www.facebook.com/HippieFestCLT for more information.
Trade and Tryon streets
Saturday, 2 – 9:30 p.m.: An international field of the world’s top men’s and women’s professional cyclists will take to the streets of uptown Charlotte to compete for more than $40,000 in prize money. Professional races begin at 6 p.m. Full schedule at www.charlottecriterium.org.
Taste of the Carolinas
Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Park visitors can sample foods from seven Carolina regions: Asheville, the N.C. mountains, upstate S.C., the S.C. Lowcountry, the S.C. BBQ Region, the Outer Banks, Lexington and Charleston. Park admission $29.99 and up, food and beverage not included.
Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road, Belmont
Sunday, 3 p.m.: The annual end-of-the-year concert with Abbey music students, chorus and instrumental ensemble. Abbey organist Karen Hite Jacob directs the chorus; Samuel P. Stowe III directs the instrumental ensemble. Free. www.bac.edu