In May alone, Charlotte has gotten over 10 new restaurants that we can now enjoy this June.
We made it to summer, and that means there’s a TON of things to do-indoor and outdoor-all during the month of June. From cultural experiences to family activities to places to go for a hot night out We’ve got a really exciting list coming your way! Here’s 70 fantastic things to do in Charlotte this June.
1. Experience a stunning Candlelight concert at one of these Charlotte venues
Imagine a breathtaking classical concert in a Charlotte venue transformed by candlelight. Experience awesome concerts dedicated to popular artists like Abba, Adele, and Queen this month, and keep an eye out for concerts coming in July, like the classic rock on strings concert coming in July.
2-11. Enjoy Charlotte’s gorgeous skyline at one of these rooftop bars
If you’re looking for elevated restaurants, rooftop bars, and panoramic views of Charlotte’s stunning skyline then look no further, because we’ve created a list of all the best and newest rooftops in the city. We’ve included rooftops that do tiki, ones with elegant atmospheres perfect for photos, and pubs that will get you energized on a Friday night. Here are 9 of our favorite rooftop bars in Charlotte.
12-19. Stock up on seasonal goodies at one of these Farmers’ markets
Farmer’s market season officially kicked off in April and will be here to enjoy all throughout the summer. From seasonal summer produce to delicious artisan jams, cheese, and bread, you’ll be eating great this summer. Make a morning trip down to one of these big and locally-enjoyed farmer’s markets and see what you find.
20-25. Take a scenic train tour through North Carolina
Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? With one of these scenic railroad tours, you absolutely can. Take a trip alongside the Nantahala River while sippin’ on smooth fruited moonshine or get behind the wheel as conductor of your own locomotive.
26-31. Check out a free outdoor movie at one of these Charlotte venues
Who doesn’t enjoy a free movie, especially when it’s outdoors so you can enjoy those warm summer evenings. Here’s a quick guide of our favorite venues hosting free movies and which ones will be playing this summer.
32-38. Spend a day at one of Charlotte’s prettiest parks
Parks are one of our last free forms of entertainment, so we wanted to include them on the list. Soak up some sun and enjoy a family-friendly weekend at one of Charlotte’s best.
- Romare Bearden
- Freedom Park
- Eastover Park
39. Visit this new adult’s only mini golf venue
Leave the kids behind and indulge in South End’s newest immersive venue, The Puttery, a 21+ mini golf course that’s made its way from Texas to NC just in time for summer. They’ve got different, immersive golf courses in every city, a full cocktail bar, and a small bites menu that can be enjoyed as a local DJ spins records as the night lingers.
40. Catch an indie flick at this new arthouse cinema coming this summer
There’s a new arthouse cinema joining Charlotte’s ranks this summer, coming to us by the Charlotte Film Society. The Independent Picture House will feature foreign, independent, and other alternative films. Keep an eye on their Instagram for updates on when this anticipated theater will open.
41. Grab a bite at this new waterfront restaurant only 30 minutes from Charlotte
Lake Wylie has got a brand new restaurant called Drift. A mix of New American and Southern, Drift on Lake Wylie is one of Charlotteans most anticipated eatery with its high class menu and stunning lakeside views.
42-52. Take a tour of Charlotte’s most colorful murals
Charlotte is home to some of the most beautiful, colorful, and radiant murals in the country and that’s because we’re a city full of positivity and creativity. It’s easy to see, just check out our walls. Why not make a day out of it and take a street art tour from some of Charlotte’s most talented artists? One of these murals is located on a brewery, where you can stop in after for a glass.
- Confetti Hearts Mural
- Donut Wall
- Baby Yoda Mural
- Magic Carpet Mural
- Fibonacci Mural
53-58. Check out one of these hidden speakeasies
Escape the heat at one of Charlotte’s most exclusive speakeasies where hopeful guests have to walk down a long aisle, whisper a password into a phone booth telephone, and pray they’re let in. Some require passwords, dress codes, and are hidden underneath more mainstream (but delicious) restaurants. Are you in? Call us when you find out the password.
59-68. Go brewery hopping in NoDa
NoDa, named for its main street North Davidson, is an artsy neighborhood within Charlotte. From good food to striking and colorful street art, this part of Charlotte has got it all. It’s even densely populated with good, local craft breweries all lined up for you to enjoy.
69. Check out Charlotte’s newest vinyl-themed neighborhood bar
Charlotte has seen an uptick in new restaurants this month, many with their own niche aspects they’re bringing to the city. For Vinyl, it’s all in their name. Welcome to the newest spot in Charlotte to listen to awesome records while sharing small plate and sipping on expertly crafted cocktails.
70. Take a road trip outside the city to this awesome natural 60-foot waterslide
Just a short trip outside Brevard is Sliding Rock, a waterfall that descends down a 60-foot natural slide into an 8-foot-deep pool that’s used as a spot to cool down in the warmer months. The water courses down the flat, wide rock that serves as a natural slide, perfect for adults and kids alike. 11,000 gallons of water flow continuously down the rock, which means you can slide again and again all afternoon long. Tickets cost $4, cards are accepted, and while Sliding Rock may technically be open year round, there are only available restroom and life guard staff during April to beginning of October.