#QueenCityWknd: June 1-4

Welcome to summer! The last day of school is just on the horizon for students. Sometimes it's nice to pretend you wouldn't have to go back to work for a few months... One can dream, right? With a variety of events happening the weekend, maybe you can distract yourself from the hustle and bustle of work for just a little! And we want to know what you're up to! Take a picture and share it with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #QueenCityWknd. Is Facebook your thing? We've got that, too.

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This is where sci-fi and fantasy come to mingle! Special guests range from authors to artists. Fans of all kinds of fiction can find something to enjoy at this three-day event.

Where: Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 J M Keynes Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262
When: June 2nd – 4th
Time: Varies by Day
How Much: Full weekend tickets for $50 (could be more at the door)

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These shoes are made for walking, and at #WalkCLT, you’ll be able to bust them out! Located in FreeMoreWest, this event highlights the businesses along the route, starting at Recover Brands and ending at Blue Blaze Brewery.

Where: 1518 Bryant St.
Charlotte, NC 28208
When: June 2nd
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
How Much: Free, but you can purchase a $10 ticket for a free shirt and some beer!

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Kinfolks Soul Food Festival

Good music and good food combine at this festival, highlighting soul food and the R&B sounds that accompany it.

Where: Route 29 Pavilion
6845 Sandusky Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28027
When: June 3rd
Time: Gates open at 2 p.m.
How Much: $35 GA, $45 Preferred Viewing and $70 VIP

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Queen City Femme Fest

Expect empowerment and plenty of vendors at Femme Fest. Guests will be about to shop for everything from makeup to clothes to art and everything in between.

Where: 1318 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
When: June 3rd
Time: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
How Much: $10

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Blue Blaze One Year Anniversary

Blue Blaze is turning one and is inviting the Queen City to help them celebrate! Yoga at 11 a.m. followed by the party. A special Pale Ale will be released in honor of National Trails Day as well!

Where: 528 S. Turner Ave.
When: June 3rd
Time: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
How Much: Free!

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Repticon Convention

Nope, this isn’t a new kind of Transformer. It’s a convention completely devoted to those crawly reptiles and exotic animals people call pets!

Where: Cabarrus Arena
4751 NC-49
Concord, NC 28025
When: June 3rd & 4th
Time: Opens at 10 a.m.
How Much: Two day pass for $15

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Brick Fest Live Lego Fan Experience

Lego fans are in for a treat with Brick Fest, where engineering and fun unite with only imaginations as the limit. Expect glow-in-the-dark surprises and more than A MILLION Legos.

Where: Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC 28202
When: June 3rd & 4th
Time: Opens at 10 a.m.
How Much: $49.50 two-day passes

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