#QueenCityWknd: May 18-21

Music, your health and Italian food make up this Queen City Weekend, and who can complain? Not us! We want to know what your weekend looks like, so 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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Carolina Roots Festival

With a more laid back vibe, this Statesville festival features group The Black Lillies for the 2017 lineup. Pre-ordered weekend tickets will run you $35 a person.

Where: 260 Hangar Drive
Statesville, NC 28677
When: May 19th and 20th
Time: Varies by day
How Much: $35/weekend

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Charlotte Beer Festival

For those looking to test their taste buds and try a variety of beers, this is for you! There will be live music and plenty of alcohol on hand.

Where: Rooftop 210
When: May 20th
Time: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
How Much: $20 for General Admission

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Drumstrong Rhythm and Arts Festival

Going into its 11th year, this charity event raises the roof while also raising money to fight cancer. The goal is to break the record for longest continuous drum circle.

Where: 455 Providence Rd. S. & Ennis Rd.
Weddington, NC 28173
When: May 20th
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
How Much: Free!

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MeckDec Day

Time to celebrate a piece of Charlotte history! Saturday marks the 242nd anniversary of what people think was the original Declaration of Independence, the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.

Where: Friday – Trade/Tryon
Saturday – Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Dr.
When: May 19th and 20th
Time: Varies by day
How Much: Free!

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The Fresh Expo

This event highlights everything healthy and eco-friendly. With a growing list of speakers, they’ll focus on how to live a sustainable and green lifestyle.

Where: Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall
When: May 20th
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How Much: VIP is $28; GA is $8

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Cheerwine Centennial Celebration

If you’re a Cheerwine fanatic, this is your party. Free Cheerwine, merch and music will take over Downtown Salisbury as people celebrate.

Where: North Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
When: May 20th
Time: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
How Much: Free!

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This annual cultural festival happens in the heart of Charlotte at one of the most popular parks, Romare Bearden Park. Expect music from Pieces of a Dream and The Peace and Love Band.

Where: Romare Bearden Park
When: May 20th
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
How Much: Free!

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Festa Italiana Food and Wine Festival

This is the kind of festival you can truly sink your teeth into. Vendors will be serving up Italian favorites that’s sure to satisfy even the deepest of cravings.

Where: Promenade at Gateway Village
800 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
When: May 21st
Time: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
How Much: $95/person

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daniel stowe botanical garden free admission
Via Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

Lost Hollow Music Fest

If you’re looking for blues, look no more. Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens will be holding a music festival featuring documentary screenings and plenty of music.

Where: 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012
When: May 20th and 21st
Time: Varies by day
How Much: $12.95/person

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