With warmer temperatures rising, May is a great time to plan for the Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Race. Asian cultures are celebrated with food, music, dancing and the popular spectator sport of dragon boat racing! Another water sport to keep an eye on is paddle boarding at the Stand Up for Autism WPA Paddleboard Race, an event benefiting the local charity IGNITE, as well as the Autism Society of North Carolina.
Go back in time with the living history events at Historic Latta Plantation. Reenactments from a number of battle’s and wars are displayed on the historic grounds and plenty of action! Other types of performances include events by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra at the Duke Energy Explorium. Grab friends and family to hear the sounds of the orchestra on site or by boat.
Other seasonal events that heat up every summer are Warrior Dash, Concerts on the Green, Outdoor Cinema Series in the park, along with numerous beer and art festivals. Nothing says ‘summer’ than time spent enjoying events lakeside.