weekend events

Day of the Dead and 4 other events you can’t miss this weekend in Charlotte

There are almost endless costume events and bar crawls in Charlotte, so here is the Free Press’s top events for the weekend:

Friday – 10/27

Bacon Fest Food Truck Friday

Sycamore Brewing is hosting another Bacon Fest Food Truck Friday event! Get your bacon on while choosing from 10 different food trucks. More information here.

Saturday – 10/28

HeroRun 2017

Start your Saturday off with HeroRun 2017 to raise money and support veterans. The 5K and 1K fun runs will support Charlotte Bridge Home. The event will be held at the Fairview Plaza, and prices range from $15 to $40. More information here.

Procession – Dia de Los Casi Muertos

A procession will start at 6 p.m. at the Bechtler Museum and end at Camp North End. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes and paint their faces, and to bring a bike or something with wheels. Details here.

Animal Adoption Day with CMPD animal control

Looking for a new best friend? Head over to GoodRoad Ciderworks from 1 to 4 p.m. to see some adoptable pets and grab samples of food from Mellow Mushroom. You can find more information here.

Sunday – 10/29

Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos Festival

The Levine Museum of the New South is hosting its annual Day of the Dead festival with dancing and family-friendly activities. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Find more information here.