If you are looking for a last-minute day trip with the family, here’s a list of festivals and fairs happening within a reasonable drive from Charlotte.
Hopscotch Music Festival
Where: Downtown Raleigh (various places).
When: Today— Saturday.
Highlights: This music festival, started Thursday, features performances by more than 175 national and international bands playing in 15 different places, all within walking distance. Music genres will include rock, hip-hop, heavy metal, dance, classical, folk and everything in between.
Admission: $ 34—$ 110.
Where: 451 Peach Tree Road, Bennett.
When: 10 a. m. Saturday—5 p. m. Sunday.
Highlights: This annual festival, which is in its 15th year, features family fun, food, horse rides and an antique tractor pull. There will also be musical entertainment and a grand parade with cars, trucks, tractors, horse-drawn vehicles, floats, farm equipment and more.
Admission: Free Friday； on Saturday, $ 5 for ages 13 and older.