Basking in the glow of an 8-0 start to the season is a lovely place to be. But if you’re like us here at Jesse Brown’s, you might be wondering how to while away the hours until Sunday’s game at Tennessee. Well, if you’re not making the road trip to see the Panthers take on the Titans, there’s plenty to do around here this weekend – and you’ll still have time to get back in front of the wide screen before kickoff!
Southern Christmas Show: Christmas carols, treats, trees, and great holiday gift ideas all around can be found at the Southern Christmas Show! For some folks, this IS the official start of the holiday season. For nearly 50 years, this holiday tradition has helped put Charlotte in the mood for the season. And for good reason! A stroll down Christmas Tree Lane, a visit with Santa, or a wander through the Enchanted Village or the Tiny Trains is more than enough to unwrap the memories of Christmases past, and get us poised to celebrate Christmas present! And yes, you’ll find your friends from Jesse Brown’s among the Olde Towne shops!
Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon: Charlotte’s premiere road racing event is this Saturday, The Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon. Running, music, family-friendly entertainment and the Charlotte region’s rich heritage of stock car racing come together for the “big finish” for Charlotte’s road racing season. From the time the green flag drops on race day until the checkered flag falls on the final finisher, you will experience the race of a lifetime while enjoying the music, fans and sites along one of the Southeast’s most scenic courses. The Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon also features a Half Marathon and 5K. Registration is still available at the Event Expo on Friday.
Tour de Food: Looking for something a little less “racy”? Eat, drink, walk and take a more leisurely pace and see Uptown Charlotte via the Tour de Food. Explore the culinary mecca found in Uptown Charlotte. The Tour de Food starts out at the 7th Street Market and make its way through the busy city streets, sampling farm to table restaurants, wonderful wine or champagne, fabulous pastries and more! You’ll meet the artisans who create these incredible culinary dishes and find out what motivates them, learn about Charlotte’s deep history and view the architectural beauty the city offers.
Carolina Renaissance Festival: Knights, nobles, fairies, princesses, and yes… those turkey legs! Fall just doesn’t seem complete without a visit to the Carolina Renaissance Festival. With a dozen stages featuring non-stop entertainment, comedy, music and dance – not to mention the roving costumed cast of characters – you’ll be hard pressed to find a day with more to offer. And did we mention the jousting knights in armor?! Arts and crafts, games and rides. There’s something for everyone here. And turkey legs.
Salute to America’s Heroes, featuring the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club: The Charlotte Symphony salutes America’s heroes with its special guest, the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club. The group has achieved international prominence as one of America’s premier men’s choral ensembles and has been all over television and the internet. This spectacular group of midshipmen perform a wide range of sacred music and American spirituals plus the famous “Navy Hymn,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “America the Beautiful,” “Anchors Aweigh,” and more! Sure to get you in the patriotic spirit!
DYNOMITE Bouldering Competition: Nowhere to go but up from here! Climb on in the third annual DYNOMITE Bouldering Competition presented by La Sportiva at the USNWC Climbing Center, featuring bouldering problems for all skill levels. Try your hand at various difficulty level problems in either the USA Climbing Competition or the Citizens Bouldering Competition. And you thought the Whitewater Center was just about getting wet!
Of course, if all this doesn’t keep your busy until kickoff Sunday, stop by Jesse Brown’s and let’s talk football, fly fishing, or fall travel! Go Panthers!