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June 2023

June 18
Sunday, 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Juneteenth Cocktail Party at Billy Sunday Charlotte

Join Billy Sunday Charlotte and Black Bourbon Society for a special cocktail party in honor of Juneteenth on Sunday, June 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring Uncle Nearest, George Dickel, and Makers Mark. This event is free to attend and open to the public!

July 2023

July 1
Saturday, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us Saturday, July 1st from 7-10pm to dance the night away as we celebrate Independence Day early with Liquid Pleasure!

Local to the Carolinas but nationally known and loved, Liquid Pleasure is making their Optimist Hall debut during our Star Spangled Weekend! Many of you know and love them, and those who don’t are in for a treat! 😍 With a full 10 piece band and more than four decades under their belts, this is sure to be a can’t-miss performance! 🎤

Attendance is free, just don’t forget your dancing shoes! 🕺

July 2
Sunday, 01:00 pm - 01:45 pm
The Jolly Lollies at Optimist Hall

Join us for a family-friendly, interactive performance from the The Jolly Lollies on Sunday, July 2nd at 1pm!

Kids and parents alike are invited to sing along, dance along, and even play an instrument or two!

Plus, we’ll have face painters 🎨 and balloon animal twisters 🎈on-site from 12-3pm so you can make it a festive Sunday Funday at the hall as we round out our Star Spangled Weekend!

August 2023

August 6
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
OH HAPPY DAY: Optimist Hall’s 4th Birthday Party!

Join Sunday, August 6th from 12-4pm as we celebrate four years of food hall fun!

We’ll have:

  • A bounce house
  • A bubble station
  • A caricature artist
  • Balloon artists
  • Steel Drums

…and more!

Free to attend, all are welcome!

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August 24
Thursday, 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Free Outdoor Workout at Fonta Flora
Our friends at Fonta Flora will be hosting a free workout on their lawn Thursday, August 24th from 5:30-6:30pm!
The workout will be led by ISI Elite Training – Elizabeth!  ISI will bring all the equipment you will need for the workout, you just bring yourself! After the workout there will be a happy hour for all participants. All you have to do? Register!
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September 2023

September 3
Sunday, 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
Maker’s Market at Fonta Flora
Join Fonta Flora on Sunday, September 3rd from 11am – 5pm for a pop-up market offering locally crafted and handmade items!
September 20
Wednesday, 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Bourbon Dinner at Billy Sunday Charlotte
Join Billy Sunday Charlotte Wednesday, September 20th at 7pm for a Bourbon Dinner featuring a four course meal and bourbon pairings presented by Ava Pizzeria, Maker’s Mark, Basil Hayden, and Knob Creek! Tickets are $125 per person. Tickets are limited and seating is communal. Menu and tickets, here!
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September 21
Thursday, 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Live Music on the Lawn at Fonta Flora

Join Fonta Flora for their Third Thursdays on the Lawn Thursday, September 21st from 7-9pm featuring live music from Cosmic Collective!

September 24
Sunday, 11:00 am - 08:00 pm
Optimist Hall x Charlotte Vintage Market

Join us Sunday, September 24th from 11am – 8pm for an all day pop-up market right here at the hall featuring 30 local vintage vendors!

September 25
El Thrifty – Weekly Specials

Monday – Half Price Margaritas
Tuesday – Taco Tuesday
Thursday – Live Music on the Patio / $5 Nachos
Friday & Saturday – Tableside Tequila Service
Sunday – Brunch 10am – 2pm

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