Parties and revelry will abound this weekend as Charlotte’s fabulous kings and queens head out for nights on the town in anticipation and celebration of Independence Day! Check out these events below, just a small, small sampling of all the great activity this weekend.

11th Annual Plaza Midwood 4th of July Pig Pickin’

Sunday, July 3, 4 p.m.-midnight
1218 Gordon St.

BBQ, Beer, Bands, Fireworks! Classic cars, hot rods, cafe motorcycle racers, pin-up girls! Featuring performances by: The Belmont Playboys, Temperance League, Sea of Cortez, Aqualads and The Modern Primitives.

Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with parking available throughout Plaza Midwood and at Green Memorial Baptist Church, 1324 The Plaza. Lawnchairs and blankets welcome. Sponsored by: Shuffle Magazine, Diamond Restaurant, Snug Harbor, Twenty Two, Soul Gastrolounge.

The Scorpio hosts Jujubee of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Sunday, July 3, 11:30 p.m.
2301 Freedom Dr.

Monday’s a federal holiday — you know what that means! Scorpio will be packed on Sunday. Come out for a special peformance by Jujubee of “Drag Race” fame. $12 advance tickets available until July 1. $15 cover night of show.

Explosion! The Bar at 316 Fourth of July Celebration!

316 Rensselaer Ave.

Friday, July 1
Takeover Friday Luau Cocktail Party

Party with a full Tiki bar and come out decked in your floral shirts/tanks/shorts/sandals!
$4 Cover. 8 p.m. until….

Saturday, July 2
Rodeo Night

$4 Cover. 8 p.m. until…

Sunday, July 3
WET Dance Party

Dance music and sprinklers. White undies and swim wear, anyone?
$4 Cover. 1-5 p.m.

Monday, July 4
Cookout and fireworks

The Bar at 316 grills out in the parking and invites you to stay and watch Uptown fireworks from the balcony.
5 p.m. until…

Know of other events we should list? Email us at