Join friends and family for a memorable evening at the 1st annual Pop-Up Picnic in Freedom Park, celebrating the connection between local farms and local foods, as well as the importance of conservation.
Come spread a blanket and dine on local treats from picnic baskets prepared by great Charlotte restaurants, or enjoy a basket you’ve packed yourself. Catch up with neighbors and listen to bluegrass music while the sun sets behind the trees of the city’s most iconic park.
Presented to the community by Wells Fargo, this community picnic will prove to be a Charlotte favorite!
Want to buy a picnic basket? Follow these steps:
Click on the TICKETS button to see all available baskets and their contents. Each basket will contain a meal for two.
Choose the basket(s) you would like by selecting the quantity, then proceed to checkout.
Baskets will be available for pickup at 6 pm in Freedom Park on Friday, April 28 across from the band shell.
Please note: Picnic baskets will not be for sale on-site. Basket quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sales end Sunday, April 23 at 11:30 pm.
Beer and wine will be for sale on-site from Lenny Boy Brewing Co. ***no outside alcohol is permitted in the park***
100% of picnic basket sales benefit Catawba Lands Conservancy and Carolina Thread Trail!
Picnic baskets provided by:
Aqua e Vino
Babalu Tacos & Tapas
Dogwood Southern Table & Bar
Francie Rudolph Custom Catering
Mac's Speed Shop
Napa on Providence
Reid’s Fine Foods
RuRu’s Tacos & Tequila
The Turnhouse Grille
Anna Belk, Sarah Bourgeois, Robbie Branstrom, Amy Burelson, Leslie Culbertson, Claudia Heath, Courtney Hyder, Sally Robinson.
Amanda & Bob Anders, Danté & CT Anderson, Kim & Johnny Belk, William Blair, Nancy Blue, Gay Boswell, Angela & Ralph Breeden, Lauten Crow, Peggy & Bob Culbertson, Dennis Elliott, TC & Mary Brook Ewing, Deidre & Clay Grubb, Amy & Johnny Hines, Kelly Katterhagen & Larry Nabatoff, Jason & Addison Kon, Scott & Jennifer Mansfield, Posey & Mark Mealy, Charlie & Caton Morris, Rebecca Morris, Catharine & John Pappas, Lee & Eric Pedersen, Ginna & Roy Richards, Sally & Downie Saussy, Kylan & Justin Smith, Taylor & Jessica Stanfield, Caroline & David Stedman, Louis & Lucy Stephens, Kathryn Heath & Tom Webb, Jackie & Mike Wells, Emily & Jenner Wood.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Presented to the community by Wells Fargo
Steward Sponsors: BlackArch Partners, Bragg Financial, Piedmont Natural Gas, South State Bank
Sustainer Sponsors: Faison, GreerWalker, InterCon Building Co., Region's Bank, SteelFab, Troutman Sanders
Patron Sponsors: Beacon Partners, Carroll Financial Associates, CATO Corps, CBRE, Clariant, K&L Gates, LITTLE