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2022 Ballantyne Festivals
Don’t miss these exciting festivals in Ballantyne’s Backyard!
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Festivals Full of Good Food, Seasonal Drinks and Fun Music

Tickets are available now! Make a night of it and stay at a nearby hotel!


Charlotte’s 15th annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is coming to Ballantyne’s Backyard on Saturday, May 21! Enjoy a vast selection of barbeque options, beer and bourbon sampling and live entertainment from noon to 6 p.m. General admission is $42.


The Tacos ‘N Taps Festival will transport you south of the border for some foodie fun! Join us for dancing, contests, beers and margaritas on August 20. General admission is $39, including alcoholic drinks, and $25 for dry guests.


In conjunction with the Charlotte International Arts Festival, Blumenthal Performing Arts will bring larger-than-life installations to Ballantyne’s Backyard. The city-wide art festival features free and paid public installations in Ballantyne.


Join us for Charlotte’s first annual Das Best Oktoberfest on October 15. Oompah bands, German food and a variety of beers will fill Ballantyne’s Backyard from noon to 5 p.m. Purchase a general admission ticket for $42 or a VIP admission for $75.


Sip on warming drinks and relax by the fire at the first annual Whiskey, Wine & Fire Festival on November 5! General admission is $59 and includes a souvenir tasting glass, all-you-care-to-taste samples of whiskey and wine, access to food trucks and live entertainment.

The traveling exhibit of animatronic and static dinosaurs, Dinos at 11: The Jurassic Encounter takes over Ballantyne’s Backyard, November 18 – 27. The price of admission for the prehistoric walk-through experience begins at $19. Guests of all ages can explore over 50 true-to-detail dinos, children’s activities and food vendors.


The Carolina Holiday Light Spectacular is transforming Ballantyne’s Backyard into a winter wonderland, December 12 – 31. Explore an outdoor walking trail jam-packed with over a million holiday lights, hundreds of Christmas trees and several larger-than-life installations. Admission prices begin at $15 and the event is open to all ages.

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