In town for the Aggie-Eagle classic? We got you covered with plenty of activities to do while you are here. Check out some events that are happening during the weekend of the kickoff game.

***Note: This list is updated regularly. Some events may be removed because of cancellations. Check back to see added events. If you have an event going on during the Aggie-Eagle Classic, be sure to post it on our event page.

Official Events

Thursday, Sept. 1

Aggie-Eagle Takeover

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Where: 4400 Sharon Road

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Friday, Sept. 2

College and Career Fair

Looking for a new career? Or maybe even an internship? Check out this career fair for undergrads, graduates, grad students and the like.

Where: 501 South College Street
Time: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Aggie-Eagle Stepshow

The Greeks will be battling against one another for the ultimate prize: $10,000. Check out this step show to see who will step up to the challenge.

Where: 501 South College Street

Time: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 3

Mad Miles HBCU Run

The Mad Miles Run Club has partnered with Duke’s Mayo to host a HBCU run, as a part of the Around the Crown 10K. Participants will show off their school pride while getting their miles in.

Where: 300 Camp Road

Time: 10:00 AM

More Than Just a Game: 100 Years of the Aggie-Eagle Rivalry

This presentation will showcase some never-before-seen photographs of the Aggie-Eagle rivalry over the years. Two professors, from A&T and NCCU, will demonstrate their understanding of the rivalry through an educational conversation.

Where: 219 South Brevard Street

Time: 11:00 AM

Duke’s Mayo Classic Fan Fest

Check out the official tailgating spot, located one block from the Bank of America Stadium.

Where: 300 South Church Street

Time: 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Day Parties

Friday, Sept. 2

Ladidadi Aggie Eagle Day Party

Get hyped for the big game with an all-day party with live music, giveaways, food, a cigar bar and more.

Where: Oak Room, 200 East Bland Street

Time: 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 3

Pregame Brunch + Day Party

Join the Aggie Gentz for a specially prepared brunch buffet while a special guest DJ will command the 1s and 2s.

Where: 3030 Freedom Drive

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Nothin But Anthems

Join others and pay homage to some of the greatest hits from Hip-Hop, Afrobeats and R&B.

Where: 2016 North Graham Street

Time: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

90’s Babies: The Official Aggie-Eagle Day Party

Party in style while enjoying a fancy cocktail or grubbing on a savory meal prepared by an executive chef.

Where: 9539 Pinnacle Drive

Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sunday, Sept. 4

Melanin and Mimosas Brunch and Day Party

Food. Hookah. Music. Vibes. Brunch starts at 1:00 and the party starts at 4:00.

Where: 832 Siegle Avenue

Time: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Thursday, Sept. 1

Aggie-Eagle Rivalry Pregame Party
Come kickback, grab your favorite people and party as you raise funds for a great cause! A portion of the proceeds benefit the Queen City Aggies and NCCU Eagles Alumni chapters.

Where: 300 North College Street
Time: 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Jay Critch at the Underground

Rapper Jay Critch will be coming to Charlotte on his Talk Money tour and performing songs from his latest mixtape, Talk Money Tape 3.

Where: 820 Hamilton Street

Time: 8:00 PM

Cufflinks and Cocktails

Put on your favorite Fall-weather blends, rock your favorite A&T or NCCU apparel and come out and enjoy a cocktail social hour with a tailgate feel.

Where: 1501 South Mint Street

Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Friday, Sept. 2 – Monday, Sept. 5

Aggie-Eagle Classic Weekend Party Pass

Save some cash and grab a party pass to access multiple events during the Aggie-Eagle Classic. There are two types of passes that give you access to different things.

Where: TBD

Time: TBD (For more information, click the event link)

Saturday, Sept 3.

Brunch at Mico

Let live music by Deans’ Duets enchant you while savoring a refreshing mimosa and globally inspired meal at Mico Restaurant.

Where: 201 West Trade Street

Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Labor Night Lounge

Treat yourself to a night of relaxation from smooth drinks to a relieving foot bath. Games, food, door prizes and more will be apart of this night.

Where: 192 Church Street North Suite C

Time: 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM

Aggie Eagle Afterparty

Cap your game night off by turning up with rapper 2Chainz, who will make an appearance.

Where: 900 North Carolina Music Factory Boulevard

Time: 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM

Around the Town

Thursday, Sept. 1

PJ Morton in Concert

Grammy-award winning singer PJ Morton will be performing in Charlotte alongside DJ Aerie Spins. If you are a fan of Morton, you will love this!

Where: 430 South Tryon Street

Time: 8:00 PM

Thursday General Knowledge Trivia

Test your expertise and stimulate your brain with a fun night of trivia at Armored Cow Brewery.

Where: 8821 JW Clay Boulevard

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Link Up

Meet up with other young professionals for this networking mixer. Ticket admission includes two drinks.

Where: 301 Camp Road, Suite 106

Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Sol Fusion at Middle C Jazz

Sol Fusion’s front line vocalists cover it all, from the Chicks to Gladys Knight to Lady Gaga, and from Chris Stapleton to Earth, Wind and Fire to Bruno Mars. Bring your dancing shoes!

Where: 300 South Brevard Street

Time: 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Friday, Sept. 2

Incognito with Maysa

Acid-jazz group Incognito has placed 15 singles on the U.K. pop chart; contemporary jazz vocalist has earned many honors, including the Soul Train Award. Catch them both and enjoy a night of music equal parts soothing and funky.

Where: 430 South Tryon Street

Time: 8:00 PM

Pedrito Martinez

Tap your feet to the lively sounds of the Afro-Cuban musical stylings of jazz artist Pedrito Martinez.

Where: 345 North College Street

Time: 8:15 PM

Thursday, Sept. 1 – Saturday, Sept. 3

Toni Stone: An original play by Lydia R. Diamond

Toni Stone was the first African American woman to play baseball in the Negro leagues. Check out this rendition of her life and career.

Where: 1545 West Trade Street

Time: 8:00 PM

Tenor Madness

Enjoy an evening of jazz from some of the best musicians the region has to offer.

Where: 130 North Tryon Street

Time: 6:00 PM

Friday, Sept. 2 – Sunday, Sept. 4

August at the Bechtler

From the beginning of August through September, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will offer free admission they prepare their new exhibition, located on the fourth floor.

Where: 420 South Tryon Street

Time: Mon., Wed.-Sat. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Sun. 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Exhibition: Unseen Oceans

Take a deep dive into the darkest parts of the ocean as science reveals a whole new world of life.

Where: 301 North Tryon Street

Time: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 3

Duke Mayo Pregame Tailgate

No need to put up or take down a tailgate party in this heat. Head over to the Charlotte Beer Garden and get pumped up for the game.

Where: 1300 South Tryon Street

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Crownin QC’s Best Black Food Truck
Try some delicious grub from one of the food trucks and vote your favorite cook in this head-to-head competition. The first taste test will be on Friday, August 12 but the final battle will be on September 3.

Where: TBD
Time: 3:00 PM

Tailgate Takeover
Grab your lawn chairs, coolers and enjoy some great food. There will be rivalry fun, on-site vendors and games! This event will definitely be the kickoff to Homecoming.

Where: 206 South Graham Street
Time: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Vintage Connect Con 8

Shop for some of dope vintage pieces, rare and common, and connect with some of the vendors so you can be plugged in to everything vintage.

Where: 2500 East Independence Boulevard

Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, Sept. 4

Big Hats and Bowties Brunch

Enjoy a delicious brunch meal while making a change. Proceeds from this brunch will benefit the National Alumni Scholarship Fund for NCCU.

Where: 230 North College Street

Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Paint and Sip: Build Destroy

All art has lived twice; Once through the physical and once through its impact. Pay homage to the true nature of art while enjoying a smooth drink.

Where: 1824 Statesville Avenue, Suite 105

Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Good Eats and Good Drinks

Friday, Sept. 2

Black Food Truck Fridays

Chow down on some food from Charlotte’s top food truck chefs.

Where: 1600 West Trade Street

Time: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 3

Southeast Crab Feast II

All you can eat blue crabs, music and family. It’s the perfect way to kickoff gametime.

Where: 6220 Park Road

Time: 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM

R&B with Soul Food Lunch Tour

Move and groove with your taste buds as you savor foods and flavors on a southern soul food-inspired Karaoke Food Tour.

Where: 300 Camp Road

Time: 12:00 PM

Soul Miner’s Garden Food Truck at Noda

An all vegan food truck offering a variety of flavors for the Queen City and sourcing as many fresh and local ingredients as possible.

Where: 2921 North Tryon Street

Time: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sunday, Sept. 4

Bottomless Brunch

Enjoy a delicious brunch and a mimosa or a bloody Mary as you close out the Duke Mayo Classic weekend.

Where: 311 East 5th Street
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Henny & Waffles

Delight in a buffet style brunch (with a full menu) and party later.. or just go for the food.. or the party. Your choice.

Where: 222 South Church Street

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Brunch), 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Day Party)

Free Events

Friday, Sept. 2

Walking Tours at Camp North End

Coming to Charlotte for the weekend? Join Camp North End’s team as they guide a 30 minute tour around Camp North End’s 76-acre historic site. You’ll receive the chance to tour inside some of the buildings around the site including a former Model T factory.

Where: 1824 Statesville Avenue

Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Keswick DJ: FijiBoi D-Lo

Enjoy a DJ set on Keswick Ave. featuring some of today’s modern hits and artists.

Where: 1801 North Graham Street

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 3

Jazz Workshop

Pedrito Martinez will be hosting a music workshop for middle and high school students. This session invites all types of instruments and all levels of musicians.

Where: 155 North College Street

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Old School Record Saturdays

Travel back to the glory days and soothe your soul with some old school jams.

Where: 2525 North Graham Street

Time: 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Renaissance Park Trail 1 & 2

Get those steps in and hike this this 4.3-mile loop trail near Charlotte. After, enjoy a plate or a cocktail at the Old Mecklenburg Brewery.

Where: 1536 West Tyvola Road

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Sunday, Sept. 4

Brewery Tour at Noda

Get a behind the scenes tour of the North End cellar and brewhouse.

Where: 2921 North Tryon Street

Time: 3:00 PM

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