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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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October 9 - 10
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Concord (16.41 mile)
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Charlotte (10.60 mile)
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Matthews (5.24 mile)
The casual beach-theme establishments feature “oldies” jukebox music, sports on television, and a menu that includes seafood, sandwiches, salads an...
Charlotte (5.47 mile)
Contemporary Bistro featuring outdoor dining and a separte wine bar.
Matthews (5.61 mile)
Hops Grill & Brewery is a casual dining microbrewery restaurant that offers fresh, made-from-scratch menu items in a relaxed atmosphere featuring s...
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Matthews (0.70 mile)
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Conveniently located off Interstate 485, the Sleep Inn hotel is within walking distance from Windsor Square and Matthews Festival Shopping Center.
Matthews (0.90 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn Charlotte/Matthews is close to the city but far enough away to enjoy a relaxing pace.
Matthews (0.92 mile)
The Comfort Inn hotel is ideally located in the heart of Matthews in the Windsor Square Shopping Center. We offer guests an unforgettable experience with our warm and friendly service.
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