By the time March rolls around and longer days are finally returning, you're probably ready to ring in the spring season — and we all know that the best way to celebrate is with a spirited BBQ festival

After all, what's a better way to say hello to the sun than with a refreshing bourbon on the rocks in one hand and a rack of ribs in the other? Barbeques bring us all together in the spirit of charity and community — these events teem with great eats and tasty drinks shared with friends.

That's precisely why it's time to get excited for the 14th annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival going down this March in Charlotte. Delicious smells of grilling grub mingle in the air as you wander from the Shrine of Swine where you can pick away at the hog roast to the stages featuring rockin' live music. 

Getting hungry already? Savour the anticipation as you save your BBQ cravings for this March 7 event, running from noon to 6 p.m. at the Bank of America Stadium. A fun time for friends and family alike, this is the only excuse you need to get out of the house this winter and enjoy yourself. 

Featuring an amazingly diverse menu of bottomless beer and bourbon, you are sure to stay refreshed through the whole event (it's a celebration, after all). Looking to learn more about this corn-based spirit? Check out the tasting area and sit in on a seminar to learn how to impress your friends with your liquor savvy and innovative cocktails. 

Uptown is smokin' with this awesome event that mixes the best of live music with good eats and tasty drinks. Check out crowd favourites like The Well Drinkers, Part Time Blues Band, and Cassette Rewind. Their awesome tunes dance with you from the tasting area all the way over to the bingo event. 

And it keeps getting better.

Not that we need a reason to chow down on BBQ while sipping a tasty drink, but getting to support a good cause in the process — yes, please! 

This year, the City of Charlotte's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is raising funds for the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation and UMAR (two life-changing non-profits that help those with disabilities access support and achieve success).

So, with every rib you eat and sip you take, you know that you're helping improve lives. The chance to do good while gorging on BBQ — does it get better than that? 

Set aside your afternoon on March 7 because BBQ, bourbon, and beer await you in downtown Charlotte. Book your tickets now for this can't-miss annual event. Featuring military discounts for veterans and those in active service, you can also use the discount code: 'narcity' to get 10% off this afternoon affair. 

The 14th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival in Charlotte 

Price: Ranging from $39.99 for general admission to $75 for the VIP Whole Hog Session. Get 10% off when you use the promo code: narcity

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020, from noon to 6 p.m.

Address: Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Why You Need To Go: Uptown is smokin' with delicious BBQ, bottomless beer and bourbon drinks, tasting seminars, bingo, live music, and a chance to jump-start your spring in style!

Ready to get your taste buds fired up? Find details on the 14th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival on their website. To see more and stay in the loop, check out their YouTube, follow them on Facebook and Instagram, and  share your BBQ joys with #beerbourbonbbq. 

 
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