• Camille Renner

Gaston County Events: Where to workout, shop and unwind this June

In the past month, thousands of Gaston County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine, jumping our county's vaccination rate to over 30%. Celebrations over the fight against COVID continue this June, with in-person events almost every day of the week in Belmont, Mount Holly and Gastonia. Our roundup of June local events includes outdoor markets, live music, yoga and running, and Juneteenth celebrations. See you there, Gaston County!

Photo Courtesy of City of Cramerton

Thursday, June 3:

Whole Hog Cookout

Chris Rodarte, Gaston Outside

The Bottle Tree

102 Davis St., Belmont

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Belmont's eclectic and delicious restaurant, The Bottle Tree, is partnering with Charlotte area brewery, Town Brewing, to host a Whole Hog Cookout. Hang outside with the Bottle Tree and Town Brewing teams as they roast a hog, drink Town beer and listen to live music performed by The Mongos. The Bottle Tree is excited to "pig out" with you!

River Jam

U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte

7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Live music takes place throughout the year at the one-of-a-kind outdoor venue in the middle of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Headlining on June 3rd is county singer/songwriter Carly Burruss.

Friday, June 4:

DIY Date Night

Anna Naphtali, Gaston Outside

AR Workshop

65 Glenway St., Belmont

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

On the first Friday of every month, the interactive art studio in Belmont, AR Workshop, invites couples to their space for their DIY Date Night. Couples can choose one activity to do together, including DIY projects such as wooden signs, chalkboards, pet beds, bottle openers and more.

Saturday, June 5:

Summer Kick-off 5k

The Lodge Tavern and Tap

101 Kenwood St., Belmont

8 a.m.

The Gaston County Jaycees are hosting their 4th annual 5k in support of local schools and students. The race will start and finish in Belmont at the Lodge Tavern. Various age groups are invited to race and medals will be presented for different ages. It costs $25 to register here, or $30 late registration the day of. Happy running!

Mount Holly & The Makers Pop-up Market

Photo Courtesy of Catalyst Mercantile

Mount Holly Farmers Market

226 S. Main St., Mount Holly

2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Catalyst Mercantile, a boutique in Downtown Mount Holly, is hosting over 20 food, beauty, art and craft vendors at the Mount Holly Farmers Market. The evening will include food trucks, live music and a great opportunity to support some small businesses.

Station Street Market

Anna Naphtali, Gaston Outside

Station Belmont

4 N. Main St., Belmont

June 5, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

On Station Belmont's large patio, there will be over 30 vendors selling local art, crafts, home goods, beauty products, food and more. Station will be serving up their regular food and drinks during the event as well.

Steel Roots Live Show

Belmont Brewing Company

1500 River Dr., Belmont

6 p.m.

The newest brewery in Belmont, appropriately named Belmont Brewing Company, invites you to listen to some live music while sipping on a new beer. On June 5th, local band Steel Roots will be performing at the brewery.

Car Cruise In

Chris Rodarte, Gaston Outside

Primal Brewery

52 Ervin St., Belmont

7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Local country band, Wagon Load A Trouble, is partnering with Primal Brewing to give Car Lovers a chance to show off their cars, drink some local beer and unwind to the bands music, which ranges from old country to Elvis and more.

Thursday June 10: