• Jamie Killian

GO's Ultimate Guide to August—Insider's look at events around Gaston

Summer is winding down but Gaston County still has lots of fun in store this month. Check out our list of events for what is happening in August.


Sunday, August 1

The Bottle Tree - Liz Logan, Gaston Outside

Sunday Concert Series at The Bottle Tree

102 Davis St., Belmont

2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.


Each Sunday, The Bottle Tree will have live music, food and entertainment.


Monday, August 2


Knit a Cat

Gaston County Public Library

1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

3 p.m.- 4 p.m.


Eager to learn a new skill? Join this class at the library to create a beginner's level knitting craft. This class is for adults and registration is required.


Tales and Tails Film Series

Gaston County Public Library

1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

6 p.m.- 8 p.m.


Throughout the month, the library will show films that feature stories of animals—on land and in the sea! First up is Water for Elephants.


The series continues the next two Mondays:

Tuesday, August 3


Craft and Chat

Tech at Lowell

203 McAdenville Rd., Lowell

4 p.m.-5 p.m.


Socialize with others while crafting. You can bring your own craft or use the one provided. Registration is required.


Wednesday, August 4

Chris Rodarte, Gaston Outside

Midweek Movies

C.B. Huss Recreation Center

8 Julian St, Cramerton

1 p.m.-3 p.m.


Cool off and enjoy a movie inside the rec center. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $6 per child and includes movie, popcorn, water and a pool pass. This event will recur each Wednesday through the summer. August 4th the movie showing will be Coco. On August 11th, the movie will be Trolls World Tour.


Yoga at Primal Brewing

52 Ervin St., Belmont

6:30 p.m.


Find your center then grab a beer. Enjoy an hour long yoga class and a beer for just $10. Minors can participate for $5. This event is each Wednesday.

Thursday, August 5

Stowe Park- Anna Naphtali, Gaston Outside

Broadway in the Park

Stowe Park

24 S. Main St., Belmont


Enjoy a live-theatre event in Stowe Park with Black Star Theater’s presentation of The Spongebob Musical with repeat performances.

Coolin’ Out Concerts on Main

Main St., Stanley

5 p.m.-9 p.m.


Head out to Main Street in Stanley for a continuation of their summer concert series. This week’s event will feature a DJ starting at 5 p.m. and Gary Lowder & the Smokin’ Hot starting at 6 p.m. The event also takes place on August 26th with DJ Eric Bowman at 5 p.m. and Craig Woolward playing at 6 p.m. There will be food, music and entertainment.


Jazz at the Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

6500 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont

6 p.m.-8 p.m.


Enjoy live music from award-winning smooth jazz musician, Rob Zinn. Bring a lawn chair and picnic and enjoy the show.


Friday, August 6

Downtown Cramerton - Grant Baldwin, Gaston Outside