Events in Charlotte

Come Have Some Fun in Charlotte

The biggest city in North Carolina, home to multiple major sports teams, museums, and outdoor attractions, Charlotte is full of new things to discover. Whether you're looking for weekend plans or wondering what the can't-miss festivals of the year are, consider this your guide to all things events and activities in Charlotte!

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Some Highlights of Charlotte

Outdoor Adventures

The U.S. National Whitewater Center, McDowell Nature Preserve, Little Sugar Creek Greenway—whether you're looking for hiking, biking, boating, or just a casual stroll, there's plenty of outdoor recreation around Charlotte.

Rich Local Culture

Looking to browse a few museums for the day? Charlotte is home to big stops like the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Mint Museum Randolph, the Carolinas Aviation Museum, the Charlotte History Museum, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Entertainment & More

You'll find live performances from artists both big and small around Charlotte, as well as local and national theatre productions. Check out the schedule at venues like The Fillmore, PNC Music Pavilion, the Belk Theater, and the Carolina Theatre.

Exciting Community Events

With Charlotte's packed events schedule and a full calendar from the major sports teams, residents have something to do pretty much every weekend. Whether it's an annual food festival or a monthly movie in the park, you'll always have options!

Our Favorite Annual Events

Queen City Brewers FestivalFeb. 2nd

If you're a fan of local beer, this is a can't-miss event. The Queen City Brewers Festival brings together beer, cider, snacks, and more for a day-long celebration, with proceeds going to ACEing Autism Charlotte. 

event location

800 Briar Creek Rd

event date

12pm — 8:30pm

Tuck FestApril 25th – 28th

Every year, the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte comes alive with activity, hosting a multi-day festival full of trail-running, kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, climbing, and more. In the past, more than 55,000 attendees have come to compete and enjoy the live music, demonstrations, and more!

event location

US National Whitewater Center

event date

Hours vary

Charlotte ShoutMay

A celebration of the city, Charlotte Shout goes all out, bringing over 200 concerts, art installations, and live performances, as well as delicious local food and drinks.

event location

Uptown Charlotte

event date

Times vary

Taste of CharlotteJune 7th — 9th

If you're a foodie, then Taste of Charlotte is the can't-miss event of the year.  A three-day festival that features over 100 samples from restaurants in the area, attendees can expect mouthwatering flavors, cooking demonstrations, street performances, and much more.

event location

Tryon St., Uptown

event date

Times vary

Festival in the ParkSept.

Since 1964, the Festival in the Park has brought music, art, and community involvement to Charlotte. From live music to local food and drinks to kids' activities, the festival is the perfect way to send off summer!

event location

Freedom Park

event date

Times vary

Novant Health Thanksgiving Day ParadeNov. 28th

One of the largest and best parades in the Southeast US, the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade is a long-established and highly anticipated tradition. Celebrate the holiday season with tons of floats, giant balloons, marching bands and more!

event location

Uptown Charlotte

event date

9am

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