Come Have Some Fun in Charlotte
As the biggest city in North Carolina, Charlotte is full of new things to discover, including multiple major sports teams, museums, and outdoor attractions. 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
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 schedules 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, there are always options!
Our Favorite Annual Events
Queen City Brewers FestivalFeb. 1st
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.
800 Briar Creek Rd
12pm – 8:30pm
Tuck FestApril 24th – 26th
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!
US National Whitewater Center
A celebration of the city, Charlotte Shout goes all out, bringing in over 200 concerts, art installations, and live performances, as well as delicious local food and drinks.
Taste of CharlotteJune 5th – 7th
If you're a foodie, then Taste of Charlotte is the can't-miss event of the year. Attendees can expect mouthwatering flavors, cooking demonstrations, street performances, and much more from this three-day festival that features over 100 samples from restaurants in the area.
Tryon St., Uptown
Festival in the ParkSept. 25th – 27th
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!
Novant Health Thanksgiving Day ParadeNov.
One of the largest and best parades in the Southeastern 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!
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