First Ward Park opening celebration

Come out and join in the celebration of the opening of First Ward Park tomorrow (Dec. 8). There will be music, food, hot chocolate and holiday lights starting at 10:30 a.m. First Ward Park is the culmination of a joint partnership between Levine Properties, UNC Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte. The new […]

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Tree Lighting in Uptown Charlotte

Get ready for the official tree lighting in Uptown Charlotte December 3 starting at 5:30 p.m. Santa flips the switch to light the tree at 6 p.m. and immediately after the tree lighting, the party moves inside Founders Hall for music and entertainment. Santa will be on hand for pictures with the kids, too.

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Thanksgiving Day Parade

Get out on Thanksgiving Day for this Charlotte tradition that has entertained and inspired audiences since 1947. Complete with dance and choral performances, marching bands from around the region, larger-than-life floats, balloons and some of your favorite characters. This year’s parade will kick off the holiday season, Charlotte-style! For the first time in parade history, […]

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Thunder Road Marathon this weekend

The Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon unites the excitement of road racing, music, family-friendly entertainment. With a race for every age group and ability, Thunder Road is the one event you won’t want to miss! The Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon also features a Half Marathon and 5K. All courses are certified. November 14 starting […]

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Jazz at the Bechtler

The Ziad Jazz Quartet performs the music of Cannonball Adderley during the September 4 Jazz at the Bechtler concerts. The inspiration for this concert is the irrepressible swing always made Cannonball’s work accessible. The gospel-like Mercy Mercy Mercy (a 1966 hit for his band), the outrageous groove of Work Song, and the Brazilian-flavored Jive Samba are among the selections included in the […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween at Brightwalk! Remember these tips: Walk Safely • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. • Teach children to make […]

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Last Comic Standing comes to Charlotte

America’s most compelling comedy competition, Last Comic Standing, takes to the road to showcase the winners and other outstanding comics from NBC’s Emmy Award-nominated series. Nov. 4 at the Knight Theater.

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Monster Mashup at NC Music Factory

Hendrick Lexus presents Charlotte’s Largest Halloween Bash, the Monster Mashup!  4 of Charlotte’s best DJ’s will be rockin the house all night long as we transform Fountain Plaza into a HUGE OUTDOOR CLUB with lights and sound that will blow your mind!  Plus a $5,000 Costume Contest and a freak show presented by the guys […]

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Biketoberfest

Biketoberfest is all about having fun getting around the city without driving and to support Sustain Charlotte (a NEW bicycle advocacy organization for metro Charlotte). Bike, walk, or ride the light rail around town to sponsoring businesses while obtaining stamps in your official Biketoberfest Passport! Admission includes a Recover t-shirt, entry to the after party at […]

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Charlotte Oktoberfest — Beer Festival

Presented by the Carolina BrewMasters, Charlotte Oktoberfest is NC’s premier beer festival at the NC Music Factory on October 3, from 12:30 to 6 pm. Charlotte Oktoberfest is also a charity-focused event. We have given over $422,250 to worthy non-profits in our 15 year history! In the 15 years since its founding, the festival has […]

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