November 21

Annual Events To Look Forward To In Charlotte


One of the good things about living in Charlotte, North Carolina is the fact that its citizens and tourists can enjoy their time in the city because of the different entertainment options it has to offer. Aside from its various family attractions, rich history and culture, sports and recreation, and nightlife, Charlotte also holds awesome events annually and below are some of them.

St. Patricks Day Parade. Charlotte celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Parade annually, which is a non-profit event open to the public. It’s open to musical, school and alumni groups, cheerleading and drill teams, and any individual who seeks to enjoy being an Irish for one day. The Nineteenth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival, which will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

The Queen’s Cup Steeplechase. The event produced by Charlotte Steeplechase Association, Inc., (CSA) is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to provide annual steeplechase horse racing event benefitting local and regional charities. The 20th Anniversary of the Queen’s Cup ‘Chase Festival will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Speed Street. Currently celebrating its 20th year, Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola has been held to commemorate the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event features different family-oriented events that personify the huge growth of motor sports. Furthermore, it transforms the streets of Charlotte into a showcase of motorsports through non-stop entertainment, appearance by top Sprint Cup Drivers, etc. More than 400,000 attendees celebrate the event annually plus it’s cost-free. The upcoming Speed Street even will take place on May 21 to 23, 2015.

Taste of Charlotte. Taste of Charlotte began in 1999 with 23 local restaurant and as the years passed by, the even has grown tremendously especially in its number of attendees. As of today, the event boasts over 30 restaurants with more than 100 menu items plus 100 unique sponsors. Taste of Charlotte offers a variety of fun-filled items perfect for the entire family including live music, dancing, street performances, magic and more. The event is taking place on June 5 to 7, 2014 at the Tryon Street from MLK Jr. Blvd. to 6th Street. Admission to the event is free.

Festival in the Park. This festival has been bringing a lot of entertainment – good music, good times, and good art to Charlotteans and visitors of the city from all over the world. The event is basically designed to promote and stimulate interest in the arts wherein attendees will learn from more than 180 artists and crafts people. The 51st annual “Festival in the Park” will be held on September 25 to 27, 2015.

Above are just a few events to look forward to whether you’re currently living in Charlotte or just visiting this place. Charlotte has certainly proven that it has a lot to offer both to its citizens and visitors.


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