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West End Towns puts the city at your doorstep, with some of Charlotte’s best breweries, restaurants, shops, recreation and entertainment opportunities just minutes from home. Now’s your time to discover what it means to live in the heart of the city and take advantage of all its conveniences.

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  • 6 minutes to I-77
  • 7 minutes to I-85



There’s always an event or celebration happening in Charlotte, and living at West End Towns means you’re right in the heart of the action.

River Jam Summer Concert Series

U.S. National Whitewater Center, May-September

Concert series featuring a number of genres Thursday-Saturday night from May-September.

African American Heritage Festival

The Charlotte Museum of History, June

Celebrate Charlotte’s black history and culture through dance, visual art and storytelling.

Southern Summer Lawn Party

Petty Thieves Brewing Co., June

Party for a purpose, benefiting two local Charlotte nonprofits.

Charlotte Caribbean Carnival

Plaza Midwood, June

Celebrating and honoring Charlotte’s Afro-Caribbean community.

Festival of India

130 N Tryon St., July

Celebrating Indian culture in Charlotte through performances, visual arts, exhibits and Indian cuisine.

Fourth of July Celebration

U.S. National Whitewater Center, July

Festivities stretching over two days include live music, multiple yoga practices, and fireworks.


Spirit Square, July

A weekend-long celebration of Beatles music.

Truist Corporate Cup 5k & Half Marathon

Truist Field, August

A Charlotte tradition for over 40 years, this fundraiser is the YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s largest road race.

Charlotte Shout

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, September

Multi-week festival celebrating Charlotte’s innovation and creativity through art, music, food and ideas.

Festival in the Park

Freedom Park, September

A Charlotte tradition since 1964 featuring live music, food and an artisan arts and crafts market.

NC Hot Sauce Expo

First Ward Park, October

Featuring the greatest hot sauce makers in the country.

Taste of Charlotte Festival

101 N Tryon St., October

Annual 3-day festival with over 100 local restaurants to sample and enjoy.

Running Scared

300 S Church St., October

A Halloween 5 mile race through and around uptown Charlotte.

Moo & Brew Fest

AvidXchange Music Factory, October

Annual craft beer, burger and music festival.

Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

200 S Tryon St., November

A Charlotte Thanksgiving tradition with six decades of history behind it.

Winter Wonderlights

Greensboro Science Center, November – January

A walk-thru experience featuring 12 magical realms of joyful sounds and shimmering lights.

Winterfest at Carowinds

Carowinds, November – January

A large Christmas celebration with lavish displays, live shows, strolling performers, and special holiday dishes and desserts.


Holiday Ice Skating

U.S. National Whitewater Center, November – February

A 17,000 square foot ice rink with several different skating zones on the upper pond.


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Interested in learning more about what there is to see and do around Charlotte? Get the West End Towns community guide below for more great content online.


Photos courtesy of: Whitewater Center (River Jam Concert Series, Holiday Ice Skating); CLTure (Festival of India); Daily Advent (Truist Corporate Cup 5k & Half Marathon); Charlotte Five (Festival in the Park, Taste of Charlotte Festival); Here We Grow NC (NC Hot Sauce Expo); Visit NC (Winter Wonderlights, Winterfest at Carowinds).


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