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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).