We're heading into March and already more than half way through the first quarter of 2019! Charlotte has tons of amazing events that are coming up this year, and if you want to get connected with all that our Queen City has to offer, here are 9 events that you CAN'T miss...
1. 2019 New York Life ACC Tournament - March 12-16th
If you loved the NBA All-Star weekend last month and are ready for more basketball action, this is the event for you! Charlotte will be hosting the ACC's postseason tournament for the 13th time this year. The tournament will open on Tuesday, March 12, with 3 first-round games and will continue until Saturday, the 16th. Calling all NCAA Basketball fans to grab your jerseys and head down to the Spectrum Center!
2. Saint Patrick's Day Parade - March 16th
There's no better way to celebrate Saint Patty's Day than Uptown watching the parade! Check out this great family event on March 16th and enjoy the floats, dancers, authentic food, crafts and family-friendly activities. The best part...it's completely free! Don't forget to wear your green!
3. Tuck Fest - April 25-28th
Enjoy spending quality time outside with the family? DON'T MISS THIS! Go kayaking, climbing, biking and more at the U.S. Whitewater Center. Complete with live music and obstacle courses, this is the perfect event for the active family!
4. Coca-Cola 600 Race and Festival - May
Charlotte, NC is home to the Nascar Hall Of Fame, so it's no surprise that we know how to celebrate racing the right way! Don't miss the exciting Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway - and live performances from some of your favorite country artists!
5. Taste of Charlotte - June 7-9th
If your true passion is experiencing amazing food and pleasing your tastebuds, we have a whole weekend just for you! Uptown's Taste of Charlotte offers live music, entertainment, and over 100 samples from local vendors and restaurants. Remember to come hungry! For more information about Taste of Charlotte, click here.
6. Charlotte Pride - August 17-19th
Come celebrate Charlotte's LGBTQI community as Uptown hosts a two-day festival! Don't miss the parade, karaoke, drag shows, youth events, and more. Remember to check out the parties, festivities, and other events around the city during the week leading up to the festival.
7. Yiasou Greek Festival - Sept. 6-9th
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral hosts the annual Greek Festival! Celebrate Greek culture with incredible foods, performances, shopping, and exhibits. A wonderful family-friendly event meant for all!
8. Carolina Renaissance Festival - September-November
Ready to travel back in time? Hear the sound of clashing swords and the blowing of trumpets? Join the Renaissance Festival on Saturdays and Sundays in the fall and enjoy incredible attractions! Experience knights jousting, sword swallowers, and magicians. Savor delicious food, including incredible roasted turkey legs. The Carolina Renaissance Festival is the perfect family event to get you out of the house and into the action of a different era!
9. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade - November 28th
Uptown hosts the 68th Thanksgiving Day Parade. Enjoy amazing floats, live music, special holiday events, and unlimited fun. Don't miss this amazing Charlotte tradition. Make it part of your family Thanksgiving Day plans!
See You There!!! - The Redbud Group
Some inspiration for this article was taken from: Top Events in Charlotte by Charlotte's Got a Lot