CHARLOTTE, NC — Anyone traveling through Uptown this weekend should expect to see several road closures as Taste of Charlotte kicks off on Friday, June 7th.
Taste of Charlotte, presented by Food Lion, is a 3 day festival featuring over 100 samples from area restaurants along with live music and entertainment, interactive children’s activities, cooking demos, street performances and unique shopping opportunities. A large variety of local, regional and national partners will also be interacting with festival goers by providing information, coupons and free stuff!
Admission to Taste of Charlotte is FREE. Attendees can purchase festival coins to use for restaurant samples, beverages and kid’s activities. Coins can be purchased at booths on site, which are located throughout the festival, or pre-purchased before arrival and picked up at a coin booth!
Located on Tryon Street, Taste of Charlotte now spans 6 city blocks from Stonewall to 5th Street.
Guests can enjoy delicious food while strolling the festival experiencing four stages of entertainment, street performances and interactive tours. Taste of Charlotte truly is a fun, friendly atmosphere for all ages. Come see for yourself why Taste of Charlotte is a taste of everything Charlotte has to offer.
Taste of Charlotte takes place on Friday & Saturday from 11am-11pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.
Festival officials say guests are encouraged to bring thier friends and family, but ask that you please leave your furry friends at home.
Information on road closures for the event can be found below:
- Thursday, June 6
9:00 a.m. – Tryon Street between Stonewall Street and 5th Street; Trade Street between Church St. and College St.
6:00 p.m. – Levine Ave., MLK Blvd., 3rd St. and 4th St. Between Church St. and College St.
- Friday, June 7
6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – MLK Blvd., 3rd St., and 4th St. between Church St. and College St. reopen for morning peak traffic.
9:00 a.m. – Those cross streets close.
- Sunday, June 9
10:00 p.m. – All streets reopen.