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Programs + Events

Charlotte Center City Partners is proud to produce some of the city’s most memorable events that bring people together in the heart of our community. Join us at one of our signature celebrations or at one of dozens of programs we sponsor throughout the year.

Charlotte SHOUT!

A 17-day celebration of art, food, music, and ideas returning to Uptown Charlotte March 31, 2023! During the 2022 edition, 1.8 million people visited Uptown to experience 200+ activities. 

Explore SHOUT!

I Heart Rail Trail: Lights

This popular South End event brings interactive light art installations to the Charlotte Rail Trail each spring. 

Explore I Heart Rail Trail: Lights

Center City Vision Awards

The Vision Awards recognize the contributions of individuals, businesses, and organizations that are making the Center City more vibrant and extraordinary. The 2022 Vision Award recipient is Darrel Williams, FAIA, founding partner and owner of Neighboring Concepts. The program also honors ACSM, Inc., Center City YMCAs, JazzArts Charlotte, Crescent Stonewall Station, and the Small Business Innovation Fund. 

Center City Vision Awards

Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade

This beloved community tradition has a 75-year history of kickstarting the holiday season. 

Explore the Thanksgiving Parade

Shop Small Saturdays

Celebrating South End’s unique, local retail with pop-up markets, one-of-a-kind shops, and holiday cheer over four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Shop Small in South End

CLT NYE

Charlotte’s official New Year’s party celebrates new beginnings with live music, fireworks, and the lighting of the Queen City crown.

Ring in 2023

Victoria Yards

Ongoing programming featuring craft brews, live music, over a dozen murals, and surprises for all ages.

Visit Victoria Yards