Mother’s Day Pop Up Market, Movie Night at Victoria Yards and
21 More Ways to explore Uptown
CHARLOTTE (May 6, 2021)— Don't Call it a Comeback. We’re inviting you to explore Uptown (like you never left). Uptown is the heart of the city, and you are its heartbeat. Let’s come together to re-energize and rediscover why we love Uptown. There’s a special feeling you get when you walk through Uptown. Maybe it’s the glimmering buildings as the sun shines down through the Carolina blue skies overhead or the lush green canopy that provides just the right amount of shade. Or maybe it’s the sounds of a bustling urban core that still manage to give you a sense of calm or the smells of local fare beckoning you to have a taste. Maybe it’s the people—a diverse mix of business owners, residents, workers and visitors—offering a warm and welcoming smile (or wave when wearing a mask) Rich in history (yes, some is hidden, but it’s there) and culture and brimming with eclectic eats and events, Uptown is the heart of the city, and you are its heartbeat. Let’s come together to re-energize and rediscover why we love Uptown. This is an open invitation to all to #ShowUpForUptown as we add new and exciting activities this weekend. These continuing and new initiatives from Charlotte Center City Partners, U.S. Bank, and others are in support of retail and hospitality businesses and restaurants in Uptown. You can find details and things to do at UPTownCharlotte.com and below:
Thursday, May 6
Levine Avenue of the Arts – Street Eats
Levine Avenue of the Arts
6:00pm – 10:00pm
The Levine Avenue, from Tryon to Church Street, is closed until June for the Streetery Program, allowing you to grab a bite to eat, enjoy the outdoor seating and the string lights before exploring more of Uptown. The set-up for outdoor dining will be available day and evening. We will have Food Trucks and entertainment on Friday evenings and Saturday during the afternoon - evening (weather dependent).
Thursday Night Vibes
Victoria Yards: 408 N. Tryon St.
6:00 pm – 10:00pm
The perfect after-work hangout spot right in the middle of Uptown! Join us at Victoria Yards every Thursday from 6pm-10pm for a night of music, drinks, food trucks, and fun! Beer and wine will be provided by Resident Culture Brewing.
Friday, May 7
Movie Night at Victoria Yards: The Goonies
Victoria Yards: 408 N. Tryon St.
5:00pm – 10:00pm
#ShowUpforUptown with dinner, live music, and a movie! Starting at 6:00pm there will be food trucks, alcoholic beverages, and live music. Eat and entertain yourself until the movie starts at 8:15pm. We will be providing a limited number of chairs at the entrance when you first walk in. You may bring your own if you would like to secure yourself a seat
Saturday, May 8
Mother’s Day Pop Up Market presented by U.S. Bank
Parking Lot Across from 7th Street Public Market
11:00am – 4:00pm
It's almost Mother's Day. Have you gotten your mom something special? If not, we're here for you! Come to the Mother's Day Sidewalk Mark along the Rail Trail across from 7thStreet Public Market. There will be 10+ local vendors, yummy eats, gifts, and a fun, FREE craft. Verde Tribe will be giving out plants, while supplies last, and there will be a craft table dedicated to decorating your plant pot and making it a one-of-a-kind gift for mom. Don't forget, if you park in the 7th St Station parking garage the Market can validate your parking for 90 minutes.
Uptown Farmers Market
300 S. Davidson
8:00am – 12:30pm
A socially distanced farmers market in the heart of Uptown. precautions include hand-washing stations, distancing vendors 20 feet apart, one-way shopping route, required masks for all vendors and volunteers, and social distancing guidelines for visitors. Free parking on site or a block from the transit center. The market vendors accept SMAP/EBT benefits and double bucks. Only three more Saturdays to enjoy the Uptown Farmers Market this season, so don’t miss it!
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These are clearly unique times. They require intentionality, creativity, listening, and action. Our team has been working on a multifaceted plan to support the residents and businesses that are foundational to this place and its character…while positioning Center City and specifically Uptown, to thrive in the recovery. We’re making it easy to Show UP for Uptown.
About Charlotte Center City Partners
Charlotte Center City Partners envisions and implements strategies and actions to drive the economic, social and cultural development of Charlotte’s Center City. The organization envisions a Center City in Charlotte that is viable, livable, memorable, and sustainable, with modern infrastructure, a tapestry of unique neighborhoods, and a diversity of thriving businesses. For more information, please visit www.charlottecentercity.org www.UptownCharlotte.com