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Uptown is Blooming

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Spring has arrived in Charlotte, and there's no better time to explore Uptown, the bustling hub of the city's business and cultural scene. Whether you're a local or a tourist, there's always something new and exciting to discover in Uptown. From the stunning performances at the Ballet to the exciting matches of Charlotte FC, there's no shortage of things to do this spring.

  1. Catch a show at the Ballet

The Charlotte Ballet is a world-renowned dance company that has been captivating audiences for over 50 years. This spring, they're bringing an exciting lineup of performances to Uptown, including Peter Pan and Innovative Works. Whether you're a seasoned ballet aficionado or just looking for a fun night out, the Charlotte Ballet is a must-see.

2. Cheer on Charlotte FC

Attending a Charlotte FC match is a thrilling experience for soccer fans and sports enthusiasts alike. The club, which made its Major League Soccer debut in 2022, and its home stadium, Bank of America Stadium, is located in Uptown Charlotte. On game day, the atmosphere around the stadium is electric, with fans wearing the club's signature colors of blue and black and chanting the team's signature songs and cheers. Inside the stadium, you'll be able to feel the energy and excitement of the crowd as you watch the players take to the field. From the pre-game festivities at Clutch or the establishments at Brevard Court to the final whistle, a Charlotte FC match is a must-see event for anyone looking to experience the passion and spirit of soccer in Uptown Charlotte.

3. Enjoy the great outdoors

Uptown Charlotte is home to several beautiful public parks, including Romare Bearden Park and First Ward Park. Both offer plenty of green space for picnics, sunbathing, and outdoor activities. You can also explore the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a 19-mile trail that winds its way through some of Charlotte's most scenic neighborhoods.

Fun Fact: The Romare Bearden Park was named after a famous African American artist, Romare Bearden, who was born in Charlotte in 1911. The park features several public art installations that pay tribute to Bearden's legacy as a painter, collagist, and muralist.

4. Shop at The Market at 7th Street

The Market at 7th Street, Charlotte's first food hall, is a must-visit for anyone looking for unique, locally made goods. You'll find something special from artisanal cheeses, Yelp's #32 ranking on their best restaurants in the US,  and baked goods to handmade jewelry and art at this eclectic marketplace. There's also live music and other entertainment on various days, making it a fun destination for the whole family.

Check our events calendar for dates on The Market's Tango Thursdays, pottery classes, wine tasting, and more!

5. Indulge in fine dining

Uptown Charlotte is home to some of the city's best restaurants, offering everything from classic Southern fare to international cuisine. Whether you're in the mood for a fancy steak dinner at BLT Steak or a romantic evening at La Belle Helene, you're sure to find something delicious to eat.

Curious about more places to wine and dine? Click here for our full list of Uptown Restaurants

6. Take a walking tour

Uptown Charlotte is full of historic sites and beautiful architecture, and the best way to see it all is on foot. Several walking tours are available, including the Charlotte Center City Walking Tour and the Historic Fourth Ward Walking Tour. You'll learn about the city's rich history and architecture while getting some exercise at the same time.

In conclusion, Uptown Charlotte is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a fun, cultural, and exciting spring experience. Whether you're into sports, the arts, or just want to relax in a beautiful park, Uptown has something for everyone. So why not plan a trip to this vibrant part of the city and see what all the fuss is about?