There's never been a better time to take advantage of UPtown's on-street entertainment, pop-UP vendors, green parks and the aromas of international cuisine being served UP nearby. And it's never been more important to support the businesses that makes Uptown unique. It's time to show UP. Check this page every week for new and fun things to do in your favorite neighborhood. And, to make it easier for you to explore Uptown, we've partnered with a few companies to get reduced or free parking throughout Uptown from Friday at 5 pm - Sunday at 9 pm:
- $1 Parking will be available at Fifth Third Center courtesy of Cousins Properties
- $1 Parking will be available at the Truist parking deck (formerly Hearst) courtesy of Truist
- Free Parking will be available at Seventh Street Station courtesy of Bank of America
Uptown Street Eats Program: Tryon St. will be closed from 5th - 6th allowing for outdoor dining at The Asbury, 204 North, Sea Level and Sip plus food trucks will be scheduled throughout the weekend. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy the outdoor seating and the string lights before exploring more of Uptown.
On-Street Entertainment at Uptown Street Eats: There will be live music, performers and more fun to enhance your dining experience. Here's the schedule:
- There will also be live music featured throughout Uptown and on the StreetEats block. Here's the schedule:
- Friday: 6 pm - 9 pm
- Saturday: 12 pm - 3 pm & 6 pm - 9 pm
- Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Visit the Black Lives Matter Mural: On June 9, 2020 a team of 22 mural artists and countless helpers painted a universal truth on the 200 block of S. Tryon Street: BLACK LIVES MATTER. The group was led by Brand the Moth & BLKMRKTCLT in partnership with Charlotte Is Creative and the City of Charlotte to respond in bold colors to the cries for equity and social justice sounding from every corner of the globe. It was created by a coalition of creatives that came together quickly to conceive of and execute this project in less than four days from start to finish.
Discover Something New: Whether a self-guided tour or biking around Uptown, there's something for everyone. Check out our tours here.
Cool Globes - Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet: Cool Globes is a free, outdoor, public art exhibit featuring more than 30 globes, each 5 feet in diameter, and each designed by a different artist. Each globe is a creative expression of a different way that individuals or businesses can reduce climate change. You can’t miss these globes if you’re in Uptown Charlotte. They’re on Tryon Street, all the way from outside Founder’s Hall, at Trade Street, to McCall Center for Art + Innovation, at 11th Street, although we only walked up to 9th Street, so we didn’t see the globes past that point. There are also some globes on 6th Street, both on the Discovery Place Science side and the McGlohon Theatre/ Charlotte Mecklenburg Library side.
Mint Museum New Four-Story Installation: Foragers: Unlike anything ever seen at The Mint Museum before, Brooklyn-based artist Summer Wheat’s Foragers is a monumental piece of public work of art spanning 96 windows, four stories, and 3,720 square feet at Mint Museum Uptown’s Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium. The myriad of vibrant panels that give the illusion of stained glass and celebrates the tradition of women as makers and providers.
Harvey B. Gantt Center Installation: Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City, is a bold, multi-regional, multi- disciplinary curatorial collaboration and exploration of the emergence of the "Creole City" as a local, regional and global phenomenon. Internationally recognized curators, Sanjit Sethi, President, Minneapolis College of Art and Design and former Director of the Corcoran School of Arts and Design and Rosie Gordon-Wallace, founder and chief curator of the Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, Inc. (DVCAI) of Miami, Florida, have designed this collaboration to provide a lens through which communities and community leaders internationally can begin to better understand themselves, their diversities and their unlimited possibilities.
Levine Museum of the New South: Visit the "#HomeCLT: People. Places. Promises." exhibit. An exhibit series rooted in the stories of Charlotte’s neighborhoods. #HomeCLT aims to show the city in the words of is diverse residents, to reveal the unexpected, to prompt reflection and inspire civic participation as Charlotte strives to build a more equitable future.
7th Street Public Market: For a decade, locally owned restaurants and retailers in the 7th Street Public Market have created an urban Public Market vibe. Weather permitting, the Market will have a special pop-up Sidewalk Markets on Saturdays from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. The indoor Market is open Thursday - Sunday from 10:00 A.M until 5:00 P.M. with coffee, breakfast/lunch/dinner, juice, fruit specialties, salads, wine by the bottle and glass, beer on weekends, Italian specialties, salads and desserts, as well as special retail finds, specialty popcorn. Try out the new curbside pickup and delivery Uptown. There are two new businesses to check out: Good Earth Essentials and Momo Station.