Things to Do

Your life. Your memories.

Some of Charlotte’s hottest events and activities take place in University City. Concerts at PNC Pavilion, recreation at Topgolf, NASCAR races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the International Festival at UNC Charlotte, seasonal University City Farmers Market, pop-up shops, the Cross Charlotte Trail and Charlotte New Year’s Day 5K are just the start.

Events

With cultural and community events like the University City Wine Fest, Charlotte Kids Fest and a variety of races from 5k to marathons, there is always something fun to do! Visitors plan trips to lodge at one of our premium hotels to attend conferences or signature events around the Boardwalk and at local stadiums and arenas. Residents enjoy historic and neighborhood events. Explore annual, pop up and community activities to enjoy with friends, family, or on your own.

Parks & Greenways

Our greenways provide a bike-friendly way to travel as well as escape. Toby Creek, Mallard Creek and Clarks Creek greenways run 14 miles through the university campus, University Research Park and a dozen neighborhoods.

Sports

Golf, soccer or cricket, anyone? If you like college athletics, you will love cheering the Niner Nation men’s and women’s Division I NCAA teams. Several are nationally ranked. Athletes will find many places to play here, including three 18-hole golf courses, Topgolf’s premier entertainment destination and three parks with extensive sports fields. A cricket league holds matches at Reedy Creek Park. Mallard Creek Park hosts major youth baseball tournaments.

Shop Dine & Stay

University City has everything you need for your lodging, dining, and shopping pleasure. Whether you are a visitor to University City or a long time resident, this community has a lot to offer that makes it like none other. So visit University City to relax, unwind and celebrate!

News

UNC Charlotte’s New Indigenous Peoples’ Memorial Unveiled 

UNC Charlotte Indigenous Peoples’ Memorial On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 11, UNC Charlotte held a ceremony to reveal their new memorial honoring the indigenous people and the history of the land the campus is on.  This comes a year after Charlotte formally...

Calling All Niners!

  Calling All Niners!   This year’s Niner Nation Week takes place from October 31 through November 7! It is a mixture of the traditional Homecoming and Family Weekend events, combined with new events to bring the Charlotte community together. Not only can...

Charlotte Kids Fest Rescheduled

The Charlotte Kids Fest The annual festival enjoyed by those under the age of 10 on the campus of UNC Charlotte has rescheduled its in-person event to the Spring of 2022. Organizers look forward to delivering another dynamic in-person festival. Until then, check out...

The Red Carpet Dining Experience

Paparazzi CLT Charlotte native, Monetz Watson is opening an all-in-one dining, bar, and nightlife experience in the University City. Paparazzi CLT, located on Pinnacle Drive, will include selfie walls, photo booths, fire pits, 54” TVs showing games, and daiquiri...

Fall Weather, Local Produce, and Live Music!

The University City Farmers Market Whether you’re in the mood for a shot of espresso from The Drip Joint or pampering your K9 with treats from Kam’s Kitchen, the University City Farmers Market has you covered until the end of November. Be sure to stop by on Saturdays...

We’re Back…with a Vision!

University City Vision Plan – Connecting: People. Places. Nature. The growth and development being realized in University City is nothing short of transformational.  Major investments in transportation and mobility infrastructure, thousands of new rooftops, new...

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve expansion touches 3 schools

Two public schools and the CPCC Cato Campus have gained important access to a great learning resource, thanks to Mecklenburg County’s recent purchase of 100 acres for the planned Reedy Creek Greenway. The new addition to Reedy Creek Nature Preserve adjoins Northeast...

Concerts, races, football and fans returning to University City’s big outdoor venues

Big crowds and fast cars and trucks all roared at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend, thanks to the statewide lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor events. If public health stays good, expect many more big shows and crowds this year at...

Starbucks coming to NC 49 at Cross Charlotte Trail

A new building for a Starbucks and other businesses is rising along University City Boulevard within a few feet of the emerging Cross Charlotte Trail (XCLT). The new building at the main entrance to Town Center Plaza replaces a former O’Charley’s restaurant building....

Start your Saturdays at University City Farmers Market

University City Farmers Market is off to a great start. Online publication Charlotte Five recently declared our market one of its “Five Things To Do” on Saturdays, and with good reason. The lakeside market at the Shoppes at University Place offers fresh regional...