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Whether you’re into live music, food and wine, sports or family-friendly entertainment, University City events offer nonstop fun for everyone.
UCity Lights Winter Celebration
Join us for a festive holiday celebration at The Shoppes at University Place! Presented by Truliant Credit Union, this inaugural event is perfect for all ages. Enjoy a magical tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Lyles and the convenience of free parking, just a few blocks from the JW Clay light rail station. Don’t miss out!
Charlotte New Year’s Day 5k
Kickstart your New Year with a bang at our Charlotte New Year’s Day 5k! Run through scenic Barton Creek, Mallard Creek, and Toby Creek Greenways, with a spectacular finish on the picturesque UNC Charlotte Campus. It’s the perfect way to begin the year with a healthy workout and earn your right to celebrate.
University City Wine Fest
University City’s scenic lake and boardwalk at the Shoppes at University Place is the location for the annual multi-day University City Wine Fest. More than 100 wines from over 25 wineries will be available to sample while guests stroll the boardwalk and enjoy live music and interactive entertainment.
Charlotte Kids Fest
The annual Charlotte Kids Fest at UNC Charlotte provides high-quality educational and fun entertainment in a family friendly atmosphere. It is a festival that inspires and motivates young minds with professional artistic, creative, educational and playful experiences that transform a child’s understanding of the world around them and what is possible.
UNC Charlotte Events
University City Farmers Market
University City provides opportunities to get moving. Runners will find many road races throughout University City like the Charlotte New Year’s Day 5K. Each race is designed to encourage health and wellness for all ages and fitness levels. Events range from festive fun runs to marathons and provide plenty of opportunities to participate. Visit our Sports page to learn more about physical activities and events.