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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.

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.

University City Golf Tourney

The University City Golf Tourney, hosted at University Top Golf, will bring together members of the community (some new to the neighborhood and some well-established) for a fun and unique event that will give participants a chance to meet one another, learn more about our community, and support a worthy nonprofit organization, the Keith Family YMCA.

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University City Farmers Market

University City Farmers Market is the only farmers market in University City serving up local produce and interactive programs for individuals and families. It is where the community comes together most every weekend to enjoy some of Charlotte’s best local food talent, farmers, artisanal food makers, live music, and pop-up chefs. Catch the market every Saturday from May to October.

Active Living

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.


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...

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...

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...

Vision Builders fly in NASA Rover Challenge

With an invitation from NASA and help from University City-based Vision Builder Adventures, five high-school students have completed an out-of-this-world challenge: to design, build and demonstrate a Human Exploration Rover. Even better, our team took home one of nine...

University City launches Barton Creek Greenway Native Meadow

By Azania Herron University City Partners, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens and North Carolina Native Plant Society have partnered to install Barton Creek Greenway Native Meadows, a community native plant project in University City. On April...

There’s still time to help Vance High have a yearbook for the ages

In January, we reported that a dedicated team of Vance High students and their advisor hoped to pull off the seemingly impossible – create A TRULY SPECIAL YEARBOOK: A yearbook spanning two years, since the pandemic wiped out last year’s yearbook. A yearbook created...

Some University City charter schools still taking applications

Some public charter schools in University City recently closed their application process for the fall 2021 school year. But there is still time to apply at several others, if you hurry! As of Feb. 22, 2020, the following charter schools in University City continue to...

These Vance High students are dreaming big – They need our help

Just about every part of the high school experience at Vance High has gone virtual or gone away since March 16, 2020, the day that COVID-19 shut the schoolhouse doors across North Carolina. Students haven’t returned to Vance High classrooms for 10 months and counting....

Teens’ hopes fly high in NASA Challenge

The future of NASA exploration – or at least the dreams of several teenagers – recently flew down the dirt-bike track at Hornet’s Nest Park. The teens, members of the Vision Builder Adventures program, were testing their emerging entry in the 2021 NASA Rover...