6 biggest events in Charlotte this spring

6 biggest events in Charlotte this spring

Bad news: The bunnies won’t return for SHOUT! 2022. Good news: They left us giant Easter eggs. Photo: Axios file photo

6 biggest events in Charlotte this spring

Here are the top six events happening in Charlotte this spring.


(1) Green River Revival at the Whitewater Center

What: The beloved tradition of watching the rapids turn green returns after two years of being canceled due to COVID-19.

Details: Music and the river’s transformation start at 1pm on Saturday, March 12.

  • The Whitewater Center is at 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.

Cost: Free to attend. Parking is $6.

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Photo courtesy of the Whitewater Center


(2) Charlotte SHOUT! in Uptown

What: Uptown will soon be brimming with interactive art installations, like a miniature golf course and giant see-saws.

  • Expect restaurant specials, yoga classes, comedy specials and live music, too.
  • Of note: The popular bunnies won’t be there this year, but there is a new exhibit with a dozen giant Easter eggs.

Details: The festival runs April 1-17. Find the full schedule here.

Cost: Free

charlotte shout

Axios file photo


(3) Billy Joel at Bank of America Stadium

What: What more could you want than hearing “Uptown Girl” live in Uptown Charlotte? Let’s hope he sings that one.

Details: The concert is at 8pm on April 23.

Cost: $96+


(4) Tuck Fest at the Whitewater Center

What: Nothing says spring like a live outdoor concert at the Whitewater Center (maybe with a beer in hand, if that’s your thing). This year’s festival features 10 artists over three days.

  • If you’re looking for a challenge, there are also several trail races, from a 5K to a half marathon, scheduled for the weekend.

Details: Tuck Fest runs April 29 to May 1. Find the full schedule here.

Cost: Free to attend, parking is $6, races and other activities vary.

Whitewater Center Rafting

Axios file photo


(5) Seltzerland 2022 at Paradise Valley Golf Club

What: In case you missed last year’s inaugural seltzer fest, you can expect 100+ spiked seltzers to choose from, snacks, games and tons of photo ops.

Details: The event is 11am-3pm on May 7. Your ticket gives you access for 2.5 hours.

  • Paradise Valley Golf Club is at 110 Barton Creek Dr.

Cost: $35-$55. Get tickets here.


(6) Carolina BBQ Festival at Camp North End

What: Spend the afternoon eating Carolina barbecue, drinking beer and listening to live music.

Details: Carolina BBQ Festival is May 22.

Cost: $75-$150. Get tickets here.

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Ribs at Sweet Lews. Axios file photo

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