Community-Led Celebrations

Throughout the year, unique celebrations will happen in many of our 199 neighborhoods, public spaces and parks, colleges and universities, and offices all around the city. This is an all call and a giant invitation for everyone to celebrate CLT250 in their own way. Special anniversary celebrations will take place at these events:

National Night Out 250

National Night Out 250

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

CMPD and the City of Charlotte will share CLT250 with neighborhoods across the city as a part of National Night Out's community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Look for the CLT250 swag and learn more about how you can get involved at your neighborhood's event!

Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, November 22, 2018

This year's parade will bring to life our city's heritage, diversity and innovative spirit. The parade will be dedicated to Charlotte's 250th anniversary, and the floats, bands, dance teams, performances and more will be part of this special experience. All are invited to share in this very Charlotte event.

Charlotte Takes the Cake Day

Charlotte Takes the Cake Day

Monday, December 3, 2018

To mark the official anniversary of the city's founding 250 years ago, join your fellow Charlotteans at citywide celebrations. Everyone will have an opportunity to share in the celebration at libraries, schools and the Square.

Charlotte Shout

Charlotte Shout

May 2019

The yearlong CLT250 celebration will crescendo with Charlotte Shout, a citywide art, music, food, film and innovation festival that promises to become a unique, defining and celebratory event for the city that we all love. The food, music and art will be as diverse and vibrant as those who call Charlotte home.