The area is always buzzing, but with these three (free!) South End CLT events, you’ll get all the best the area has to offer at once: great food, local vendors, creativity, and lots to discover. Bonus, if you miss one, each of these has recurring dates to attend now through the end of 2022.
First Friday Gallery Crawl
2022 dates: The first Friday of every month through the end of the year.
Take in the local art scene on South End First Friday: It’s a free evening when galleries and shops offer extended hours, special receptions, live painting and music. Build in a visit to any of the neighborhood’s restaurants and breweries, and it’s a whole night out!
Nebel’s Alley Night Market
2022 dates: JULY 16 AUGUST 20 SEPTEMBER 17 OCTOBER 15 NOVEMBER 19
Nebel’s Alley Night Market started in 2018 to celebrate the re-established Design Center in South End. This intimate and indulgent market is one-of-a-kind in Charlotte, celebrating the history of the neighborhood and offering something to do during the sometimes lengthy wait time for surrounding popular restaurants in the area. You’ll find 30+ handmade and food vendors, live music, free caricatures, and lantern-lit walkways, in addition to a few surprises.
Front Porch Sundays
2022 dates: The first Sunday of every month, continuing through the end of the year.
Front Porch Sundays bring a whole new meaning to Sunday Funday. Shop from over 70 local vendors offering everything from dog toys to handmade jewelry to fresh spices, grab food from surrounding restaurants and food trucks, and listen to live music all along the Rail Trail at Atherton Mill.